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PDST (formerly NCTE) has an Advice Sheet at http://www.pdsttechnologyineducation.ie/en/Technology/Advice-Sheets/Interactive-Whiteboards.pdf (accessed May 2015)
Why use an Interactive Whiteboard? What does the Research tell us?
Follow this link to read a Qualitative Report on our CBI Project (this is a 57 KB PDF file)...our Research Partner has noted
Follow this link to read what our Irish Project Teachers have said about using the CBIs
On 3rd Decemeber 2007, we held a Project Symposium at which a number of papers/findings were presented. Follow the link to CBIsymposium2007.pdf (6 Mb) to learn more. Bridget Somekh also presented at this symposium - read her more detailed British-based report at http://www.researchgate.net/publication/256802269_Evaluation_of_the_primary_schools_whiteboard_expansion_project
Follw this link to read what has the Ennis Study told us?
Follw this link to read research observations by one of the teachers in the Project AWthesis2006.doc (24 KB, .doc file)
Catherine Byrne had written a paper "The Use of the Interactive Whiteboard in the Teaching of Mathematics in the Primary School Curriculum" ...this had been on the tcd.ie site - I cannot locate this now but note other and more recent 'whiteboard' links on http://www.tcd.ie/Education/research/groups/rise/ associated with Keith Johnston, Dr Sara Hennessy (her 2013 presentation is available at http://tinyurl.com/TCD2013 - 15 Mb pptx)
In relation to a Post-Primary Maths class that I visited, I noted:
Follow this link to read Becta's review of the Research Literature. Becta no longer exists so I am glad to have garnered the relevant points at the time!
My notes from workshops attended at BETT 2006 (the notes are in .doc format):
My notes from David O'Grady's 'IWB Literature Review' Presentation, Citywest, 2010 are at DOGrady_LiteratureReview2010.pdf
Despite the changing economic situation, schools continue to invest in CBIs. Perhaps much of this investment is through the fund-raising efforts of parents? As with all initiatives, the role of the Leader/Principal is hugely significant. The region of schools served by Drumcondra Education Centre is not untypical (indeed, it may have a higher number of schools with Disadvantaged Status than others) and I have watched the penetration of CBIs in those schools:
Policy: What is the view on IWBs from 'the official side'? What has Minsiter Hanafin said ..What has Minister O'Keefe not said?? Read my review of the evidence gathered in this pdf document CBIpolicy2009.pdf
Interactive??? In what ways can we (as Teachers) make our whiteboard activity 'interactive'? I have prepared advice regarding the interactions for SMART, ActivStudio and ActivPrimary ...follow these links for SMART, ActivStudio, and ActivPrimary. Please note that these documents refer to the technical interactions supported by the respective whiteboard software. However, the key underlying principle is that when used effectively and appropriately, whiteboards can support the interactive classroom ...use CBIs as you would any other tool ...use directed teaching where appropriate ...don't overuse any one approach ...manage the learning ...use collaborative learning approaches where appropriate. While the Data Projector can be a window into the 'real world' CBIs can be a doorway ...use whiteboards so that your students can see and manipulate virtual objects and concepts. The interactive whiteboard is the collaborative work surface where you and your class together create 'learning artefacts'.