In an age where interactive whiteboard and projection systems have become common place in the classroom, the advancing technological revolution is driving this arena to new heights.
It’s important your interactive whiteboard helps students achieve learning goals by promoting critical thinking and keeping students engaged in lessons. The only problem is choosing the right one for you and your students. It’s no easy task, as there’s plenty of hype and jargon to be navigated. Luckily we’ve done the work for you, so here’s our top tips for buying the best interactive whiteboards for your classroom.
1. Size and Design
Flat panel interactive whiteboards which are suitable for most classroom sizes range from 55” to 98”, with the most popular sizes being in the range 65” to 84”. The size of the room should dictate the size of your screen. The basic rule is that the screen should be large enough to allow the students at the back of the class to be able to easily read a 20pt font.
Their weights range from 38Kg to over 100Kg in some cases so the logistics for installation and feasibility of wall and room mounting positions needs to be carefully considered for safety reasons.
Besides the size, one must check for the availability of multi touch points and active projection dimension the other important attribute is the resolution that the whiteboard offers. The Operating system of the whiteboard must be selected with attention to detail.
2. Resolution is Key
The resolution defines the sharpness and clarity of any visual panel and is the number of pixels (individual points of colour) contained within the screen. The resolution is defined as the number of pixels in the horizontal axis X the number in the vertical axis. The higher the resolution, the sharper and crisper the image.
In today’s environment, nothing less than standard High Definition 1080P (1920×1080) should be considered. Some interactive whiteboards are now also available in Ultra High Definition which is referred to in the industry as 4K (3840×2160). For example, our IQ Board Interactive Whiteboards Series are all 4K resolution.
It’s always worth knowing the expected lifespan of the interactive panels you are considering along with the warranty terms of each device.
Our advice to anyone looking to purchase interactive panels would be to dismiss any vendor offering less than a 3 year warranty.
4. Touch Function
One of the main reasons to buy an interactive whiteboard is, of course, to touch and tap the screen while making use of recognized gestures to perform daily tasks on the device.
You’ll need at least two touch points to ‘pinch’ or ‘zoom’ an image if using the interactive panel on your own. However, invite students to engage and collaborate at the front of class and suddenly you need many more interactive touch points per screen.
Most interactive touch screens are available with 6 or 10 simultaneous touch points. Our advice would be to only consider interactive screens with 6 or more touch points.
5. The driving force.
What you need to be clear on is how you intend to use your interactive panel, what classroom software you need to be working with and what PC, laptop or integrated blade style PC you will need to guarantee you that performance. Alongside this consideration, you also need to select an interactive panel which offers you adequate input and output connections.
Reputable interactive panel manufacturers will offer 2 or more HDMI inputs, a VGA input, Component, AV and PC audio inputs as a minimum. On top of this, you should expect at least one USB2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port with possible connectivity of such devices along the front of the screen for easy access.
All interactive screens which boast integrated Android or Windows players should come with an Ethernet network interface (LAN- RJ45 Connection) or with embedded Wi-Fi capability.
7. The Sound
Most reputable interactive panels should include some form of integrated speaker system although in some cases, these speakers are deemed unsuitable for a large classroom environments.It is common to find only 2 x 10 watt speakers in most interactive panels which in most cases are rear facing.
However, facing speakers are present. These do make a significant improvement in volume and sound quality compared to screens with rear facing speakers. However, additional sound bars are readily available, are low cost and integrate nicely underneath most manufacturers interactive panels, further improving the sound quality and potential volume levels achievable within the classroom environment.
Interactive whiteboard is equipped with software. It can be called a software interactive whiteboard. Software for the IWB's are designed for delivering different teaching - learning experiences. Software supporting touch and stylus pen are used for interactive discussions within the group, forming a digital narrative, lessons for specific topics of different subjects, real-time lessons and presentations. The interactive whiteboard can provide enough variety to accommodate the different learning styles of the pupils in the class.
9. Multi-student Participation
If you’re looking to facilitate more collaboration and interaction between students in your classroom, you’ll want to look into purchasing an interactive whiteboard that allows for multiple students to interact with the projected media. Multi-student participation allows for group work and presentations, broadening lesson plans and increasing student engagement.
As one of the most influential educational exhibitions in the Middle East, GESS Dubai has always been a concern for practitioners in the world. IQ with its core products to attend the GESS 2019, continuously enhanced itself through exchanges and cooperation with top peers around the world, and contributes to the development of education in the Middle East. Our booth was A30 this year.
IQAiOGR519 NEW Model has been exhibited, with OPS, audio amplifier, wireless microphone and can power on/off the unit and projector with one button. In addition, it uses infrared touch technology to support 10-point touch and can be connected to the?external document camera. The concise appearance design is ideal for medium-sized classrooms or conference rooms. The IQAiO can also be used with the wireless document camera which exhibited at the same time.
The wireless document camera IQView E3820 and IQView E3821 use 2.4G wireless technology. Teachers can get rid of the shackles of the wires and supports take the IQView to the student seat, so that each student can display his own learning results. IQView can be wirelessly connected to the teacher’s computer, interactive whiteboard, interactive flat panel, or offline to be used.
IQ received a lot of consultations from customers, including star products – IQTouch C Pro with built-in wireless presentation system. IQTouch C Pro cooperates with the wireless IQShare Lite so that computer and the interactive flat panel can be real-time synchronized. Which improve classroom or meeting interactive efficiency.
Of course, our products are more than just these, find more details with the official website: www.iqboard.net or send us an email at IQBoard@iqboard.net and look forward to working with you!
At 3:00 PM on December 25th, with the familiar melody of “Jingle Bells. Our Christmas activities started on time.Picked a number in the box, selected the paired gift, opened it with great interest; someone was surprised by the favorite gift while someone was amused by the spoof one. What an unforgettable memory for IQ members!
Here comes the first, second and third Christmas prize!
Our Santa Claus — President Yang?? wearing a funny Hogwarts style Christmas hat to pick the first, second and third prize.
The first prize went to President assistant-HuiJu, ??What a surprise!?? She said, ??This is just what I want??!
This Christmas activity promotes the friendships among IQ members and warms the whole winter.
We are looking forward to the surprises of next year’s Christmas IQ.
The BETT as one of the world s most influential educational exhibitions was opening in London on Jan 23. IQ appeared in red and black on this stage to present our brand image–diverse and unique.
IQ products on BETT: IQAIO 150, a smart and all-in-one interactive whiteboard integrated with built-in PC, speakers, visualizer and central control panel to cooperate with an ultra-short laser projector, plenty of visitors were attracted by its amazing dual-screen function. In addition, the new concise version of the IQAIO and wireless IQView document camera received significant attentions during the exhibition as well.
IQSchool A/V presentation area showed how to push audio and video to multiple display terminals through a single platform and the working schedules can be set to control different input and output signals. The powerful functions received a lot of praise and recognition from visitors.
If you miss the opportunity to visit us in London, how about meeting us at?Dubai Gess exhibition on February 26 to 28? We will be there with our core products. Stand A30, Waiting for you!
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On the afternoon of November 27, after the final competition of undergraduates group and junior college students group, the final competition of the postgraduates group and awards ceremony were held in NO.2 broadcasting hall of Fujian southeast TV station. Several provincial leaders, including Zhou Lianqing, the member of Standing Committee of Provincial Committee, were present and gave the guidance.
IQ, as the technical supporter, has made a contribution to the success of the competition.
Zhou Lianqing, the member of Standing Committee of Provincial Committee, and other leaders were present
Let??s come to see the grand occasion of this event.
About competition system
This year, the competition highlights the theme of learning “new thoughts”, the contents of the competition closely follow Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and four teaching materials of political theory courses in universities as well as current political affairs and the situation of Fujian province.
In the final round, the competitors went to the stage to select the question set which has a different score value and answering time. The answering channel opened at the specified time and automatically closed at the end of the time. The system can automatically check whether the answer was correct and determine whether the competitor can continue to answer the question. 25 competitors sitting in the back seats to answer questions at the same time, if they gave the wrong answers, the qualified competitors plus the corresponding points with a PK points mode.
About technical support
IQ sent an elite team to provide a complete set of the competitive solution including IQPad Interactive Response System software, ?a laptop as the server endpoint, IQPads as the client endpoints for players, wireless AP and other high-tech products developed by IQ to support the two-season knowledge competition.
IQ engineers with methodical on-site control, seamless system operation brought a sparkle in the entire competition.
IQ had developed the dedicated Interactive Response System which was according to the requirements of Fujian provincial committee of the communist party of China education working committee, Fujian university ideological and political theory course teaching steering committee and FETV. The system ran through the whole competition and shone brilliantly.
After fierce competition, Xiamen University, Fujian Business University and Zhangzhou? Health Vocational College have respectively won the group first prize of the postgraduate group, undergraduate group and junior college students group. Wang Tao from Fuzhou University, Song Shan from Fujian business school, Zhang Qingyuan from Fujian Chuanzheng Communications College have won the individual first prize of the postgraduates group, undergraduate group and junior college students group respectively.
The weathers gradually cold. Its the best time for orienteering again.
This year, the sponsor kept the secret of destination –Fu Qing NanYu village until the very last day. Early in the morning, IQ members were heading for the destination with great interests in a light rain.
Taking the bus to the destination, nearly 1,000 participants gathered in the Nanling village primary school. Everyone couldnt wait to start. This was the second time for IQ members to join in orienteering, our new colleagues were also full of expectations. Since the weather was a bit cold, the sponsors had warmly prepared local snacks for everyone. Give them a like! After snack time and getting the map, all the teams started out immediately.
Orienteering, as the name implies, with the help of maps and compasses to find specific locations. In the process, we needed to cross the village and the mountains. The roads in village were muddy after rain as well as the terraces and mountain paths. But walking in the fields and mountains to enjoy the natural farm scenery, gurgling streams and misty hills was also a kind of fun.
Look! Our leader Mr. Wang was Concentrating on the map and theapple!
However, orienteering was not only a physical test, but also a battle of intelligent. The little points were hidden in unexpected places: under the bridge, on the lintel, in the field, on the branches Finding out the right place but lack of points often drove us mad. Most of us only got about 10 points in a day.
Can you find them in pictures? PS: Mr. Wang was rushing ahead again.
Hooray! One of our teams finished fourth in the late afternoon. How excited they were!
Through this activity, IQ members has supported each other and solved problems together. We had a deeper understanding of collaboration.