I was randomly browsing the web and came across a web site I’d never seen before called wiiboard.ie. Apparently the author of http://www.schoolsites.ie and some other business folk have come together to promote the use of the wiimote interactive whiteboard in schools. Right now there’s very little on the web site except for a couple of Johnny Lee Chung videos.
I have a sneaky suspicion that we’re going to be seeing a business plan forming in the near future: something along the lines of- “get an Interactive Whiteboard for under €1,000.” I hope they do because a supported wiimote IWB is probably better quality than a lot of pen-based boards out there.
However, I think if they do go down this road, they will have to remember to put training and support into their plan as this will separate them from the DIY brigade. These DIYers are doing fine without support but, in my opinion, that’s because they’re ok when things go wrong. They don’t mind playing around and spending ages fixing stuff. Well, at least they’re not scared to!
Last Update: August 17, 2017