The latest ActivBoard Touch interactive whiteboards from Promethean have been made for classroom collaboration with support up to six individual touch inputs. This makes it great for group work or having several students doing a problem independently on the board. Available in 78- and 88-inch models, the boards work with Windows, Mac and Linux computers and work with a stylus or fingers. You can use it to teach with PrometheanPlanet’s library of 80,000 educational resources, there’s an optional sound bar and you can order the screen with the company’s marker-friendly Dry-erase surface option.
What does an interactive projector one better? A large screen touch monitor, like the new MimioDisplays. They all can show high definition material, come in 55-, 65-, 70- or 84-inch sizes and have low glare glass coatings so everyone gets a good view of the action. The monitors allow several students to collaborate on screen with finger motions, digital pens and taps.
When HD monitors just aren’t sharp enough, it’s time to consider moving up to 4K ultra-high definition displays. The Asus PB287Q not only fills the 28-inch screen with 3,840 by 2,160 resolution and has the ability to show more than 1 billion individual colors, but the screen has a superfast 1 millisecond response time. It can be connected via a DisplayPort or HDMI and the screen can be moved up and down, twisted side-to-side or pivoted. The display costs $650.