Interactive whiteboards come equipped with a range of features and tools designed to fit any classroom environment and enhance classroom instruction. Here are some of the most common ones:
Screen Size: Most interactive whiteboards are offered in sizes ranging from 40” up to 86” or even 98”. However, for interactive whiteboards in the classroom, the most popular screen sizes tend to be either 65” or 75”, depending on the size of the classroom.
Mounting Options: There are a wide variety of mounting options to choose from, ranging from fixed wall mounts, to mobile carts that allow interactive displays to be shared among different classrooms, to motorized carts that can tilt the display up to 90° into a tabletop mode.
Annotation and Drawing Tools: Teachers can write, draw, and annotate directly on the display, making it easy to highlight important information, solve problems, or illustrate concepts.
Multimedia Integration: Interactive whiteboards allow seamless integration of multimedia elements into lessons, including videos, audio clips, and interactive websites, providing a more diverse and stimulating learning environment.
Touch-Based Interactivity: The touch-sensitive surface enables students to interact directly with the content, fostering hands-on learning experiences. They can drag, resize, and manipulate objects on the board, promoting active participation and critical thinking.
Screen Recording and Capture: Teachers can record their lessons or capture important moments during a presentation for later review, allowing students to revisit concepts or catch up on missed classes.
Collaboration and Sharing: Interactive whiteboards often support collaborative activities, allowing multiple students to interact simultaneously, work on group projects, or share their work with the class.