Thursday, April 25, 2013

Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom

Before starting graduate school, I did not have any experience with a whiteboard, and now that I have used them, I can't imagine using anything else! Teachers thought it was great when they got rid of the blackboard and chalk, but now we don't even have to use a whiteboard and markers! Interactive whiteboards are being seen in classrooms all over the country, and they are a treat if you have never used one.

An interactive whiteboard is a large interactive display that connects to a computer. A projector projects the computer's desktop onto the boards surface where users control the computer using a pen, or even your finger. The possibilities of use in the classroom with these is endless. Every time I use one I learn something new. You do a simple presentation or even have an interactive jeopardy game. It's amazing! Some even say that these make the classroom magical! Have you ever used these in your classroom? Check out this awesome video that shows you a little bit about what they can do. 

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