There is no comparison, the chalk board looses and here is why.
Does every classroom need a whiteboard?
I do think that every teacher should incorporate Interactive White Board [IWB] activities into their lesson planning, however it may not be necessary or financially feasible to have them in every classroom. I plan on doing the majority of my teaching in labs using Kinesthetic [hands-on] learning. The IWB will definitely be incorporated into my class in two different ways.
1. Peer lead, by encouraging students to use during
I understand the importance of utilizing multiple methods to reach students, it took me until I was 32 years old and in the U.S. Army Advanced Airborne School [AAS] before I figured out how I learn best. All because I never had the exposure to different teaching and learning styles.
Although not all students have the same learning preference depending on pedagogical style. ISTE standards and documented research have displayed interactive white boards increase learning (NEA, n.d). The NEA also states that "multisensory, hands-on learning is the best way to engage" students.
The NEA states that...
Classroom applications for using interactive whiteboards include:
I will leave you with a quote and a couple links to resources.
"It is the context in which IWBs are integrated into the classroom that could have the greatest effect"-DiGregorio, Sobel-Lojeski, 2010.
Click on the video below to open a great resource for IWB activities or click me to visit my favorite SMART exchange resource.
DiGregorio, P., & Sobel-Lojeski, K. (2010). The effects of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) on student performance and learning: A literature review. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 38(3), 255-312.
Miller, D., Glover, D., & Averis, D. (2004). Panacea or prop: The role of the interactive whiteboard in improving teaching effectiveness. Paper presented at the Tenth International Congress of Mathematics Education, Copenhagen, July. Available online at: http://www.icme-organisers.dk/tsg15/Glover_et_al.pdf (accessed February 12, 2009).
National Education Association(NEA n.d.). Interactive Whiteboards Enhance Classroom Instruction and Learning Retrieved 2016, September 18 from https://www.neamb.com/professional-resources/benefits-of-interactive-whiteboards.htm