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ERIC Number: EJ992824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Web-Exclusive--Exposing Technomyths: Getting Technical about Technology and Teaching / A Solid Foundation of Success: Research Supports the Effectiveness of Interactive Whiteboards
Phillips, Linda M.; Lovell, Meridith A.; Jones, Heather Sadler
Education Canada, v52 n4 Fall 2012
In some provinces, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have been recommended for every classroom. The primary and alluring claim made in the promotional and anecdotal literature is that IWBs promote interactivity, which in turn is the crux of three secondary claims of achievement, engagement, and motivation. Careful analysis of research shows these claims to be largely unsubstantiated. Promoting any technology as the key to improved student learning is simplistic and ignores teachers' role in planning lessons to improve students' educational experiences. Before committing to the installation of IWBs--or any new technology--in every classroom, educators need to consider which teaching activities and outcomes are best supported by their use, the ideal frequency of use, how much training and support teachers require to integrate their use effectively, and what expenditures will be sacrificed to support their purchase. This article is followed by a response from SMART Technologies. (Contains 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada