High-resolution display and easy photo splitting combine in Parrot's interactive whiteboard range to bring collaboration to your meeting or boardroom. Ideal for visually developing, recording and sharing ideas in multiple locations, and our whiteboards are here to increase your productivity and facilitate flexible work.
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Advantages of interactive whiteboard
The times when one person has written their opinions, thoughts and plans on the whiteboard while the rest of the participants were waiting are now gone. Participants can now be equally involved in the meetings thanks to the interactive whiteboards. They can share, access, edit and save files and present them on the whiteboard. For example, the presenter can send the presentation to the mobile devices of the people present on the meeting with only one click. The person that is responsible for the presentation can easily alter information received from the audience. Participants can also answer the question or add a suggestion right away. In other words, these meetings are interactive, more engaging and as a final result, they are more productive.
As previously mentioned, interactive whiteboards use data from a certain computer or mobile device. In addition, all the things that are altered or received from the participants are directly saved on the computer. This means that once the meeting or presentation is finished everyone can analyze and reuse the data. This is especially useful in cases of brainstorming sessions. Traditional whiteboards and the data placed on them are lost once the whiteboard is cleaned.
There are few different media types that can be presented on an interactive whiteboard which means that the presenter can present their work in a better way. They can use an unlimited amount of complex graphics and images. This is surely a great way to keep the audience interested and leave better impressions.
Since all the participants are allowed to join the presentation at any time, most of them will be encouraged by their colleagues’ participation and they will use their creativity to come up with new ideas and suggestions.
Remember that these are only some of the benefits of using interactive whiteboards.
5 most basic tools that every piece of interactive whiteboard software should have, and how you can create lots of useful activities for your lessons.
Tools that every interactive whiteboard should have:
Images (via copy / paste or a screenshot tool)
With just these tools, there are so many things you can do. It is also useful to know how to put shapes together and close some objects on the page so that it cannot be moved accidentally.
1. Rub and reveal
This is a very simple technique that relies on the eraser rubbing everything that is ready with the pen, but not rubbing typed text. If you change the pen tool in a thick line and change the color to match the background of the page, you can make the text disappear quickly by simply drawing over it. This is a very quick way to create activities (fill in the gaps) or to hide labels for a diagram as in the example below. To make the text appear, switch to the eraser tool and then rub the pen out. The words will appear as if by magic. It is a simple technique but very effective.
2. Anagram Keyword Games
At its simplest level, all these activities consist of two blocks of text - one is an anagram of a keyword and one is the correct answer. I then drew and filled in two rectangles. It is then used to cover the two words.
Pupils come to the board, grab a rope and pull the balloon down. They must then answer the sum grouped in the balloon.
The balloons and fishing rods make things more complicated than they should be, but they look fun. At the most basic level, I did this by typing a word or phrase, drawing a winding line, and grouping the two together. The word can then be pushed off the screen so that the line is visible, so that it can be retracted again if necessary. The balloons look nicer, but it's just extra fluff again.
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Whiteboard Interactive Technologies
Interactive whiteboards Technologies will include software packages , which was designed for use in schools; or business meetingd, made for corporate customers. Each is compatible with both Windows Operating systems. Using Interactive whiteboard software, teachers can share lesson plans and ideas with each other. Interactive whiteboards also has games for children which can be played on your interactive whiteboard. While all of these are great
It’s a whole new brainstorming experience. Working together on the next big thing for your business is easy and fun when colleagues can move objects, type on the screen and tap to select at the same time.
All of the ideas given above make use of the most basic tools any interactive whiteboard software should possess. As long as you can write with the pen, type text, make simple shapes and insert images, you can make it. As an added benefit, it will also help to group boxes and text, or to add text quickly to a box.
With all these activities, remember that you do not have to use all the whistles and bells of your IWB software to do engaging activities. It does not require a degree in computer science to move away from using your IWB as just a screen to view videos or powerpoint.
Remember that most IWB companies allow you to install their software at home so that you can create resources away from the board and then bring them to class on a USB stick, and so on. It is actually much easier to prepare many of these things in advance the board with a mouse / keyboard.