Advantages of Whiteboard in Teaching
Thanks to technology, students can get to enjoy their lessons. Interactive whiteboards (IWB) has been developed and fitted with education-focused software that has the ability to interact with other smart devices such as tablets, laptops and video conferencing.
IWBs are fast changing the way students learn and lessons have become more stimulating and interactive therefore encouraging learning. IWBs are available in two variations:
- A short throw projector fitted with a sensor
- A large LED touch display
The large LED touch display has become more popular than the short throw projectors as they are less affected by light, they are more interactive via touch and don’t have lamp problems.
Below are the benefits of LED touch display interactive whiteboards.
Improved student participation
Whiteboards have been found to improve student participation more than traditional classroom boards. The interactive white boards allow students to answer questions, take votes from their seats and the results are displayed instantly. The whiteboards are touch-enabled, therefore, teachers can tap to perform calculations, reveal layers of information as well as allow the teacher to move information with the tip of a finger.
Ensures data preservation
Information on IWBs is available via a connected computer which means that whatever is done on the board will be recorded directly to the hard drive and can even be copied to removable devices like flash disks.
Teachers are able to recall and reuse the information, especially during a brainstorming session, unlike traditional boards where it can be erased after being copied manually.
Promotes technology interaction
IWBs allow students to have a chance of interacting with technology, therefore, interweaving it with their education. This comes in handy when the students are making their own presentation. Students will finally get to learn more about different devices and software.
IWBs are connected via computers which in turn are connected to the internet. While there are students who absorb information efficiently via spoken word, others learn better via visual presentation. The whiteboards give learners an opportunity of absorbing information in multiple formats. This increases retention and synthesis of information.
IWBs are integrated into classrooms, therefore, allowing students not only to become listeners but also participants. This allows the learners to become part of the learning process rather than just recipients of information.
During a lesson, students can provide immediate feedback via controls which can be used to ask or answer questions regarding material that is being taught. Teachers are able to identify areas of confusion, therefore, providing answers quickly.
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An educator can create engaging lessons and can incorporate numerous items into a lesson plan.
A short documentary showing how interactive technology, including Clevertouch Interactive Touchscreens, have aided learning.