What is Interactive White Board (IWB) .?.
Interactive Whiteboard is a large interactive display that connects to a computer and projector. When connected, the IWB becomes a hugely magnified touch-sensitive version of your computer screen. Users can interact with the screen by using a pen, a marker, a stylus, or even a finger.The whiteboard establishes a connection with the computer and students since the user can add to or modify the content that is displayed on the board, using a special pen. No need of the mouse or keyboard. All actions that you would perform on your computer can now be done through the interactive whiteboard. So whether it’s a power point presentation for your students or discussions on the web, the IWB helps you perform every action on the whiteboard itself. The interactive whiteboard uses exclusive software which helps users actively interact with images and text displayed on the whiteboard.
Need of IWB in School
The Interactive Whiteboard promises to take classroom engagement to the next level, promoting a whole new approach to learning. The IWB features a widescreen interactive whiteboard and a flexi pen or stylus which can be used in combination with fingers with exceptional ease. The IWB’s intuitive multi-touch capabilities can create magic in any classroom. This powerful and high-end interactive whiteboard enables students and teachers to work together on their lessons, offering truly collaborative learning opportunities.
Benefits and Features
✓ View content created on computers on the whiteboard with the help of a digital projector.
✓Create/ edit content or make notes together on the whiteboard itself with a stylus or their fingers.
✓Save all the work onto your computers and forward it to all.
✓Allows presentation of student work in a more interactive and collaborative model
✓Show video clips that explain difficult concepts (in any curricular area)
✓Demonstrate how an educational software program works, e.g., an art programme with students using their fingers and hands to draw rather than working with a mouse
✓Display Internet resources in a teacher-directed manner
✓Create handwritten drawings, notes and concept maps during class time, all of which can be saved for future reference
✓Record audio notes.