Interactive equipment in schools. As the world of science moves forward, all areas of our life flourish. The world of science is developing as well, we can use many new technological solutions in schools. Several or several dozen years ago, no one would have thought about multimedia projectors. Today, projectors are slowly losing their importance. They have been replaced by other interactive equipment, i.e. multimedia boards. They allow the teacher and students to work in a multimedia manner that has not been possible until now.
Interactive equipment in the form of multimedia boards allows the teacher to: write down everything that happened on the board and transfer it in electronic or paper form to the students, he can also display any background needed during the lesson, for example: a checkered background or a staff. The multimedia board also allows him to write on this background. Another facilitation that this interactive equipment gives us is the launch of any educational program, dictionary, website or encyclopedia. Also in this case, it allows you to write after it. Another facilitation is the ability to prepare tasks or examples needed to conduct lessons in advance, which allows the teacher to save a lot of time and in such a short time.Additionally, such interactive equipment allows the teacher to display any illustration, animation, photo or movie.
Here, too, the teacher can write on the screen while displaying slides or a movie. What is important about this interactive equipment is the fact that it allows you to prepare interactive exercises for students. It is easier for a teacher to explain complex physical or mathematical equations on such a board. An example of such a board may be showing students in history lessons how the borders of Poland changed in different periods. The contours changing on one board and the changing dates at the same time will allow students to better assimilate this knowledge. Also for students, this form of acquiring knowledge may be more interesting, thus the teacher has a greater opportunity to interest his students in a given topic. Interactive equipment, such as multimedia boards, will allow students to better visualize complex issues with which they cannot cope.
Often, teachers do not have the opportunity to carry out various experiments, for example chemical experiments, in their classes. The interactive whiteboard can allow them to carry out such an experiment on it. It will also save time for them, as they do not have to prepare reagents during the lesson and they do not have to clean up, so they can make better use of the 45 minutes of the lesson.
The downside of interactive equipment, including multimedia boards, is their high price. Not all schools can afford to buy them. Another problem is that not all teachers can make good use of their potential. They prefer to use proven educational methods because modern technology, which they do not fully know, is something they are afraid of. This does not allow them to use the full potential of these boards, which often makes them unused. In order to be able to use their full potential and possibilities, they need to be connected to the Internet. This, too, can be a considerable expense for the school that it cannot cope with.
Therefore, if a school decides to purchase interactive equipment in the form of multimedia boards, it must also ensure thatso that it is used to its full potential. Therefore, apart from the fact that the school will purchase interactive equipment, it must ensure appropriate training for teachers and provide the boards with Internet access. Otherwise, it may turn out that the purchase of the plates was a waste of money. The risk of a failed purchase may be one of the factors why schools often decide not to purchase multimedia boards for their classrooms.
Therefore, if a school decides to buy a multimedia board or plans to buy other interactive equipment, it must consider how to use the potential of this equipment well. It is important that everyone who will use this equipment in the future is well prepared and trained for it. Otherwise, this expensive equipment will not fulfill what it was designed for and will not help teachers to better educate children and youth. However, using all its possibilities can make students enjoy the science.
Interactive equipment is more of a huge option for teachers, but it is also very complicated. Therefore, it is important that interactive equipment is used by people who know how to use it. They must also be provided with appropriate opportunities, such as internet access,which will allow them to prepare interesting lessons on multimedia boards. Interactive equipment is therefore a great opportunity but also a challenge.