(PRWEB) October 16, 2010
The Interactive whiteboard has been shown to boost children’s and student’s attention span by up to 70%* and are therefore in increasing demand report Audio Visual Solutions specialists Portsmouth Communications Ltd
Interactive audio visual applications are in demand for educators who want to deliver dynamic lessons and involve their students in learning with technology.
According to market research by Futuresource Consulting, one in every seven classrooms in the world will feature an interactive whiteboard by 2011.
Government studies show that ease of use and confidence with the Interactive whiteboard technology is central to the delivery of better, therefore more effective, lessons.
The SMART board software brings classrooms in line with modern expectations.
But there are doubts as to whether resources are being wasted on fancy technology rather then basic school needs, such as resources and property repairs.
With budget cuts looming, schools need to be certain that the equipment they buy will be utilised frequently by teachers and will have a positive impact on learning.
Mindful of these budget constraints Portsmouth Communications Ltd has a proven track record of creating a competitively priced bespoke solution that meets the needs of the users and falls within budget.
Some examples include:
The SMART Board™ is a colourful tool; research also indicates that students respond well to displays where colour is employed.
Visual tools help pupils concentrate for longer and understand more fully, helping teachers to teach abstract concepts and complex ideas.
The SMART Notebook software let’s you go on a virtual field trip, bringing the classroom and overall learning experience to life.
Drawing tools, vibrant images and interactive material accommodate different learning styles for both visual and tactile learners.
Children with special needs can also see, read and manipulate content more easily.
The SMART Board Interactive Display Frame easily attaches to a variety of commercial plasma displays or select hard-screen LCD panels, turning it into a visually stimulating interactive touch screen.
The Interactive Whiteboard is also great for demonstrations and flexible enough to work in many environments other than teaching such as conferences, exhibitions and meeting rooms.
Presenters can easily and quickly navigate applications from the board, using their fingers or by using the SMART Pen Tray.
The SMART Group Response System enhances learning and encourages whole class participation.
Cordless handsets enable teachers to direct questions to the audience and simultaneously gather their responses. It is easy to use and can be used at all teaching levels.
During the question-and-answer session, the teacher allows the students to discuss their responses with other students before showing them the correct answer.
This process provides an opportunity for collaboration, active learning, peer instruction, and interaction; the SMART Response System also allows students to understand which answers they got wrong or right and why.
This helps the teachers obtain instant feedback on how well students are following the material presented during lessons, potentially promoting not just student engagement but also performance.
Studies indicate that interactive whiteboards have very positive impacts on the attention, attitude and motivation of all pupils and produces a co-operative learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Complementing this technology are the Document Visualisers (Cameras) which display real-time images of any object onto an interactive whiteboard or projection screen for the entire class to see.
Audio Visual Solutions specialists Portsmouth Communications have certainly seen a rise in the demand for Interactive whiteboards from a wide range of business sectors including schools, colleges, universities, hotels and conference venues.
Services provided included consultation, full survey, installation and overview training for the SMART and Promethean range of products.
In order to help users become fully conversant and comfortable with the functionality available within Interactive whiteboard technology, Portsmouth Communications also offer bespoke comprehensive SMART board training sessions delivered by a certified trainer.
For more information about the SMART and Promethean product range please contact Portsmouth Communications Ltd by telephoning 0800 849 7888, or visit http://www.portsmouthcomms.co.uk