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 my radar.
The Mimio Interactive Bar isÂ an approach to IWB that I really want to learn more about. Frankly, I think some institutions may have gone a bitÂ overboard by placing SMART Boards or other IWB'sÂ in all of their classrooms. This is an admirable investment in Ed Tech and our students, but I have to imagine that there are cases where a portable tool like this may be a better investment.
This video shows more about how this portable white board tool works:
Following our research into different IWB's last year, we ended up procuring a PolyVisionÂ Ä“noÂ board, which we are just starting to trial in a classroom. I'll post an update about that once we feel we've given it a good workout.
In the meanwhile, I'm going to learn a little more about the Mimio bar, andÂ consider giving oneÂ a try (I'llÂ share my experiences here if we do end up testing one).Â
If you are reading this and you are familiar with the Mimio Interactive Bar, please drop a comment and share your observations! Thanks.
Related posts (if the above topic is of interest, you may want to check these out):
Learning about Interactive Whiteboards for the Classroom
9 insightful videos about using SMART Boards in the Classroom
Online Interactive Whiteboards
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