Srinivas, Principal, S S B International School, Bangalore shares his views on technology deployment at the schools and its impact on students and teachers.
When was IWB first adopted at your institute?
Interactive Whiteboards we first adopted in 2007. So far, 80 classrooms have been deployed with IWBs.
What are your view on the impact of IWBs on the teaching learning process? Has it helped in increasing student engagement?
The IWB deployed at our school one of the best Interactive Boards in the world. It’s highly accurate & precise. The service which Promethean offers in terms of teacher training, lesson planning, quality resources, and free online courses are unmatched. Promethean Planet integrates online teacher community for a whole universe of content and support.
With the help of unique battery free pen, you can drag and drop the elements, highlight, open tools, pages, web camera, sound etc. Also with the Learner Response Systems (Vote, Expressions) classroom and lessons have become more interactive and interesting to learn.
Do students enjoy lessons using Interactive Whiteboards?
It’s a perfect base on which you can build a full Multimedia Learning Experience. The Antiglare Surface from Promethean enables us to work seamlessly for hours together. The Active Inspire Software provides a lot of advanced tools which in turn help the teachers to prepare their lesson plans well in advance.
Fully functional tools including Math’s Tools, Scale, Compass, Protractor and other tools like revealer and spot light can make teaching very interesting and interactive. Easy to move from page to page, easier to recollect, helps in creating question papers by one subject after another, enhances the reading skills, can draw multi color, identification is clear, can highlight the important words and sentences.
Students enjoy using interactive board for downloading images. It works widely on Geography, Geometry, Graph Sheets, Web Camera and Learners Response System which make the environment more interactive.
Which are the subjects that are widely taught using Interactive Whiteboards?
Geometry, Geography, Science and EVS are some of the subjects which are taught through IWBs.
Could you specify the company name of the Whiteboards deployed at your institute?
We use Promethean Whiteboards in our school.
What are the related response systems that have been adopted at your institute?
Apart from Promethean Interactive White Board, we have implemented other response systems such as Visualizers, Music Systems, CC Cameras, Curriculum Content, Edu-Sports, Math Lab, E-Blocks, Mobile Units etc.