Interactive whiteboards are the forerunner of the touchscreen and are used with either wall-mounted or front projection systems. They enable you to do everything that you can do at your computer—open and close applications, scroll through files, hold meetings with others, create new documents or edit existing ones, visit websites, play video clips and more—by touching the interactive surface with your finger or the included pen. When you connect your interactive whiteboard to a computer and a projector, your computer image displays on the interactive surface.
You must ensure that you have a projection unit installed to work with the interactive whiteboard. Projectors are either wall mounted above the interactive whiteboard (ultra-short throw projection system) or are installed dropped from the classroom ceiling.
The SMARTBoard is an interactive whiteboard developed by SMART Technologies. It is a large touch-sensitive whiteboard that uses a sensor for detecting user input (e.g. scrolling interaction) that are equivalent to normal PC input devices, such as mice or keyboards.
The SMARTBoard is powered by SMART Learning Suite.
SMART Notebook software is now available as part of the SMART Learning Suite. This suite combines Notebook with assessment, student collaboration and game-based learning software, to create enriching learning experiences. It’s available on one simple licensing plan.