Enhancing Student Interaction and Teacher Efficiency
With Oway portable interactive whiteboards, teachers can encourage innovative, hands-on collaboration with students of all ages. This user-friendly, streamlined technology is dependable and has everything a teacher needs in one place.Oway portable Interactive whiteboards allow educators to take standard lessons and turn them into interactive activities. Kids have fun while they learn.
In our fast paced tech-driven world, capturing the hearts of children is a challenge. Keeping their attention is an even bigger challenge. The best teaching is an art and a science. Educators are integrating technology in the classroom with amazing results.
1) ENHANCED LESSONS
Oway portable interactive whiteboards integrate various learning styles into one experience. Students can learn by seeing, hearing, and interacting with the board through touch. This equips teachers with new, innovative ways to teach the same subject material. Because of this, students learn better and remember more.
2) INTERACTIVE LEARNING
Oway portable interactive whiteboards allow children to interact with the learning material. They become a part of the lesson and can even teach each other. Their understanding of the subject is seen through touching, drawing, or writing on the board. Educational games can be played by entire classrooms. They also provide immediate feedback, so students and teachers can easily assess student progress.
3) EASY TO USE
Oway portable interactive whiteboards are clean and require very low maintenance. No chalk or markers or other writing utensils needed. Data is modified using a specialized pen for highlighting, drawing, and writing. Therefore there is no mess. No cleanup. It’s just that easy.
4) FLEXIBILITY IN THE CLASSROOM
Various media types can be displayed on an Oway portable interactive whiteboard. Whether photos, graphs, maps, illustrations, or videos- teachers have an abundance of options. You can create creative lessons to inspire your students.
5) CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET
Oway portable interactive whiteboards are connected to the internet which gives you a resource of online tools and information. Teachers have access to various sources to enhance and support their lessons with video, articles, images, learning tools, and more. Students also have a rich resource for research and learning.
6) PROVEN EFFECTIVENESS
Students are more attentive in the classroom. Comprehension improves. Test scores rise. Literacy increases. Students learn better and remember it. When children engage more in the classroom, learning always increases.
GIVE YOUR STUDENTS THEIR BEST CHANCE
Teaching is one of the most challenging yet rewarding endeavors you could undertake. Having the right tools in your toolkit always makes the biggest difference, especially in the classrom. Equip your classrooms for success. Consider Oway portable interactive whiteboards like the Sharp Aquos Board in the classroom for your school this year.
Not like traditional interactive whiteboard,portable interactive whiteboard is small in size,just like half size of phone and weight, it can transforms most flat surface – including walls and soft projector screens – into an big interactive touch screen for learning and presentations.It can be carried with you and can be used for any flat service-including existing whiteboards. The infrared pen can be used as a computer cursor or drawing / writing tool. Use with other applications for presentations or brainstorming.normally it works with computer and projector,or with computer and smart screen.
Portable Interactive Whiteboard includes basic features such as saving your work, changing the type of font, thickness and color, and controlling the mouse with a stylus. Enables you to draw, write, coordinate other applications, take notes, and more! Activate your office or classroom and engage your audience.
Compared with traditional interactive whiteboard, the cost of portable interactive whiteboard is much lower,and the shipping charge is much cheaper as well due to small size.although the price is economical, it works well as traditional interactive whiteboard.making the presentations more fun and interactive,thus enhance the experience between speaker and audience.it brought benefits to many educators and officers.
Interactive whiteboards are gradually replacing traditional blackboards and whiteboards in classrooms all across the world; the UK and Ireland are not exceptions to this trend. More teachers have dropped the chalk to teach with a mouse, stylus, and a swipe of their index finger (on touch screens).
However, there are still plenty of educational establishments that are yet to embrace the benefits of using interactive whiteboard technology. What are these benefits? How does a traditional blackboard compare? Let’s find out!
Enhanced visualisation for teachers and students
With interactive whiteboards, it has become possible to incorporate high definition images, video and graphics into lessons. This has made it easier for difficult concepts to be explained to students in a visual manner, keeping them more engaged in class sessions. Research suggests that students are more likely to enjoy a class session where videos and quality images are displayed on a high definition screen.
Some argue that such interactive media opens up learning to people with more ‘visual learning styles’. The reality is that we are all visual beings. Somewhere around 75% of our brains are given up to processing visual information. We process graphical information much faster than we do text and audio. Psychologists have discovered that when we read we have to identify every line and curve in writing, it takes a tremendous amount of brain power and the ‘brain effort’ does not reduce significantly with experience.
The recall of text based lecture materials is only about 10-20%, whereas it is upwards of 65% with the incorporation of rich visual media.
The multimedia stimuli presented to students learning from an interactive whiteboard are on a different level to those in a classroom relying on a traditional blackboard. Images had their place in traditional teaching environments, hand-outs, books and posters all had a role to play, however these only allowed for a 2 dimensional experience, and are intrinsically limited compared to the rich media used in technology enabled classrooms today.
Better display of student projects
With interactive whiteboards, student projects can be displayed on a big screen for digestion and scrutiny by the class. This has a positive effect on the psyche of the student body, creating a sense of community, competition and engagement. With traditional blackboards, a separate arrangement for projection systems and projection screens must be made to display information in this manner. Even with an overhead projector it is hard to make a truly engaging atmosphere.
Better interaction and collaboration
The best interactive whiteboard solutions, make collaboration among classroom stakeholders simpler than ever before. They allow annotations, manipulation of content, surveys, connection through smartphones and so much more. Collaborative activities have led to spikes in student interest in just about every research case study.
A traditional blackboard limits collaboration as only one individual can realistically use the board effectively at any given time. It is also difficult to make annotations or add new content without wiping off the old content. A blackboard or static whiteboard can be a very good basic sketch pad, but without the ability to share information, and really interact with the content, it falls far short of an interactive whiteboard.
A good analogy is that an interactive whiteboard is like a complete brain. There is a visual sketchpad, short and long term memory functions, and an easily searchable unlimited recall system, driven by associative connections, and so on. A traditional board is like being limited to having only a short term visual sketchpad.
All of this goes to show why more education institutions are embracing interactive whiteboard technology.
Here are some examples of education institutions that have deployed interactive whiteboard technology, and the benefits that they are accruing.
Forest and La Houguette Schools, Guernsey
In a bid to drastically improve the learning experience for their students, this school recently installed SMART 580 boards in all of their classrooms. The project was financed by the PTA, in partnership with the local business community.
Following the installation of the technology, the schools have recorded tremendous improvements in both the teaching and learning outcomes in all aspects of the schools’ curriculum. The schools also became the first to teach primary level mathematics with software that was specifically designed to be used on an interactive whiteboard.
Ladyswell National School, Dublin
This school recently installed SMART interactive whiteboards in their classrooms. One noteworthy feature of the whiteboards deployed is SMART Response. This polling feature makes it possible for students to answer questions from their seats, with scores computed on the big screen. The interactivity of the system not only improved interest and motivation metrics, but also improved academic results.
Brediland Primary School, Paisely
Brediland Primary School was seeking new ways to enhance the learning environment in their classrooms and, again, chose to install the SMART range of interactive whiteboards.
The whiteboards helped them break down learning and engagement barriers that had up to then made the learning experience less pleasurable for pupils. The interactive whiteboards have facilitated better child engagement and created an atmosphere of active rather than passive learning. The headmaster explains that the new tools have helped pupils to “think and learn in new ways”.
Gaelscoil O’Doghair, Limerick County
The SMART interactive whiteboards installed in this school gave teachers more flexibility and variety in their teaching methods. There has been a significant increase in the imagination and creativity of lessons. This has led to increasingly positive pupil satisfaction metrics. Previously ‘difficult’ children have shown increased motivation, and better academic results. The SMART interactive whiteboards have also helped the teachers to identify the different learning styles of different members of their classroom.
These are just a few examples of how interactive whiteboards are revolutionising the learning experience across the UK and Ireland. Schools, Colleges and Universities are increasingly turning to new technology to facilitate learning, and tap into the power of new media information. It seems likely that it is only a matter of time before interactive whiteboards become the norm in all teaching environments.
Education is at crossroads in the United States. Teachers are struggling to connect with students using old, outdated technology. Students grew up in a smart, connected world. They have access anywhere and anytime to knowledge and digital services. Yet schools and teachers are still trying to engage them with a chalkboard.
Static chalkboards and paper-based lessons don’t connect with students in the digital age. Teachers forced to rely on chalk to reach students are doomed to fail. Forcing lessons into lectures or on chalkboards in the classroom will lead students to tune out before the class starts.
Interactive smart boards invite students to engage with the lessons. Teachers aren’t limited in what they can present to students. Movies, PowerPoint presentations, and graphics can be used in addition to standard text-based lessons. In this blog, we’ll take a look at smartboard technology in the classroom and how teachers can better engage with students.
The Definition of Interactive Smart Boards
An interactive smart board, also known as an electronic whiteboard, is a classroom tool that allows images from a computer screen to be displayed onto a classroom board using a digital projector. The teacher or a student can “interact” with the images directly on the screen using a tool or even a finger.
With the computer connected to the internet or a local network, teachers can access information around the world. They can do a quick search and find a lesson they used previously. Suddenly, a wealth of resources is at the teacher’s fingertips.
For teachers and students, the interactive white board is a powerful benefit to the classroom. It opens up the students to collaboration and closer interaction to the lessons. Multimedia content can be shared and used in lectures, keeping students engaged.
Interactive White Boards in the Classroom
According to a recent article from Yale University, interactive lessons presented on a smart board or white board increased student engagement. The technology encourages active learning in students. Students asked more questions and took more notes, enabling more effective group activities like brainstorming and problem-solving.
More and more teachers are using smartboard technology in the classroom. Here are five ways teachers are engaging with students using this technology:
- Presenting Additional Content on the Whiteboard
The whiteboard shouldn’t replace teaching or lecture time in the classroom. Instead, it should enhance the lesson and provide opportunities for students to better engage with the information. The teacher has to prepare additional materials that can be used with the smart technology before class starts – such as short videos, infographics, or problems the students can work on using the whiteboard.
- Highlight Important Information from the Lesson
Smart technology can be used to highlight essential information as you work through a lesson. Before the lesson begins, you can outline the sections to be covered in class. As each section begins, you can break down the key topics, definitions, and critical data for students on the whiteboard. This can also include graphics and videos in addition to text. This will help students not only with note taking, but also to review future topics you will be covering.
- Engage Students in Group Problem Solving
Center the class around problem solving. Present the class with a problem, then pass over the interactive whiteboard to the students to let them solve it. With the smartboard technology as the center of the lesson, students can better collaborate in the classroom. The digital technology unlocks the internet as they work, allowing students to connect the lesson to technology they use every day.
- Answer Student Questions
Engage the students using the interactive whiteboard and questions from the class. Look up additional information or data using the smart technology. Write the question on the whiteboard and then work through the answer with the students. Let them see how you answer the question or pull in additional or data. When you are finished, you can save the results of the question and send it to the student in an email for later reference.
Smartboard Technology in the Classroom
For schools struggling to connect students to classroom lessons, or keep students engaged, smart technology like interactive whiteboards is an ideal solution. An interactive whiteboard in the classroom provides students with the technology they know and understand. It enhances collaboration and invites interaction with the lesson. Afterwards, students can see how the technology they use connects to the lessons they learn in school.