I was provided a Blackboard by Kent Displays, makers of Boogie Board eWriters for free to use and review. Opinions are 100% my own.<>To be honest, when I received the Blackboard by Boogie Board I was confused. What would I do with this device. It doesn’t plug in, it is not Internet connected. What am I going to use this for? So, I took it with me to work and played around with it for a while. The Blackboard is an electronic writing tool that feels like you are using pen and paper. It is a natural way to write on Liquid Crystal PaperTM. As I used it more I thought of different ways that I could incorporate it into my own life.
The Blackboard is large. It has an 8.5” x 11” Letter-sized, semi-transparent writing surface that allows writers to electronically write on any document, photo, map, or even digital screens. If I wanted to write on a photo and point out a critique of that photo I could overlay the Blackboard on top of the photo and make sketches and notes right over the photo. If I was collaborating with a friend on a website design I could lay the Blackboard over a digital screen and make my notes. Then by using the Blackboard app on my phone I could capture that screen and share it with my friend. There are many other scenarios like that one where working together on a project would be enhanced with a Blackboard.
The way that I found Blackboard fit seamlessly into my life was at work. I take calls all night long and have to jot down names and notes from the customers who call. I usually capture all that into a notebook and when the notebook is full I toss it in a shredder. That is pretty wasteful. One of the things that my company is trying to do is help people go paperless. So, in an effort to go even more paperless than I have ever done I released the notebook with my Blackboard. The nice thing, too is that I don’t have to shred any sensitive information because with one press of the clear button that information is gone. Continue reading Blackboard by Boogie Board is the Most Hi-Tech Low-Tech Device You Didn’t Know You Needed