Benefits of Interactive Whiteboards in Education

Introducing interactive whiteboards to the learning experience has a wide range of benefits for educators and students alike. Whether it’s through reducing lesson preparation time or boosting student engagement, there's no doubt about it that interactive whiteboards are an excellent resource. 71% of educators say technology has helped empower them in ways that elevate their instruction and capacity as a teacher.


1. Student Engagement 

Interactive whiteboards replace outdated chalk and talk lessons with a combination of tools for keeping students engaged, including real-time information video, audio and digital. Structuring lessons using an interactive whiteboard ensures student learning time is maximised, while also moving at a faster pace to maintain student interest. 

2. Teaching Materials 

Internet connectivity gives teachers access to an endless supply of lesson plans, materials, videos, and games that can be used to increase engagement in class while decreasing lesson preparation time. 

3. Diverse Learning 

The combination of audio, video, and touch screen functionality enables teachers to engage auditory, visual, and tactical learners, providing a more inclusive learning experience.

4. Note Taking 

The ability for teachers to share their presentations with students after each class eliminates the need for in-class note taking, allowing students to focus more on what is being taught within each lesson.

5. Blended Learning 

With many schools now implementing blended learning to some degree, interactive whiteboards can be instrumental in providing quality classes within hybrid learning, distance learning, and other pedagogies integrating EdTech.

6. Reduced Costs 

Largely reducing reliance on physical resources such as paper, markers, and erasers, interactive whiteboards can reduce long-term costs by offering digital solutions to traditional learning materials.

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