With emerging technologies transforming the way we live, learn, and work, it is no surprise that interactive touch screen displays have proven to be popular in classrooms and meeting rooms.
Read on to learn about what they are, and why they have become such a staple.
What is an interactive touch screen display?
In simple terms, an interactive touch screen display is like a scaled-up tablet. However, while tablets are designed to be viewed and used by a single person, interactive touch screen displays can be used by a number of people at the same time. The display responds to contact from a fingertip or stylus, so users can add, move, change and manipulate items on the screen – like text, videos, and animations.
Interactive touch screen displays are connected to the internet, run on Android or Windows operating systems, and can be connected to via other devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops, and computers) – so they offer the benefits of a standard whiteboard combined with the versatility of a PC.
Why to use an interactive touch screen display in your classroom or meeting room
They accelerate learning and collaborative working
Whether you are teaching students in a classroom, running a training course or leading a collaborative working session in your meeting room, keeping the attention of your attendees is vital.
The most effective way to achieve this is by getting them involved, turning the lesson or meeting into a dialogue, and inviting them to share their ideas. While this is possible to an extent with a standard whiteboard, users are limited to the board’s physical dimensions – and from marker pens running out to handwriting being unclear, there are a number of obstacles that can get in the way of seamless interaction. Arguably the most significant constraint is that participants must be present in-person to contribute ideas to the whiteboard themselves, and many participants may be reluctant to come forward.
With interactive touch screen displays, you can say goodbye to all these issues. Students or employees can view and interact with the whiteboard from their own devices, take interactive quizzes to test their knowledge, and never run out of space again, since users can zoom in and out of the presentation space. Brainstorming and mind-mapping are a breeze, ideas can run free, and attendees can contribute from wherever they are – whether they’re in the office or classroom, working from home, or based across the globe.
They cater to every learning style
Decades of studies on how we learn and share ideas point towards one very clear conclusion – no-one learns effectively by being bombarded with static presentations of information. While some may learn best by reading text, many other people – especially those who have dyslexia or visual memories – will retain information better when presented with data in a variety of formats.
Examples of these include images, videos, diagrams and charts. People also learn and collaborate more efficiently when the process itself is enjoyable – which is why smart whiteboards have become a staple in classrooms. With a touch screen display, you can create stunning, visually impactful displays that keep your audience captivated and engaged.
To help with this process, Speechi offers a range of software suites, such as Iolaos, to aid users in creating striking presentations.
They are user-friendly and intuitive
Speechi touch screen displays are perfect for classrooms and meeting rooms because they are turn-key, and can be used by anyone – whether they are a pupil, an employee, a teacher, or a CEO. Our smart whiteboards are based on Android and Windows interfaces, so you will likely already be familiar with their layout – and with no configuration or calibration required, you can just switch them on and start using them.
You can also use all the software applications you know and love – like Skype, Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Zoom. With the range of free and paid software specially designed for classrooms and meeting rooms, you will also find a wealth of tools to simplify your day-to-day work. Take the leap today, and transform your classroom or meeting room with an interactive touch screen display.