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The Wonders of Interactive Whiteboards

T.H.E. Journal Volume 33, Number 10, ISSN 0192-592X


This article discusses the advantages of using interactive whiteboards in the classroom. Developed by Smart Technologies, the Smart Board is one of several interactive whiteboards on the market today. Through Smart Board, starters can write, erase, and perform mouse functions with their finger, a pen, or anything with a maneuverable, firm surface. They can also write in digital ink over applications, Web sites, and videos. They can capture their work or save their notes directly into different software applications. In the latest version, 9.5, they can even download the software onto a PC. That means teachers can create and prepare lessons at home, and students can review lessons and do work at home. Another good thing is that Smart Boards–interactive whiteboards in general–are relatively easy to use. Testament to that is found in Kellie Gaffney's classroom at Liberty Elementary School in Flower Mound, Texas. Gaffney taught her students–kindergarteners–how to calibrate the board. Gaffney uses her Smart Board every day, for literature, for phonics, even for tutoring. Her assessment scores are continually rising. Her students are now so savvy, they pretend they are the teacher.


Starkman, N. (2006). The Wonders of Interactive Whiteboards. T.H.E. Journal, 33(10), 36-38. Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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