Monday, March 31, 2014

Boogie Board Sync 9.7 eWriter #EdTechChat #EdChat

Note: Improv Electronics sent me this Boogie Board Sync for the purpose of a review.

Here is the new Boogie Board Sync and I have to say, it looks beautiful. It is sleek and easy to hold. Very lightweight and simple to use. Watch this video that will explain the ins and outs of the new Boogie Board Sync.

The idea behind the new Sync is very simple. It will help eliminate the need for paper in a variety of ways. For the person that loves to just sit and sketch out ideas and doodle their thoughts, the Sync is the perfect tool for you. All of your ideas can be saved and shared directly into the cloud. As a big time Evernote user, I love the Sync because all of my brainstorm sessions can be jotted down, synced to my phone, and shared to Evernote when I'm ready. I can also share my ideas through other social media outlets if I choose. I love that flexibility in my tech tools. More and more companies are starting to catch on that users want to create AND share their ideas easily. The Boogie Board Sync 9.7 allows me do to that. 

I tweeted out one of my notes yesterday from the Boogie Board Sync and it was very simple. I just wrote a few notes and sent it out through my Twitter account. I can now send my friends hand written notes through Twitter. That is pretty neat. 

The one feature I absolutely love is the live drawing feature. My handwriting will appear on my iOS device while I write on the tablet. What I love most about this is that it could be wonderful in the classroom. Imagine connecting the iOS device to an Apple TV and projector. Everything I write can be shown to the class, saved on the device, and later uploaded to Evernote for students who might have missed class. The tablet could easily be passed to other students so they can share their ideas as well. I could see that as being a huge deal in a Math or Science class. 

The Boogie Board Sync will run you $99.99 on Amazon right now. I think this is a fair price for all of the things it can do for a teacher in the classroom and with students. 

Even though I'm a tech guy and I love to type away on devices, I still do tons of planning on paper, but now I do not have to do that and that makes my planning much simpler and less wasteful. I recommend giving the Boogie Board Sync a look if you are trying to find a solution to your note taking problems. A Boogie Board Sync with a free Evernote account can really help you get organized.

If you want to start your Evernote journey now, follow this link to sign up!



  1. Thanks for sharing with us... i like this blog,


  2. I'm intrigued by this. I'm an AVID ( elective teacher. Two days a week we do tutorials where students present questions to small groups and the groups work through answers. I've got three groups. The group members are supposed to take notes while the presenter speaks. The problem is that notes often get left behind.

    So, I started turning the Promethean board over to one group. One person takes notes and then we print them. I've got another group working with a flat screen TV, a Chromebook, and a Google Doc. This doesn't allow for easy drawing.

    This product fills all my needs (except for working with a Chromebook but that might be overcome with Evernote). I think a trip to Amazon is in order....

  3. I am working with a school that is using the Boogie Board Sync with a 1-1 MacBook initiative. Using the Boogie Board Sync and the Virtual Desktop Software the teacher can display hand written notes to the classroom projector. The teachers are really excited with the possibilities


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