Battle of the boards
Whiteboards vs Projectors
17 March 2020 | Technology
We are in the era where we see less chalkboards, more white boards and even more projectors. But which one is the best?
“Its way easier to read from a whiteboard than a projector” says Stephani van der Merwe, an IGCSE student.
Technology battle between Whiteboards and Projectors.
We all know the traditional Whiteboard. The one where the teachers back is towards the class, as he/she writes on the board with markers.
“I can easily see visual representations of images, slideshows, PowerPoints that the teachers show using a projector” state most IGCSE students.
On the other side of the ring we have the new and improved projector.
It does a good job displaying readable text and images onto a screen. It carries the weight of video-based teaching in classrooms. It requires power, which could be a drawback and of course, it empowers the teachers to never stop watching you.
Whiteboards need to be mounted on the wall and need long lasting whiteboard markers. There is literally no need for training anyone and everyone can use it.
The traditional classroom projector will need to hang from the ceiling and uses wires, mounting hardware and often audio.
Whiteboards are much cheaper depending on the size. The Quartet Whiteboard, Non-Magnetic Dry Erase White Board, 4' x 6' is N$2393.75. A very reasonable price.
Projectors can cost anywhere from about N$500 to well over N$50 000; of course, anything around N$5000 and cheaper is considered useless.
In the end it’s your decision, so do whatever floats your boat.