Extracurricular :: For technologists who do their homework

Interactive whiteboards are quickly gaining a presencein US schools. District technology directors tell why.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • BETTER STUDENT ENGAGEMENT MOST OFTEN CITED BENEFIT OF USE
  • CLASSROOM PENETRATION STILL LOW
  • GREATEST USE IN ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES

Percentage of Classrooms Using Interactive Whiteboards
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Usage is surging, but most districts report whiteboards in less than 10% of classrooms; only a small number say more than 50% of their classrooms have the technology.

Important Factors in Interactive Whiteboard Use
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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT Extracurricular IMPORTANT Extracurricular SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT Extracurricular NOT VERY OR NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT Extracurricular

Interactive Whiteboard Usage by Grade Level
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ELEMENTARY Extracurricular MIDDLE Extracurricular HIGH Extracurricular


(Percentages may add up to 100 due to rounding.)

—Data courtesy of Jeanne Hayes (The Hayes Connection)and Tom Greaves (The Greaves Group).

Read about the full report, "America’s Digital Schools 2006: A Five-Year Forecast," at here.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2007 issue of THE Journal.

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