I am always on the lookout for new tech that can help teachers in my district and districts around the country. One of the main issues with new technology is that it is usually too expensive for classrooms or the price is right, but the quality is not there. The IPEVO Interactive Whiteboard System is a product that is the right price and of great quality.
One of the things I love most about this product is that it was so easy to set up. After downloading the software onto the computer, I just needed to connect the camera to the laptop and angle it to the screen.
This graphic showed me exactly the best placement for my laptop and the camera. It only took me a couple of minutes to set it up correctly. Once I got it, I was able to mark exactly where I set it up so that I can quickly place it in the right spot each time I need to use it.
Here is what one setup might look like in the classroom.
The wand was very easy to use and the response was very quick. It took little time to get comfortable in using the wand as I used it as a mouse on the desktop and to annotate pictures using the IPEVO software.
The system does come with a ceiling mount adapter if you have your projector mounted. You will need an USB extension if you are running from the ceiling all the way to your computer, so please keep that in mind if you purchase the system.
Here is an example of the annotation software for the IPEVO Interactive Whiteboard System.
Another possibility to consider is the mobility of the system. It can easily be packed up and shared with other teachers looking to add an element of interactivity to their lessons. Other systems can be too large and impossible to share. That is not a problem with the IPEVO system. For schools that are looking to save dollars, this is a great option to consider.
Here is a look at everything you will get when you order the IPEVO Interactive Whiteboard System.
- Microsoft Windows 7, 8, Vista or XP
- Dual core CPU 2.0 GHz or higher (2.4 GHz recommended)
- 1 GB RAM or higher (2 GB recommended)
- Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
- Intel Core 2 Duo CPU or higher
Overall, I am very happy with the IPEVO Interactive Whiteboard System and recommend it to teachers out there looking to add another tool to their teaching tool chest. I have used other IPEVO products and have never been let down by a single one. For a great price of $149.00, teachers can add an element of interactivity to their lessons and allow students to take the stage to share what they know. Feel free to email me with any questions and to check out IPEVO's website for more great products.
This strikes me as being very similar to the Wiimote Whiteboard approach to IWBs. One IR sensor, preferably mounted on the ceiling (glad they included a mount), and a simple wand. This takes the DIY hurdle out of the picture, nice.ReplyDelete
FWIW, that marketing photo is hilarious. That laptop on a table in middle of the room would last all of 10 minutes before meeting the floor in a busy elementary classroom :)
I've been waiting for this to be available. I'm a huge fan of iPevo products. I have one of their doc cams and love it for the ease of use, functionality, and price.ReplyDelete
At $149, this is a no brainer for people looking for a whiteboard. I'm excited to have one to test out.
My only wondering: Will there be a way to use it with a Chromebook? There is a Chrome app that works really with the doc cam and I hoping there will be a similar solution for this technology.