Interactive White Boards in Teaching Engilsh : (Benefits of Using IWB at…
Interactive White Boards in Teaching Engilsh :
WHAT IS A SMART CLASSROOM?
It is when a classroom is equipped by electronic whiteboards allowing students to interact, writing, and surfing the Internet using didactic software that accompanies the board.
The software for the WBs allows to:
4-Items can be spun, change size and moved.
2-Hide and reveal items located on top of others.
1-Drag and drop items.
5-Unlimited storage and l
feedback when touching a particular item,
what is IWB?
It is a technology made up of a computer connected to both projector and a touch-senstive board that presents the pictures projected from the computer, allows changes and receives input electronically or by touch.
Benefits of Using IWB at Schools.
3-Raises the level of concentration,
2-Enhances motivation to learn,
5-Enhances learning because it is
“fun” and innovative.
1-Improves learning processes,
6-Active partcipation and interaction with others.
7-Contributing to the development of autonomous learning and higher order thinking skills.
8-Ability to understand complex
concepts, for example Math and Science.
9-Professors may prepare comprehensible lesson plans with a variety of creative options.
Possible difficulties using IWB:
2-Technical problems with IWB.
3-Teachers are not skilled enough in
their use of the IWB.
1-Issues seeing the boards from a distance.
Skills Needed by the 21st Century. Educational system..
2-Higher order thinking skills: problem solving, critical thinking, and creative thinking.
3-Communication and cooperation skills: working in a team,and to belong to
1- Information skills (literacy):Ability to gather, edit, analyze, process, and connect information.
4-Skills to use technological tools,and development of autonomous learning.
Stages models of using IWB'S
2-I integration: When the technology is integrated into the school and into the curriculum, providing support to attaining the instructional goals in various subjects.
3-Transformation: When the use of the technology adds value to the whole learning process.
1-Infusion The broader usage of this technology, such that the technology strengthens the existing instruction, primarily as a didactic tool, while learning is still mainly passive.