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Interactive Whiteboards - which one is the best?

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by ejkeen1, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. ejkeen1

    ejkeen1 New commenter

    Hello TES community!

    I am wondering if anyone has any feedback for different brands of Interactive Whiteboard. Particularly:

    -Smartboard
    -Ricoh
    -Promethean

    Smartboards are the most popular but also very expensive. I am looking for a long term investment!

    Many thanks for your help!

    Emily
     
  2. cosybear

    cosybear New commenter

    Short answer, none of them.
    If you have an android tablet you can "cast" your screen (and interactions) to the projector using something like a Chromecast unit which are about £20 .
    Similar technologies exist forApple devices
     
  3. janavis467

    janavis467 New commenter

    I had a Smartboard years ago and loved it.
    Now I have a Promethean. In funtionality it's fine but it's not as tactile as the Smartboard was.

    Like cosybear I use an android tablet now and cast. If you have a laptop and projector you can cast to the laptop and hence view on the projector.
     
  4. djphillips1408

    djphillips1408 New commenter

    What do you want to use an interactive board for? How will they students use it? Are you actually using the board interactively or is it just a very expensive frame for a projected image?
     
  5. colacao17

    colacao17 Occasional commenter

    Oh ye of little imagination.

    There a benefits of an interactive display don't mean simply that students can interact directly with it. The scope it goves afor mixing images, videos and text all with the possibility of direct annotation makes it far more than just 'an expensive frame for a projected image'.
     

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