A portable touchscreen display tablet that can connect to a desktop or laptop computer, the ID1330 myViewBoard Pen Display, launched by leading global provider of visual solutions, ViewSonic Corp, can, among other things, help to organise the process of distance learning or remote work.
The Pen Display is controlled with a special electromagnetic stylus that recognises up to 8192 levels of pressure. Consequently, it can be used for a wide array of applications, from handwritten notes to comments and sketches.
This can eradicate two main challenges teachers face in distance learning: (1) the difficulty of using a mouse to add annotations and (2) the ability to maintain eye contact with students. Using a portable digital whiteboard, teachers can write and take notes on the ID1330 and still keep eye contact with students, just as they would in a physical classroom.
Display pen is specifically designed to allow for precise yet diverse handwriting of text, math formulas, and other common teaching content
Allowing intuitive teaching without changing the teachers’ natural behaviour, the Pen Display pen is specifically designed to allow for precise yet diverse handwriting of text, math formulas, and other typical teaching content.
Intuitive teaching without changing the teachers’ natural behaviour
The Pen Display has six customisable keys on the left side of the display, which can be used to open specific applications. One can also be used to erase the screen instead of rubbing the eraser all over it – that’s a real bonus. And the Pen itself is battery-free, so there is no need ever to put it on charge. It’s very responsive, too; it’s hard to notice any delay. As far as connectivity goes, you get a USB-C to USB-C cable, a Mini HDMI to HDMI cable, and a USB-C to USB-A cable; all three of them are one meter long. The Pen Display features two USB C ports, and you can use both of them for the input. In fact, the technical specifications are extremely impressive:
- 13.3-inch display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution
- Dimensions: 13.54 x 8.27 x 0.28 -inch
- 0.815 Kilograms
- Compatible with Windows 7 and above
- Battery-Free Pen
- Writing Response:266 PPS (point per second)
- Pressure Level:8192 Levels
- Detectable Height:15mm above the glass
Kevin Chu, Director of the Pen Display and Authentication Business Unit, ViewSonic, explained: “ViewSonic is a leader in education technology, and it is our responsibility to harness the brand’s forward vision to solve the education challenges faced by students and educators across classrooms and blended learning systems. The ID1330 myViewBoard Pen Display will advance their skill in distance teaching and learning to ensure continuity of education.”
It’s hard to disagree. Teachers are finding it challenging to remain interactive and annotate with students in an online classroom in the current unfortunate circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. But with the help of this little technological marvel, they can do both!