While this post does not focus on student-owned technology, it is concerned with keeping a mobile and cost-effective classroom.
Interactive whiteboards (SMART boards, Promethean boards) have long been a sought-after and worthwhile addition to many classrooms, but cost has often been a prohibitive factor. However, recent years have seen the rise of “interactive projectors,” or digital projectors that retain much of the same functionality of an interactive whiteboard. These projectors are able to turn any surface into an interactive display, be it a wall or a chalkboard! Better yet, they often cost a third of a traditional interactive whiteboard. This price, paired with the mobility of a projector, makes for an appealing solution for a program’s needs. Popular brands include InFocus and Mimio, and even traditional projector brands like Epson are now offering interactive models.