For many years now, technology has revolutionised the way teachers pass knowledge down to their students.
In recent years, a new tool has quickly proven to be popular in school classrooms – the digital interactive whiteboard. Read on to learn about the benefits of adopting interactive whiteboards in the classroom, and how it transforms the learning experience.
When it comes to leading classes and giving presentations, nothing beats an interactive whiteboard. Here are just some of the ways it provides the ultimate experience for both teachers and students:
- A clear display in all lighting conditions: With an electronic whiteboard, teachers no longer need to worry about closing curtains, shutting blinds, or dimming lights – whether you are holding a class in broad daylight or a dark room, the screen will be clearly visible to all of your pupils.
- Quick to start up: Like switching on an Android tablet, smart whiteboards are quick to start up – and they don’t require any prior configuration or calibration. Simply power it on and get started using its intuitive, easy-to-use interface.
- Works as a PC: Unlike using a projector screen, for example, you will not need to spend time wrestling a tangle of cables, and hooking up your computer or laptop to other devices. Your interactive whiteboard works as a standalone device with its own software.
- High-precision touch-screen: Our digital whiteboards offer world-class precision – so wherever your fingertip or stylus touches the screen, it will be accurate to the millimetre.
- No shadows or obstructions: Say goodbye to the issue of pupils blocking the projector screen when they stand up, or blocking part of the view yourself when pointing at the whiteboard. With an interactive whiteboard, the light source is the writing surface.
Using interactive whiteboards to teach the fundamentals in primary school
With all of the practical advantages listed above, it is easy to see why smart whiteboards have become such a hit in both nurseries and primary schools.
Whether you are looking to teach students how to read, write, count, or even explore the world around them, Speechi digital whiteboards offer a limitless range of possibilities for teachers and pupils alike.
Teaching pupils how to read on an interactive whiteboard
Teaching young children to read is easy on a touchscreen whiteboard – zoom in on the words, sentences or passages you want to focus on, highlight words that your class is having difficulty with, or pull up eye-catching images for word recognition games.
Teaching pupils how to write on an interactive whiteboard
Electronic whiteboards have already proven to be a game-changer in writing classes, with a wealth of features and resources such as clear diagrams showing how to form each letter, and the option of adding writing lines to your display.
Pupils can also choose between a stylus or their fingertip when practicing their writing skills. To turn your interactive whiteboard into the ultimate writing tool, we recommend using applications like Write or Note.
Exploring the world in geography and art classes
Why bore pupils with a static image of a world-map, when you can pull Google Maps directly onto your interactive whiteboard? With detailed views, the ability to zoom in and out, and the option to view photos of famous landmarks across the globe, you can take your geography classes to the next level and ignite a lifelong interest in learning about the world.
With high-resolution photos of artworks released by galleries and museums worldwide – and even virtual tours that you can pull up on your interactive whiteboard – getting children interested in art and culture has never been easier.