An interactive whiteboard (which has revolutionised the role of the traditional chalkboard in the classroom) allows for the use and display of digital elements in the classroom. The teacher can manipulate the projected elements on the board by using their finger as a ‘mouse’. Items can be dragged, clicked and copied, and the teacher can also handwrite notes, which can be translated into text and saved.
Interactive whiteboards are a powerful tool in the classroom – they add interactivity and collaboration, and allow for the integration of media content into the lesson while supporting collaborative learning. Used innovatively, they create a wide range of learning opportunities.