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.

The Online Dimension

The online dimension

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • search effectively for online resources;
  • integrate the use of online resources with your use of the IWB;
  • understand issues associated with the use of online resources in the classroom;
  • adapt resources to meet your own needs;
  • enable the children to create their own online resources to share with each other.

Professional Standards for QTS

This chapter addresses the following Professional Standards for QTS:

Q3.1.3, Q14, Q17, Q23, Q25


The purpose of this chapter is to give you the opportunity to consider some of the options that you have in using the internet in conjunction with your use of the IWB. To some extent it is slightly misleading to have a separate chapter dedicated to this single aspect, as the use of ...

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