Interactive whiteboard (IWB) TechnologyJune 23, 2019
The smart whiteboard is quite different from the traditional blackboard. The use of interactive whiteboard requires a great deal of information to meet the various obstacles and technical problems that can be created by integrating this new technology into the smart whiteboard.
In this new article we will talk about the smart board: types, disadvantages and advantages.
Types of Smart whiteboard:
Whiteboard Powered by electromagnetic technology:
The whiteboards supported by this technology are of high accuracy but their surfaces are more perishable than those supported by touch technology.
These whiteboards are associated with the pens attached to them. If these pens are lost, the whiteboard becomes unusable.
Whiteboards supported by touch technology (Touch-Screen):
Smart-touch whiteboard can be controlled using the stylus attached to it, or using fingers.
Whiteboards supported by optical technology:
The whiteboards screen supported by this technology can capture infrared or laser beams emitted from the supplied pen.
Note: Infrared only responds to the attached pen, without which the whiteboards can’t pick up the IR, and if the pen is lost, the whiteboard becomes useless.
Disadvantages of the smart board:
An interactive whiteboard (IWB) requires a high degree of concentration, which causes fatigue quickly for whether the teacher or receiver, as well as that the interactive whiteboard has some technical Difficulties, and its cost is very high compared to the traditional blackboard.
Advantages of the smart board:
Some types of interactive whiteboard are easy to install and use, as well as easy to transport from one place to another and low maintenance costs.
The Interactive Whiteboard features multiple options, such as connecting directly to computers with USB ports or through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The interactive whiteboard allows choosing the appropriate means of illustration and explanation from images, videos, documentaries, sound files or presentation files.