Over the last couple of months I have become increasing interested in the ebeam. I did try out one of the earlier version (or at least something similar) about three years ago – and was quite impressed. The new version looks a lot more robust but also a bit more expensive.
The ebeam comes in at about £350 (excluding the projector) and is therefore a lot cheaper than an interactive whiteboard. As part of a pilot to see how this technology could be used as an alternative within schools we are about to receive two ebeam’s to test out. The project has been jointly funded by the authority and Musselburgh Grammar, and is a great example of collaborative partnership working. One of the conditions of the pilot is that the people doing the tests will keep a blog of their experience of using the technology.
I’ll post more on this and the new blog URL when we are up and running, which should be by Easter. In the meantime if anyone has any experience of using the ebeam in schools I would be really interested to here from you. I know that there has been some successful trails up at Hermitage Academy.