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INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS

Information on educational use of interactive whiteboards in the classroom, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.


References to Books and Other Media

Making Classroom Technology Invisible Adobe PDF
Harrison, Alissa and Minnich, Brian
(American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education, May 2012)
Discusses preparing future teachers for technology use in the classroom and removing the barriers that may hinder their success. Advises designers to design spaces that keep in mind the technology that will be used in that space, including smart boards, projectors, webcams, and document cameras. 3p

Interactive Whiteboards Impact on Education. Adobe PDF
Bui, Vahn
(California State University, Los Angeles, Sep 2009)
This research paper examines the emergence of interactive whiteboard (IWB) in classroom setting. It looks at different studies previously done on the IWB and evaluates its impact on teachers and students. Some positive impacts include pedagogy, facilitation of student learning, and support for various learning styles. The drawbacks of IWB on education include cognitive overload, passive role of students, and preparation time of lesson plans. [Author's abstract] 5p.

Creating Classrooms for Everyone: How Interactive Whiteboards Support Universal Design for Learning. Adobe PDF
(SMART Technologies ULC, 2009)
This paper examines Universal Design for Learning (UDL) standards and how they can help guide the evaluation and use of interactive whiteboards in classrooms. The opportunity to present information in multiple ways, allow flexible means of expression, and engage learners of the digital age makes it a natural fit with UDL and a vital part of inclusive classrooms. 14p.

Impact of Classroom Design on Interactive Whiteboard Use in a Special Needs Classroom.
(Proceedings of the 10th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction, Auckland, New Zealand , 2009)
Shannon, Grant; Cunningham, Sally Jo; , p1-4 ; 2009
The physical environment of a classroom---how space is organized and controlled---impacts the use of technology within that setting. This paper presents the initial rationale for choosing an interactive whiteboard (IWB) as the platform for software designed to encourage play in primary students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. An observational study of normal classroom practice and of an installed version of the software uncovered factors in the physical installation of the IWB and its pedagogical use that negatively affect its potential use. {Authors' abstract]
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http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1577782.1577783

Effects of Technology on Student Achievement and Motivation in Mathematics. (Dissertation)
Paino, Tara L
(Caldwell College, 2009)
Classrooms worldwide show increased evidence of various forms of technology such as the interactive whiteboard (IWB). New technology and improved computer programs allow students to work on a variety of skill levels at their own pace as they build confidence in academic areas, such as mathematics. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine to what extent using technology in a first grade mathematics class would affect student motivation and achievement on curriculum based assessments. The results supported the idea that technology does increase academic achievement and increases student motivation when learning mathematics. 58p.
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A New Teacher Tool, Interactive White Boards: A Meta Analysis.
Saltan, F. & Arslan, K.
(Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, 2009)
Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are touch-sensitive new generation boards controlled by a computer that is connected to a digital projector. This review examines the published findings from experimental and case studies of Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs), concentrating on research findings published between 1995 and 2008. The findings showed that the potential of the IWB for effective teaching and learning was obvious and the touch-sensitive nature of IWBs facilitates more professional and efficient delivery of multimedia resources. p2115-2120

Interactive Whiteboards in 1:1 Learning Environments: Defining Public and Private Learning Spaces in the Classroom. Adobe PDF
(SMART Technologies ULC, 2008)
This white paper examines the critical role played by interactive whiteboards in 1:1 classrooms, particularly in the way they support differentiated or personalized learning. 9p.

SMART Board on the Discovery Channel.
(Discovery Channel's Dream Science Classroom, 2008)
Describes the installation of an interactive whiteboard in a renovated high school science laboratory, as well as how in works with accompanying computer and video technology.

The ICT Impact Report: A Review of Studies of ICT Impact on Schools in Europe. Adobe PDF
Balanskat, Anja; Blamier, Roger; Kefala, Stella
(European Communities, European Schoolnet, Brussels, Belgium , Dec 2006)
Draws on the evidence from 17 recent impact studies across Europe to identify 12 major findings concerning the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on teaching and learning, identifies three types of barriers and makes 13 recommendations to policy-makers, educators and researchers. The "impact studies" in focus include a variety of studies, large and small scale, national and European, and cover evaluations of ICT programmes, inspection reports, specific technology interventions, research reviews, European comparisons, and case studies. Recommendations are included for policy makers, schools and research and development. 75p.

Interactive Whiteboard Research Papers Adobe PDF
Miller, D.J.; Glover, Derek; and Averis, Doug
(Keele University, UK, Nov 2006)
Compilation of research papers [with links] dating from 2001 through 2006 on the use of interactive whiteboards in the United Kingdom. Titles include: "Impact of Interactive Whiteboards on Classroom Practice;" "Developing Interactive Whiteboard Activity;" and "Panacea or Prop: the Role of the Interactive Whiteboard in Improving Teaching Effectiveness." 5p.

Interactive Whiteboards and Learning: Improving Student Learning Outcomes and Streamlining Lesson Planning. Adobe PDF
(SMART Technologies Inc., Mar 2006)
This paper brings together interactive whiteboard research and case study observations from the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Interactive whiteboards affect learning in several ways, including raising the level of student engagement in a classroom, motivating students and promoting enthusiasm for learning. Interactive whiteboards support many different learning styles and are used in a variety of learning environments, including those catering to students with hearing and visual impairments. Research also indicates that notes taken on an interactive whiteboard can play a key role in the student review process, leading to higher levels of student attendance. 14p.

New Classroom Model is Sustainable and Replicable.
(Educational Technology Support Center, Vancouver, WA, 2005)
Five K-12 classroom teachers have been selected to develop a replicable classroom model of technology integration that is sustainable and that supports research-based instructional strategies through the careful selection of technology tools, the provision of technology-related professional development, and through ongoing support and collaboration. Interactive whiteboards, document cameras and projectors, wireless response systems and classroom audio systems will be used. This describes the sustainable classroom model, the various technologies, and provides supporting documents.

Interactive Whiteboards and Learning: A Review of Classroom Case Studies and Research Literature
(SMART Technologies Inc. , Apr 2004)
This white paper brings together research and case study observations from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. This discusses the many ways that interactive whiteboards impact learning. From the available body of research, several themes are evident, including the positive effect they have on student engagement, motivation, ability to encompass a variety of learning styles, and their ability to enhance student retention and review processes. In addition to student learning, observations also indicate that designing lessons around interactive whiteboards can help educators streamline their preparations and be more efficient in their ICT integration. 18p.

Delivering E-Learning Using Interactive Whiteboards.
(E-Learning Centre, United Kingdom, 2004)
List of resources on interactive whiteboards and how to use them.

Getting the Most From Your Interactive Whiteboard. A Guide for Primary Schools. [United Kingdom] Adobe PDF
(British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), 2004)
This booklet provides practical information about interactive whiteboards; advice on strategic management of the boards; descriptions of how the use of the boards can benefit learning and teaching; examples of effective use of the boards in classrooms; evidence from research about the benefits of their use; sources of further information, advice, and guidance. 36p.

Guidance for the Interactive Whiteboards Funding 2004-2005 [United Kingdom]
(Dept. for Education and Skills, London, England. , 2004)
As part of the British Schools for the Future program, U.K.'s Department for Education and Skills has allocated central funding for implementing an initiative to provide interactive whiteboards to primary and secondary schools nationally. This guidance document describes the aim of the initiative, provides research evidence, explains the funding, outlines requirements and considerations, and discusses pedagogical training.

Fostering Classroom Engagement with Electronic Whiteboards, Tablet PCs, and DyKnow
Berque, David
(EduCause, 2004)
This describes a pilot project at DePauw University that incorporates pen-based computers and supporting software. According to the author, in an ideal scenario, the instructor uses the electronic whiteboard to introduce new material to the class while students take additional notes alongside the instructor's content. Then the instructor asks the students to interact with the material by sketching answers to problems that are related to this material. The instructor then uses the system to share some or all of the students' answers with the class, respond to questions about these answers, offer alternatives, and determine if the class is ready for new material, in which case the cycle repeats. At the end of the class, each student's electronic notebook can be printed or saved electronically for later study. Sections of the electronic notebook can optionally be replayed stroke-by-stroke, allowing a student to review how a complex diagram evolved.

The Educational Effects and Implications of the Interactive Whiteboard Strategy of Richardson Primary School [Australia]. Adobe PDF
Lee, Mal; Boyle, Maureen
(Richardson Primary School, Australia, Oct 2003)
The Richardson Primary School was the first school in Australia where the total school community, the students, staff, and parents embraced a new approach to the use of information and communications technology, building its strategy around interactive white boards rather than the conventional desktop or laptop computers. 22p.

Interactive Whiteboards in Education
Brown, Stephen
(Joint Information Systems Committee, United Kingdom, 2002)
This briefing discusses what interactive whiteboards are; the benefits; the disadvantages; how they work; where and how they are being used; issues such as cost, security, and accessibility; and how they might effect education in the UK.

How is the Interactive Whiteboard Being Used in the Primary School and How Does This Affect Teachers and Teaching Adobe PDF
Cogill, Julie
(Virtual Learning, 2002)
The two main research questions of the study are: what is happening in the whiteboard classroom, and what is the pedagogical approach of teachers using an interactive whiteboard. The results found that all teachers were enthusiastic about the tools this new technology offers to help structure their lessons, to save time scribing, to attract and retain children's attention, and to provide large and attractive text and images. 48p.

References to Journal Articles

No More of the "Same Old, Same Old." [A Brave New (Interactive) World]
Moore, Deborah
School Planning and Management; v49 n7 , p6 ; Jul 2010
Briefly describes innovation in whiteboards, distance learning technology, and classroom furnishings.

Whiteboards and Interactive Learning Solutions.
Dolan, Thomas
School Planning and Management; v49 n6 , p38,40,41 ; Jun 2010
Discusses the advent of interactive whiteboards, their deeper penetration in the European over the American market, and problems with maintaining the integrity of the curriculum when switching technology.

The White Stuff.
Milshtein, Amy
College Planning and Management; v13 n6 , p44,46,47 ; Jun 2010
Describes current interactive whiteboard design and technology, as well as the continuing decline in their prices. Accommodation of multiple simultaneous users, connected handheld student devices, three-dimensional capacity, and longer warranties are discussed.

New Projectors Make Any Wall an Interactive Whiteboard.
Stansbury, Meris
eSchool News; Jan 13, 2010
Describes projectors that can turn virtually any surface into an interactive whiteboard. Educators and students can interact with the whiteboard surface using an infrared pen, and the software driving the system is platform-agnostic, meaning students and educators can work with virtually any Web 2.0 application, digital media file, or eTextbook.

Whiteboards' Impact on Teaching Seen as Uneven.
Manzo, Kathleen
Education Week Digital Directions; Jan 08, 2010
Notes that the effectiveness of classroom whiteboards varies considerably, largely due to the teacher's training and willingness to adopt the technology.

AV Is Cool Again.
Fickes, Michael
School Planning and Management; v49 n1 , p82-84 ; Jan 2010
Reviews current educational audio-visual technology, including all-in-one media projectors, short-throw projectors, interactive whiteboards, amplification, and lecture capture.

Getting to the Top of the Class.
Corcoran, Elizabeth
Forbes Magazine; Sep 16, 2009
Story of how Smart Technologies aims to change how kids learn. Sales of wall screens, which cost between $700 to $4,500, have zoomed from 170,000 units in 2004 to 700,000 worldwide this year, mostly to schools. Almost a third of k--12 classes in the U.S.--and three-quarters of the schools in the U.K.--now have one.

Interactive Whiteboards: Creating Higher-Level, Technological Thinkers?
Lacina, Jan
Childhood Education; v85 n4 , p270 ; Summer 2009
In this article, the author discusses the use of interactive whiteboards, its benefits and drawbacks in schools. Since only a few scientific studies support higher student academic achievement based on IWBs, districts may be wary of investing millions of dollars into a technology that will quickly grow outdated--and, if not implemented well, that teachers may not use effectively.

Overwhelmed by High-Tech?
Dolan, Thomas
School Planning and Management; v48 n6 , p48,50 ; Jun 2009
Discusses integration of disparate educational hardware and software programs, with special attention to the opportunities offered by electronic whiteboards.

SMARTer Music Teaching: Interactive Whiteboard Use in Music Classrooms.
Nolan, Karin K.
General Music Today; v22 n3 , p3-11 ; Jan 2009
This article presents current research on interactive whiteboard use, numerous teaching ideas for general music educators, and two full-length music lesson plans demonstrating interactive whiteboard use.
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Lighting and Discomfort in the Classroom.
Winterbottom, Mark; Wilkins, Arnold
Journal of Environmental Psychology; v29 , p63-75 ; 2009
Examines aspects of classroom lighting and decor that can promote discomfort and impair task performance through glare, and imperceptible 100 Hz flicker from fluorescent lighting. In 90 United Kingdom classrooms, variables measured included flicker, illuminance at desks, and luminance of whiteboards. Results showed that 80% of classrooms are lit with 100 Hz fluorescent lighting that can cause headaches and impair visual performance. Mean illuminance was in excess of recommended design illuminance in 88% of classrooms, and in 84% exceeded levels beyond which visual comfort decreases. Ceiling-mounted data projectors directed at whiteboards mounted vertically on the wall resulted in specular reflection from the whiteboard, visible as a glare spot with luminance high enough to cause discomfort and disability glare. Ambient lighting, needed for close work at pupils' desks, reduced image contrast. Venetian blinds in 23% of classrooms had spatial characteristics appropriate for inducing pattern glare. There was significant variation between schools and local authorities. The findings may provide insights into small-scale reports linking pupils' attainment, behavior and learning to classroom lighting, and may also help explain some of the benefits of colored overlays for pupils' reading.
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A Study of Teachers' Integration of Interactive Whiteboards into Four Australian Primary School Classrooms.
Bennett, Sue; Lockyer, Lori
Learning, Media and Technology; v33 n4 , p289-300 ; Dec 2008
This paper reports on a study of the introduction of IWBs into an Australian public primary school. The study found that participants used IWBs to a varying extent over the course of a teaching week, with lessons that integrated the use of IWBs tending to focus on literacy and numeracy. The technology was readily incorporated into the classroom environment by teachers and considered easy to use. Teachers adopted a range of pedagogical approaches when using the IWBs and these approaches were consistent with those they usually employed in their teaching.

Projecting the Future.
Kollie, Ellen
School Planning and Management; v47 n12 , p36,38,39 ; Dec 2008
Discusses trends in classroom technology, describing the latest whiteboard, projection, and student response equipment. Devices are sorted into what is considered essential, what are desirable add-ons, and what is foreseen for the evolution of these technologies.

Getting in Touch.
Dyrli, Kurt
District Administration; v44 n12 , p34-36,38 ; Nov 2008
Discusses applications of touchscreen technology in schools, including interactive whiteboards, personal computing for special education, and laptops whose screens serve as a tablet for writing and drawing.

Interactive Whiteboards: Real Beauty or Just "Lipstick"?
Slay, Hannah; Sieborger, Ingrid; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl
Computers & Education; v51 n3 , p1321-1341 ; Nov 2008
This paper reports on a case study of three South African schools and highlights the learners and teachers' enthusiasm about the "big screen" and the multimedia options, but also raises concerns about the lack of ICT literacy displayed by teachers and learners and the cost of technology.

"Must-Have" Technologies.
Dolan, Thomas
School Planning and Management; v47 n10 , p44-46 ; Oct 2008
Evaluates the benefits of interactive whiteboards, interactive class response systems, wireless slates, voice enhancement, document cameras, and networked calculators in classrooms.

Incubating Next-Gen.Edu.
Schaffhauser, Dian
Campus Technology; v21 n10 , p26-28,30,32,34 ; Jun 2008
Describes two newly launched initiatives, one at a large public university and the other at a smaller private institution, that demonstrate the journey incubator spaces take from conception to setup and use, even when they have been designed with similar goals. In both cases profiled, many of the actual features are common: flexible seating and tables, portable computing devices that can be stashed away, broadband connectivity, collaboration software, interactive whiteboards, and easily viewed displays. But the details regarding evolution of design, technology assessment and choices, and space usage vary.

Interactive Whiteboards.
Kollie, Ellen
School Planning and Management; v47 n1 , p88-90 ; Jan 2008
Explains features of interactive whiteboards, illustrated with cases where they have helped students who are mildly learning disabled, autistic, or have low test scores.

Learning Environments Using Interactive Whiteboards: New Learning Spaces or Reproduction of Old Technologies? Adobe PDF
Zevenbergen, Robyn; Lerman, Steve
Mathematics Education Research Journal; v20 n1 , p108-126 ; 2008
Interactive whiteboards are an innovation that is gaining considerable presence in many contemporary classrooms. This paper examines the use of IWBs in mathematics classrooms.

Whiteboards Inc. Interactive Features Fuel Demand for Modern Chalkboards.
Davis, Michelle R.
Digital Directions; Sep 12, 2007
The interactive-whiteboard industry is expected to reach sales of $1 billion worldwide by 2008; one of every seven classrooms in the world will feature an interactive whiteboard by 2011. This article describes the technology, lists players in the industry, and provides important points technology officials and educators should consider when shopping for interactive whiteboards.

Interactivity and the Digital Whiteboard: Weaving the Fabric of Learning.
Haldane, Maureen
Learning, Media and Technology; v32 n3 , p257-270 ; Sep 2007
This article presents the interactive whiteboard as a unique teaching and learning medium and explores the distinctive pedagogy that is emerging as its functionality continues to be exploited by increasing numbers of teachers. It draws on Kozma's studies of the characteristics of other learning media and how these define pedagogic opportunities to benefit individual learners. His analytical approach is extrapolated into the context of a technology-enhanced whole group teaching and learning environment. Interactivity between teachers, learners and the medium of the digital whiteboard provides the focus for analysis of learning and teaching within this emergent learning environment. The process of learner's engagement with the medium is explored from the perspectives of both pupils and teachers, drawing on lesson observations and data elicited through interviews. [Author's abstract]
TO ORDER: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a781199742

Reviewing the Literature on Interactive Whiteboards.
Higgins, Steve; Beauchamp, Gary; Miller, Dave
Learning, Media and Technology; v32 n3 , p213-225 ; Sep 2007
The aims of this article are to review the existing literature on the introduction and use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in schools and to summarise the key issues arising from this analysis in order to provide a context for the articles which follow in this special issue of "Learning, Media and Technology." The article reviews the evidence about the initial adoption of the technology in classrooms, the existing empirical evidence of its impact on teaching and learning in schools as well as presenting an analysis of some of the underlying theoretical and conceptual issues. {Authors' abstract]
TO ORDER: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a781205355

Teaching and Learning with an Interactive Whiteboard: A Teacher's Journey.
Hodge, Sue; Anderson, Bill
Learning, Media and Technology; v32 n3 , p271-282 ; Sep 2007
A self-study methodology is used to explore the impact of introducing interactive whiteboard technology to a primary school classroom. Several key insights, described as "nodal moments", provided the impetus for the teacher to review her practice, reconsider her students' learning approaches and explore the relationship between the introduction of a new technology and the teaching and learning that was occurring in her classroom. In particular, she considers the nature of engagement and the ways in which the technology initially moved her away from an active pedagogy. [Authors' abstract]
TO ORDER: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a781203400

The Features of Interactive Whiteboards and Their Influence on Learning.
Kennewell, Steve; Beauchamp, Gary
Learning, Media and Technology; v32 n3 , p227-241 ; Sep 2007
In a small-scale study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-rich primary school, interactive whiteboards (IWBs) were found to be the predominant ICT tools used by teachers. The study sought to identify how the teachers used features of ICT to enhance learning, based on a list of ICT's functions published for teacher education programmes. This article reports the findings of the analysis, and exemplifies a use of the taxonomy in comparing practice across subjects. It suggests that this focus on ICT's features may be valuable for both future research on the impact of ICT on learning and the design of new ICT resources. [Authors' abstract]
TO ORDER: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a781204127

Control Freak.
Waters, John
Campus Technology; v20 n10 , p34-36,38,40,41 ; Jun 2007
Reviews current classroom technology, including multi-window and multi-input whiteboards, advanced control podiums that allow a variety of input and mark-ups from the controller, and advanced remote monitoring of systems.

Smart Board in the Music Classroom.
Baker, Jean
Music Educators Journal; v93 n5 , p18 ; May 2007
In this brief article, the author shares her experience using a Smart Board in the music classroom. Users can easily import many types of information, including video clips, short films, and music.

Beyond PowerPoint: Building a New Classroom Presenter Adobe PDF
Campus Technology; 2007
The idea behind Classroom Presenter is simple: support writing on top of slides by using the Tablet PC as the instructor device. When lecturing using Classroom Presenter the instructor writes on top of images of the slides. These images can either be projected directly from the Tablet PC, or can be shown from a second machine that is networked to the first. An advantage of the latter configuration is that the instructor can be untethered from the projector, and lecture while holding the Tablet PC. The networked version also lends itself to use in distance courses.

Engaging, Technology-Rich Classrooms on a Budget.
Hirsch, Jim
The School Administrator; v63 n11 , p8 ; Dec 2006
Recommends inexpensive software alternatives to interactive whiteboards, utilizing televisions, projectors, and screens that schools typically already own.

Interactive Whiteboards.
Meissner, Rob
School Planning and Management; v45 n11 , p24-26 ; Nov 2006
Describes a variety of ways that teachers use interactive whiteboards to engage students; display complex images, photographs, and websites; and the whiteboard's ability to appeal to a range of learning styles.

Display Technology: Picture This!
Villano, Matt
T.H.E. Journal; v33 n16 , p16-20 ; Nov 2006
From interactive whiteboards to handheld tablets, from digital projectors to newfangled video-editing systems, these products are grabbing student attention. Statistics indicate that kids prefer to learn in a visual world and like to have information at their fingertips. Across the board, the latest and greatest classroom display products meet these needs. This article discusses a spate of new multimedia tools that is putting a whole new face on the learning process.

Interactive Whiteboard Does Not Require In-Ceiling Wiring.
ThomasNet. Industrial News Room; Aug 16, 2006
Discusses a new short- throw mounted projector adjustable interactive whiteboard that eliminates the need for expensive in-ceiling wiring and installation that will yield savings for older schools as well as districts with new buildings.

Creating a Rich Learning Environment.
THE Journal ; Jan 2006
The convergence of the Internet, classroom projectors, and peripherals such as interactive whiteboards and document cameras provides possibly the greatest opportunity in a decade for the integration of technology into daily teaching and learning. The biggest challenges are finding cost-effective devices that will make technology more accessible to students, and solving the home-to-school communication problem. This article offers solutions to those challenges.

Electronic Whiteboards for Schools: An Effective Instructional Tool or Just Another Trend?
Wodarz, Nan
School Business Affairs; v71 n9 , p43-46 ; Oct 2005
Provides an overview of various types of interactive whiteboards and their construction. Claimed benefits of whiteboards are enumerated, along with comments on the their validity. Includes six references.

Tools of the Trade.
Kollie, Ellen
School Planning and Management; v44 n8 , p23,24,26 ; Aug 2005
Explores the virtues of various technologies in the educational environment, including two-way digital radios, interactive whiteboards, sophisticated HVAC controls, and facility management software.

Interactive Whiteboards: Assistive Technology for Every Classroom.
Basilicato, Alfred
Today's School; v5 n5 , p44,45 ; Mar-Apr 2005
Cites the versatility of interactive whiteboards as learning tools for students with or without disabilities, as the whiteboards can accommodate tactile, audio, and visual learning styles. Advice on selecting a product is offered, with the emphasis on considering and involving the end user in the selection process. Includes eight references.

Technology Tools.
Kennedy, Mike
American School and University; v77 n7 , p47,48,50 ; Mar 2005
Describes three technology innovations that have been particularly helpful in educational environments: internet-enabled communications, sophisticated library materials tracking by chips placed in books, and whiteboards.

School Blackboards Are Turning White and Interactive
Dash, Eric
New York Times; , Section B, p9 ; Dec 08, 2004
A growing number of teachers have all but chucked away their chalk for an expensive computer touch screen they can write on electronically. It is called an interactive whiteboard, and in some school districts across the country, it is quietly replacing the blackboard and overhead projector as the primary method teachers use to present their lessons. At upward of $3,000 to buy and install each unit, the interactive whiteboard can cost as much as a set of textbooks - and there are often training expenses on top of that. As a result, they are found mainly in small laboratory schools and affluent suburban districts. As prices fall and technology budgets swell, however, the interactive whiteboard is likely to spread.

Installing an Interactive Whiteboard.
Keith, Kendall
School Planning and Management; v43 n7 , p3 ; Jul 2004
This provides tips for installing an interactive whiteboard in a new school, based on lessons learned regarding selection, compatibility, and installation of whiteboards for the Wayne County School System in Georgia.

Tech Talk: Are you In or Out?
Day, C. William
American School and University; Jun 2004
A whole new family of productivity-enhancing tools will make it easier to enhance student learning in the classroom. These new tools include: networking such as gigabit ethernet; voice over data networks (VoIP); interactive whiteboards; mobile computer carts; and data projectors.

Georgia School District Puts Electronic Whiteboards in Every Classroom - Thomaston, GA.
Eicher Communications [Case Study]; Sep 01, 2003
The Thomaston-Upson County School District in rural Georgia is the first public school system in the state to install an interactive whiteboard system in every classroom in the district. The system includes an interactive whiteboard: software that offers teachers an extensive library of image, background, and annotation resources to present powerful, engaging curriculum to the entire class; an accessory that promotes real-time interaction by allowing teachers and students to direct and control the whiteboard from anywhere in the room; and a wireless student peripheral that provides teachers with instant student feedback.

Accommodating Students' Learning Styles.
Milshtein, Amy
College Planning and Management; v6 n3 , p30-31 ; Mar 2003
Describes some learning tools that are being used in college classrooms to accommodate various learning styles. They include amplification systems, video systems, and whiteboards.

Outfitting Classrooms.
Bjornsen, Alan
American School and University; v75 n3 , p365-67 ; Nov 2002
Discusses how selecting and properly installing audiovisual equipment and systems is critical to ensure that schools most effectively meet their educational objectives. K-12 school facilities must be prepared to support an expanding array of pedagogical tools, including videotape, DVD, CD-ROMs, and the Internet. Includes a detailed discussion of specifications for a distance learning room.

The Power of Interactive Whiteboards.
Ekhaml, Leticia
School Library Media Activities Monthly; v18 n8 , p35-37 ; Apr 2002
Describes the use of interactive whiteboards, a new type of instructional presentation technology that allows users to control computer applications from the board. Highlights include vendors; multimedia online instruction; rear-projection models; examples of classroom uses; contests and opportunities for schools to obtain interactive whiteboards; care and handling; and disadvantages.

Lay of the Land. Facility of the Month.
Schneider, Jay W.
School Construction News; v5 n2 , p29-32 ; Mar-Apr 2002
Describes the new San Pasqual Union School, designed to blend with its surrounding agricultural community in California; serving grades K-8, the 26-acre compound resembles a working farm, but buildings include 21st-century technology. Includes photographs, project data, and a sidebar on whiteboard technology products.

Why Use an Interactive Whiteboard? A Baker’s Dozen Reasons!
Bell, Mary Ann
TeachersNet.Gazette; Jan 2002
This list of reasons explains why, with proper planning, preparation, and training, the interactive whiteboard is a powerful instructional tool, which can be adapted for use with a wide range of subjects and ages.

Electronic Whiteboards Bring Computing's Flexibility to the Front of the Classroom
Young, Jeffrey R.
Chronicle of Higher Education; Dec 18, 2001
Several companies have created what they call "electronic whiteboards" that bring computing power to one of the oldest and most ubiquitous teaching tools, and a growing number of colleges are trying them out.

Projecting a Better Image.
Morris, Casie
School Planning and Management; v40 n4 , p56,58,60-61 ; Apr 2001
Discusses the use of interactive whiteboards for enhancing technology in the classroom and helping both teachers and students in the learning process. Using whiteboards to project software images from computer screens for teaching about technology and engaging students in the learning process is examined.

Running With Technology: The Pedagogic Impact of the Large-Scale Introduction of Interactive Whiteboards in One Secondary School.
Glover, Derek; Miller, David
Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education; v10 n3 , p257-278 ; 2001
This article reports on the impact on teaching of the introduction of interactive whiteboard technology into one secondary comprehensive school. It concludes that problems with use and limited impact on learning and teaching are more likely to occur where teachers fail to appreciate that interactivity requires a new approach to pedagogy.

Chalkboards Bite the Dust.
Rittner-Heir, Robbin M.
School Planning and Management; v39 n4 , p10-11 ; Apr 2000
This looks at how the new display technologies are helping teachers and students. Chalkboards are being replaced by white boards and dry erase markers, and electronic whiteboards capable of operating as a touch-sensitive computer monitor or large television screen.


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