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Designing and Investigating New Ways of Interactive Whiteboard Use in Physics Instruction
written by Bor Gregorcic, Eugenia Etkina, and Gorazd Planinšic
Researchers on the topic of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) use in education stress that while important, teachers' mastering of the technological and interactive aspects of the IWB is not enough for its productive use. In order to get the most out of the relatively expensive investment in IWBs, much of the attention has to be given to the student active engagement during the lessons. In a qualitative study, we investigated how students interacted with an IWB during a lesson that was designed based on the principles of guided-inquiry and kinesthetic engagement of learners. Our study used activity theory as a descriptive framework for analysis. The topic of the lessons was Kepler's laws. We have found that students are well adapted to a shift from classical board-like use of the IWB that is predominant in a high school setting to touchscreen-like use, where kinesthetic engagement and creative graphical input play a central role. Students engaged in collaborative sense-making, discovering patterns, setting and testing hypotheses with little intervention by the researcher who was present in class during small group activities. However, we found that appropriate scaffolding by the researcher was very important as it allowed the students to avoid pitfalls of technology use. Such scaffolding requires that the person guiding student work with the IWBs possesses technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 107-110
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Cooperative Learning
- Technology
= Computers
= Multimedia
- High School
- Reference Material
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10.1119/perc.2014.pr.023
Keywords:
Algodoo, IWB, Kepler’s laws, PERC 2014, activity theory, computer-supported collaborative learning, gesture, kinesthetic
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Metadata instance created April 24, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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B. Gregorcic, E. Etkina, and G. Planinšic, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13460&DocID=4059).
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B. Gregorcic, E. Etkina, and G. Planinšic, Designing and Investigating New Ways of Interactive Whiteboard Use in Physics Instruction, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13460&DocID=4059>.
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Gregorcic, B., Etkina, E., & Planinšic, G. (2014, July 30-31). Designing and Investigating New Ways of Interactive Whiteboard Use in Physics Instruction. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13460&DocID=4059
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Gregorcic, B, E. Etkina, and G. Planinšic. "Designing and Investigating New Ways of Interactive Whiteboard Use in Physics Instruction." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13460&DocID=4059 (accessed 22 September 2021).
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Gregorcic, Bor, Eugenia Etkina, and Gorazd Planinšic. "Designing and Investigating New Ways of Interactive Whiteboard Use in Physics Instruction." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 107-110 of PER Conference. 22 Sep. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13460&DocID=4059>.
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