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20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers. Interactive whiteboards are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning.

20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers

These tools are also cost effective. The Internet has tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students. Using an iPad as an alternative to an interactive whiteboard. With more and more schools (and teachers) getting iPads, I’m increasingly being asked how a teacher can hook up their iPad to their interactive whiteboard.

Using an iPad as an alternative to an interactive whiteboard

There are several ways to use your iPad. The first is as a way to control your computer, and the other two involve connecting your computer directly to the projector, removing the IWB from the equation. None of these methods let you connect your iPad to your IWB. That’s not possible right now. 1. Now!Board™ - now!Board™ - Learning Resources® Interactive White Boards. 6 Free Online Collaborative Interactive White Boards – 2012 Update November 4, 2012 3 of the original apps from our April 2010 post are no longer available, but here’s 4 more free online IWBs to check out, and they’re all collaborative!

Interactive White Boards

The original April 2010 article, “6 Free Online Interactive White Boards” and the more recent “Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps […] Read the full article → Whiteboardblog.co / Pinterest. The Whiteboard Blog - Supporting the use of technology in the classroom. Ocoee Middle School Replaces Slates, Electronic Whiteboards.

FETC 2012 | News Ocoee Middle School Replaces Slates, Electronic Whiteboards By Mike Hohenbrink01/20/12 Ocoee Middle School, Florida's technology demonstration school, is replacing its electronic whiteboards and slates in favor of Apple iPads and the Doceri software package from San Francisco-based SP Controls, a provider of audio/visual controls and interfaces.

Ocoee Middle School Replaces Slates, Electronic Whiteboards

The Interactive Whiteboard for iPad. iPad Interactive Whiteboard. Over the past few months I have read via Facebook and email stories of teachers who were quite adept with their interactive whiteboard being moved through layoffs to schools where they no longer had this equipment.

iPad Interactive Whiteboard

Mainily for financial reasons, these techers will likely not have a replacement board at least for the next few years. However, many of these teachers have begun using iPads as IWB substitutes…and they are not alone. Considering, their lower price point and flexibility as a wireless, multi-featured tool, iPads can make farily strong replacements for interactive lessons. Where do you begin? iPad-based interactive whiteboard apps tend to fall into two categories: Alternatives to Interactive Whiteboards. SmartBoards, Promethean Boards and many other kinds of Interactive Whiteboards are a good tool, but not every room has them and, personally, I don’t think they are worth the money.

Alternatives to Interactive Whiteboards

Today I’m going to share some cost effective alternatives to the IWB, but keep in mind that all of these alternatives will require a digital video projector. One of the biggest challenges of integrating technology into learning is teaching students how to use said technology. Interactive Whiteboard Alternatives using Wii Remote or the iPad - ES 380 - Prindle.

An interactive whiteboard or SmartBoard is a larger interactive display that connects to a computer and projector within the classroom.

Interactive Whiteboard Alternatives using Wii Remote or the iPad - ES 380 - Prindle

The projector can project the computer’s desktop onto the board’s surface where users control the computer by using a pen or marker. The board is usually mounted onto the wall and where students are able to use the board such as they would use a typically whiteboard except they also have the ability to use the features of the computer as well. Information on IWB's - This website gives you information on what a normal classroom interactive whiteboard is. It discusses some of the capabilities associated with this product. Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board. An iPad and Apple TV can combine to provide an advantageous alternative to more expensive, traditional interactive white boards.

Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board

Guest writer and High School Principal David Mahaley is using this approach and offers his insights, and observations from educators in his school. With the integration of the iPad into the instructional environment, teachers and students have discovered many new ways in which the device can expand and enhance the learning environment. Smart Boards VS Apple TV with iPads. ATReC: Interactive Whiteboards and Simulation Systems. Assistive Technology Resources for Children Interactive Whiteboards and Simulation Systems All Together We Can internet: There is a tutorial for learning to use Wii equipment to simulate an interactive whiteboard.

ATReC: Interactive Whiteboards and Simulation Systems

Cleveland City Schools internet: Are Interactive White Boards Dead? By Robert J.

Are Interactive White Boards Dead?

Leneway January 8, 2012 Close to 600,000 Interactive Whiteboards were sold worldwide last year, generating nearly $1billion of revenue, according to a new market report from Futuresource Consulting. “Across the globe, the Interactive Whiteboard phenomenon is really taking hold,” says Colin Messenger, Senior Consultant, Futuresource with “one in six classrooms” now hooked up with an Interactive Whiteboard.


  1. michaelrii Aug 6 2014
    This link shows a re-think of 'physical' whiteboards, a system that doesn't use solid wall space.