The term Interactive Whiteboards, or IAWs, refers to the collection of hands-on boards on the market that allow users to interact with their computers.  Most IAWs are pressure-sensitive, work with a stylus, or triangulate the user’s position on the surface of the board.  The different technologies offer a lot of opportunities to teachers, and each style comes with its own pros and cons.  (More to come!)

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  • The Interactive Resources suite of software for IAWs is the BEST piece of software I’ve come across for IAW-equipped instruction, bar none!  The mini-apps target a wide range of skills, and most can be previewed online through fully-functional demo versions before you make any purchases.  Definitely worth checking out!