Sunday, March 22, 2015

Remote Switch Mounts … The Simplest Solution is the Best Solution

It is fun and efficient to access the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) via remote access.  When using remote access it is no longer necessary to come up to tap the IWB; students can participate by pressing an offered wireless switch. Over the years I’ve explored a whole host of options for mounting a remote switch to make it less prone to accidental activations . Options have incorporated variations of the following materials: triwall, plywood, press board, indoor-outdoor carpet, tempo display loop fabric and velcro.

I’m pleased to announced that I have finally arrived at the simplest and probably cheapest solution … a small plastic cutting board with built in handle ($5.95 ; 11.8” X 7.8”) and velcro. When attaching your remote switch to the board, be sure to keep in mind the ‘velcro rules’.  Whatever is being attached should have the hook/male velcro. The receiving surface should have the loop/female velcro. If you adhere to this rule, you can attach the switch to other surfaces covered with indoor-outdoor carpet or Tempo Display Loop fabric 

I do not know why it took me so long to arrive at the cutting board solution for mounting a remote switch.  Better late than never!  

‘til the next post …

© 2015  Carol Goossens’, Ph.D.