Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are becoming increasingly common in schools and early years settings, and it is important for trainees to be equipped with the necessary skills and understanding to use them effectively to enhance learning. This book takes a thematic approach, examining all the key issues required to get the most out of this versatile learning technology. All chapters contain case studies from a range of subject areas and across the key stages, ensuring the text is rooted in the reality of the primary classroom and its curriculum.



By the end of this chapter you should:

  • understand the importance of software to IWB use;
  • be familiar with the SMART Notebook™ and ACTIVprimary™ applications;
  • understand how to create text and insert graphics;
  • understand how to import content from the internet and elsewhere;
  • be comfortable moving, resizing and manipulating components within a presentation;
  • be comfortable working with presentations using several slides.

Professional Standards for QTS

This chapter addresses the following Professional Standards for QTS:

Q4, Q7, Q8, Q16, Q17, Q23, Q25a


An IWB provides a means of interacting with a computer and can take the place of a whiteboard and dry-wipe marker. This requires two broad types of software. There is the software that trundles along in the background and just keeps the different components in the system talking to each other. This allows ...

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