Sunday, February 19, 2012

now!Board a Portable Interactive Solution

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I am excited to introduce you to the now!Board, a Learning Resources Portable Interactive Whiteboard Technology to use in the classroom.

now!Board offers similar interactions to SMART technology without the board.  This is a cost effective solution to purchasing a $1500 interactive board.  now!Board is available at the affordable price point of $499.  

I was a bit surprised to receive a package as small as a shoe box.  I was certain more was still to come.  After opening, I pleasantly stunned to see how portable the device really was!  Technology that literally fits in the palm of my hand!  With only three steps, my new now!Board was installed and operating successfully!  

Step 1: Download the software.
Step 2: Hook up the camera by USB cord.
Step 3: Calibrate the board with the stylus.

NOTE: You will need a projector and a computer to interact with the now!Board technology.

The portability factor is a HUGE plus.  As a team teacher, I'm able to pass along the technology to my partner to use in her class.  No longer are the worrisome days of moving grade levels or classrooms and leaving the installed technology behind!  

The product comes with a wand and stylus for differentiated motor skills. Since you are using a regular whiteboard, you do not have the touch capabilities of the SMART Board.



Houghton Mifflin is my reading curriculum resource.  Although I love the eWord games, I often leave this as a center tool rather than an instructional tool.  This past week, I was able to allow the students to interact with the eWord vocabulary games for Theme 4 during my mini-lesson AND the kids loved it!  We set up teams and without realizing, the kids were learning.







The product will be available in April 2012.  Although the cost is affordable for interactive technology, I'm aware of the challenges to come up with five hundred spare dollars to spend.  You can set up a DonorsChoose project for the now!Board by clicking the link.

I encourage you to watch the video on how to use the now!Board.


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105 comments:

Miss Squirrels said...

Whoo hoo! Awesome!
I am a follower:)
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Jo said...

I follow your blog. =)

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Jo said...

I liked now!Board on FB.

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Erika said...

Wow! I am a follower.

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katieneu said...

I follow your blog!
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katieneu said...

I wrote on Now!Board Facebook page telling them you sent me!!!
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Erika said...

I like Now!Board on facebook.

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katieneu said...

I commented on their YouTube video!
You can see my post here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OTGbytBB-4&feature=youtu.be&ytsession=A1oJl3_qby9JG84Wdxq3SBX8yhsq0TyXDZ1J8v0F8iLq_XbcGdmKwU992FqMv6Ae4Lcr9EZlAE4gIErjAHXXmwNycnhYvY_FE1mUFwIordkf70ygZeOLHHkm2lOQJibilZUunDb3I_HF8WO4JNVkyWyD2VdMj__mKnJQH7xYvoDRp-mV8dIJFmgv-mz-HIEkzbmAwBbBpD06nTcNXFk30eAC-vmVUQnLehnzr4XUSWvEkdvd6AeTnq5n8UCl6euUJTPdTZBTGMI7fQLNysf-Z26SL6_cdWgSaHqet9ODBiA

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katieneu said...

Check out the giveaway on Pinterest under my Giveaways board!
http://pinterest.com/pin/168603579769618491/
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katieneu said...

The giveaway is also tweeted on Twitter!
https://twitter.com/#!/katieneu
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YearntoLearn said...

Looks wonderful. I follow your blog!


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MereMere said...

I follow your blog. meredith.mitchell@nhcs.net

kimcollatos said...

I follow your blog!


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kimcollatos said...

I have liked the Now Board on Facebook

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Jo said...

I blogged about your giveaway. =)

~Jo
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kimcollatos said...

I have commented on their YouTube Video

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kimcollatos said...

I blogged about your giveaway :)


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Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

I am a new follower!


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Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

I like the Now Board on Facebook!


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Oodles of Teaching Fun said...

I commented on the YouTube video!

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katherine. said...

I follow your blog! This giveaway is AWESOME! Thanks for the chance to win!

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katherine. said...

I liked now!Board on Facebook!

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katherine. said...

I left a comment on their video on YouTube (username: katherineloiry).

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Kathy said...

I follow and am interested in this new technology. I have been researching a way to use a Wiimote to turn my whiteboard into a Smoothboard.

THANKS!
Kathy
First Grade a la Carte

katherine. said...

I just blogged about your giveaway!

katherine
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Mrs. Cupcake said...

I follow your blog!!
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jen said...

This looks really cool! I'm a follower :o)

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Mrs. Cupcake said...

I liked it on FB
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lowens said...

I follow your blog, of course... I love the SmartBoard but the stand is SO cumbersome and simply takes up too much room. I love the idea of the cost and the idea of the now!Board. Thank you for sharing!

lowens said...

I commented on the video as well...lmmowens60

Brianne said...

I follow your blog!!
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Brianne said...

I like now!board on Facebook!
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Mrs. K said...

I'm a new follower of your blog! thanks for sharing about this new technology!

Leah Zilberman said...

I follow your blog!
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Mrs. K said...

i like now!board on facebook.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

I'm a follower!

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

I liked them on FB!

SolDucky said...

I am a follower!
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Mrs. Richling said...

I am a follower!!

Lisa
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Mrs. Richling said...

I posted a comment on You Tube!! I love this idea & would love to purchase this!!

Lisa
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IheartteachingK said...

I liked it on Facebook, pinned you on pinterest, and are following your blog. Amazing!!!

Time 4 Kindergarten said...

I follow your blog
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Time 4 Kindergarten said...

I liked it snowboard on FB
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Fitbecky said...

I'm a follower!

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Jenerator said...

I have been a follower of your blog, and I love it!

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Jenerator said...

I "liked" the now!Board on Facebook!

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Jenerator said...

I left a comment on the youtube video page.

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Mrs. Schroeder said...

I did all the steps! I soooo want one of these. It is such an amazing product. I shared the link on my Facebook Page! Great post and thanks for getting this info out:)
☮Monica
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Kshee23 said...

I follow your blog!

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Kshee23 said...

I liked now!Board on Facebook and said Primary Graffiti sent me!

Kate
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Kshee23 said...

I left a comment on the now!Board YouTube video!

Kate
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Mrs. Wells said...

I follow your blog!

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Crayons and Curls said...

I SOOOO need this! Of course I follow your rockin' blog! :)
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Crayons and Curls said...

I liked now!Board on FB! :)
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Crayons and Curls said...

I Facebooked about your giveaway! :)
Cheryl
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Crayons and Curls said...

I commented on their YouTube page! :)
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Maestraw said...

I am a new follower of your blog. I went to now!Board on FB and liked it, and told them you sent me. I also went to YouTube and watched the video, and commented that you sent me there as well. I don't have a blog, but I did post it on my FB timeline.

Maestraw

Maestraw said...

I am going to make setting up a blog my goal!

Miss T said...

I follow your blog!


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laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I follow you! =)
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laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I like Now!Board on FB!
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laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Left a comment on U Tube! =)
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TeacherTiff said...

Very cool! I am totally a follower!

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KRISTA said...

Very Cool! I am your newest follower!

Take Care!
Krista
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Kristin said...

This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!
And, of course, I follow you!!!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

mary said...

wow I already follow you and would LOVE TO WIN THIS!! mary at apopovic@primus.ca

Sandy said...

I am a follower of your blog and left comments on the youtube and facebook pages.

This is a great solution for those of us who have to share smartboards. I also posted about this on my blog.
http://secondgradelockerroom.blogspot.com/2012/02/great-solution-if-you-dont-have.html

Thanks for sharing.
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Heather Shelton said...

I am a follower!

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Booky4First said...

I follow your blog! Cool way to get an interactive board!

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Mrs. Schlickbernd's Class said...

I'm following your blog!

Mrs. Schlickbernd's Class said...

I liked now!Board on Facebook!

Ms. Apples said...

I'm a new follower!

Jill said...

I follow you! :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

Ms.M said...

I follow, I follow!

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Heidi Samuelson said...

This sounds like a fabulous piece of technology!
Thanks for sharing! I liked their facebook page and let them know you sent me :)
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Heidi Samuelson said...

I commented on the you tube video...how cool is this!
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Heidi Samuelson said...

I follow your fabulous blog and enjoy all that you share!
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Ms. Rachel said...

I liked now!board on FB!


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Ms. Rachel said...

I follow your blog!

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Keys4Education said...

I follow your blog! :o)

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Courtney Bartlett said...

I follow your blog.

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lorajoelle said...

I follow your blog!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow your blog!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I like now!Board on Facebook!

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SmartyBearMom said...

I follow your blog. Love it.
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Ms. Hale said...

I follow your blog!!
Very cool idea... I love it!

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Lora said...

I liked now!Board on FB!

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Lora said...

I am a follower!

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Marianne B said...

i'm a follower :)

Ms. Amy said...

I follow your blog and have my fingers crossed! :)

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Mrs.Cook said...

I did it all! I would love this in my room!

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Brianne said...

I shared your giveaway on Pinterest!
http://pinterest.com/pin/185843922093102378/
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Cami said...

I am following your blog!

Cami said...

I like now!Board on Facebook!

luckyseattlemom said...

I follow you via GFC under luckyseattlemom
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Unknown said...

I follow your blog! What a great prize! :)

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Unknown said...

I like now!Board of Facebook!

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Dee said...

I'm a follower.

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First Impressions

Dee said...

And, I blogged about your giveaway!!

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YearntoLearn said...

I liked NowBoard on FB

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earthmother said...

I follow your blog.

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earthmother said...

I like inow's fb page!

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Jennifer said...

I follow your blog!!!

Allen Family said...

I like and commented on nowBoard's facebook page.
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