Results of a study commissioned by SMART Technologies revealed that 76 percent of educators reported technology and collaborative learning improved students’ social and emotional skill development with student success being 3.4 times more likely to occur in the same environment. With the apparent benefits of technology in the classroom, it’s no wonder why interactive whiteboards have become a widespread classroom technology to engage students in new and effective ways. Let’s take a look at some of the top interactive whiteboards that educators are using today.
BrightLink 1485Fi 1080p 3LCD Interactive Laser Display
Providing 5,000 lumens of color and white brightness and a virtually maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source with no lamps, this ultra bright interactive display supports easy reading, instruction and collaboration. The 1485Fi projects large, 100-inch, 16:9 and super-wide, 120-inch, 16:6 images, offering expanded interactive space. Supporting PC-free whiteboarding, printing, emailing and more, the 1485Fi can accommodate up to eight users working simultaneously on a single interactive canvas from multiple locations using other network-connected Brightlink projectors. The projector also features automatic image adjustment, simplified calibration and a single-cable, HDBaseT control pad for easy installation.
Cleartouch 6000K Series
This interactive 4K Ultra HD panel features built-in Android for access to apps and resources directly from the display. Available in 65-, 75- and 85-inches, the 6000K includes smart multi-touch technology allowing for 20 points of simultaneous touch for up to 8 to 10 people. Optional built in PC and WiFi modules for increased mobility are available. Using Cleartouch’s Collage software, users can connect to the 6000K series panel wirelessly with up to four devices for enhanced collaboration and more flexibility. The display also features a built-in Command app for full enterprise control of all panels so they can be simultaneously updated remotely from one centralized computer.
Promethean ActivPanel Titanium
Available in 70-, 75-, and 86-inch sizes, the ActivPanel Titanium 4K interactive display is ideal for STEAM-based lessons with built-in Bluetooth for easy connectivity to accessories, robots, lab sensors, and more. Featuring a unified menu to control all apps and settings on the panel along with source switching across connected devices allows teachers to easily switch between content and resources with little training and with no need to manually switch inputs across hardware. Multi-device collaboration via screen sharing across the ActivPanel, smartphones, Chromebooks, tablets, and laptops allowing teachers the freedom to move anywhere in the classroom and create group interactions. The ActivPanel Titanium also has proximity sensing capabilities for automatic warming up or powering down as well as an ergonomically angled center console with large colored and backlit buttons so teachers can quickly find the appropriate controls.