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The use of virtual manipulatives with electronic whiteboards in K-3 learning environments

This project investigated ways in which electronic whiteboards (also known as smartboards or interactive whiteboards) were being used in early year classrooms (Kindergarten through to Year 3). Although the literature suggests that electronic whiteboards are educational tools that increase levels of interaction and engagement in learning and teaching situations, it is anticipated that the results of this project will provide some evidence-based research to support or reject such claims. Using a case-study approach, the project team plan worked with a small number of teachers to investigate their actual and ideal practice in order to produce a set of effective practice principles about electronic whiteboard use (supported with examples) to share with other participating schools.


Researchers

Dr Paul Swan
Dr Maria Northcote
Ms Linda Marshall
Ms Paula Mildenhall

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