My daughter is due to start primary school in January. Her school has these interactive white boards. I've heard that they might not be good for our childrens developing brains. I'm a bit worried about the long tern effects of these. Does anyone have more info on these? I'm probubly worrying about nothing, what do you thik?
They're widely used in many schools and are a really useful teaching aide which the children love. I've never been aware of any damage to brains, but find it hard to believe that they would be used so widely if there were any sort of problem with them.
mummyloveslucy, your DD is v lucky to have access to the technology - whiteboards are fab! They have totally revolutionised teaching (for those who have been trained to use them) and the kids love them!
There's wireless technology all around us. Cafes and restaurants, shops etc. It's not the sort of thing you can avoid really. It's also still fairly new, so it's not been proven to be safe, but also not proven it's dangerous.
I have a Smart board in my room and it has really enriched the teaching. It provides much more stimulus and keeps the children engaed and focussed. I'm not concerned about my son being in the class with a board (he starts in Sept too!)