Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
The IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System is one of IPEVO's newest products, and to help celebrate its launch, IPEVO has made the compact and inexpensive teaching tool its October Wishpool Gift of the Month. Wishpool was started in January 2013 by education technology designer and manufacturer IPEVO, and the program is designed to provide free ed tech to deserving teachers in the United States and in other countries. Educators can "make a wish" for IPEVO technology for their classrooms at no charge by signing up at http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool and sharing their stories.
Available at a price of $149 from http://www.ipevo.com, the IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System delivers the ability to turn most any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard. This can be accomplished with two small devices: a Sensor Cam to detect movement, and an Interactive Pen to be held in the hand and operated on the board surface. In conjunction with a PC or Mac and the classroom projector, teachers can draw and annotate over projected teaching materials. The Interactive Pen can also remotely control the computer operating system along with a wide variety of software programs using pen tip presses and/or a button in place of mouse clicks.
The IS-01 is compact and lightweight — such that it can be quickly swapped between classrooms or taken with educators for travel — and it's also designed to be installed and calibrated in a matter of minutes. Given IS-01's portability and significantly less expensive price compared to conventional interactive whiteboards, IS-01 serves as an attractive alternative to whiteboards costing $1,000 or more.
Special IPEVO Annotator software is also available at no charge, which provides a toolkit of basic drawing and annotating tools. Using the Interactive Pen, teachers can highlight, emphasize, write text, and otherwise call attention to key areas of interest on their projected images to help clarify lessons.
"We're very excited to offer the new IS-01 as our Wishpool October Gift of the Month," said Royce Hong, CEO and big head of design for IPEVO. "We see the IS-01 as filling a real need for modern teachers looking to innovate on a budget, and the fact it can be easily swapped between classrooms stretches the education dollar even further. Teachers find themselves having to budget more wisely than ever before, but they rightly don't want to abandon interactivity and the learning opportunities that come with new technology. The IS-01 hits that 'sweet spot' of affordability and innovation."
Teachers in need of an interactive whiteboard can share their stories and "make a wish" for the IS-01 through the Wishpool program. To qualify, educators must be registered at a primary or secondary school in the United States, Canada, the European Union, or Japan. Teachers' brief "wish stories" are shared on the Wishpool site to inspire other educators, and selected teachers will receive a complimentary IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System.
Wishpool is receiving applicants at no charge on a rolling basis. Those interested in learning more can visit http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool to sign up and explore other wish stories.
IPEVO designs and sells innovative products to enrich today's connected lifestyle. We recognize the immense potential of new technologies to help people create, teach, learn, and inspire. From classroom to living room to conference room, IPEVO is dedicated to making technology more available, accessible, and affordable for all.
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