33 interesting ways to use your interactive whiteboard

More Posts

Tom Barrett has produced this wonderful Google Docs slideshow outlining, as the title suggests, 33 interesting ways to use your interactive whiteboard. It’s a fantastic resource that Tom intends to keep updated with new tips, so keep an eye on it and bookmark it, or even better: get in touch with Tom to contribute to it!

If you enjoyed these tips, you would probably like this video too: Top Five Tips for Creating Resources for the Interactive Whiteboard.

You can see also see come videos with interactive whiteboard tips that I recorded earlier this year if you click here.

José Picardo

José is Assistant Principal at Surbiton High School and a Fellow of the RSA and Naace. He is interested in improving education and the way technology can be used to enhance and transform teaching and learning. José has been curating Box of Tricks since 2007 and holds a MA in ICT and Education.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Google Plus

  • http://www.effectiveict.co.uk/ Andrew Field

    It is a great presentation and I certainly don’t want to do it down in any way. However, the current tips are all very much teacher centered – i.e. ways the teacher can use the board more effectively. The best, fundamental, way for a teacher to use the interactive whiteboard is to get the hell out of the way and get the students using it.

    I realise this is a bit of a negative post – and that there are some student focused suggestions within the 33. Yet I’d much rather see it entirely student focused. I’ll try to contribute some ideas back!

  • http://www.effectiveict.co.uk Andrew Field

    It is a great presentation and I certainly don’t want to do it down in any way. However, the current tips are all very much teacher centered – i.e. ways the teacher can use the board more effectively. The best, fundamental, way for a teacher to use the interactive whiteboard is to get the hell out of the way and get the students using it.

    I realise this is a bit of a negative post – and that there are some student focused suggestions within the 33. Yet I’d much rather see it entirely student focused. I’ll try to contribute some ideas back!

  • http://vle.olchs.lancs.sch.uk/ Mary Cooch

    I think what my friend above is trying to say is that they should be out of their seats, fingers or board pens at the ready competing against each other playing Content Generator games such as Penalty Shootout/Walk the Plank or En Garde to name but three… !

  • http://vle.olchs.lancs.sch.uk Mary Cooch

    I think what my friend above is trying to say is that they should be out of their seats, fingers or board pens at the ready competing against each other playing Content Generator games such as Penalty Shootout/Walk the Plank or En Garde to name but three… !

  • Guest

    I think you have a point Andy. So far most of the training I have received regarding the use of the IWB deals with teacher use. There are obviously huge opportunities for pupils to interact with their subject using the IWB which need to be explored properly.

    Nevertheless I think that Tom has produced a superb guide for those of us with a IWB in our rooms who wonder what the devil to do with it…

  • http://www.boxoftricks.net José Picardo

    I think you have a point Andy. So far most of the training I have received regarding the use of the IWB deals with teacher use. There are obviously huge opportunities for pupils to interact with their subject using the IWB which need to be explored properly.

    Nevertheless I think that Tom has produced a superb guide for those of us with a IWB in our rooms who wonder what the devil to do with it…

  • http://www.effectiveict.co.uk/ Andrew Field

    Jose – absolutely – it is a great guide to suggest ideas about how to make use of an interactive whiteboard. My point is that if we are training colleagues to use IWB the focus should begin with the students – student use, student benefits. Otherwise the danger is that we simply transfer the existing skills rather than use the opportunity to develop new ones.

  • http://www.effectiveict.co.uk Andrew Field

    Jose – absolutely – it is a great guide to suggest ideas about how to make use of an interactive whiteboard. My point is that if we are training colleagues to use IWB the focus should begin with the students – student use, student benefits. Otherwise the danger is that we simply transfer the existing skills rather than use the opportunity to develop new ones.

  • http://www.ecav.com.au/int_classroom.php Sharley Zak

    These are great ideas. These can really enhance the students learning.

  • http://www.ecav.com.au/int_classroom.php Sharley Zak

    These are great ideas. These can really enhance the students learning.

  • Hana Yan

    Hello José! I’d like to thank you for sharing this (I see that it has been updated!). I’ve been looking for resources on how to use the interactive whiteboard for adult pedagogy, this compilation has been very helpful!

  • Pingback: Smart? Alcune riflessioni sulle lavagne interattive multimediali « Didattica2.0

  • Pingback: Is the Interactive Whiteboard a Good Replacement for the Classroom Blackboard? | Concordia University - Portland Online

  • Pingback: 33 interesting ways to use your interactive whi...

Do you know of a teaching and learning resource you would like to share? Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Contact