Technology replaces the blackboard

SAINT-PACÔME / RIVIÈRE-OUELLE - Who would have said that one day the good old blackboard would be threatened by technology? It is however the case. Its rival, an interactive electronic board, appeals to students who find many advantages in it.

TBI: Immediate effect on student attention

Magog - At École Brassard - St-Patrice de Magog (Commission scolaire des Sommets), the interactive whiteboard was installed in the multimedia room at the end of April 2009. Since then, Sylvie Martel, communication class teacher at the first cycle of elementary school, try to bring your dozen students there as often as possible.

TBI: The routine with the table

Sherbrooke - “I am very far from having toured the possibilities that this interactive whiteboard can offer. We quickly become addicted! From the first minute of use it was part of my daily life. I discover options every day, ”says Sylvie Daigle.

A resolutely techno school

Boucherville - During the 2008-2009 school year, around ten interactive whiteboards were used at Les Jeunes Découvreurs elementary school in Boucherville. In front of the enthusiasm of the teachers and the interest of the pupils, the principal Nicole Borremans proceeded to the purchase of ten other IWBs, so that there is now one per class.

Use of the IWB in the classroom: a teaching method to acquire

Dieppe - The interactive whiteboard can definitely help increase the level of attention and concentration of students in a classroom. But it is not a miracle tool, the teachers who use it need support to learn how to use it wisely.

The world at the end of the pencil

Portneuf - François Couture is assistant principal at Donnacona high school. As a former teacher, he has always been on the lookout for new technologies that can improve teaching. When he heard about the interactive whiteboard, he immediately wanted to know more, and then he adopted it.

The interactive whiteboard: trying it is adopting it

Dolbeau-Mistassini - “As soon as I used the Activboard, I completely adopted it. No more traditional painting! To capture the attention of students, there is nothing better, because children are on the lookout for the slightest change, ”says Aline Ménard, first year teacher at Notre-Dame-des-Anges school in Dolbeau-Mistassini (Pays-des-Bleuets school board).

Invitation: Do you want to become an ActivBoard trainer in your community?

This is now possible by following an intensive four-day training course. The iClass Canada accreditation certificate program prepares the participant (teacher, pedagogical advisor, etc.) to give training on the pedagogical use of the ActivBoard interactive whiteboard in connection with the primary and secondary training programs.

An open format to facilitate the sharing of TBI content

Great Britain - UK agency BECTA has reached an important agreement with leading manufacturers of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) for the development and support of an open file format (CFF), which will facilitate the exchange of educational material regardless of the brand of board used.