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    Re: Promethean Pens

    Quote Originally Posted by ShayBellingham
    throw it away and buy a board that isnt reliant on a pen!
    I was really surprised when I was told that the promethean board our senior teaching staff had ordered relied purely on the pen for input. Admittedly having played with the board briefly promethean boards are better than those from smart, but surely it wouldn't have been too difficult to have other input options, A way to switch off pen input perhaps and type directly on the board.

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    Re: Promethean Pens

    The board wouldn't be nearly as durable if you could press on it with your finger to write. The reason it's so durable is because of the technology that it uses, with a hard surface. I think the trade-off is well worth it.

    You wouldn't dump your car because you have to have a key, so why dump the best interactive whiteboard on the market because it uses a pen?


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    Re: Promethean Pens

    I suspect a;ll this "hoo haa" over the pens is due to cost. We have not had anyone loose a pen yet and we've had these boards three terms. This may be due to the fact that they are presently used by the junior school. Next year we are placing them into the middle school as well. Time will tell. (Besides..each board has an extra pen...which means we have 10 extra pens at the moment.

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    Two years into our whiteboards and no pens lost yet. Each board comes with 2. One is left with the board and I have the other, just in case!

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    Re: Promethean Pens

    We have had them for 3 years and lost one pen. As elsigee40, we remove one on delivery.
    They do break quite often though

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