ERIC Number: EJ859741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Reference Count: 10
How Interactive Is the Interactive Whiteboard?
Mathematics Teaching, n214 p33-38 May 2009
An interactive whiteboard (IWB) is simply a surface onto which a computer screen can be displayed, via a projector. It is touch-sensitive and lets one use a pen like a mouse, controlling the computer from the board itself. Everything that can be displayed on a computer can be displayed onto the whiteboard and, if the computer is linked to speakers and a DVD or video player, multimedia resources can be incorporated too. The IWB has undoubtedly had an impact on the way mathematics is taught and learnt today. In this article, the author evaluates how interactive this piece of technology really is.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Visual Aids, Educational Equipment, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Evaluation, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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