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I am a Chemistry teacher and I am using Interactive White Board (IWB) in my teaching practice.IWBs encourage greater active learning between pupils and teachers but my concern is that the creation of one’s own teaching objects is time-consuming, especially at the beginning.Secondly, handwriting is restricted as compared to the traditional board (pupils often only click on buttons). what should I do use IWB effectively.

Jun 23, 2014 1:08pm

Teaching Chemistry to high classes using Interactive White Board

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    • Jun 30, 2014 11:07pm

      Hello, IWB are great collaboration teaching aids. If you are using SMART. visit loads of material to borrow. In Kenya, we try to bring teachers teaching a particular subject together, each creates a lesson on a specific topic and then we share across. Lesson preparation halved.

      • Jun 23, 2014 2:55pm

        good question. I want to hear some answers to this as well. I face a similar situation with math. Ms. Naveed, I don't know if you're using ActiveInspire software for your IWB but if you are, check out some resource online called Promethean Planet. Just use those key words and see if you can adapt some of those lessons for chem so you don't have to re-invent the wheel as the saying goes.

        • Jun 24, 2014 3:53am

          In our School School, we are using Promethean IWBs. It has 2 distinct features, display and interactivity. As a display tool, I can display specific content related files, software, or Internet resources. As an interactive tool, interactive boards helps me to write and manipulate objects including images and text.
          In which ways does the teachers’ experience in ICT
          a) their level of use and
          b) their concerns? Pupils only focus what is taught using Technology as they have to appear in Exams and many of them do not learn to work with a printed books.

          • Jun 25, 2014 8:50pm

            thats a good question this happend to me i had to ask a nother teacher this also

            • Jun 29, 2014 2:20pm

              Thank you.

              • Jul 6, 2014 11:37am

                Thank you for the website. I have been looking for a resource that gives examples of how to use the whiteboard in effective teaching for quite a while. This website will be a great resource.

                • Jul 6, 2014 11:40am

                  What a great resource for using the whiteboard in effective teaching. I thank you very much for sharing this website. It has a wealth of information and techniques in using the whiteboard.

                  • Jul 6, 2014 1:55pm

                    Actually Kathryn, the link I posted was a question that I posted awhile back. It doesn't link you to the promethean planet website but I do hope that you were able to get on it by doing a google search and found what it is you need. What I want to know though is how you use it with ActivInspire.

                    • Jul 7, 2014 9:50am

                      As an elementary math teacher, I love using interactive manipulatives on my promethean board. One of my goals this summer is to learn how to create "how to" videos (Khan Academy style) by recording my voice and annotations during my lessons. Does anyone have any tips on how I can do this?

                      • Jul 7, 2014 1:46pm

                        yeah Bev, i'd like to know that too. I can't imagine having kids use manipulatives on an IWB? i can see its use for demonstration purposes but without having them actually touch these things would defeat the purpose. However, if each kid has access to their own tablet, it might just work?