At 31+ ViewBoard IFPs installed and counting, teachers and tech staff alike continue to be more than satisfied. Improvements over the projector-based systems include better image quality, the freedom to use any content, and the virtual lack of maintenance.
“ViewBoard displays are rated for 50,000 hours of use,” said Maine. “I look forward to the nearly seven years of zero-cost maintenance!”
Thanks to the 4K Ultra HD resolution, Teachers and students benefit from vibrant, crystal-clear images and text.
“One of nicest things about the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays is the picture clarity compared to our projector-based systems,” said Bradi Rhoades, District Technology Coach. “Even though the screen size is smaller, students can see text in the back of the room more clearly. This allows teachers to get through more content more easily.”
While transitions are often difficult and time-consuming, this one wasn’t. Getting teachers up and running with the new interactive displays was amazingly easy, Maine said.
“ViewSonic came in and did some training for the teachers,” said Maine. “And we helped them get started. But mostly, they figure it out. Working with the ViewBoard displays is very easy and intuitive.”
Breaking free from the constraints of proprietary software lets teachers make the most of the ViewBoard displays’ robust interactive capabilities, Maine noted.
“The teachers love not being locked into the software like they were with the Promethean system,” said Maine. “They can use whatever they come up with to teach, with no constraints on their creativity. And, they’re no longer limited by the device, they can plug in almost any device and it will work with full touch functionality.”
ViewSonic vCast™ provided Wilmington teachers with even more added flexibility. Now, teachers can control and interact with the classroom display from their tablets while moving around the room. This capability was another big selling point for ViewSonic, noted Rhoades.
“vCast lets teachers move around the classroom while broadcasting from their device to the display,” said Maine. “For example, a math teacher can be in the back of the room working with students while also writing an example and sending it onto the ViewBoard display for everyone to see.”