The real power has become obvious recently. Epson interactive projectors have been deployed progressively to all classrooms, replacing interactive white boards. The projectors are amazing. They can use dual pens, or can optionally use finger touch; teachers choose their preferred option.
Ultra short throw interactive projectors have a number of advantages when compared to older projectors. They
- do not throw a shadow on the board
- do not shine in the eyes of the user
- are very bright
- also allow the use a of a traditional white board and white board markers
A teacher with a touch enabled device (out teachers have a Surface Pro 3), digital ink software (OneNote or Word) and a MiraCast device can demonstrate fine grained handwriting from anywhere in the room. The teacher never blocks the view of a student.
Another benefit is that a student can also use the Surface tablet from his/her desk to demonstrate handwriting.
This combination provides amazing freedom for teachers. They have all the advantages of an interactive white board and a traditional white board while also having the choice to be able to project from a tablet from anywhere in the room.