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English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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The growth in popularity of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in K-12 classrooms in the United States has been immense over the course of the last fifteen years (Hennessy & London, 2012; Shenton & Pagett, 2007; Sundberg, Spante, & Stenlund, 2012). Both teachers and students have expressed favorable reactions to IWB implementation into the classroom. There have been a number of different studies surveying the thoughts and feelings of teachers and students on their use of IWBs. However, there has not been an interview-based study that looks at the viewpoints of teachers from the upper Midwest. The aim of this study is to investigate the opinions and attitudes of four ESL teachers on their use of IWBs in a K-12 classroom setting. The four participants’ answers revealed that they believe IWBs to be a very powerful, useful tool to have in the classroom. However, they did not feel they received adequate training with the technology. Therefore, for the IWB technology to be used more efficiently and effectively in schools, more training must be provided for the educators.
O’Donnell, Casey M., "Getting On Board: Investigating the Opinions and Attitudes of ESL Teachers on the Use of Interactive Whiteboards in the ESL Classroom" (2015). Culminating Projects in English. 16.