Interactive Whiteboard




An interactive whiteboard (IWB) is a large display panel that connects to a computer and projector. It allows users to control and interact with the computer’s applications directly from the board’s surface using a finger, stylus, or other devices. Interactive whiteboards combine the functionality of traditional whiteboards with the power of modern technology, enabling users to write, draw, annotate, and manipulate digital content in real-time.

Here are some key features and components of interactive whiteboards:

  • Display Surface: The interactive whiteboard typically features a large, flat display surface, often resembling a traditional whiteboard or chalkboard.
  • Touch or Pen Input: Users can interact with the interactive whiteboard using touch gestures or a special stylus pen. This input method allows them to write, draw, select, and manipulate digital content displayed on the board.
  • Connectivity: Interactive whiteboards connect to a computer or other input device via USB, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi. They also require a projector to display the computer screen onto the whiteboard surface.
  • Software: Interactive whiteboards come with dedicated software that enables users to control the computer, access applications, annotate presentations, and create interactive lessons or presentations.
  • Multimedia Integration: Users can incorporate multimedia elements such as images, videos, audio files, and interactive simulations into their presentations or lessons.
  • Interactive Features: Interactive whiteboards often include additional features such as handwriting recognition, gesture recognition, shape recognition, and the ability to save and share content electronically.
  • Collaboration: Interactive whiteboards support collaborative work by allowing multiple users to interact with the board simultaneously. This feature is particularly useful in classrooms, boardrooms, and other group settings.

Interactive whiteboards are widely used in education, corporate training, business presentations, and collaborative work environments. They enhance engagement, interactivity, and visual communication by enabling users to interact with digital content in a dynamic and intuitive manner.