Why We Don’t Have Interactive White Boards

I wrote an article here on the blog about my reasons for caution and wariness about interactive white boards back in January.

Earlier article
(Click on link above to access)

I was therefore very interested to see this recent post on an award winning US teacher’s blog.

The Innovative Educator Blog

Firstly, it’s quite startling to see that some of the so-called ‘expert evidence’ in favour of the use of these boards is getting sponsored by the board manufacturers and marketers.

Secondly, the final paragraph picks up on my biggest concern – not only with using them per se, but especially bringing them in to an Indian context – they may actually be providing the perfect smoke screen behind which luddite teachers may mask their failure to become reflective, active, learning educators aspiring to become masters in the art of professional classroom teaching. Instead, they do ‘stand and deliver’ with a few visual add-ons.

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