ISTE 17: Need A Touch Screen Board, Get Ubi
Touchscreens have turned into a vital tool for education. Most kids, even entering into kindergarten this fall, have had some kind of experience with a touchscreen. The analog school days are over. Kids these days will never understand the pain of having to clap erasers as punishment.
Touchscreens and interactive boards at the front of the classroom have allowed teachers and students to enjoy vast amounts of video in an interactive environment. Elementary school students often find themselves at the front of the room circling states, letters and even body parts on a touch screen interactive board. Technology has definitely transformed the classroom and made education smarter.
Not all schools are fortunate enough to have multi-touch displays at the front of the room. Sometimes it’s cost prohibitive. Sometimes the space isn’t right but for whatever reason the folks at Ubi have created technology that can turn any flat surface into an interactive, touch screen.
The Ubi Touch Kit comes in a variety of configurations from one mouse point, to one touch point and even 20 point multi-touch. Ubi’s touch kit allows the user to manipulate the screen with their finger or with the Ubi pen. With Ubi users can annotate anything on the screen and use basic touch gestures. A lot of the features built into even the most expensive mutli-touch displays can be found in the Ubi touch kit at a fraction of the cost.
The Ubi Hub makes it easy to wirelessly display any device onto the Ubi Touch Screen. It’s kind of like Apple Airplay on an Apple TV. Once connected to the Ubi Hub the content on the source computer becomes completely interactive on the touch screen.
Ubi’s Touch Kit works with any tv or projector. The Ubi system comes with an Ubi Waterfall infrared sensor and a camera. The camera picks up on shadows that are in the line of sight for the waterfall sensor and translates that data right back to the computer. Open apps, annotate presentations, create art, or use as a regularly old digital whiteboard. There’s not much that Ubi can’t do.
You can try out the magic of the Ubi Touch kit at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, June 25th-28th, booth #118 and online at ubi-interactive.com