The Mobile Classroom
After computers interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are the most common teaching technology in today’s classrooms- 59% of teachers have access to this technology (PBS 2012). These boards offer touch screen and drawing features to allow teachers and students to interact with content.
Mobile devices present new opportunities to use existing classroom technology such as IWBs. Software or hardware can be used to bridge the two devices depending on existing classroom configuration. Where IWBs have not been installed mobile technology can now eliminate the need to invest in IWB technology ($1700 to $3500 per classroom) while providing equivalent functions. Mobile devices present an untethered way to collaborate and interact with content where students and teachers can share their mobile device screen with multiple users and display them wireless through the classroom projector.
EdTech360 can help devise a strategy to help schools create highly interactive learning environments through the use of software or hardware to support IWBs and mobile devices in the classroom.