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Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Interactive Whiteboards and Classroom Interactions
Interactive whiteboards and classroom interactions
NeilMercer

With colleagues from the University of Cambridge, the Open University, and Lancaster and Exeter Universities (see Author's Note), I have been involved in three research projects exploring the use of IWBs in elementary schools. This research was partly motivated by a concern that IWBs were being introduced into British elementary classrooms and promoted as a tool that would (and should) “transform teaching” without a proper understanding of how their use might relate to teachers’ established, effective practice.

We, therefore, investigated how IWBs are used in everyday classroom settings by teachers who are adept users of the technology. More specifically, we asked the following ...

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