What is an Interactive Whiteboard?
Fundamentally, an interactive whiteboard combines a dry erase whiteboard with an LCD projector, and is usually mounted on a wall or floor stand.
Powered by easy to use software, the whiteboard becomes a computer screen viewable by an entire classroom.
The projector projects the contents from a computer onto the surface of the board whilst the teacher/presenter controls the content, either with a pointer or a touch of the hand, instead of a keyboard and mouse. The combination of software with the projector result in much more than simply a projected image.
Anything that can be done on a computer monitor, can be replicated on the interactive white board. A teacher can create engaging lessons that focus on one task, such as a matching activity where students use their fingers or a pen to match items.
Another teacher might interact multiple items into a lesson such as websites, photos and music that students can interact with, respond to verbally or even write comments on the board itself. Image size and placement can change with a simple touch to the screen.
This technology makes the one-computer classroom a workable instructional model. Imagine taking a class on a photo safari to Africa, complete with embedded videos, animal sounds and mapping software.
Research has repeatedly demonstrated that students learn better when they are fully engaged, and that multi sensory, hands-on learning is the best way to engage them. Interactive whiteboards facilitate multi sensory learning whether it is a collaboration exercise for math problem solving or a Google Earth tour of the Amazon rainforest.
An Interactive White Board can be used for a myriad of presentation types, boardrooms, seminars, product launches, classrooms etc.
- Full HDMI quality
- Aspect Ratio 4:3
- Operating systems support for Windows/Ubuntu/Linux/MacOS/Debian/Linkat
- CPU: 2.1 GHZ or higher
- HDD: 1Gb free hard disk space for full installation
- RAM: 1Gb or higher
- Output: HDMI/VGA/USB