Education authorities around the globe, including those in the UK, the U.S. and Australia, are adopting interactive whiteboards to improve student learning in schools and develop skills that are vitally important for a 21st-century global workforce.
Many school jurisdictions have standardized on IQBoard interactive whiteboards because they enhance teacher productivity and improve student learning outcomes. More than 7.35 million students worldwide are actively learning with IQ products in classrooms.
Selected examples of IQBoard installations around the world
Five hundred IQBoard interactive whiteboards are being installed in primary and secondary schools across Spain by the telecommunications and information technology agency of Spain's Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce. The widespread installation of IQBoard products is part of "Internet in the Classroom", a programme promoted by the Spanish government to encourage the use of technology in education by students, teachers and their families and to make technology an integral part of teaching and learning in Spain.
IQBoard interactive whiteboards are being rapidly adopted with sales to schools in virtually every region of the country. Although adoption of interactive whiteboards was initially focused in the primary school sector, a rapidly increasing number of secondary-level schools are purchasing and implementing IQBoard interactive whiteboards. In addition to the primary/secondary classroom, IQBoard interactive whiteboards are being used in a growing number of schools with special needs students, in higher education/university faculties and in distance education.
"The IQBoard interactive whiteboard is an excellent tool for classroom learning", says the project leader, "We have a focus on providing winning concepts for modern schools, and this project demonstrates how easy the integration of great education technology can be."
IQBoard is both the industry pioneer and global market leader in easy-to-use interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools. Many school jurisdictions have standardised on IQBoard interactive whiteboards, which provide interactive learning opportunities and enhance student achievement in more than 300,000 classrooms.
An interactive whiteboard is a large display that connects to a computer and a projector. The projector projects the computer’s desktop onto the board’s surface, where users control the computer with a pen, finger, or other device. The board is typically mounted to a wall or floor stand. Student response systems and other such accessories enable interactivity among students.
These are some important reasons why Interactive Whiteboards increase the interactivity between teachers and students in the classroom:
1. Technophobic teachers can use these whiteboards with ease for presentations from the front of the classroom;
2. When used for interactive testing of understanding for the entire class, interactive whiteboards can rapidly provide learner feedback;
3. Teachers can practically demonstrate how to search Wikipedia or Google or how to attach a photo to an email;
4. Teachers can have students set a virtual dial clock on the touch screen with their finger to the time the teacher announces. This will teach students to tell time;
5. Teachers can have students check off their names on the interactive whiteboard as part of the roll call in the morning;
6. An interactive whiteboard can be used for voting on different activities in the classroom.
Interactive whiteboards allow children to interact with the learning material. They become a part of the lesson and can even teach each other. Educational games can be played by entire classrooms. They also provide immediate feedback, so students and teachers can easily assess student progress.
Interactive whiteboards have brought significant improvements in the education sector by simplifying the learning processes. The technology has been integrated in all levels of learning including primary school, high school and institutions of higher learning.
Interactive whiteboards allow children to interact with the learning material. They become a part of the lesson and can even teach each other. Their understanding of the subject is seen through touching, drawing, or writing on the board. Educational games can be played by entire classrooms. They also provide immediate feedback, so students and teachers can easily assess student progress.
2. Enhance Students’ Learning Experience
A student’s learning experience is enhanced by this technology because of its ability for students to view diagrams, charts, videos and more, right on the huge screen in front of them. Their learning comes to life, and many students find it more fun to learn than ever before.
Instead on making the often boring one-way presentation, a teacher can use interactive whiteboard to engage every student in class. Whether it's learning vocabulary, pronunciation or exploring a research, students will find a lesson engaging if it integrates text, images, videos and/or audio files. In the long run, lessons will be more vivid, more engaging and certainly more productive.
4.Makes the Learning Process More Fun
With such technology in class, every student will be anxious to try out how the board works. That can spur the students'enthusiasm to get involved in learning process using the interactive whiteboards.
5.Proven Success Rates
Teachers report that the number one benefit that they see in their classrooms that use Interactive Boards is an increase in student engagement. These interactive boards provide an extraordinary opportunity for teachers to create a classroom environment where students with different learning styles can learn from each other.
This easy-to-learn Interactive whiteboard technology ensures that both teachers and their students are developing the 21st century skills that they need in order to succeed in today’s world.
Document cameras are now finding a large number of applications, especially in teaching and business sectors. They have taken the concept of interactive teaching to the next level and have also been of great use in online classrooms or online teaching. Apart from this, they are also used for office presentations, visuals, and much more.
More schools are looking for ways to enhance their students' learning experience through technology. One way to increase the students' enthusiasm for their schoolwork and provide them with an interactive learning experience is through the use of document cameras in the classroom.
Document cameras are slowly becoming a common tool in schools and universities, and for a good reason. This type of technology can help give students, teachers, and staff a way to provide clearer access to information and enhance learning programs. Here are 5 reasons why should invest document cameras in education for your class.
1. Allows for better visibility, flexibility and accessibility.
Using a document camera can give your students a better look at any items or documents you want to show them, especially for the tiniest details on a piece of paper or on an object. It is especially important and useful in large lecture halls and big classrooms. Some, like IQView E3511 document camera, also come with a built-in microphone to help not only project one’s documents, but also one’s voice.
2. Portable for flexibility.
There are a great number of document camera models that are very portable, which can serve multiple classrooms throughout the day. The IQView E3820 is a great, lightweight and eco-efficient camera that can give teachers more control over where to place the camera, as well as where to store it after use. Its wireless design brings more conveniences.
3. Acts as a tool for tactile learning.
Younger students can benefit from a tactile aspect of learning, and document cameras can give them an easy way to do this. Not only will students learn to use new technology, but working with the camera and showing their abilities through it will allow for an improved learning experience, especially for students who learn best with hands-on work and presentations.
4. Allows for the creation of video lessons easily.
This can be especially helpful for educators, who want to record their lessons for austerity, or for having class notes and lectures available for students who were out sick or on leave. Models like the IQView E3511 offer the ability to snap photos or create videos, which makes recording lessons easy and efficient.
5. Allows for easy scanning and file collection.
Many document cameras, like the IQView E3511, come with special software that can make filing and organizing easy to do, without needing to learn a new categorization system.
Overall, document cameras can help reduce overall technology costs by serving as a multifunctional tech tool in the classroom. What’s more, these document cameras can really enhance classroom instruction and learning for both teachers and students.
With IQBoard all-in-one GR519, it has 3 sizes: 80’’,92’’,100’’. This screen doesn’t just boast “interactivity”, it benefits from a 10 point multi-touch functionality, offering the ultimate solution for touch screen applications. With this capability, there can be up to 10 people using the touch facility of the screen at any one time, making it ideal for classroom use with things such as educational games, presentations or even specialist software. An added benefit of our Whiteboard is that it comes inclusive with a range of stylus tools with a strong fabric tip, allowing chief users to benefit from pleasant day to day operation and increased longevity, compared to many others.
It is also important that your chosen whiteboard offers good enough visibility for the whole class to see it properly. Viewing angles and screen brightness are often serious issues in classrooms, as many still rely on projectors and front projection screens to display content. Front projection screens in classrooms can present consistent problems for teachers, primarily causing shadows, calibration issues and that’s not to mention the general care to be taken over projectors which are subjected to heavy use. With this, also comes other considerations, such as classroom lighting levels, projector settings, projector bulb life, screen brightness and viewing angles. These are things that need assessing in depth before purchasing an interactive front projection screen for a classroom.
IQTouch series offers an alternative solution which counters many of these problems. Our IQTouch series have a high brightness backlit LED panel, offering great visibility from every angle, even in brightly lit environments such as classrooms.No more turning the lights off to display important content!
The use of an LED powered screen over a front projection screen is widely accepted to be a superior solution for classrooms, and in fact, front projection applications in schools are largely only derived from the use of OHPs (Overhead Projectors) which saw a decline in use around the early 2000s. As demonstrated by our IQTouch series, the cost of large format touch screens has drastically decreased in recent years, making it more affordable when budget concerns are an issue.
An investment in this technology would provide an overall enormous benefit to your educational institution when compared to many alternatives on the market, and there should be no reason why your school or University can not benefit from this superior solution as much as possible.
Our IQTouch series is both simple and intuitive, offering teachers the latest and most responsive touch technology to support an active and inspired learning environment.
IQBoard offers a wide range of products to ensure that your educational institution is offering its pupils the very best in learning support technology. In addition to the product mentioned in this article, there is a wealth of information about our audio/visual options available to you on our website. If you have some ideas about how you would like to integrate our technology into your school or University, please get in touch with us!