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Most Advanced Smart Board Tech for Classroom Success in 2023
  • 2023-03-10

Modern smart boards are designed to help teachers to engage their students and make the learning process more enjoyable. The essential models of smart boards in 2023 have 4K resolution, integrated whiteboard software and come with a variety of tools that can be used for drawing, writing, and annotating. 

At this year’s TCEA and FETC trade shows, the major brands of smart boards showcased new innovative technology that can help to unlock the power of your classroom.  Here are the latest innovations found on the most advanced smart boards in 2023.

  • Antimicrobial coatings to keep teacher and students safe.
  • EyeSafe certified blue light reduction technology to protect teacher’s eyes.
  • Real time cloud whiteboarding for remote learning.
  • Integrated air quality monitoring sensors with centralized reporting.
  • One tap lesson recording software with built in array microphones.
  • Automated teacher personalization using NFC technology.

Antimicrobial Technology in Smart Boards

Antimicrobial technology is an important feature of modern smart boards after COVID-19. Antimicrobial technology prevents the growth of bacteria and other microbes on the board, helping to keep the classroom environment safe and sanitary. This is especially important in classrooms with many students, as it can help to reduce the spread of germs and keep everyone healthy.

Many modern smart boards also come with antimicrobial pens, which can help to further reduce the spread of germs. 

Antimicrobial glass is now available in most advanced interactive display

Low Blue Light Certified Smart Boards

While most monitors from major brands such as BenQ, LG, and Dell come with EyeSafe certified low blue light filters, only a few of the top brands offer this protection on smart boards. Low blue light is a type of light that can cause eyestrain and fatigue, which can make it harder to concentrate. Low blue light technology automatically reduces the amount of blue light emitted by the board, making it easier on the student and teachers eyes and reducing the risk of eyestrain and fatigue – especially when students and teachers are writing on the board. 

BenQ Eyesafe® Certified screen effectively reduce blue light’s harmful effects.

Cloud whiteboard apps for Remote Learning

The most advanced now have integrated cloud whiteboard app that can also be used for remote learning.  For teachers tutoring remote students, or in a hybrid classroom, they can post a problem set on the board and ask participants to solve it live – even if the remote student is on a different network. This allows the teacher more customizable lesson—changing according to the needs of the students. These sessions may be saved to a file and shared with all participants so they can review their results at a later time.

Cloud collaboration allows students to work together and enables teachers to effectively interact with remote students with the help of hybrid learning modes.

Teacher Personalized Smart Board Technology

The latest premium smart boards allow teachers transform any board on campus to their own personal board using a single tap with an NFC card.  In 2023 BenQ has announced that they can use Microsoft Active Directory, Azure, and Google Workspace as the identity management database to make it simple for IT managers to integrate this technology into their infrastructure without having teachers and students setup accounts on a third party server.

Temperature and Air Quality Sensors in Classroom Smart Boards

Another important feature of modern smart boards is the inclusion of temperature and CO2 sensors. These sensors can help to monitor the temperature and air quality of the classroom, allowing administrators to better control the environment in their classrooms. This can help to keep the classroom comfortable, which can improve student engagement and focus.

Additionally, temperature and CO2 sensors can help to detect potential health hazards in the classroom. For example, if the CO2 levels in the classroom become too high, the sensors can detect this and alert teachers so that they can take steps to correct the problem.  The BenQ Board RP Series comes with license free software that enables administrators to capture and monitor environmental data on all the classrooms from a central location.

Smart Boards That Can Show Multiple Windows

On the most advanced smart boards in 2023, teachers can set up the board to show multiple windows at once, allowing them to quickly switch between different activities or display multiple images at once and facilitate advanced teaching techniques such as split screen teaching.

Lesson Recording Features on Smart Boards

The ability to record lectures and classroom lessons can improve student performance, especially for students who missed the lesson or were struggling with comprehension. This can be incredibly useful for remote learning, as teachers can record their lessons and post them online for students to view.  There are now smart boards available with built-in lecture capture apps – and array microphones that enable a teacher to record their lesson with a single tap right from the board.

What are the most advanced smart boards in 2023?

Based on the models shown at the TCEA and FETC education technology trade shows, here are the most advanced smart boards – and what features they offer for you and your classroom

Feature

BenQ Board

RP03

SMART

6000S

Promethean

ActivPanel 9 Premium

Newline

Q Series

Boxlight

MimioPro 4

Antimicrobial

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

EyeSafe® Certified

Yes

No

No

No

No

Cloud Whiteboard

Yes

Broadcast Only

No

No

No

Teacher Personalization

Yes

Yes

Requires Promethean Account

Yes

No

Identity Management

Microsoft AD, Azure,

Google Workspace,

ClassLink

N/A

Requires Promethean Account

No

No

Environment Monitoring

Temperature, Humidity, CO2, Dust,

Air Pollution, Formaldehyde (CH₂O)

Temperature,

Humidity

No

No

No

Multi-windows

Yes

No

No

No

No

Recording

Yes

Yes

V3 Models only

Yes

No

Yes

Conclusion

In conclusion, modern smart boards come with a variety of features that can help to unlock the power of your classroom. From antimicrobial technology to personalized smart board technology and lesson recording features, modern smart boards can help to make the learning process more effective and engaging. If you’re looking to upgrade the technology in your classroom, investing in a modern smart board is a great way to do so.