Owing to an injury, I need an alternative solution for delivering a semester-long mathematics course that I was originally going to teach using chalk and blackboard. It seems that a good option might be to use a tablet and stylus to simulate this classic delivery format. Indeed, most lecture rooms here are equipped with a projector and VGA/HDMI connectors.
After browsing around, it seems like a Microsoft Surface product combined with software such as Drawboard PDF or OneNote could be what I'm looking for.
Desired attributes: I essentially want a virtual chalkboard that'll be cast via projector. Added perks might include
- Edit: I also tend to touch hand-to-surface when writing, so the monitor should solely react to the stylus in lecture-mode
- Control over fore/background colours and other nice visual/drawing features
- The ability to display 'multiple boards' on the projector at once, even while I'm just primed on a specific 'board' on the tablet (to simulate the true lecture theatre experience)
- Being able to flip back to 'erased' boards
Could anyone offer any further advice, recommendations or guidance? It'd be great to have some more specific, up-to-date hardware/software recommendations with setup advice. Does anyone have any experience doing this?