Teacher Review for Splashtop Whiteboard

Interactive Mobile Whiteboard at a Low Cost

Celine P.
Technology coordinator
Horizon Middle School
Aurora, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We use this product to free our teachers from being tethered to their computers. With this tool teachers are able to control their computer with their Kindle or ipad. My teachers use it in conjunction with our licensed SmartNotebook software to turn their tablet devices into mobile interactive whiteboards. With this tool teachers are able to circulate around the room and hand the device to kids when they want them to interact.
My Take
Most of my teachers love this tool. Not all of them use it to its full potential. Some only use it as a wireless remote, but even then, it moves them form the front of the classroom to a place where they can monitor and interact with their students more effectively. The tools that come with Splashtop Whiteboard itself are very basic and limiting, but when the tool is used in conjuction with a tool like SmartNotebook and some training, it can be an extremely powerful teaching tool.