Interactive whiteboards have proven to be a gamechanger in educational institutions everywhere, from reception classrooms and primary schools to universities. Transform your high school or college classroom today.
From increasing student engagement to improving accessibility for learners with disabilities, there is a long list of benefits to adopting interactive displays in your educational environment.
Read on to find out what a smart whiteboard is, and how embracing this technology can supercharge your learning environment.
What is an interactive whiteboard for college and high school?
An interactive whiteboard is an electronic device that unites the benefits of a traditional whiteboard with smart technology. It can help to think of an interactive whiteboard as a giant version of a tablet – but unlike tablets, which are designed for use by one person at a time, smart whiteboards can be viewed and used by multiple users simultaneously.
These appliances connect to the internet, and react to contact with a user’s fingertip or stylus. They are also a turn-key solution, so they do not require any prior setup or configuration – just like with a tablet or smartphone, users can simply switch on their smart whiteboard on and get started using it.
The majority of our interactive whiteboards are based on an Android interface, which makes them quick, intuitive, and easy to use.
However, if you would prefer to use a Windows interface, we recommend browsing our premium range of interactive whiteboards.
Interactive whiteboards for college and high school will offer a range of tools and features for both teachers and students to benefit from.
For example, Speechi smart whiteboards come with Iolaos software pre-installed. This is especially useful for teachers who are looking to save time building eye-catching, informative presentation slides. Students can also connect remotely to the smart whiteboard display using their own devices, with the ability to add their own annotations, notes, and much more.
What are the benefits of using an interactive display in high schools and college?
For both young and older students alike, interactive whiteboards are a perfect way for teachers to engage their audience – and it’s easy to see why.
On top of having several people draw and write on the screen, students and teachers alike can move objects around, and share ideas simultaneously with brainstorming applications like Draft.
With stunning high-definition display quality, teachers can also supplement their own learning resources with informative videos, colourful quizzes, and animated elements. With this in mind, it is easy to see why traditional whiteboards, printed worksheets and textbooks pale in comparison when it comes to captivating students.
More effective collaboration
Many teachers will be familiar with the common issues of group exercises – from students crowding around a large piece of paper to marker pens running out of ink, and traditional whiteboards running out of space to contribute ideas.
By embracing smart whiteboard technology in your high school or college, these issues become a thing of the past. With the ability to zoom in and out of your display, move notes across the screen, and colour-code ideas, and contribute from personal devices, interactive whiteboards make it easier than ever for ideas to be shared freely.
Improved accessibility for students with disabilities
For students with disabilities, smart whiteboard technology has already proven to be a massive help. For example, students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and eyesight issues can view the interactive whiteboard display close-up on their own personal devices, rather than straining their eyes to view the display at the front of the classroom.
Likewise, students with physical disabilities can contribute ideas directly from their desks, rather than having to navigate across the classroom in a wheelchair.
With this in mind, you can ensure that the learning experience is seamless across your entire class.