Which Interactive Solution Is Right for Your School?
Interactive technologies offer an effective, engaging, and easy way to provide teacher-led instruction. Whole-class tools are designed to put students at the center of the educational environment, so they’re more engaged, more collaborative, and more motivated.
There’s a wide array of choices when it comes to whole-class technology, which you can read about in our recent blog articles: portable IWBs, interactive projectors (standard and laser), touch boards, and flat panel displays. Some of the most important considerations are what will work for your classroom configurations and for the teaching and learning styles of your educators and students.
What Interactive Area Size Fits Your Budget?
You’ve seen the solutions and weighed the pros and cons, but what does it really mean when it comes down to what you can afford with your budget? Do you need a smaller interactive area or image because of your classroom size? Can you equip multiple rooms?
This graphic representation gives you a more clear idea of the image size in relation to your dollar. Always keep in mind the size that is needed in order for students to clearly see the lesson—including fonts, web pages, and graphics. Large classrooms truly need bigger image areas to ensure that details and learning opportunities are not lost. In addition, if you want several students working simultaneously at the front of the room, you will need the space for them to accomplish that without it becoming a game of Twister.
No matter what you are teaching with, new technology has one main purpose: to educate. While traditional tools can capably communicate knowledge and ideas, interactive solutions more easily engage today’s students and create countless opportunities for collaborative learning.
You can read more about whole-class learning solutions in our new Interactive Solutions in the Classroom guide. Click here to download your free guide today!