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CA District Adopts iPad-Controlled Whiteboard Technology

The Val Verde Unified School District (VVUSD) in Southern California has outfitted more than 800 teachers with Splashtop Whiteboard.
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The Val Verde Unified School District (VVUSD) in Southern California has outfitted more than 800 teachers with Splashtop Whiteboard. VVUSD is a winner of the National Blue Ribbon School award and multiple California Distinguished School awards. 

VVUSD teachers can now use an iPad to control and annotate any content on their PC.

“As a teacher I can bring the lesson to an individual student to see what they are learning through their fingertips and the whole class can share in that experience,” noted Kevin Ho, Bethune Elementary School teacher. “They can solve a math problem or write a sentence and identify the parts of speech. With Splashtop Whiteboard and an iPad I can see learning through the eyes of a child, instead of a one-way teaching experience.”

Splashtop Whiteboard also made fiscal sense because of the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP). The District wanted to replace their single-use Interwrite tablets with multi-use iPads but needed a way to allow the control and display of the teacher’s desktop PC.

“We love Splashtop Whiteboard. It is the perfect solution for us. Placing this technology into the hands of our teachers and then letting them be creative and explore with it is critical to promote learning,” said Michael R. McCormick, VVUSD assistant superintendent of education services and Riverside County Administrator of the Year, 2012.

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