[Offtopic] Choice of Electronic Whiteboard
bell.cameron.p at edumail.vic.gov.au
Thu Aug 23 15:02:07 EST 2007
We went with Smartboard as they supported all of WIN/MAC/LIN OS's.
Although at the moment I am having some lag issues with my Linux laptop
- but I haven't had time to chase it up properly yet.
We liked that you can use your finger if you lose the pens (no special
pens required), and write on them with a regular marker (although we
aren't encouraging that at the moment).
The biggest factor for us was less the brand, but getting a "critical
mass" of them in so that teachers knew they would have regular access to
them - hence they bothered to learn a bit about them. We had one
Promethean in prior to that - as people had to room change or had
limited access, we couldn't be bothered learning to use it.
Placement and numbers is just as important as the brand. We bought 10
and will do so again shortly. We made sure each faculty had access to 2
and when Science was refurbished, 3 out of 4 rooms had one installed.
Kevork Krozian wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> About 18 months ago we had a discussion about the merits of Electronic Whiteboards.
> At my school, the decision has been made to purchase 4 of these. The only issue is which brand to go with.
> Here is the email from a colleague :
> "As we are going to trial electronic whiteboards I would like some opinions on the pros and cons of the
> Promethean, mimio, smartboard and teamboard. Which should we go with? "
> Could I ask those out there with experience in the use of any of these whiteboards to make their recommendations please ?
> Best Wishes
> Kevork Krozian
> IT Manager , Forest Hill College
> k.krozian at fhc.vic.edu.au
> Mobile: 0419 356 034
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