IWB). Special software is run on the computer and then the image is projected onto an special board. The interactivity of the board my be controlled through a variety of technologies including InfraRed light, electromagnetic arrays, or even resistive touch-based materials.
In a previous posting, Poof, Your iPad Becomes an Interactive Whiteboard, I discussed how you could create your own interactive board by hooking your iPad to a projector and then using Air Display and Ink2Go software to interact with your ipad screen.
NOW it's time to consider using a wireless option. A few months ago, a friend of mine - Bridgette Wagoner suggested that she was looking into interfacing a $100 Apple TV device (connected with the projectors already in the classroom) with an iPad to create a portable interactive slate for her classroom in Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District. Turned out that she needed to wait for the iOS 5 for this to work, but she has it running in her schools now.
Recently, Scott Meech wrote an article for EdReach entitled The iPad 2 and Apple TV . . . Ed Tech Industry Killer? He proposes this solution and then lists 11 reasons why it might be a useful application. I found it quite interesting and it looks like a view into the future.
What do you think? Are you using this solution already?