Every morning, when Cheryl walks into the classroom she docks her laptop, starts her machine and Ubi auto-starts so that interactivity is available right away - there is no setup or calibration time at all. As soon as her 3rd graders walk in the door...
Ubi is a technical tool with the "wow factor" that really gets the students wanting to use the technology and learn how the technology works. We will be using it everyday as part of our hands on STEM activities.
Students from K3-K12 to higher ed are increasingly using personal devices to participate in classroom activities. They use the devices to join a session remotely when they cannot make it personally to the classroom. However, these remote students lack the experience of the students in the classroom, since they have to rely on an often poor quality video feed to see what the teacher is writing on the board. These are the
The document camera is an amazing tool that allows teachers to have a more dynamic and interactive classroom. It lets the teachers move past the white board into the world of actual objects, physical documents etc. A historic map of your city, a dissected frog, a sculpture and even a worksheet can come alive under the eyes of the camera. So, there is no wonder that, there are a wide variety of
Inking or annotation is becoming a very popular feature in many apps.There are already native inking features within Word, PowerPoint , Excel and the new Edge browsers. But what if your preferred app like Chrome, or Adobe reader does not support it ? Annotating and inking is a key narrative tool for presentations and classrooms. It lets you dynamically create content making your session more interactive. Ubi Annotation app has all the right tools
Last year, Anne Hambrick, a mathematics enrichment teacher at Our Lady of Victory School in Cincinnati, Ohio, was searching for a cost-effective interactive whiteboard solution for her classroom. Her school had a few Smart Boards in classrooms, but there was no interactive solution in her classroom. For Anne, introducing interactivity into her curriculum meant that she could make her lessons more engaging and have students come up to the board and solve math problems.
We often hear from educators and IT staff who have had a good run with Smart board and Activboards, but are now ready to move on. They have seen the value of a digital whiteboard in their classrooms, but are aware that these old-fashioned products no longer work for them. The reasons of their frustration range from its lack of stability and precision, complexity of tools to high cost of maintenance. The
Mimioteach has become a quite attractive alternative to Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) to a lot of educators. If you already own a projector, there is no reason to replace it completely with a touchscreen or a brand new IWB. You can attach Mimioteach to your whiteboard and get a comparable experience. The device is also very portable, which adds to its value. Mimioteach works with the single stylus that is available as part of its package. It supports a
eBeam Edge has become a quite attractive alternative to Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) to a lot of educators. If you already own a projector, there is no reason to replace it completely with a touchscreen or a brand new IWB. You can attach the eBeam edge to your whiteboard and get a comparable experience. The edge device is also very portable, which adds to its value. eBeam works with the single stylus that is available as
Meet Peter LaMonica, a professor of Computer Science at Manchester Community College. Peter is a tech-enthusiast and often tries out new technology, both in his classroom, and in his day-to-day life. His goal is to teach his students to think, create and build innovatively. "When you are teaching technology, you definitely want to use tools that enhances classroom interactivity and engagement. You also want to use tools that are so innovative that it inspires your students to