There was a news item this morning on Radio 4 quoting a survey which had found that IWBs have made no difference to school results in England and Wales. Unfortunately I cannot find any further reference to this survey. Although this appears to be the source, the London Institute of Education
However I am not all that surprised. I am not certain if teacher training, the curriculum, the pedagogy and particularly the exam boards have yet caught up with the technology available. Anybody who thinks that putting an IWB into classroom will on its own improve performance probably also believes in Father Christmas. (Perhaps it is more PC to say Person Christmas!)
I have already written about this in my own post so I will not repeat it again. Suffice to say that IWBs, Glow here in Scotland, blogs, wikis, etc. do give teachers lots of tools but only if we make the fundamental shift to allowing pupils to actively learn. It is also worth reading thepost and comments on Andrew Brown’s blog.