Interactive whiteboards should be just that – interactive. A place where teachers can call upon students to come to the front and have a go at using the touch screen or the touchscreen pen to physically manipulate the resource available on the screen.
However, all to often that ‘Interactive’ part seems to fall by the waste-side and the touchscreen becomes nothing more useful than an ordinary whiteboard for project images upon.
In order to make sure I don’t fall into this peril of using an IWB as a replacement tool for an OHT I have begun to compile some resources I can use when I get into my own classroom. The possibilities really are endless if you are willing to look!