Interactive Whiteboards for Education

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SchoolCare is a leading provider of AV equipment. This includes interactive whiteboards for education. We are strategically partnered with many of the leading interactive whiteboard manufacturers. These include SMART, Promethean and Genee World. These manufacturers offer a wide range of interactive whiteboards for education. With many variations in size and features. Recently both SMART and Promethean withdrew their smaller 64" (Diagonal) models from the market. Their interactive whiteboards now start at a minimum size of 78" diagonal. If you require an interactive solution smaller than 78" diagonal then we recommend looking at Genee Worlds range. Or alternatively looking at Interactive Displays because these are a more modern technology solution.

SchoolCare can provide a complete competitively priced solution. Comprising of the following required elements:

  • Interactive whiteboard (Range of makes and models to choose from)
  • Projector (Range of makes and models to choose from with standard throw, short throw and ultra-short throw)
  • Projector mounting kit
  • AV face plates and cables
  • Speakers
  • Installation of all of the above including necessary power for the projector or interactive whiteboard

The Benefits of Interactive Whiteboards For Education

Many schools have been using interactive whiteboards in their classrooms for some time. But for those schools, colleges and universities that are not already using this technology then an interactive whiteboard for education is an instructional tool. This allows computer images to be displayed onto a board using a projector. A teacher can then interact with content displayed on the board by using their finger or a pen tool. Items displayed on the interactive board can be dragged, clicked and copied. The teacher can hand write notes, which can be quickly and easily turned into text and saved. Interactive whiteboards for education often come with dedicated software designed to get the most out of using the board's features. In the case of the SMART interactive whiteboards, this software is called SMART Notebook. For the Promethean Interactive whiteboard, this is called Active Inspire.  These software applications are a powerful tool in the classroom bringing interactivity and collaborative learning into lessons. Used effectively interactive whiteboards create a range of learning opportunities. However, in many environments interactive whiteboards are not being used to their full potential. In many cases acting as glorified blackboard. This can often be down to a lack of staff training. SchoolCare would recommend that schools with this problem invest in dedicated interactive whiteboard training. This training would be geared around getting the most out of the interactive whiteboard software. Interactive whiteboards are now commonplace in schools in the UK. Colleges and universities have been slower to adopt the technology.

Examples of the features available when using interactive whiteboards for education:

• Broadcast learning content on the teachers PC to an entire class.
• Highlight text plus add notes and annotations.
• Record or save lessons and electronically share them or print them out.
• Display various media such as web, text, images, video and music to compliment the curriculum in a teacher-directed activity.


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