Why You Want an iPad Instead of an Interactive Whiteboard?

Presenter: Andrew Steinman

Target Grade Level: All Grade Levels

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Relevant Curricular Areas

Related ISTE Standards: Communication and Collaboration

Strand: Classroom Models and Strategies for Integrating Technology

Session Description:  A lot of schools and teachers want interactive whiteboards in their classrooms, but are these tools really worth it? While student engagement with class content is important, these tools may not be the best solution. In this session, we will examine the benefits and drawbacks of interactive whiteboards, as well as explore the educational possibilities of the iPad. In addition to educational uses, we will examine the cost differences between these two technologies. If you don't already have an iPad, you will want one after attending this session. Need help getting an iPad? We will talk about that too.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the learning objectives of interactive whiteboards
  • Compare how well interactive whiteboards and the iPad meet these learning objectives
  • Compare cost of an interactive whiteboard to the iPad
  • Learn how to get an iPad, if you don't already have one

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