8 Ways Teachers Have Used the IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, APPLICATION, All Applications, IS-01, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2014-05-26

Only a couple months ago, IPEVO made the IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System available to our Wishpool teachers. What’s Wishpool? It’s a community of tech-minded teachers who are using IPEVO tech to make a difference in their classrooms, all while sharing their stories to inspire others. It’s free to sign up, and teachers can “make a wish” to potentially get free IPEVO products!

It turns out that IPEVO’s inexpensive alternative to pricey smart boards — $149 for IS-01 versus many thousands of dollars for conventional interactive whiteboards, if you’re keeping score at home —is a big hit with Wishpoolers. Just check out these 8 different IS-01 benefits pulled right from the real stories of real teachers.

1. Simple and easy to use

“We received the Interactive Whiteboard System and tried it out the same day. It was so easy to use and really drew the students into the lesson!”
By Stephanie Peters of Bosco Catholic Schools System, Gilbertville, IA.

Read Stephanie’s full story at: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/308

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2. Add variety to everyday lessons

“The students or myself have used it daily since we received it. We have used it to play games, practice our handwriting, write group stories, and they love to just create free drawings. If I don’t use it they remind me to use my ‘magic pen.”
By Beckie Nieman of NORTH PIKE ELEM, Summit, MS.

Read Beckie’s full story at: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/336

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3. A learning tool that’s fresh and fun to use

“The students’ eyes lit up when they saw something new and interactive they could use in the classroom. I have never seen so many students truly engaged to a math lesson and prepared to use a new piece of technology.”
By Amy Augle of Wilkins Elementary School, Justice, IL.

Read Amy’s full story at: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/307

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4. Save your work and students’ work, and come back to it later

“The whiteboard makes it easy for us to list ideas, draw, and create together. It’s great to be able to start brainstorming together and instead of erasing the marker board, we can save what we put together and come back to it later.”
By Lauren Veale of Lakeview Elementary, Negaunee, MI.

Read Lauren’s full story at: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/378

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5. Tackle complex subjects, like math, in an interactive way

“Currently they are working on double digit multiplication in math. As students use the system to manipulate numbers on the whiteboard others are using their individual whiteboards to do the work. Everyone is engaged. What a wonderful sight to see.”
By Marita Schroeder of Bosco Catholic School System, Gilbertville, IA.

Read Marita’s full story at: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/367

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6. Alternate with iPads for effective cross-technology teaching

“They get excited to use it and it allows me to give them more technological experiences which is what our school wants. With more classrooms going one on one with iPads, this allows my students to have yet another opportunity to have technical experience and have fun learning as well.”
By Ashley Kleinhardt of Clare Primary School, Clare, MI.

Read Ashley’s full story at:http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/372

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7. Mix it up with multimedia teaching approaches

“The Interactive Whiteboard has helped with differentiated teaching as well as bringing a visual and auditory stimulation that my class has not had before.”
By Brett Walden of Broach School of Jacksonville – South, Jacksonville, FL.

Read Brett’s full story at: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/310

8. Keep your students excited, focused and engaged

“We are loving our new interactive whiteboard! it gives my students a chance to interact at any time, and keeps them focused. I am thankful that I am now able to expose my students to technology like this and strive to make learning more enjoyable for them!”
By Sarah Smith of Lake Forest Elementary, Sandy Springs, GA.

Read Sarah’s full story at: http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool/story/345

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How can the IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System improve teaching in your own classroom? Don’t commit a large part of your budget to a conventional interactive whiteboard to find out. With the IS-01, a small investment could make a huge difference.

IS-01 Tips and Tricks #3- Drawing a Planet with Annotator

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, All Products, PRODUCT) by joseph on 2013-12-26

 

IPEVO’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System and Annotator are perfect for drawing and annotating over lessons. Here we are going to show you a few easy steps you can take to draw a planet that you can share and use with your students. And if you don’t have Annotator don’t worry, IS-01 is compatible with any drawing program that receives mouse input. Give it a try and let us know what art programs you use with IS-01 down in the comments.

1. Select the Shape Tool:

Double click the shape tool icon to access the options for your tool. Now choose your desired color and size.

2. Draw a Circle:

From the top left/right corner drag the Interactive Pen down to the opposite bottom right/left corner to create a circle.

3. Draw the First Ring:

Starting from the top left corner drag another circle down towards the bottom right corner creating an ellipse.

4. Draw the Second Ring and Erase:

Repeat Step 3, but further out this time. Then select your eraser tool and erase the appropriate areas.

5. Screen Capture:

Select the the tool with a camera icon on it to take a screen capture. Then save, and rename as you wish.

6. Re-load Image:

You can now re-load the image whenever you need it.

For more Tips and Tricks check out these!

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IS-01 Tips and Tricks #2- 6 Ways to Improve Your Lesson with IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System and Annotator

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, Software and App, APPLICATION, All Applications, IS-01, PRODUCT) by joseph on 2013-12-18

IPEVO’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System and Annotator Software can be a great addition to any classroom.  It is a tool that can help to improve any lesson or activity.  Here are just 6 ways IS-01 can help improve your lesson.  Have a suggestion on how you would use IS-01?  Let us know down in the comments.
1. Powerpoint and Presentation Software:
IPEVO’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System is compatible with any power point presentation software.  You can even write and highlight sections for emphasis when using IPEVO’s Annotator Software.

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Isabel Yrene presentation for her student's parents.

Isabel Yrene presentation for her student’s parents.

2. Interactive Games and Apps:
Create fun educational games with IPEVO’s Annotator and IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System. Any interactive application or website that your mouse can operate will be compatible with IS-01 and it’s interactive pen.

Stephanie Peters students annotate on top of a concrete wall.

Stephanie Peters students annotate on top of a concrete wall.

Students at Crosby Middle School working with their "Magic Wand."

Students at Crosby Middle School working with their “Magic Wand.”

3. Checking Work and Teaching Lessons:
Load files and combine IS-01 with Annotator to write/draw and create an immersive lesson.  Or use any of IPEVO’s document cameras to project the image and annotate over it.

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Beckie Nieman has her student practice their writing with IPEVO's IS-01 and P2V.

Beckie Nieman has her student practice their writing with IPEVO’s IS-01 and P2V.

4. Interact with Videos
Annotate and interact with live videos to help enhance your lesson. IPEVO’s IS-01 is compatible with YouTube and any media player.

5. Drawing:
Create drawings and notes using IS-01 and Annotator or other drawing applications like MS Paint to help in your lessons.

Sandra Steinfadt using IS-01 to explain one point perspective.

Sandra Steinfadt using IS-01 to explain one point perspective.

Amy Augle students IS-01 during their math class.

Amy Augle students IS-01 during their math class.

6. Write and Draw over Posters and Props:
Use any poster or prop and write/draw over it.  Be careful of any posters with a glossy surface as it can interfere with the Sensor Cam.

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For more Tips and Tricks check out these links!

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IS-01 Tips and Tricks #1- Calibrating with Ceiling Mount

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, All Applications, All Products, IS-01) by joseph on 2013-12-10

IPEVO’s IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System can be positioned on most any flat surface or tripod.  Included with IS-01 is a ceiling mount, which allows you to mount your Sensor Cam onto a ceiling or ceiling-mounted projector.  Here are a few tips and tricks on how to mount your ceiling mount and calibrate your IS-01.

1. Check the Distance and Alignment:

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Have someone tap the four white squares as you adjust the Sensor Cam to align with your target surface.

2. Attach the Mount:

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Twist the Sensor Cam base onto the screw on the ceiling mount until tight. Turn the star-shaped knob near the base for additional angle adjustment.

3. Remove the Sticker:

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The sticker of the ceiling mount is extremely adhesive and should only be applied once. This is why we recommend you check your alignment before mounting.

4. Mount the Ceiling Mount:

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Ensure the intended mounting target is clean then affix the ceiling mount onto the the intended mounting surface.

For more Tips and Tricks check out these links!

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