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Integrating Interactive Whiteboards in the Curriculum (K-8)/Semester Course


Do you have a whiteboard in your classroom and want to know how to use it effectively to enhance your curriculum? This online course focuses on using premade templates and lessons, developing lessons, importing online resources, making the most of the assessment tools, and becoming familiar enough to utilize all the tools and resources available with your whiteboard. Multiple strategies, suggestions, samples, and descriptions are provided to allow proficiency in the basics of using an IWB in the classroom, to help with integrating its use with the existing technology, and to maximize its use for creating dynamic, interactive lessons. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

** Note that the information in the course applies to any brand IWB including SMART Board® and Promethium®. Plus, you can benefit from the course even if you don't have an IWB by using a free online IWB program.

"The content of this course was plentiful. There were many useful ideas and they were all presented in a very clear, concise format." - Colette Calderon


Enrollment Options

Register Course Registration Only $199***

RegisterCourse Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $429***


This course applies toward the Educational Technology Award of Completion

**If you are using this course for the Educational Technology Award of Completion program, you MUST register for the course plus credit.


Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

The Interactive Whiteboard Revolution” by Christopher Betcher

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List


Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 63BXX

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41498

Unit One

  • Introduction to Interactive Whiteboards
  • Various Interactive Whiteboards
  • Research Data on Interactive Whiteboards
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography/Write an article reflection

Unit Two

  • The Alternative: Online Interactive Whiteboards
  • Interactive Whiteboard Tools
  • Teaching with Layers
  • Assignment #2: Create an activity or lesson that incorporates the use of layers when using an IWB.

Unit Three

  • Interactive Common Core Software
  • Brainstorming and Concept Mapping
  • Connecting in the Classroom and Beyond
  • Assignment #3: Construct three graphic organizers using the IWB

Unit Four

  • Assessment for Learning
  • Interactive Websites
  • Interactive Resources
  • Assignment #4: Develop a poll

Unit Five

  • Saving Notes and Demonstrations
  • Importing Files
  • Using Backgrounds as Themes
  • Assignment #5: Create a detailed plan for an IWB activity

Unit Six

  • Graphic Organizers For the Interactive Whiteboard
  • Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Samples and Ideas
  • Get Healthy Lesson Plan (and more!)
  • Assignment #6: Develop a detailed IWB lesson plan
  • Assignment #7: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)