At the May 18, 2021 regular board meeting, the Jackson County Board of Education approved to purchase new interactive panels for all classrooms. Those interactive panels have arrived and are currently in our Central Office gymnasium. The new panels are larger than the current smartboards and support the 16:9 aspect ratio. The new panels support 20 points of touch whereas the Smart board only supports a single point of touch.
We purchased wall mounts for the majority of the interactive panels, however there are a few that will be installed on a cart so they can be moved about the building.
They also come with a 5 year white glove warranty. The new panels are rated to for 50,000 hours!
In terms of software the interactive panels come with MyViewBoard. MyViewBoard will open Smart notebook files and has integrated support for Google Drive.
We fully expect that all the interactive panels will be installed prior to the start of the school year.