Linking Boys' Literacy Achievement & Interactive White Board Technology
A Teacher Learning and Leadership Program Project
This project is the result of research and our own classroom experience, which shows that, typically, girls perform better than boys on reading and writing assessments. To help prevent boys from growing into non-readers and to promote the growth of reading and writing skills in boys we are investigating the impact of using interactive white board technology on boys' literacy skill achievement. Our team of educators is ready for the challenge of learning to use technology to its fullest capacity for the benefit of all student achievement.
“Information technology and multimedia resources are essential for students and educators to function as literate learners in today’s information-saturated and digital age.” (Literacy for Learning: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy in Grades 4 to 6 in Ontario, 2004)
“(The) age-gap in technological knowledge and comfort needs to be bridged if we are to tap into understanding a style of learning that many boys thrive on. Technology is not only an informational resource for our youth, but it gives them a hands-on method to voice their ideas and feelings.” (Barry MacDonald, “Boy Smarts Mentoring Boys for Success at School”, 2005)