Dec 23 2015

The Pros and Cons of Display and Collaboration Tools

An IT expert explains the features and bugs of three popular classroom technologies: TVs, interactive whiteboards and projectors.

Display and collaboration tools have come a long way since the age of blackboards and chalk.

These days, connected classrooms come stocked with advanced technologies that let educators and students share ideas and engage in deeper learning. During its latest K–12 webinar, Time for a Network Upgrade?, EdTech explored three such technologies, with help from expert Tim Landeck.

Landeck, who works as director of technology services at Pajaro Valley Unified School District, in California, described his thought process when choosing between televisions, interactive whiteboards and projector screens.

“Always, the first thing that we want to look at is, how are these devices going to be used? What are the curricular goals for these devices to accomplish?” Landeck said during the webinar. “It’s not about the device, it’s about the curriculum. And we want to make sure that the devices are going to support what the teachers are trying to achieve.”

Check out some of the device pros and cons Landeck identified during the prerecorded webinar, and then register for free for insights from two additional networking experts who participated in the event.




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