Make Your Own Digital Whiteboard

Have you ever seen those sleek interactive whiteboards and wished you could have one in your classroom? Well, now you can for a fraction of the cost. Check out researcher Johnny Lee’s Wii hacks on TED Talks. He demonstrates his homemade whiteboard constructed with the Nintendo Wii remote. Here’s a link to Johnny’s blog Procrastineering where you will find updated Wiimote whitboard instructions. With $50 and his instructional videos you could have one in your classroom by the end of the week!

Special thanks to my colleague Lauri for sharing this story with us.

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Hillary Andrlik

Hillary has been teaching art in the Chicago area since 2002 and was named Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year in 2012 by the Illinois Art Education Association. She received her art education degree from Illinois State University and masters from National Louis University. She is the co-founder and co-author of The Teaching Palette, a blog authored by art educators for art educators, and the digital editor for Illinois Art Education Association. Hillary's teaching strategies and lessons have been featured in numerous media, including School Arts magazine, and she has made several presentations on art education and technology in front of the Illinois Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association. Follow her on Twitter @hilland


  • October 11, 2008

    Antonio Tapia-Perez

    Wow, this is so cool. I had heard about this in the past few days and wasn’t sure what it was about. I could see how you as an artist would like a system like this. I’ll have my father check your blog out. I’m sure he will enjoy it very much. My father is a former Detroit Public School Teacher who was awarded Michigan’s 2007 Hispanic Artist of the Year for his work with his students in the inner city of Detroit. Please check his blog that I’ve been working on and let me know what you think of it.

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  • July 14, 2009


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