Effectively integrate the interactive whiteboard and its software into daily classroom instruction (this includes the Activboard and SMART Board with their corresponding software). Throughout the process, we’ll introduce new instructional frameworks, as well as ask participants to reflect on their own teaching styles and curricula. Participants will learn both theory and practice of how to effectively integrate interactive whiteboards into their daily instruction. The skills learned will be used to create lesson activities.
In addition, we also enroll all participants in our online learning community, where they can continue to collaborate with other teachers and our instructors 24 hours a day.
Learn basic operations that will enable you to “hit the ground running” with your interactive whiteboard. We’ll give you the opportunity to physically setup all necessary equipment, then introduce you to the corresponding software and show you how to interact with content from familiar applications such as the Web, Adobe PDF documents, and Microsoft Office.
Explore your interactive whiteboard’s software in greater detail. Add content from the browser, use drawing and editing tools to create customized pages, and utilize links to create engaging activities. In this session, participants will see multiple examples of how the interactive whiteboard’s basic tools can be used to create effective lessons.
Discover the more advanced design tools within your interactive whiteboard software. Explore the features available within the browsers that allow for more dynamic content to be added to your lessons. Learn how to integrate tools and discover how to reach more learners by inserting sound files, creating screen recordings, importing images, and much more.
Learn sophisticated techniques that will help you realize the full potential of the interactive whiteboard software and allow you to truly transform the learning environment in your classroom. Take a detailed look at the interactive whiteboard’s browser and explore some of its advanced tools and techniques. You’ll also learn how to customize settings within the software to fit both your personal teaching style and to better meet the needs of your learners.
Interactive Lesson Plan Development (104)
We start by dividing the class into smaller groups. Then, building on the skills learned in Usability, you’ll use interactive whiteboard software to develop your own interactive lessons, filled with dynamic digital content and customized to address the specific needs of your students and curriculum.
Each participant presents a lesson to the class, which our instructors grade using a comprehensive scoring rubric. Exemplary lessons are then posted to our website.