In the following sections, I discuss how the use of a technology applications like IWBs
, coupled with integrated literacy practices during conversations, showed more promising evidence of learning.
ICT tools, multimodal texts, collaborative concept mapping and interactive whiteboard (IWB
) applications have been the focus of technologies used supplemented by OER and OCW.
Vincent, "Collegial mentoring for effective whole school professional development in the use of IWB
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With the arrival of IWBs
in classrooms, researchers started work to study the technical change, pedagogical changethat they may bring to the class room and the way they are used (Higgins et.
offer teachers with choices to create and curate digital contents which can be supplemented by instructional and assessment tool for use in teachers' professional development as well as instruction to the students.
A reader wrote recently to ask if we had any advice on getting comfortable with inside the waistband (IWB
In the interest of cost-effectiveness, Farsaii reported that IWBs
will stay In the Coppell district "as long as the products function, to maximize their use," but he and Ferries-Rowe agree that interactive whiteboards are a prime example of how tricky It can be to plan a classroom around any one technology.
can be an important resource for involving pupils during lessons (Armstrong et al., 2005; Gentile, Pisanu, 2012; Greiffenhagen, 2000; Schmid, 2006; Wall, Higgnis, and Smith, 2005).
The Education Reform Initiative of Sabancy University (ERI) recently teamed up with the US-based Research Triangle Institute (RTI International) to examine Turkey's controversial Movement to Increase Opportunities and Technology (FATyH) project, which envisages equipping all classrooms with Interactive White Boards (IWBs
) and distributing tablet computers to all Turkish schoolchildren from grade five to 12.
For example, a recent study of agriculture teachers' self-efficacy, outcome expectation, and interest using Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs
) demonstrated that those who used IWBs
more frequently had higher levels of self-efficacy and outcome expectations (Bunch, Robinson, & Edwards, 2012).
Many authors (Kennewell & Beauchamp, 2007; Serow & Callingham, 2008; Smith, Hardman& Higgins,2006; Zevenbergen & Lerman, 2007) express concern about how IWBs
are used in mathematics classrooms.
Kennewell and Beauchamp (2007) heralded new technologies, like IWBs
, for the many positive attributes they can bring to classrooms where pedagogy and practice are linked with well designed activities to enhance and support student learning.