During Autumn 2000 and Spring 2001, six primary schools took part in Kent NGfL's whiteboard pilot project. Each school purchased a 60" SmartBoard with stand, and NEC 1100 Lumens projector. Teachers were asked to consider:
What is uniquely contributed by the interactive whiteboard? In other words, what teaching and learning benefits cannot be achieved with a large display alone? Teachers were also asked to report on any specific problems, logistical or otherwise, presented by the whiteboard.
Considerable progress has been made since 2001, especially in the development of teaching software. Click here for an update (June 2003).