Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:24 PM
The trouble is I really don't have any experience of whitebaords. Any helpful tips or recommendations?
Also would you recommend placing the board quite low down so that the children can easily reach it? Are there any disadvantages to this?
Hope someone can help!
PS I have 'searched' for previous posts and read the stuff with interest but it wasn't clear which type/make of board people were using.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:32 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:42 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:00 PM
Play, while it cannot change the external realities of children’s lives, can be a vehicle for children to explore and enjoy their differences and similarities and to create, even for a brief time, a more just world where everyone is an equal and valued participant.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:21 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:28 PM
even though smart have the benefit of being able to use any tools - there are some drawbacks - if children rest their hand or lean on the board then mixed messages are sent. Also found the promethean software to be much more child friendly and accesible by all - we have promethean boards in every classroom now and children are very confident - it is used all day from self registering - whole class - group teaching and child intitited activity - a definite vote for promethean!! if you want any of the research notes that we made - just email me!
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:30 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:08 PM
We did have a discussion also about the projectors. We have been advised to buy the NEC projector because if ceiling mounted with the board very low on the wall, its the best one that doesnt distort the image. (this was the engineer telling us this not the sales man but when he started talking keystone effect I think I fell asleep). Does anyone have experience of this or was he talking rubbish?
Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:19 PM
We wondered about Smart in the younger classes bacuase of the 'touch' issue but still went for Promethean and were glad!
Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:39 AM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:44 AM
I think it's best to stick with the same type of board as you can share software. We used to have 1 smartboard, but it was removed and we now have promethean in all classes (infant school).
I think promethean boards are brillant and the Active Primary Software is great, there are many fantastic flip charts available and I couldn't go back to smart. I teach in Reception and my board is installed quite low down on the wall.
You won't know how you survived without an interactive whiteboard!
Posted 09 February 2006 - 06:05 PM
We self register with a preprepared flipchart - i can attach it for those of you with ActivPrimary2 - children come in and drag their name from one side of the board titles - we are not here yet - to the other sideof the baord titled - we are ready - very simple yet effective system!!
We went for the projectors that the promethean people supplied when they came in - they provided the projector, board and sound system and speakes and wired it all up through the ceiling - would also recomend that you invest in some video players - we picked them up for 30 each from Argos - and have them in your classroom ready - the fitters then wired these up as part of the system for watching videos on the whiteboard - an invaluable resource!
from someone who has used both types of board - i do agree that the promethean is better - for children of all ages - have used both with a range of aged children!
Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:51 PM
I tend to have a visual timetable on dispay when the children come into school.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:18 AM
Go here for a look : http://www.promethea...d 2/index.shtml
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