5 Ideas of Interactive Whiteboard Presentation
The interactive whiteboard has several points in common with the digital whiteboard, since it needs a projector that transfers the content from our computer, but here comes the good thing: this type of whiteboard is tactile! We can interact with the content directly on the surface of the board itself.
1. Storytelling: The teacher does not have to be the only star. The glory of the presentation can go to all the participants who have a story to tell. The main concepts can be discussed and students should have time to develop a personal example. This exercise helps students relate to the subject. Also, listening to other students' examples will further clarify concepts. There is less need for the teacher to plan lengthy examples and be the only one to speak during the presentation. Through shared stories, teachers can also assess how well students understand.
2. Non-linear presentation: Presentations that don't follow a strict order, but instead flow organically from topic to topic based on feedback from the audience, are a great way to engage participants. Once prepared, the presenter can move from topic to topic by asking questions, polling, or receiving prompts at the end of each key point. This allows the audience to “create” their own presentation about what they want to hear, and not in a rigid way like traditional slide-based presentations.
3. Polls, surveys and questionnaires: One of the most recognized and used tools in the classroom to get a quick reaction from students are polls, surveys and questionnaires. In the case of polls, simple questions with limited answers are used to achieve consensus. This could be done by a show of hands, by voting, or by forming groups of students. Surveys would require printed paper with multiple choices, scales, or short answers to collect opinions. Quizzes are used to quickly assess students' knowledge of what has just been covered, so the class can identify areas of difficulty and crystallize main concepts.
4. Games: What student of any age doesn't love a good game, quiz or competition? Incorporating a small game into a presentation breaks up the normal class format and gets the audience to think critically to help their team win. There are many versions and adaptations of basic educational games. Teachers can take games like Pictionary, Jeopardy, Casino and Bingo and adapt them to their needs.
5. Discussions and group sessions. Making the class just listen to the lesson is the downfall of any interactive presentation. Adding sections where students can have open discussion or group sessions can help them learn from each other, share information, and have the opportunity to ask questions of their peers. It is also an opportunity for the teacher to take a break from the talk and help small groups or individual students while the rest of the class continues to chat.