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How Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are used in the United Kingdom

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Students in connected classrooms are using technology in ways you probably never expected. In fact, the sheer number of students using edtech right now is astounding. There’s a new graphic that has just come out in the United Kingdom that details the current state of education technology. It illustrates not only the generic stats about how teachers and students are using cutting-edge tools but it actually points out something pretty terrifying:

Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are more than 15 years old.

Seriously. They’re no iPads or smartphones, that’s for sure.

You probably have an IWB in your classroom or have used one as a student at some point. In fact, they’re still viewed as ‘cutting edge’ technology for many schools and universities around the world. How staggering is that?

See Also: 3 EdTech Tools For The 1-iPad Classroom

The graphic from Clever Touch is a bit advertise-y but does a solid job illustrating the more important factors when it comes to the key factors of edtech integration, at-home usage, and adoption rates.

How Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are used in the United Kingdom

Want the TL;DR version? Check out the factoids below about education technology in the United Kingdom:

  • 100% of pre-schools have an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB)
  • 85% of all classrooms have an IWB
  • Only 57% actually use IWBs if they’re available
  • 3.5 million British students under the age of 8 have a tablet at home (about a third are under the age of 3)

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Do you have an interactive whiteboard in your classroom or office? How do you use them? Do you actually use it? Share your tips and tricks with the Daily Genius community by leaving a helpful comment below!


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