Multi Modal Lending Bank
Renton Technical College , through a special demonstration grant from the
Department of Education-Office of Post Secondary Education, is providing a
variety of multi modal technologies to instructional classrooms to help
students be more successful learners. Instructors are able to try out these
tools to see which best fit the content area and learning styles of their
students. The following are some of the Multi Modal Technologies available for
instructors to use:
Hitachi Starboard Panel
Functions like a monitor -hooked to LCD projector- writes notes that can be
projected to whiteboard, saved to computer, annotated with color, very visual
w/colors, captures handwriting, good for instructors who want to save board
notes to distribute or re-use. Pretty intuitive learning.
Large wall mounted interactive whiteboard connected to computer and LCD
projector that allows for capture of board notes. Uses "virtual" color pens.
Instructor stands at the whiteboard and uses stylus or finger to write. Very
visual. Can run computer from whiteboard to go to internet; captures all
Small portable tool which attaches to any whiteboard or easel and captures
notes written with special mimeo pens. Can be connected at a later time to
computer for download or can function with computer and projector to project
and annotate. Similar outcome as Starboard or Polyvision but less expensive and
portable. Includes audio for connecting lecture to board notes. Instructor
stands at board or easel.
Laptop with moveable top which turns into a writing area. Captures handwritten
notes and turns into text. Allows annotation in colors. Connect to a LCD
projector to use in classroom setting. Portable; Instructor can capture notes
projected onto screen and annotate; same functionality as Starboard.
||Document Display Magnifier
Magnifier which connects to LCD projector and shows objects or
documents and captures the display onto hard drive. No preparation of materials
needed; portable; easy to use; good for magnifying paper and technical
For more information, contact Jenna Pollock at (425) 235-2352 x7905 or