The Teaching Table
We’ve all worked with interactive smart-boards or projectors that let you manipulate items and write on the screen, but what about a tabletop that does this? That’s what Pioneer’s WWS-DT101 table is all about. It has a horizontal 52-inch touch-sensitive display that’s akin to a TV on its side. It can handle multi-finger gestures and is powered by a Core i7 computer inside. Imagine teaching children about World War II through maps and documents that are rearranged and enlarged on the table, not to mention finger painting and lettering your fingers browse through the Web. It’s innovative, potentially a breakthrough in school technology and will be available in Japan in the coming months, but is bound to be expensive.