13.45 - 14.45
Pete Sharma: "If you've got it, use it!": four approaches to using your IWB
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.
Pete Sharma is a Director of Pete Sharma Associates Ltd. He worked for many years in business English and is currently working as a lecturer in EAP (English for Academic Purposes). He is a regular conference presenter. As an author, Pete has co-written books on technology in language teaching, including: Blended Learning (Macmillan 2007) as well as multimedia content for Macmillan’s In Company and The Business series. Pete is a committee member of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG. Pete's latest book as co-author is: 400 Ideas for Interactive Whiteboards, Macmillan (April 2011).