Why have Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom?

"Research has repeatedly demonstrated that students learn better when they are fully engaged and that multisensory, hands-on learning is the best way to engage them. Interactive whiteboards facilitate multisensory learning whether it is a collaboration exercise for math problem solving or a Google Earth tour of the Amazon rainforest.",, 2009
Useful Documents:

USEFUL LINKS Large variety of interactive whiteboard activitites, plus much more. Check out the IWB links that are sorted by grade level on the left hand side of home page.
ActivTips - Promethean Planet: short video tutorials on how to complete a variety of functions in ActivInspire, from creating containers to working with Magic Ink. Watch the ActivTips video here, or download it to your iPod by subscribing to our podcast. After the video, be sure to download the associated flipchart so you can practice your newly acquired skills.
Bob's Place of Educational Links: list of links to a variety of SMART board activities and lessons.
Promethean Oz Wiki: everything you need at your fingertips for the Promethean user regarding ActiveInspire, Activexpression, and Activevote. Links, videos, blogs, handouts and more.
Promethean Planet: free online community designed to provide Activclassroom teachers around the world the ability to share new and innovative lessons, access a wide variety of professional development materials, and connect with fellow Activclassroom teachers from around the Planet.
Simple SMART Skills: great resources for SMART Board information. Site includes web sites of interest where you can download great SMART Notebook files, Tech Tips with hardware suggestions, and a gallery reference section where you can quickly view all multimedia items in SMART Notebook software.
SMART Technologies' Educator Resouces: SMART Notebook lesson activies, lesson resources, teachers hub, online classroom resources and more.
SMARTBoard Interactive Resources: Lot's of SMART resources appropriate for the primary and elementary grades. Highly interactive lessons for teaching on your Smart board and lots of fun too!! (Math, Reading, Writing, Music, Social Studies, Science)
Smartboard in the Classroom: Links to interactive websites that are great to use with a smartboard as introductory activites, lesson ideas, and 2-minute tutorial videos.
Thinkfinity's Interactive Whiteboard Page: resources and ideas for integrating interactive whiteboards in your classroom.
QZAB Teachers: Wiki for 21st Century Educators with a whole page on Promethean Board resources.
The Whiteboard Blog: Great resource for IWB Users. Filled with interactive links, IWB Files for both SMART and Promethean, tutorials, frequently asked questions and much more!!
Whiteboard Lessons by Grade Level
Wichita Public School's SMART Resources: SMART lessons, everyday math smart board lessons, meet their SMART Master Teachers, video tutorials, and interactive websites.
nteractive Website Live Binder:Janet Corder, former Instructional Technologist and national speaker and trainer has this live binder with just about every interactive website out there, separated by subject, age level and more.
Interactive Math/Science Simulations (University of Colorado):This site has some math, but mainly science simulations. The site is free to use. . Great simulations for middle and high school. The simulations can be dowloaded to computers or they can be run at the time the students sit down at a computer. Great at home activity as well.

PowerPoint from Slidshare "Activ Inspire First Steps"

ActivInspire Quick Reference Guide