The use of an interactive whiteboard in the classroom is a great way to drive lessons home to students without simply writing on a boring board. Kids today are used to screens, and they look for the stimulation that they get from all of the functions of those screens. With an interactive whiteboard, it is much easier for teachers to get, and keep, their attention during lessons.
Interacting With Students
These days, static items that are not interactive don't get much attention from kids. A chalkboard or whiteboard is very limited in how interactive it can be. There are no limits, however, to how interactive a lesson can be with an interactive whiteboard. These boards can transform simple lessons that would have been written on a board into ones that use a variety of media to help them to fully participate in the lessons. This level of interactivity can allow students to practice their skills more efficiently and to get better at what they're learning.
It isn't just the students who benefit from these whiteboards. It's also the teachers who use them. These whiteboards are far easier for teachers to use to create a full understanding of a topic rather than having students look at supplemental information later. The multimedia aspect allows for teachers to present lessons in multiple ways in order to benefit students who best learn with those methods. This reaches more students and can make lessons easier to understand and to remember. With so many aspects that can be planned, it's possible to put together lessons that both the teacher and the students are excited about.
Working in pairs or groups is often needed for ordinary lessons. Learning to work together then becomes a part of that lesson. To make group work easier, the interactive nature of these whiteboards allow for easier collaborations that allow each child to contribute. Each can take on a different aspect of media or show how they integrated their separate parts of the assignment into one project.
When you need interactive whiteboards in your school, contact us today to find out more about how they can benefit both the students and teachers at your school.