Interactive White Boards

Taking Mimio’s low-cost, portable Interactive White Board device for a test run

June 20, 2010

This week, I tried out an “Interactive Xi Bar” that the folks at Mimio loaned me. I really liked it. A few months ago I learned about this unique approach to turning a regular white board into an Interactive White Board. The Mimio Bar is easy to use and highly portable – it clips on to a white board […]

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Let’s stop misspending education technology dollars

June 16, 2010

A lot of schools have over spent on, and under supported, interactive white boards and other education technologies. I was fascinated by this article yesterday in the Washington Post. The article is a follow up on a prior piece in the Post that explained that “a view is emerging that the large amounts of money schools […]

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6 Free Online Interactive White Boards

April 18, 2010

An update to last April’s post about free web-based IWBs. Last April, I wrote a post about a few Online Interactive Whiteboards that I had checked out. That post remains one of my most popular posts, so obviously this is a topic of interest to a lot of people. [Note to readers: There is now an […]

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Mimio’s unique approach to Interactive White Board technology

April 14, 2010

An intriguing approach to delivering IWB functionality, in a smart, affordable, portable package. Late last year I did a series on Interactive Whiteboards. I spent a good deal of time trolling the Internet, watching YouTube videos, and talking with vendors to learn about products, but I have to admit that this one just slipped under […]

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Next steps in considering Interactive Whiteboards for our (Higher Ed) classrooms

December 6, 2009

Using a Wii Board & ActiveInspire software to demonstrate IWB’s, at little cost. In November I started working with a team of faculty members and technologists to learn about today’s Interactive White Board offerings, and I’ve been posting a series of articles about our efforts. This week we reviewed what we have learned so far, […]

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Promethean’s Interactive Whiteboard and related instructional products

November 22, 2009

The 4th post in a series in which we have been learning about Interactive Whiteboards for the classroom. Three weeks ago I started this effort with a post in which I researched market leaders and confirmed that the ubiquitous SMART Board is the clear market leader (with about 50% market share). Of the many other manufacturers that split […]

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PolyVision ēno whiteboards: A great alternative to the SMART Board

November 15, 2009

The third post in an ongoing series on learning about Interactive Whiteboards in the classroom. I enjoyed learning about the SMART Board products while writing last week’s post. This week, I had the opportunity to enjoy a demonstration of a PolyVision ēno Interactive Whiteboard. The product was demonstrated by PolyVision Territory Manager Dennis Guidera and Educational Specialist Amy […]

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9 insightful videos about using SMART Boards in the Classroom

November 8, 2009

The 2nd post in a series focused on learning about Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom. Last week we kicked off this series by learning the basics about what an interactive whiteboard is, and researched which brands are the most popular today. After discovering that the SMART Board brand from Smart Technologies controls more of the marketplace […]

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Learning about Interactive Whiteboards for the Classroom

November 1, 2009

Examining the “State of the SMART(board)” in education. Back in April, I researched and blogged about interactive whiteboard tools that are available as online applications. These are great tools for the classroom that are quick and easy to implement, and best of all, they are free or low cost. However, the functionality available with these applications is only a fraction of that […]

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Another great example of blogging and other tech uses in the Classroom

May 27, 2009

Today’s “mid week update” is a follow up this week’s post about Blogging in (and out of) the Classroom. I just came across this web article about teacher Buzz Garwood, who is putting technology to great use in his 6th grade classroom, and I wanted to share it with my readers. Here is a link to the web post:, and here is a nice excerpt from it:

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