Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Interactive Whiteboards

Classroom boards have evolved immensely overtime. They started out as chalkboards, the only thing you could do with the board was write on it with a piece of chalk. Then whiteboards came along giving us the ability not only to write and erase easier, but to magnetically hang different papers, posters, and other things, and also display images onto the board. Nowadays, interactive whiteboards are becoming more and more popular. We are able to project an image on the board, then students and teachers are able to write and interact with the image display, then with a touch of a button, erase it.

There are many different types and brands of these interactive boards, SMART, Promethean, Mimio, Numonics, eInstructions, and Polyvision's, this website gives information on what each board is able to do. Teachers have to remember that these amazing tools are not just for them, but also for their students. The students are able to teach their fellow classmates, and they may find what they are learning easier to comprehend by being able to interact with it. It will be interesting to see what the future has in store for white boards, maybe we will be able to bring the lesson to life by using 3D pictures. 

Images: (clipart)

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