Eight Interactive Whiteboard Tips

Interactive whiteboards are effective learning tools for instruction. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your interactive whiteboard:

  • Interactive WhiteboardsPlace a carpeted step in front of the whiteboard so smaller children can comfortably reach high up on the board. The top step should be wide enough to stand on.
  • Use an IWB pen to drag items on the screen without selecting them first (as with the mouse).
  • Install Google Earth and use the pointer to zoom in on a particular place on the globe relevant to the lesson you are teaching.
  • Reduce your in-lesson preparation time by preparing and saving activity files.
  • Velcro the remote control, eraser and pens to the whiteboard.
  • Have your children use a soft mallet on the whiteboard instead of their fingers.
  • Recalibrate your whiteboard before each lesson.
  • Save your lessons so they can be presented to children who were absent or as a review.

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