Schools are finding themselves on the other side of spending thousands of dollars on interactive whiteboards and now there is an interactive whiteboard that each student can hold in his or her hand rather than 25 students crowding around one.
Who ultimately ends up on top has huge implications for educational technology leaders, who must determine which company is the best fit for their needs, and at a cost their districts can afford in still-difficult budget times. Complicating those decisions are changes in the technological landscape that are raising questions about the long-term educational relevance of interactive whiteboards. Do classrooms really need them in the age of iPads?
And schools are behind again.