Interactive Displays and their Benefits to your Classroom
If you are looking for a way to revolutionize your classroom environment, look no further than an interactive display. Interactive displays can be used with any type of content or media. This article will discuss how to take advantage of the educational benefits of interactive displays in your classroom.
An interactive display can present information in novel ways that are engaging and comprehensible to students. The screens are also large enough for all students in the class to see what is on the screen at once, which makes them ideal for collaborative learning situations where teachers want to present information about multiple topics at once for maximum comprehension by all learners in the classroom.
What is Interactive Display for Teaching?
Interactive displays are large, high-quality screens that are used in schools to enhance the learning experience for students and teachers. An interactive display can be used for teaching a variety of subjects, including science, math, and language arts. In addition to being used in the classroom, an interactive display is also ideal for use during presentations and in conjunction with events organized by educational institutions.
Interactive displays offer a multitude of benefits to users, including:
As their name implies, interactive displays are designed to be utilized by users as part of a hands-on learning experience. Users can interact with content on the screen directly through touching the screen or through using special peripherals plugged into the system such as light pens or touchpads.
Interactive displays create a highly engaging environment that inspires creativity in students. Instead of simply listening to an instructor read information, students learn more by actively exploring the content on the screen and using their hands to interact with it.
Interactivity can be used to simulate real-life experiences by allowing students to actually touch and manipulate objects on the screen. Interactive displays come in all shapes and sizes, from small screens that fit on student desks that are controlled by a mouse or a special touch pen, to large flat screens which can be mounted on the walls of classrooms for use with interactive whiteboards.
Interactivity also allows teachers to present content in a highly appealing visual format that is more attractive than static text-only material presented during traditional lectures.
Feedback provided by interactive displays encourages improvement in student learning. The screen tracking the eye movements of students allows teachers to see exactly where students are looking when they interact with the screen. This information can be used to determine where students need more practice and also can pinpoint which sections of the material are easiest for them to grasp.
Interactive displays can be used by teachers as a tool for training and familiarizing students with particular software programs, including 3D modeling programs that allow users to build virtual worlds using geometric shapes and manipulate these worlds in real-time onscreen using a special interface much like the interface used in video games. Interactive displays also come with pre-programmed lessons that users can follow along with.
Interactive displays allow teachers to be more effective in maintaining discipline in the classroom. Interactive displays allow teachers to keep an eye on all students at once, which makes it easy to identify troublemakers when they misbehave or show disruptive behavior.
Interactive displays can also be used by teachers as a tool for modeling appropriate behavior and instilling good manners among students. For example, teachers can use interactive display programs to teach table manners and the proper way to use utensils, as well as lessons on etiquette like how to properly address adults of different social classes and how to address members of the government.
Interactive displays allow teachers to communicate with students and other faculty in a highly effective way. For example, interactive displays can be used to project visual aids during class presentations. Teachers can also use the screen to send messages, such as a message telling students that class is being let out early or that an event or activity is starting in the hallway.
Interactive displays for schools come in all shapes and sizes, from small screens the size of a tablet computer which can be placed on student desks, to large flat screens that can be mounted on the walls of classrooms for use with interactive whiteboards.
ActivPanel Interactive Display by Promethean
Promethean has a pretty fantastic interactive display for teachers, the “ActivPanel” which is an interactive whiteboard available in different sizes. The ActivPanel includes two digital flat panels and one digital parabola that can be placed up to 17 feet apart. The flat panels are all touch-enabled, but the larger models also include digital pen styluses that can be used as well. The flat panels are effectively touchscreens, but they also include several other tools such as an eraser and a magnifying glass. There is also an optional laser pointer that allows teachers to use the display as a pointer for presentations or demonstrations rather than having to use their hands or move things around on their desks.