Today’s classrooms use two principal types of visual aids: Dry-Erasable White Boards and Video Projection. Unfortunately the properties that allow a surface to be used for dry erase result in a terrible projection surface.
A white board’s glossy surface causes a phenomenon called Hot-spotting. This is where the centre of the projected image is so bright that the actual projected content is obscured by a bright white glare. This leads to an all too common situation where a classroom will have white boards fixed to the front wall and a separate projection surface, usually a motorized or pull down screen mounted in or on the ceiling, which drops down in front of the white board when the lesson calls for projection.Well, stop the presses: Goo Systems has come up with a better solution!One of the key characteristics of Screen Goo has always been its freedom from Hot-spotting.Our idea is simple but very effective: paint a premium Screen Goo surface on the backside of a transparent, dry-erasable substrate such as Plexiglas, Lexan or tempered glass. This is a very simple solution to implement. Simply apply two coats of Screen Goo Finish coat first, followed by two coats of Screen Goo Reflective second and then a final coat of Screen Goo Ultra Black to capture any stray light. The result is a multi-purpose surface combining Screen Goo’s exceptional video quality with a dry erase capability.
Here is what you get:
Using Screen Goo in an Interactive White Board System
Now, add a MimioTeach Interactive System and you can turn this into a fully interactive whiteboard system! The MimioTeach Interactive System uses a portable bar powered by infrared and ultrasonic technology along with a wireless USB receiver and a stylus to turn this surface into a 4-foot by 8-foot fully interactive whiteboard. To read more about the MimioTeach Interactive System please go to the Mimio website.
The beauty of this system is that with Screen Goo you can build a large (Any Size/Any Shape), state of the art projection screen and interactive whiteboard system at a fraction of what it would cost to do this otherwise.