Two Major Reasons to Switch from Interactive Whiteboards to Interactive Flat Panels
The technology leaders of a Florida district explain why they upgraded their front-of-class solution.
By Joe Binswanger, director of information technology for Sarasota County Schools in Florida and Todd Alexander, manager of school support services for Sarasota County Schools
Sarasota County Schools first adopted interactive whiteboards in 2004 in a few middle and high school classrooms. We completed districtwide adoption in more than 3,000 schools in 2007. Interactive whiteboards provided an opportunity for teachers to interact with their students and relate to their curriculum in a dynamic way, while providing a bridge to a multitude of digital instructional resources at the tip of their stylus. Teachers could also extend instruction beyond the class period by emailing or printing lessons to share with students and parents at any time.
That being said, there were two primary driving factors in our recent decision to make the transition from interactive whiteboards to interactive flat panels:
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