Interactive whiteboards allow teachers, corporate trainers and presenters to access a world of information to help them plan lessons and presentations
. For decades, teachers and trainers have relied on static, obsolete technologies to deliver information, and in today’s tech-heavy world, this is no longer acceptable. Grade schoolers, in particular, have grown up using technology that far surpasses the technology found in most schools, and this makes it difficult to grab and keep their attention. The obvious, and most effective solution, is to adapt the technology they are accustomed to in an educational format. And Data Projections has the equipment and the expertise to make it happen.
In the hands of a trained teacher or trainer, interactive whiteboards can perform some impressive feats
. These systems consist of the board itself, which is usually controlled via touch or hand tool, a projector that produces the image, and a connected PC. While in operation, anything on the PC’s desktop is presented and can be controlled using gestures or touch. Anything that could be displayed on a computer, therefore, can be presented to the entire room at once, and in a format that everyone can interface with.
Data Projections uses SMARTBoard technology in most of its solutions, for a few reasons. These reasons include:
- SMART provides a robust lesson creator and planner with its products, allowing teachers and trainers to access powerful teaching tools right away. In most cases, teachers will only need a single training session to operate the system efficiently.
- SMART has created a wealth of lesson plans, including games and media-rich programs, to facilitate student engagement and lesson delivery.
- The addition of SMART Response allows trainers and teachers to analyze, in real-time, student performance and lesson success. When using Response, teachers produce questions that students can access through a web-enabled device. If students are having trouble with certain lesson concepts, a teacher will be able to detect this during the lesson, and adjust accordingly.
- SMART has also produced interactive whiteboards for early childhood teaching, including the first multiuser, multi-touch interface.
This technology represents the future of teaching and training, so it is no surprise that more and more schools and companies are adapting it for their use.