Because I am “writing” on a screen that is hanging from the ceiling, the lines are not always as straight as I’d like them to be. I think it’s because the screen is not stationary, but I’m not sure!
Honestly it’s not a huge deal…..because I’m just happy I can “write” on my screen!!
The other cons are mostly setup related. The whole system is a little cumbersome to set up and takes a lot of patience. (The Wii remote has to be mounted to the ceiling so it can “see” your screen and pen). For some unknown reason, the Wii remote sometimes fails to connect to my bluetooth and I have to restart the whole program several times. This is extremely frustrating when I’m trying to teach a lesson, so many times I’ve just given up on using the whole thing. I’m honestly not sure if it’s a Wii problem, a software problem, or a bluetooth problem!! Or perhaps it’s just a user problem! HA HA!
Even with all of the frustrations, I still LOVE my interactive whiteboard! It’s allowed me to do lots of things I never thought I’d be able to do, and has brought a whole new level of interaction to my kiddos. Right now my projector screen is a little too high for my kids to use the pen to interact with a website or a game, but eventually I’d like to lower it to allow them to utilize it more!
Wow, very inventive!! I would have never thought to use a Wii remote. We have Mimio's at our school. Not sure if you are familiar with those but it'll turn your existing white board to an interactive board.
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K is for Kinderrific says
I wouldn't have thought of it either!!! Who ever figured that one out is wayyyy smarter than me!! 🙂 I have heard of the Mimio's and think they sound absolutely wonderful!!!!!
Learning with Mrs. Brinn says
I have a Mimio too! This is such a creative way to make an interactive board! I haven't heard of this before.
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