“You can view content from your computer on a large screen, control your applications with your finger, and make notes directly on the screen with a pen. Everything that you write can be instantly saved and typed (handwriting recognition).” With these new collaborative tools, your presentations, classes, and training sessions get a new lease of life: participants will no longer have to copy your notes and can even use the screen themselves. At the end of the session, you can send an email containing your teaching materials directly from the screen, including any notes that you and/or your participants may have added.

 

“Interactive screens have also proven very popular in brainstorming sessions. No more wasting time taking notes or the laborious tasks of copying down what’s on the board and taking minutes of the meeting. In just a click, your screen becomes a digital whiteboard where anything you write can be saved...”

 

“How are they different from interactive white boards (IWBs)? In terms of use, there is no difference and they operate using all of the same software. However, interactive screens do produce a higher quality image that is brighter and has a higher resolution (1920x1080). Furthermore, they have a longer lifetime (around 70,000 hours), and require zero maintenance. They are silent and produce very little heat (unlike video projectors and interactive boards).”

 

Just two years ago, interactive screens were only for those with a top-end budget, given the price of large touch screens. Today, prices have fallen sharply and they may soon replace IWBs.

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