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Interactive Displays for Education

What are interactive classroom displays?

Interactive classroom displays are often referred to as front-of-class technology. This technology for the classroom is usually a large screen display connected, sometimes wirelessly, to a teacher’s computer to deliver lesson content. They are the evolution of interactive technology for schools that started with the replacement of traditional whiteboards with interactive whiteboards and then moved to interactive displays. They are used for collaboration, lesson delivery, general teaching, and to promote interactivity. Examples of interactive classroom displays include Promethean’s ActivPanel Titanium and ActivPanel Nickel interactive display.
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How does the ActivPanel integrate securely into a technology environment?

An educator can also take classroom integration even further with a Promethean Chromebox or slot in Windows OPS-M. The Promethean Chromebox is fully tested to provide secure access to the Google management console, built-in security, and automatic updates.

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Interactive Displays for Workplace

What are the top-three time wasters to meetings?

Research has shown that the top-three time-wasters to meetings are a meeting starting late, a meeting that was not necessary to be called, and finally, either the wrong people attending the meeting or the key decision-makers being left out.

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How to Brainstorm with colleagues across the globe

Facilitating collaborative discussion and ideas with colleagues across the globe involves the use of tools such as video conferencing, team chat, and an interactive display to bring it all together, such as the Promethean ActivPanel Titanium Pro.

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What are the benefits of a digital whiteboard in your office?

Digital whiteboards, also known as interactive displays, are large touch-screen displays where employees can collaborate in real-time. These products work across platforms, so Mac, PC, Chrome, and mobile users don’t have to deviate from their favorite platforms and stumble through new operating systems.

Interactive whiteboards are quickly becoming a go-to tool in in-person office settings. The ability to shift between project topics and edit presentations and data in real-time improves productivity and efficiency. They also help employees strengthen relationships, improving their output and work environment.

Interactive whiteboards for business keeps teams on task. Using this tech may give your business the boost it needs to reach productivity and retention goals.

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Interactive Whiteboards

What is the basic hardware setup for an interactive whiteboard?

Before you install your interactive whiteboard you will need to ensure that you have all of the basic hardware prepared for use. 

To begin, you will need to choose the location for your interactive whiteboard display screen. Set up the mount and mount the display screen on it, or set up your stand if you are using that option.

Before you install your interactive whiteboard, you will need to set up the software for the system on your computer. Your whiteboard will include latest version of the interactive whiteboard’s software. Set this up on your computer before installation.

The basic hardware setup includes a remote control, mount or stand, display screen, and smart pen.

Your interactive whiteboard will come with installation instructions to help you set up the basic hardware. If you are struggling or have any questions about installation or set up, please reach out to Promethean Support for set up help or Learn Promethean to ensure you’re using the ActivInspire software as optimally as you can. 

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How much does an interactive whiteboard cost?

The exact cost of an interactive whiteboard varies based on the model you desire, the capabilities you require, installation fees, and local sales tax. Much like a computer, interactive whiteboards have a variety of operating capabilities and upgrade options.

An interactive whiteboard is an investment. You should seek one with your desired functionality, as it will benefit your business or your classroom exponentially over the years.

Things that will impact the cost of your interactive whiteboard:

  • Size (standard vs. widescreen)
  • Brand
  • Single vs. multi-touch function
  • Shipping costs
  • If you add speakers
  • Installation fees

Interactive whiteboards are not standalone devices. They require additional software, accessories, and mounts to perform their best. Selecting from these additional costs will allow you to customize your own interactive whiteboard budget.

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Can I use clickers with an interactive whiteboard?

As the old saying goes, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. You certainly can use a clicker to interact with your classroom’s interactive whiteboard or panel, but it’s no longer the preferred option. Currently, most teachers use smartphones and tablets to connect with their interactive displays and cloud-based software.

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How can games enhance learning with your interactive whiteboard?

As interactive whiteboards and panels (like Promethean’s ActivPanel Titanium interactive display) become ubiquitous in classrooms throughout the world, interactive whiteboard games are being used more and more to get students to engage with all sorts of subject material and curricula. Teachers have access to a wide variety of options, including 3-D shapes interactive whiteboard games, alphabetical order interactive whiteboard games, and interactive whiteboard phonics games, to name just a few.

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How do interactive whiteboards benefit teachers?

There are numerous ways that interactive whiteboards, often referred to as interactive displays or interactive panels, can benefit teachers. From participating in an interactive role that can increase collaboration to having the freedom to move around the classroom and control a lesson via a smartphone, the possibilities are endless.

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Where Can I Get Training on Using Interactive Whiteboards?

Our Elements series panels provide onboarding training to help teachers familiarize themselves with the features and functions of their ActivPanel. This includes direct access to product training videos via Learn Promethean.

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What are the most powerful and helpful features of an interactive whiteboard?

The most helpful feature of an interactive whiteboard or panel is the large, multi-touch screen that can be used for walk-up collaboration. The ability to provide sound for audio learners is key, as well as access to helpful features such as drawing tools, timer apps, spinner apps for selection, and of course, free lesson delivery software!

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What is an interactive whiteboard?

An interactive whiteboard was the first generation of interactive teaching hardware for schools. It is used in classrooms to facilitate teaching and learning by providing a visual and collaborative learning experience from a large physical touch-screen surface. It featured three key components; a projector, a computer, and the physical interactive whiteboard.

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What kind of things can I do on an interactive whiteboard or panel?

In any teaching environment, the interactive whiteboard can be used for lesson delivery and assessment. It can be used for group collaboration with your students, it can be used to explain theory through diagrams and drawing, it can even be used for art and design and browsing the internet!

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Mobile/Remote Learning

What is the difference between remote and hybrid learning?

Remote learning happens when the student and teacher are separated by time and/or distance. In other words, they are not in a traditional classroom setting. Hybrid learning combines traditional classroom teaching with online/remote activities. For educators who are interested in remote learning, take a look at Promethean’s new section ‘Learning Beyond the Classroom: a Hybrid Primer.’

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How can educators learn or sharpen their remote teaching skills?

Professional development is critical to address hybrid or remote scenarios. Teachers can access Promethean training courses from anywhere, anytime, and learn about remote learning with Promethean, Google, and Microsoft. Virtual training – teachers can attend regional virtual training webinars delivered by Promethean Education Consultants on how to teach in a remote environment with applicable classroom examples. where permitted, in-person, on-site training is customized to specific school scenarios to address remote and hybrid learning requirements.

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How can I get access to free content and resources for classroom instruction?

Promethean has libraries of content available to educators with hundreds of thousands of ClassFlow free teaching resources that can be shared with students. ClassFlow is an online cloud-based lesson delivery software service that allows for instructional materials in a teacher’s presentation to be shared with any student device while maintaining student interaction.

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How can I leverage Interactive Panel Displays in a hybrid environment?

The Promethean ActivPanel interactive display empowers secure, multi-device collaboration via screen sharing across networks using smartphones, Chromebooks™, tablets, and laptops. This frees teachers to move anywhere in the classroom and create small/large group interactions that drive student engagement. Plus now with Cloud Connect (which connects the Teacher Profile directly to their Cloud accounts including Google Drive and One Drive), teachers can build content anywhere, access it at the ActivPanel, then take content from the ActivPanel and share it in any virtual classroom.

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How can teachers and students use ActivInspire in a remote learning environment?

Teachers can record ActivInspire lessons and share via Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Box, or any cloud sharing platforms. Students can access the personal version of ActivInspire (for free) and share activities for offline interactions and view lessons on their devices. Teachers can export flipchart lessons to pdfs and share them via the virtual classroom of their choice. Students can connect to a flipchart lesson via a browser (device agnostic) for quick and easy polling.

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