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Macmillan Virtual Conference
November 8, 2011 @ 12:30 - November 9, 2011 @ 17:00
“If you’ve got it, use it!”: four approaches to using your IWB” Pete Sharma
This session is based on the latest book in the Macmillan Books for Teachers series: ‘400 Ideas for using Interactive Whiteboards’. It looks at four approaches to teaching with an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB): using the board to run PowerPoint, the Internet, and regular EFL programs such as CD-ROMs in class; using the vast range of software which comes with the board, from maps and timelines to pictures and video; using ‘whiteboardable’ material, the new generation of ‘courseware’ such as Global Digital; and of course, creating your own materials. It will show that, as teachers become familiar with using the IWB, they begin to marry the use of the hardware and software with their own pedagogical know-how in new and exciting ways. The session is aimed at experienced IWB users and those new to the technology. Many of the practical ideas in this presentation can be used with a simple lap-top and data projector.