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.

Software, Tools and Applications

Software, tools and applications

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • understand how Word can be best used with an IWB;
  • know how to make your own interactive teaching programs (ITPs) using PowerPoint and Excel
  • continue to further your understanding of how to use the IWB software to make your own ITPs.

Professional Standards for QTS

This chapter addresses the following Professional Standards for QTS:

Q7, Q17, Q23, Q25


Although there are numerous ready-made resources available for use with an IWB, there will be occasions when it is necessary for you to make your own materials. As you become more confident in producing interactive resources, you will find yourself resorting to ready-made materials less frequently as your own will inevitably address your own requirements more precisely. Producing your ...

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