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Turn an iPad into an Interactive Whiteboard

April 8th, 2011 by Graham Attwell
this is almost enough to tempt me into getting an iPad. But also when talking to Jenny Hughes she pointed out a big flaw in Interactive Whiteboard design in that for younger kids many of them cannot actually reach the screen. they could of course, reach an iPad.
clipped from www.speedofcreativity.org
My experiments this evening with the Air Display ($10) application for iPad confirm what I’ve suspected for some time: Inexpensive mobile applications (relative to the cost of an IWB) can transform these devices INTO functional IWBs with many more benefits as well as capabilities. In this post, I’ll highlight some of the applications which can do this for Apple’s iPad, based on a phenomenal set of tutorial videos (over 52 minutes worth) shared recently by Tim Tyson. If you still have IWBs in your school technology plan, put your planning on hold. I’m hoping the ideas I share in this post will convince you to put those precious dollars toward iPads for students and teachers INSTEAD of an expensive device (an IWB) that will stay mounted at the front of a classroom gathering dust.
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