Gone are the days when investing in classroom technology meant nothing more exciting than choosing which colour of chalk to buy for the board. The communications revolution is advancing at a dizzying rate, and educators have to keep pace - or fall from grace. Especially as modern students are cyber savvy with an aptitude for apps and teachers are hungry for better engagement and group collaboration.
As educators and schools strive to find ways to better engage students and motivate learning, they are recognizing that using interactive HD technology in the classroom is key. In these tips we highlight the top five things to think about when making this purchase.
1. Display Screen
All displays are LCD; they are backlit by LEDs or CCFLs. LED backlighting provides a brighter picture and is more energy-efficient. Don’t strain your brain over the acronyms – LCD/LED tends to be the better choice.
2. Display Size
Students should be able to easily read 20-point type from the farthest point away from the display in the classroom. To make that determination, use this simple equation: 3X the diagonal screen size = the farthest distance from which a student can easily read the text on the display. A 70 in. display can thus serve students as far away as 17.5 ft (5.3 m), and an 84 in. display can serve students as far away as 21 ft (6.5 m).
3. Plug-n-play Interfaces
Certain connections must be a given for your display to transmit and receive the necessary data effectively. So use this as your guide: 2 HDMI, 1 VGA, a stereo connection if you are using VGA, and a microphone port if you will be using a microphone.
4. Multiple touch points
Here’s what touch points really mean to an educator. If an interactive flat panel display has 6 touch points, there can be as many as 6 students at the display, each using a single touch point (one finger or a stylus). Or, 3 students can each use 2 fingers to manipulate and move objects on the display. To find out how many touch points you need, ask yourself these two questions: How many students will I typically have working at the display? How many students can comfortably work at the display at the same time?
Make sure that the software that comes with it gives you more than drivers and a slide show. You want to select software that can actually enable and engage learning – software that offers collaboration opportunities, provides assessment, and integrates with mobile learning.
Interactive learning is well-established as a powerful educational technique, and modern technologies excel at involving students in more lessons than ever before. Touch boards are driving group learning to a new level of relevance and engagement. The latest touch displays allow all students – including those with disabilities – to become more engaged with the curriculum being taught. These interactive boards are intuitive technologies that allow students to experience touch, gestures, and engagement with the content, the learning, and each other in new ways.
Interactive touch screen are a great educational tool that many classrooms utilize these days. They’re beneficial with a mixture of purposes, from helping teacher lesson plan to helping students increase their learning confidence. Below are some of the key benefits offered by interactive touch screens in the classroom:
1. Engagement is dramatically heightened with multiple touch and gesture interactivity. Teachers sometime find trouble getting their students to engage with the classroom and the work and information that is being presented. Luckily, the interactivity of the panels puts that worry to an end and provides students with the perfect tools to engage and mingle with the information being presented.
2. Collaboration is brought to a new level, with the ability to have up to six different students or student/teacher combinations working together in real time on the board. Interactive touch screen features multi-touch capabilities that let students gain hands-on learning opportunity. It is easier for students to work together in pairs when there are interactive panels in place.
3. Benefits for kinesthetic learners, helping them to learn more easily.
? Kinesthetic learners are students who need to move – who have trouble sitting still at their desks. They appreciate the ability to get up and interact physically with this technology. ? Kinesthetic learners learn by doing. This technology provides real opportunities to be “doing things” at the front of the classroom display, versus just taking in a lecture from their desk.
4. Unique & Flexible Classroom: Why do the same things that other teachers are doing when it’s possible to be unique and offer students a flexible, fun engaging classroom that helps them learn in a fun and exciting way? It’s the updated way to teach students their lessons.
Interactive touch screen brings a plethora of benefits to the classroom. The four above just touch the surface of the many that you can enjoy and expect. To learn more about this collaborative solution, you can contact us to know about the details.
Also known as an interactive flat panel display, interactive touch screens are the new standard display technology for classrooms. Obviously, today’s digital age has made chalkboards and markerboards obsolete, but even standard TVs or projectors are not sufficient in today’s classroom. Not only do they offer engaging collaborative features not available with a standard LED TV, interactive touchscreens are a brighter, crisper, and more efficient alternative to even a standard interactive whiteboard. Interactive touchscreens on the other hand are an all-in-one compact display with an embedded or onboard operating system and generates content internally without the need for an additional projector. Additionally, interactive touch panels offer true versatility for the classroom with features like intelligent touch, personalized UI, built-in wireless casting, and additional I/O ports to connect additional devices as needed.
So how does this idea of learning coincide with interactive touchscreens in the classroom? In a group setting, the multi-touch capabilities of this interactive technology allow students to huddle together at the screen, share their work, and collaborate. With large-format interactive touchscreens, they can annotate over presentations, make notes collectively, and search and view ancillary materials like detailed maps and images. When students are given the materials ahead of time, they can then spend more time in a peer-to-peer setting, diving deeper into the material and truly developing a broader sense of the lesson. But interactive touchscreens also enhance standard teaching scenarios. Even in a traditional classroom setup with the teacher at the front of the room, students can benefit from the ability to wirelessly project their work to the screen for enhanced discussions with the entire class. This type of smart interactive technology gives the teacher more freedom and flexibility than ever before.
IQ interactive flat panel LEDs are the latest interactive teaching tools for the modern, connected, interactive classroom. Our Interactive Flat Panels allow the teacher to create and show any content on the screen to the class from their computer. They can then connect students on their devices to the LED for interactive and collaborative lessons. With a high resolution and low glare image, even the smallest of text is easy to read on the LED. Multi-touch allows the teacher to control and annotate over any application that is running on their PC, MAC or Chrome OS directly from the screen. You can even use gestures to control your applications. IQ interactive flat panel is perfect for any interactive classroom. Ideal for cluster group learning.
Touch screens have emerged as accelerators in the learning and development of students within schools, colleges, and universities. Students of all ages are comfortable with the interface and are natural touch screen users.
Reasons to use IQ interactive touch screen displays in a classroom range from student engagement and performance to teacher and administrator efficiency. And they provide a few unexpected benefits as well. Here are ten of the five advantages of using IQ interactive touch screen display in your school.
First, IQ Interactive touch screen display supports an active learning through collaboration, demonstration and experimentation.
Interactive touch screen displays have an inherent ability to bolster active learning. (Provided teachers use them for more than showing videos and slides). It’s one of the greatest advantages these dynamic devices bring to the classroom. As the name implies, active learning is learning through engaging with content. By becoming involved in the learning process. That it works so well should come as no surprise to seasoned educators. Countless activities facilitate active learning. Many – if not most – are enhanced when instructors and students use interactive touch screen displays.
Second, IQ Interactive touch screen display helps students develop critical readiness skills.
Interactive touch screen displays help students of all ages develop critical life skills. To prepare students for career and college readiness they need to be using tech tools. And they need to be using these classroom tech tools in ways that develop these critical skills. To stay afloat in a competitive world, students need to be able to think critically. They must be able to observe and analyze. To suss out smart solutions to complex dilemmas. They need to be able to answer higher-level questions that require thought and exploration. They need to learn to ask why, what if, and how to think through all sides of an issue. And IQ interactive touch screen displays do all of this and more.
Third, IQ Interactive touch screen display helps students boosting enthusiasm and engagement.
Students in classes that leverage an interactive touch screen display are more engaged. They pay more attention. They’re more positive about learning. Teachers often report that increased attentiveness and engagement are the top benefits of teaching with interactive display technology.
Four, IQ Interactive touch screen display helps deliver effective feedback to students.
Students need feedback to know when they’re on the right track. Decades of research have shown that less instruction plus more feedback creates greater learning. In fact, it doubles how quickly students learn.
Five, IQ Interactive touch screen display enhances classroom management.
Interactive touch screen displays can be a boon to keeping classes running smoothly. For one thing, the more engaged students are, the less likely they are to be disruptive. By making lessons more dynamic, students are inherently more captivated by the content. For another, interactive displays enable the use of can’t-be-missed visual aids. Visual timers like Time Timer keep kids on task. They help kids conceptualize, manage and visualize time when taking tests or taking turns.
Both Egypt and China are ancient countries with a long history of civilization, and the continuation of civilization is inseparable from the development of education.
As an expert of interactive solution supplier in education sector, IQ has been cooperating with Egyptian Schools for a long time. To share more ideas, and build deeper friendship with Egypt market, IQ participate in this Cario ICT 2019 education exhibition(1-4, December, 2019) , which is an inevitable encounter between IQ and Egypt.
In this Cario ICT 2019 exhibition, IQ exhibites IFPs like IQTouch L Pro, interactive all-in-one whiteboards like IQAio GR519, and document cameras like IQView E3511 etc.
IQTouch L Pro is a 4K resolution interactive flat panel with anti glare tempered glass. Built-in wireless presentation app and built-in whiteboard app helps teacher save time. Besides, cooperated with IQ Interactive Education Platform software, it supports 20 points touch and supports to save the courseware and annotations.
With precise touch and and smooth operation experience, IQTouch L Pro wins teachers’ smile.
IQAio GR519 - all-in-one interactive whiteboard, has built-in OPS, central control system, audio amplifier and wireless microphone. With one button, users can turn on the all devices including the interactive whiteboard, built-in OPS, projector, Mic etc. Smooth and stable infrared technology 10 points touch writing, slim frame and simple design attract visitors’ attention.
Professional products and excellent service make IQ shine in Cairo ICT 2019 exhibition. If you are interested in any of our products, please feel free to contact us: IQBoard@IQBoard.net
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Whether you’re leading a routine sales call, a training session or that hoped-for breakthrough presentation to the higher-ups, why not wow them by wirelessly connecting your laptop, tablet or phone to the room’s projector or large display? It’s easier than you might think.
Use IQShare wireless presentation technology, It supports not only Windows system, also Apple Mac, Android, and IOS system.
For traditional wired screen projection, it involves the use of an HDMI cable that connects your device to a TV. If your laptop or computer has an available HDMI port, then sharing screens is as simple as connecting one end of an HDMI cable to your TV and the other end to your computer. Since computers are becoming more and more compact, some laptops don’t have an HDMI port. In this case HDMI adapters may be available that work with your device. Always check your device specifications before purchasing the necessary cables and adapters.
Now for wireless screen projection, it offers the same result as a wired connection, but no cables are required to connect your mobile device to your TV. Instead, many mobile devices today have wireless display technology built right in to them.
IQShare is a wireless display standard that is specifically designed for sharing PC or mobile device screens to a monitor. It has a dongle to achieve the wireless projection.