How will interactive whiteboards look like in 2020
There has been a paradigm shift in the way education is being imparted now. With so many tools at our disposal, the methodology has totally shifted for good.
The chalkboard had been the most promising tool for teachers for disseminating notes for more than a century – but not now!
After the smart whiteboards came into picture, somewhere in 1990s, the education methodology ushered in a new world. This not only empowered teachers with newer tools but also increased students’ engagement levels. Once boring classrooms turned into interesting zones where students not only could imagine but also visualize concepts. Wasn’t it a great achievement? But it was not the end state of smart boards.
AI has completely transformed our lives. It changed the way we think and work. Now smart boards have become AI-enabled interactive whiteboards that follow voice command and adapt to user behavior.
As a cutting-edge virtual classroom platform
Interactive whiteboards are now a pivotal tool for creative thinking and collaboration. Teachers and students could have a live discussion and based on the information collected during the discussion, the whiteboard could dram insights into that topic. It also enables instructors, managers, and groups to document their inputs and insights, simultaneously.
You have a point and you want to prove it during discussions? These whiteboards will work as your virtual assistant, collect data, assimilate, and even analyze on your behalf – all in a one go!
As an analytics tool to map student behavior
Being a teacher, you need to be aware of performance level each and every student of your class, but imagine if you are conducting a class of say 200 students then it would be a difficult task, but here interactive whiteboards come at at your rescue. While you concentrate on disseminating notes and explaining a concept to your students, the whiteboards’ analytics could tap each and every students’ behavior pattern and generate a report at the end of the lecture. This makes easy for you to analyze and even counsel a student for improvement in academics.
Collaborate, anytime, anywhere
The digital whiteborads of future will allow students to collaborate with other students and teacher from any part of the world by logging into app.
Users can use the Whiteboard app on the browser or download a Windows app or even an iOS app. If you own a Microsoft surface stylus, you can easily use it for sketching or making flow diagrams on the whiteboard app.
They even enables users to sketch their ideas while benefiting from the access and connectivity of an interactive canvas. Users can easily drop images, add notes, and pull assets directly from the web while collaborating with other students and teachers from anywhere.
Save your notes on cloud and access anytime
No need to take photos of your whiteboards or mark them with “Do Not Erase.” Your whiteboards’ notes will automatically get saved in cloud and could be accessed from any device by logging in. This saves a lot of time, which can be utilized for other stuff.
Interactive whiteboards will be the go-to brainstorming tools for teachers and students. With distributed geographies, education methodology needs to be shifted to smart devices and cloud applications.
Digital whiteboards are doing a phenomenal job of making that transition smoother while inspiring new ideas and fostering creativity.