Across the world, interactive display systems are more prevalent than ever in the educational setting. This innovative technology gives teachers a versatile tool for engaging students in new ways: visual learners benefit from a wide display for diagrams, charts and videos; tactile learners can interact directly with the touchscreen; and many just find this hands-on approach more entertaining than the standard lecture.
Perhaps the greatest advantage to “smart” boards is their interactive quality. Research shows that people learn best when fully engaged; and in the academic market, SmartTech’s latest release provides just that. The SmartBoard 7000 Series features iQ technology for switching between textbook lessons and game-based activities, and its Silktouch feature tops the market in fast and accurate touch response. An optional digital ink pen even lets users write directly on the screen in multiple colors.
Though these boards are useful for educational purposes, companies like Microsoft have pushed a little further to introduce enterprise-level solutions, like the Surface Hub in office settings. As part of the quest for more reliable, productive online meetings, Microsoft is working to improve the ability to manage meeting room devices with the Surface Hub through Skype integration. This next generation Skype Room System uses a Surface Hub tablet as the smart dock touch control. Meeting room devices—such as projectors and telephones—connect to the dock and attendees can control the audio and video all through the Surface Hub. What’s more, Windows OS interfaces seamlessly with offices already standardized on the platform.
From office boardroom to conference room, training session to lecture hall, a Sharp touch-screen interactive display is another great option for conveying messages with greater impact thanks to its 80” diagonal screen with HD clarity, which is especially useful for presentations and large group projects.
The studies are clear: using smart technology in the classroom or at work has proven success rates. It raises test scores, improves collaborative learning, enhances project efficiency, boosts attentiveness, and increases comprehension. This intuitive technology ensures that both students and staff are developing the 21st century skills needed in order to succeed in today’s world. For more info on interactive displays, click here.