Interactive screens seem to be the latest classroom accessory to attempt to replace the Interactive Whiteboard. Basically, with the constant dropping of prices in big screen TVs, interactive touch screen are now at a similar price to IWBs. Our friends in Liosdoire are currently selling a VIVIDtouch’s 65″ interactive display for €3,500 and Mediascene are selling a Mitouch for around €3,000, which compare favourably with IWB prices.
The main advantage of these screens over IWBs is the lack of need for a projector and therefore natural classroom light and shadow are no longer an issue. It will be interesting to see if this technology will replace IWBs in classrooms as time goes on.