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Reflection on Reading
The introduction of IWB has had an impact on teaching and learning. There are mixed reviews about the usefulness of the IWB. The most important aspect of using an IWB as a classroom tool was the fact that it motivates students, increasing the engagement levels as well as improving behaviour. IWBs can cater for different learning styles and allows teachers to present concepts in a wide variety of ways such as using multimedia tools that can promote deeper understanding.
Reference: Higgins, S., G. Beauchamp, and D. Miller (2007), Reviewing the literature on interactive whiteboards, Learning, Media and technology, 32(3), 213-225
Activity on IWB based on ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan.
Aim: to sequence events in order and match it with the text.
– The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. Both the book and short film.
– IWB Notebook file.
1. Read the book to the class then show the short film.
2. Sequence the events in order and match it the text.
This lesson on the IWB adapts well to whole-class teaching. It allows you to represent the task in an interactive way using a range of multimedia tools. It is also attractive and engages children, not to mention the inclusion of the video right onto the white board.