What is an

Interactive Whiteboard

An interactive whiteboard is a digital device that allows users to project files and manipulate them on a board’s surface. An interactive whiteboard will only function when a computer, projector and LCD display are present. A whiteboard will display whatever is shown on a user’s  computer screen. When connected to a computer, the interactive whiteboard transforms into a large-scale, touch-sensitive version of a user’s screen. The user can control the screen by touching it with a special pen or with a hand, rather than a mouse. 

An interactive whiteboard is a display that reacts to input from a user or from other digital devices. Interactive whiteboards digitize tasks and operations and can be used to share messages, present information and engage in collaborative brainstorming. Interactive whiteboards permit users to annotate documents, images and other content in real time.