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.

Theoretical Underpinnings and Pedagogical Themes

Theoretical underpinnings and pedagogical themes

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • understand how IWBs can enhance your own teaching;
  • understand how IWBs can help children learn effectively;
  • understand different levels of interaction;
  • start to address how IWBs can be used for different groups of learners.

Professional Standards for QTS

This chapter addresses the following Professional Standards for QTS:

Q7, Q14, Q17, Q23, Q25


Previous chapters have mainly concentrated on the technical and operational issues relating to the use of an IWB. It is important that you are confident using the technology, as this will help you become a more assured and effective user of it. However, this chapter seeks to extend your understanding of IWBs by examining pedagogical themes and exploring how teaching and learning might be ...

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