If you can’t get the free digital whiteboards, how about one for $40? Or even free if you’ve got a Nintendo Wii!

You may have seen the buzz around Johnny Lee who has written a free piece of software that let’s you connect your PC to a Nintendo Wii’s controller and then you simply point at a screen instead of using a mouse. Have a look, it’s amazing!

How cool is that for your kids? It is serious motivation. And all for $40!

The instant application for Genki English is “digital flashcards” where you put your Genki English CDs in the computer and you just touch to see and hear the new words. Then they can also play the computer games from the CDs just by touching the screen, which even adults love. The cool thing is that unlike the $6,000 plasma touch screen TVs that many schools in Japan have but don’t use (see below!) you can do it for $40. If you’re at public school it’s a fantastic way to get the kids more involved very cheaply, and if you run your own school or lessons it’s a huge marketing boost as you can say you teach using all the latest technology. That always impresses cost conscious parents. And impressed parents means more word of mouth and more students for you!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

4 Responses to “Smartboard for $40!”

  1. Liza

    Totally cool. Can’t wait to try the wii game control. I’ve had enough of walking around like a pack horse. Most of the computers in our classrooms have something missing (like loudspeakers for example) which makes listening to the words on the cds a tad difficult. So, maybe this is the way to go. Whatever, I’d love to try it.

  2. Julian

    Wow! That is so cool! I have not got the slightest idea what he was talking about, but the effect was amazing. I have to investigate further.

  3. Chaix

    Fantastic weekend project! This will inspire a few children I know. So cool! So Genki!

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