Cost-Effective Whiteboard Technology Facilitates Group Learning in Any Teaching Environment
Vernon Hills, IL (June 25, 2012) – Interactive whiteboards are changing how educators are engaging students in their own learning process. now!Board™, new portable interactive technology from Learning Resources, provides educators with a simple, affordable solution that turns any surface into an interactive learning environment.
“now!Board offers a flexible alternative to installing expensive whiteboards in every classroom throughout a school building,” said Nicholas Provenzano, technology curriculum specialist at Grosse Pointe Public School District in Grosse Pointe, MI. “The mobility of now!Board enables teachers to create an engaging, collaborative learning experience in any room or classroom setting for their students.”
The portable technology works in all rooms, and is compatible with any projector and a computer. With its compact size and lightweight design, now!Board facilitates interactive teaching throughout the building, in spaces such as the gym, hallway, traditional or mobile classrooms. now!Board conveniently integrates with any software application and is aligned with 21st century learning and innovation skills.
“now!Board is handy for sharing technology resources among classrooms and rolling computer carts,” said Kathy Schrock, educational technologist and former director of technology from Eastham, MA. “Plus, now!Board is easy to operate, making this product a convenient and multifaceted tool for all educators regardless of their comfort level with technology.”
Designed to meet the needs of both teachers and students, now!Board screen height is variable based on wherever the projector is pointed, allowing students to reach and engage with now!Board at their height. Teachers control the computer and projector from the front of a classroom, and use the “board” to toggle among websites and applications.
Provenzano also cited the simplicity of now!Board as an additional benefit for educators. “The ease of use makes now!Board a great option for teachers looking to bring an interactive whiteboard experience to their students,” said Provenzano. “I had now!Board set up within minutes from start to finish, and I was able to easily manipulate my desktop with ease using the stylus provided.”
now!Board is part of the Simple Technology product line from Learning Resources. These technology tools enable educators to implement a multisensory approach, helping students learn through a combination of sight, hearing and touch. Field-tested in thousands of classrooms nationwide, the products can be implemented across the curriculum in subjects such as math, reading and science.
now!Board lists at $499, and ships with the now!Board camera, software and guide, carrying case, stylus and wand. The Jr. Wand is sold separately for $35. For more information, visit www.mynowboard.com.
About Learning Resources
Learning Resources® is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The company’s 1100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary, and middle-school markets. Among the company’s brands are Pretend & Play®, Smart Snacks®, New Sprouts™, Gears! Gears! Gears!®, Primary Science, now!Board™, Simple Technology, Hands-On Standards® publications, Rainbow Fractions®, and Reading Rods®. Learning Resources is headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL, with a European office based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England. For more information visit www.LearningResources.com or call 1-800-333-8281.