It’s a common question in all schools – iPad or Interactive Whiteboard.
In working with teachers and seeing how they use both, it is clear that an iPad + projector can deliver much much more than an IWB.
Think of this – teach with mobility, have the class interact from anywhere, open a world of resources – and do it flexibly, the was you want it for your class – not in a prescribed and generic way.
That said, we know many schools have deployed IWBs so if you want to use the iPad as a replacement or a compliment to an existing system, there are many ways that can be achieved.
Here are a couple of ways the iPad can be used with your existing IWB deployments:
1. Use the iPad as a wireless teaching device
Leave your IWB and PC in place. Install Airsketch on the iPad. Now open the browser on your PC.
From here you can walk around the room and draw on the board, or hand to pupils to do likewise.
2. Use it as a slate
Use the iPad instead of expensive single function slates as an input and feedback device from the class – install Doceri or Splashtop and take full control of your PC and allow pupils to input, draw and annotate any of your current resources.
3. Use it as your IWB.
Install Doceri or Splashtop on your iPad – this will give you all of the funtionality your IWB does , but wirelessly throughoug the classroom.
4. Use it to control your current IWB software
If you like your existing software and use it daily, then install many of the remote desktop apps the App store has on offer. This will let you ‘connect’ to your classroom PC and use the full features of your current IWB software system.
We cover these solutions in depth in our courses – but if you just want some further advice, head to our contact page and let us know what questions you may have.