Creative ways to use interactive projectors and whiteboards in classrooms
Interactive projectors and whiteboard, which support multi-touch finger gestures and interactive pens, have been increasingly popular in classroom AV solution among educators in recent years. With touch interactive functions and PC-free annotations, teachers and students can easily transform any surface into an interactive environment.
Many teachers have found creative ways of using interactive projectors and whiteboard to facilitate discovery-based learning. Here are some ideas on getting creative with interactive projectors and whiteboard and whiteboard in classrooms to make the learning experience a whole lot more fun for students:
With an interactive projector, you can illustrate the growth cycle of plants, animals and human beings using video clips available on the Internet to help students learn better. Teachers can pause video clips of speeches and let students draw thought bubbles to illustrate what the speaker’s audience might be thinking. With interactive whiteboards and projectors, annotations along with the images can be captured and saved for the students at the end of the lesson.
Easy brainstorming sessions
An interactive projector can also convert any surface into an interactive whiteboard without the need for a physical screen, letting students take down their ideas during a brainstorming session. With interactive projectors and whiteboards, these ideas can be captured as a PDF file and shared with students, parents or posted on the class website.
Interactive learning experiences
Learning is a lot more fun and engaging through interactive exercises such as matching games. This can range from getting pupils to link words with pictures of animals to matching famous quotes with their sources.
Introduce virtual tours with VR
Many places with a historical and cultural value offer virtual tours online, which can be shown to students using interactive projectors. With interactive projectors and whiteboard, students and teachers can mark out features of a historical site for as interactive learning experience.
Simplifying complex problems
Robotics is a great way to instil interest in science and technology. With an interactive projector and a document camera, teachers can easily demonstrate how to use tools to understand and eventually design robots or robotic projects, so that the whole class can easily see. After designing their robots, students can share their designs with their classmates. This combination of an interactive projector and a document camera can be used to simplify and teach complex problems and lessons.
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