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The best interactive whiteboards/projectors?

Started by Sam Hamilton 06 Aug 2012 12:58pm () Replies (17)

Kia Ora Tatau,

I am a Teacher at Matata Public School in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.  We are just beginning our e-learning journey are i am investigating how well interative whiteboards work in the classroom and what are the best projectors and software to get.  I was wondering if folks could pass on some of their knowledge in this area.  

Our school has very high ceilings and also as lots of trucks drive past the school there is a lot of shaking.  THis may cause trouble with collaboration of software.  So i have been thinking of 'short-throw' projectors.  Can anybody tell me much about these? are these a projectors to use?  

Also, in terms of making our whiteboards interative what hardware/software would people recommend?  I have heard schools use different things for different year groups.  Is there a difference in what they can do for different year groups?

This is my first post on here and any help would be hugely appreciated.  i am sure there are lots of questions i have failed to ask but this is just a start:o)

Thanks vary much,

Sam Hamilton


  • Craig Robinson (View all users posts) 06 Aug 2012 1:44pm ()


    We have 16 Interactive Ultra short throw epsom projectors. We run Mimeo software. It all works very well. We got a site license for the software by purchasing 1 of their slates. Subsequently we have brought new slates as teachers have shown a desire to use them.

  • Craig Robinson (View all users posts) 22 Aug 2012 10:54pm ()

    Hi Sam

    The projectors are stunning. The ultra short throw is definitley the way to go. They are interactive and come with the software that enables the computers to talk to the projectors (Easy Interactive Driver) and therefore the use of their interactive pen.They also come with a basic creation package (Easy interactive tools). This is pretty gutless and hence our use of Mimio software which is fully functional with this set up. As I said previously you can get a site license for this software by buying 1 Mimio tablet which makes it very cost effective. The projectors aren't wirelessly connected. They work really well for us and staff are using the interactive features more and more. Hope this answers all your questions.

    Cheers Craig

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