Sunday, January 15, 2012

Episode 9 - Interactive Whiteboards - Part 1

The State of Tech - Episode 9 - "Interactive Whiteboards - Part 1 - Comparing Systems"

Summary: In this episode we talk about the different brands of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) systems, such as Smart, Promethean, Polyvision Eno, Mimio, Epson BrightLink, the Wiimote project and more, to compare the features, pros, and cons of each system..

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Show Notes (click "Read more" to see full show notes if they are not already displayed below.)

Awesome Thing of the Week
  • Sean: Samsung Series 3 Chromebox: Desktop version of the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. Dual core Celeron processor, 2GB of ram, 16GB solid state drive. No word on pricing. (link)
    ifttt: If This, Then That. Allows you to plug information from one web service into another. You can create your own custom “tasks” or go with one of several pre made “recipes”. (link)
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Main Topic - Interactive Whiteboards - Comparing Systems

For our spreadsheet with detailed comparisons of the systems we covered, click here.

Polyvision ENO
Epson Brightlink Solo
Wiimote option
Tablets as IWB Alternatives
  • Mobile Mouse (Remote/Trackpad for iPad) $2.99 (link)
  • Doceri Remote Free (link) Used in conjunction with Doceri Desktop Software ($50 per license) (link)
  • Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad $4.99 (link)
  • Ink 2 Go, $19.90 (link)
  • Apple TV $99 (link)
Next episodes
  • January 28th: Interactive Whiteboards - Part 2 - Integration Ideas
    Survey is still open:
  • February 14th - The Best of the eTech Educational Technology Conference
    Live from eTech! Join us in Battelle Hall at 1:45 pm for the live recording and be part of the show!