PolyVision ēno whiteboards: A great alternative to the SMART Board

The third post in an ongoing series on learning about Interactive Whiteboards in the classroom.

I enjoyed learning about the SMART Board products while writing last week’s post. This week, I had the opportunity to enjoy a demonstration of a PolyVision ēno Interactive Whiteboard. The product was demonstrated by PolyVision Territory Manager Dennis Guidera and Educational Specialist Amy Brandt. These knowledgeable representatives did an admirable job of clarifying the important ways in which the ēno product line, introduced this year, differs from the ubiquitous SMART Board products.

The PolyVision ēno products have some significant differentiators that anyone considering the purchase of interactive whiteboards would do well to be advised of, such as the following …

Writeable, virtually indestructible, ‘green’, surface
The unique ceramicsteel surface is practically indestructable (and 99.9% recyclable), and you can write on it with regular dry erase markers! (The rep demonstrating the product even wrote on it with a permanent Sharpie, and then wrote over that with a standard dry erase marker and the alcohols in that broke down the ink from the Sharpie and he simply erased it – pretty amazing. Don’t try that on a SMART Board!). In fact, the surface is warrantied forever (yup, forever). Check out this YouTube video for an amusing demonstration of the ēno’s durability.

[Please click here to continue reading the complete post at EmergingEdTech.com, where I blog regularly about the use of Internet and other technologies for education. Thanks!]

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