If you have an Ipad, computer and a projector then all you need to add an interactive whiteboard to your classroom is Doceri. You can trial the free version for 30 days and then, if you like it, buy it for $50.
What is Doceri?
Here is the answer according to their website:
I have an interactive whiteboard in my class but most teachers in my school don't. In addition, the board forces the teacher to teach from the the front of the room and I find myself constantly having to callibrate it and move to get out of the shadow. Wouldn't it be great to be able to get the benefits of having an interactive whiteboard with the ability to freely to move around the room?
Much like SplashTop Remote , Doceri allows you to control your computer from your Ipad. However, it goes much further by offering additional features such as being able to annotate on top of content and offering writing tools like those on interactive whiteboards.
How do I get it?
Much like Splashtop Remote, you will need to download the desktop version onto your computer and the app onto your onto your Ipad. the app is available for free on the App Store. You can download a free trial of the desktop version to try it and then download the paid version for $50 for each computer. This may sound rather expensive but is just a fraction of the cost of getting an interactive whiteboard for each class.
Is it worth getting?
The reviews of it are great but I have not had the chance to use it yet since we are still waiting for Apple to release the new Ipad in Singapore. I will be sure to test it out as soon as I can and add my experiences. I think it would certainly be worthwhile for any educator to download the trial and see for themselves if it is as good as it promises to be and if they really can get a $50 interactive whiteboard for their classroom.