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.

Finding, Evaluating and Using Resources

Finding, evaluating and using resources

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • match appropriate resources to a range of curriculum areas;
  • evaluate resources;
  • dapt resources;
  • incorporate these resources into your lesson planning.

Professional Standards for QTS

This chapter addresses the following Professional Standards for QTS:

Q3, Q7, Q8, Q17, Q25, Q30


In Chapter 8 discussion focuses on the freely available and commercially produced resources found on the internet, but these are not the only sources. There are software tools that must be paid for and provide an environment that is conducive for a wide range of teaching activities, and there are those resources which you or your colleagues create for yourselves. This chapter will focus on strategies that you can use to obtain and make the best use ...

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