Interactive whiteboards, sometimes called smart boards, can create a better learning experience for your students while improving your educators’ lives. Teachers and students are now able to collaborate, share files and presentations, use educational software, and access educational resources online all at the front of the classroom where everyone can participate. “Smart” boards are more engaging, making students eager to learn.

The following are 5 reasons your school can benefit from interactive whiteboards…

#1: Increase Student Engagement 

The digital world we are living in is nothing new to today’s students, and studies have shown that they are better learners because of their exposure to interactive technology early in life.

Interactive whiteboards (IWB) boost student engagement, enhance peer collaboration, and help students retain information from lessons. IWBs allow teachers to create compelling lessons by typing or writing on the screen while giving them the ability to highlight, circle, or zoom in on key points.

In addition, teachers can share multimedia content including web pages, images, videos, and presentations. Smart boards can also be subdivided into smaller sections to allow several students to work on them at the same time.

#2: Suitable for Various Learning Styles

Students have unique learning styles so whether a child is an auditory learner, kinesthetic learner, or a visual learner, a smart board offers benefits to all.

Visual learners can benefit from a high-def display screen so they can clearly see the content being taught; hands-on learners can write on the board using a stylus or their finger, and auditory learners can hear multimedia content that is presented before them.

Teachers can use their interactive whiteboard to teach small groups divided according to the learning style when working one-on-one with students, and with the group as a whole.

#3: Create, Save, and Share Lessons 

For years teachers have devoted their time to creating packets for students who were absent. Now, educators can use an interactive whiteboard to take screenshots of their lesson plans, save them, and send them to everyone in their class, as well as to other teachers who need them.

Content options have become limitless– teachers are now able to save their notes so they can pick up where they left off and they can create material for students to look over when they are out. This can benefit all students but especially those who might be starting to slip behind as they no longer need to stress over keeping up with the pace of the teacher to get notes.

When they miss something as it was said, they can now refer to the lesson when they get a free minute.

Oh, and before we forget, setting up an interactive smartboard at the start of the day is easy. You will simply turn it on and start your lesson. And when the day is finished, teachers can turn off the board without having to devote any extra time to erasing, cleaning, or making their own copies of the day’s lesson.

#4: Classroom Anywhere

If your students are learning in-person or remotely, interactive whiteboards make it easier than ever for educators to include all students using video-conference technology. With an IWB, there’s no need to set up your own camera, everything works right on the board.

Those students who are learning remotely are now able to see whatever the teacher is doing and connect with their peers. Not only will your smart board allow hybrid learning to occur with ease, but it also encourages it.

#5: Helping Students Achieve their Goals

Studies have shown that students who have access to smartboards did increasingly better on standardized tests than students who do not. What sets smartboards apart is the teacher’s ability to use visual materials, screen designs, paintings, and symbols to facilitate learning.

These tools have increased permanence in learning for students. Considering how many ways an interactive whiteboard can better the learning experience, investing in them just seems right.
After all, an investment in your classrooms is an investment in your teachers and students.

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