How Can We Help
Do you have challenges in implementing your lesson plan or actively engaging your students? Here are some common challenges and answers on how we might help you increase the effectiveness.
When I teach I sometimes feel disconnected from my students.
This can happen when working with traditional blackboards or even interactive whiteboards. Because the board is at the front of the classroom, you often need to turn your back to your students when working on the board. Unfortunately, when you do this you lose eye contact with the class, reducing your ability to read facial and body language that indicate comprehension, and possibly missing raised hands.
Wacom offers products that help you overcome this key communication challenge. Our pen displays allow you to work directly on your content, but can be positioned anywhere within the classroom, including facing the class. Our wireless tablets give you the mobility to move about the classroom as you teach.
I want the freedom to adjust my lesson plan based on input I get from my students.
With Wacom’s interactive solutions, you can let the conversation lead the direction of the class. You don’t have to be locked in to your pre-prepared content. Write, draw, and annotate to incorporate new material or ideas. Or if students need additional information or examples, you can create them on the fly to solidify their comprehension.
I would like to get my students more engaged and increase their participation.
Students that are actively engaged exhibit greater concentration and comprehension. Use interactive technology to create lessons that maintain students’ attention and encourage participation. You can integrate content on the fly, including resources on the web. And because our technology is very intuitive and easy to use, students can be given control to lead the class or demonstrate what they have learned.
Some of my students are uncomfortable standing in front of the class.
Students all have different levels of comforting standing, working, or presenting in front of the class. For some it can be quite daunting. With Wacom’s wireless tablets, even those students with a little “stage fright”, can lead the class. From the comfort of their own desk, they can still show their work on a math problem, provide an answer to a question, or interact with any of the digital content on the screen.
Whiteboards are difficult to reach for students.
Traditional interactive whiteboards present challenges when used by younger students. Either content needs to be constrained to the lower portion of the board, or the board needs to be lowered to aid access – but at the expense of viewability by the other students. Wacom’s interactive pen displays can be installed at any height, in a position independent from the projector. And our tablets can be used anywhere in the classroom. This allows accessibility by nearly any student.
We are on a limited budget and can’t afford an IWB in each class, but would like to make interactive resources available.
Wacom’s products do not have to be installed as a stationary fixture. All you need is a computer, a Wacom interactive pen display or tablet, and a projector or other large display so that the entire class can see. If the computer, projector and pen display are mounted on to a cart, your interactive classroom technology is mobile and can be moved from class to class as needed.
We are integrating more iPads in the class. For many of the tasks, especially writing, students using their fingers doesn’t seem to be the best practice or the most comfortable.
Using your fingers on touchscreens is great for some things, not so great for others. Writing by hand is one of those activities where having a pen or a stylus makes things much easier. Wacom’s Bamboo Stylus is a stylus that works on the capacitive touchscreen of iPad and other slate devices on the market and provides the ergonomics and comfort of using a pen.
I'm working with remote students. How do I stay connected with them and allow the presentations to remain free-flowing and support spontaneous material?
An interactive pen display is like having a whiteboard on your desk. Intuitive and easy to use, you work directly on your digital content. Solve equations, incorporate thoughts and ideas as they arise, draw diagram – all in real time. You can start with your base material, but the ability to mark up and annotate allows you let the instruction follow the direction of the discussion. Remote students get the benefits of in-class instruction.