In early 2006, an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) appeared in the classroom. We had read the hype about how these can change interaction and classroom dynamics and the benefits to education.
While Australia is just beginning its journey of Interactive Whiteboards, the UK is well down the track. The literature identifies good teachers have good results with the IWB, however poor teaching and/or a lack of support or appropriate PD has lead to the IWB being used as a glorified data projector or back to a chalk and talk approach. The authors were keen to investigate how the IWB could change classroom practices and undertook significant in-house trialling and experimentation. This session will cover their journey and provide an overview of what is successful and what is not.