Interactive Technology at Candeo. Why use technology in the classroom?. No Child Left Behind Part 2. The primary goal of this part is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary schools and secondary schools. Purpose
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“The interactive whiteboard acts as a multimodal portal, giving teachers the potential to use still images, moving images and sound, and when used in this way, it can address the needs of learners who find text difficult as the only mode of communication
Using clickers to answer questions with the results immediately shown on the board is associated with 26% point gain in student achievement
Student achievement increases. Clickers allow students to be anonymous in the class activity and the format is similar to a game
Students are given instant feedback so they immediately are aware of what their level of understanding is.
Studies have suggested an improvement in attendance when interactive technologies are used
Using an interactive whiteboard just to project an image or to use as a normal dry erase board yields no results
The Becta study found that there was a positive correlation between the amount of experience a teacher has with the whiteboards and the gain in student achievement
Teachers training should focus on classroom context, ideas of ways to use the technology in the classroom