Touch recognition - Control the PC by touch from the IWB
16-touch infrared sensor technology, with direct finger touch
16 Users can write simultaneously, 10 points touch
Also write with normal felt pen
Easy to clean: normal brush and even wet cloth can clean
Handwriting input - Handwrite on whiteboard without limitation
Real-time record - Records whiteboard content to PC
Edit PC - Edit any file in the PC on the board
Print with Ease - Click the whiteboard to print its content
Autosave - IWB content is stored automatically in the PC
Synchronized Sound - Record both content of whiteboard & the accompanying audio (eg teacher's explanations)
Screen annotation - You can annotate the displaying file & draw graphics
Energy saving: Low power consumption (< 0.5W) and USB power from PC
USB for direct power supply and also for update and data transfer
Interactive electronic whiteboard is a presentation device that interfaces with a computer and a projector on a smooth surface. The computer images are displayed on the board by a digital projector, where they can be seen and manipulated. Users can control software both from the computer and from the board. Participants can add notations, and emphasize by using a pen and or high-lighter tool. By using his finger as a mouse, the teacher or student can run applications directly from the board. Another user at the computer can also have input. Any notes or drawings can then be saved or printed out and distributed to group members.
Typically, interactive whiteboards are used in lecture, montessori or classroom environments and the technology allows you to write or draw on the surface, print off the image, save it to computer or distribute it over a network. You can also project a computer screen image onto the surface of the whiteboard and then either control the application by touching the board directly or by using a special pen. The computer image can be annotated or drawn over and the annotations saved to disc or sent
1. The interactive electronic whiteboard is great for demonstrations. The ability to mark on the board by writing with the stylus or using one's finger makes it possible to point out important features of the program.
2. The interactive electronic whiteboard is a colorful tool. Research indicates that students respond to displays where color is employed, and marking can be customized both in the pen and in the highlighter features to display a number of different colors. Width of lines can also be adjusted to add flexible marking choices.
3. The board can accommodate different learning styles. Tactile learners can benefit from touching and marking at the board, audio learners can have the class discussion, visual learners can see what is taking place as it develops at the board.
4. Distance learning is an excellent setting for interactive whiteboard use. Since they can be connected for distance communication, they have value to users at more than one site concurrently.
5. One-computer classrooms can maximize the use of limited computer access by using the whiteboard. Students can work together with individuals contributing at the board, other participants at the computer, and the group as a whole discussing the activity. While it is true that acquiring the board and the projector is an expense, the use of this set-up can be viewed as a cost-cutter when it makes it possible for one computer to serve multiple students.
6. The boards are clean and attractive tools. There is no messy chalk dust or other by-product, which can limit use. While the board can be used with regular dry erase markers, it is more likely to be used with the electronic marking feature, which employs either stylus or finger, and thus requires no cleanup.
7. It is interactive. Users can be contributing directly by input both at the computer and at the board. The combination I liked best was for the teacher to be stationed at the computer, with students at the board and in the class offering suggestions and physically contributing ideas and actions. The interaction that transpires between the person at the computer, the users at the board, and the computer itself is a unique and very adaptable arrangement.
8. It can interface well with other peripherals. I have used the board to display images both from a document camera and a video camera. With the document camera, the presenter can show an object such as a specimen and then mark on the board to point out features or label parts. We used the board with videotape of a sports activity, with the coach marking on the display as it occurred to show when and where players should have completed certain actions. Scanned images can also be shown to great advantage on the board and then written text added.
9. The board is great for meetings and lessons where the participants need printed copies of the proceedings. At the end of a brainstorming activity, for example, copies of the resulting document can be printed and distributed, as well as be saved for future work