If we enter into a modern classroom we usually see a white display board that usually represents a computer interface, being itself a computer or connected to a computer through a chip. Sometimes projectors are used to reflect on the white background. It is called an Interactive display board or smart whiteboard. Most of the boards have touch screens. It is mostly used for educational purposes other than that it’s also used for discussion in the corporate world, board rooms, coaching, and broadcasting movies. The main purpose of using an interactive display board is to disseminate information to many people effectively at a given time.
Why people use smart whiteboards over?
Engage children in learning through participation, touch, and colorful images are imprinted in their minds. Comparing with a normal whiteboard, a smart whiteboard is more interactive since it can amalgamate so much content, color, design, or text which holds children’s attention together.
On a digital board, many students can participate together. A teacher can integrate many things other than lecture-like, sharing video, audio, sharing pictures which make learning more effective.
Easy connection to the Internet: Modern-day education is integrated with the Internet. Smart boards allow you to access the web and search for any information needed in the middle of any conversation or teaching. Learning is not only confined in the book but outside the book. It is effective and time-consuming.
Easy representation of polls, charts, and graphs: If we want to represent any statistical data, location map, fluctuation in prices, an average of many years events, etc. It’s hard to draw on the board with chalk. Smart boards help to mitigate these limitations and make learning smooth.
Interactive way of learning: These boards are usually huge. So, both instructor and learner or a few numbers of people can discuss things on the board which makes the discussion more interactive and effective. Children also enjoy participating with their teachers and fellows.
Software and apps can be installed: Display boards are also used for training and coaching. According to the needs of the students and professionals, much software can be installed. Sometimes simulation training software can be installed which is not possible on a plain whiteboard.
Conferencing: Important meetings and video conferencing can be done using interactive display boards. Since we have travel restrictions global meetings are conducted using smart boards.
Technology: Teachers introduce students to technology through interactive boards at a young age which advances students for their later life. So, in this digital era associating kids with smart boards makes them the computer and other devices friendly and takes them one step ahead.
Notes taking: There are some automated instructions given in some advanced boards which take important notes while discussing research and lab works. It saves time on important meetings.
Less time, more Input: The Internet is another way to expand the horizon of teaching. The most important thing is, teachers can teach with colorful graphic representation in various forms from the internet.
Say, if someone is teaching about a place, they can access Google and share some pictures with students that will give a more solid view than verbal explanation. And it is also efficient since it saves time to explain.
Since it is the most effective way of teaching, modern institutions are investing in interactive display boards. It is also the best way to share things with mass people in less time.