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I’ve lost my driver to my Interactive Whiteboard

Back in the mid-noughties, there were nearly 30 brands of Interactive Whiteboard on the market. Within a few years, most of the companies that sold these boards either went out of business or simply stopped selling these boards. When schools bought these boards, the companies usually came into the school and set them up. This including installing the board’s drivers on to whatever laptop was being used. Laptops generally die after a few years so it’s necessary to replace Read More...

My projector has broken. Should I replace my Interactive Whiteboard?

Traditionally, Interactive Whiteboards come in two main parts – the board and the projector. The board is usually something that will last a long time but the projector usually needs more maintenance. Bulbs tend to blow every 3-5 years and the filters often need cleaning. Technology, as we know, moves quickly so by the time a projector bulb goes, there’s usually a nicer model of Interactive Whiteboard on the market and the temptation is to go all out and replace the Read More...

Questions to ask about Interactive Touch Screens

At the recent IPPN conference expo, it was interesting to see the number of companies selling interactive touchscreens. They are being hailed as the successor to Interactive Whiteboards and they were certainly giving the principals some food for thought. The big selling point seemed to be that with an Interactive Touchscreen, there was no need for a projector and, in some cases, a laptop or computer. With projectors breaking down over the last few years, principals seemed turned on by the idea Read More...

Who is selling Interactive Touchscreen Displays?

If you are to believe what you hear, Interactive Whiteboards are about to be made obsolete by Interactive Touchscreen Displays, also known as Touchscreen TVs, LCD Touch Screens and various combinations of these words. I don’t think an acronym has been agreed on yet so I’m just going to call them Touch Screen Displays for the rest of this article. Touch Screen Displays are simply very big televisions that allow interaction by touch. Many TVs in houses have this feature nowadays Read More...

Why your IWB might be dim

I recently received a question via the contact form on the web site looking for advice about Interactive Whiteboards. The question went something along the lines of: in my classroom I have a IWB and projector. When I switch it on, the picture is so faint that the children cannot really see what is on display. Any advice, tips or suggestions would be very welcome about how to improve our situation please? Here are some ideas as to why a projected Read More...

Are we using our Interactive Whiteboards properly?

With all the hype around Interactive Whiteboards all but disappeared, about 90% of Irish primary classrooms now have them installed and they are generally being used on a daily basis. However, while Interactive Whiteboards might be used everyday, there’s a question mark over how they are being used in classrooms and are we using them effectively? From almost all of the courses and talks that I give, I generally hear two things at them. Is this how you use the IWB? The first is that Read More...

Hooking up an iPad to an IWB

Lately, the most popular question I’m asked by teachers is how to hook up an iPad to an Interactive Whiteboard. Technically, there isn’t a way of hooking up an iPad to an IWB. Rather you’re connecting it to a projector as, at this time of writing, there is no way to physically interact with the iPad using the interactive whiteboard and you still have to use the iPad itself to do so. I can think of three ways to Read More...

Digital Signage in Schools

Last year my school invested in some Digital Signage. In the article, I wanted to share some of the ways we’ve been using the Digital Signage and how it has added to our communication system in the school. For those who haven’t head of Digital Signage, you will definitely have seen it! Look around many shopping centres and you’ll find signs with advertisements on large video screens and that’s digital signage. Many different shops use them to showcase their products. There Read More...

Why is your projector not working?

Many schools installed Interactive whiteboards and projectors over the last  few  years but at this stage, warranties are starting to run out and, inevitably, that’s when things start to go wrong.  In order to minimise major breakdowns, it is recommended to treat a projector like a car – it needs a bit of a service now and then!  The following suggestions have been recommended by Stephen Linnane from Liosdoire Computers who has been providing ICT equipment to schools for several Read More...

Review of every Interactive Whiteboard

This is the last Interactive Whiteboard review that Anseo.net did in April 2011. Things have changed considerably since then in terms of pricing. These days IWBs are much of a muchness and the interactive element of the board is becoming less and less important. However, for those looking for an IWB, it might be helpful to see what is available. Ignore the pricing as that has all changed. Furthermore, many of the companies below have either ceased selling IWBs or Read More...

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