Interactive whiteboards are used in many schools as replacements for traditional whiteboards or flip charts or video/media systems. An interactive whiteboard is a large interactive display that connects to a computer and projector. Users can control the computer using their finger or a pen device on the board’s surface.
Interactive whiteboards can be used to:
Operate any software that is loaded onto the connected PC, including web browsers
Use software to capture notes written on a whiteboard
Control the PC, such as the “click and drag” functions
The software supplied with the interactive whiteboard will usually allow the teacher to keep notes and annotations as an electronic file for later distribution either on paper or through a number of electronic formats.