Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on New Trends in Teaching and Education
Teaching with Iwbs in Abu Dhabi Public Schools
Dr. Olga Samsonova
The sole objective of this research was to assess Abu Dhabi public school teachers’ standpoints on interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and how this technology is utilised in the classroom environment. This study was organised at the Teacher Training Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE, during a professional development session in January 2019. One hundred twenty-three educators (Grades K-12) from several public schools completed structured pre and post-training surveys and were members of group discussions. The outcome of this research underlined an overall optimistic attitude and a great deal of satisfaction among most of the educators towards IWBs. Organising lessons, teaching, engaging, and motivating students, with the assistance of IWBs, all appeared to be valuable for public school teachers. The study emphasised the main advantages and recommendations for professional development sessions on IWBs to be further useful for the educators’ practice.
Keywords: Interactive whiteboards, public school teachers, technology, professional development sessions, assessing with technology.