Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Problem

You have this terrific new technology installed in your classroom... an Interwrite Board! Excitedly, you pick up the Interwrite pen and begin to write on the board, only to realize that nothing is happening! Your pens are not working because your board is not interactive. Before you become frustrated and wish for your chalkboard back, take a few moments to read through this trouble-shooting guide. In a few easy steps, you can get your board working before your first class of the day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


The INTERWRITE® BOARD is a durable, easy-to-use interactive whiteboard, similar to a Smart board. The Interwrite board works through a computer and projector.

An INTERACTIVE PEN is a rechargeable pen that allows for interactive use with the Interwrite Board.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Possible Causes

First, be certain that the pens are charged. The green light on the pen dock should be on when the pens are recharging. If the pens are not charged, they will not work.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Step 1: Check to make sure that all power cords are plugged in and the board is turned on. To turn the board on, you need to look on the right side of the board.

on/off switch

Step 2: Look on the menu on the right side of the Interwrite board. Try clicking on 'Calibrate'. If this works, move to Step 6.
Step 3: If side menu is not recognizing the interactive pens, you will need to connect the board from the computer. At the bottom, right-hand corner of your computer screen, you will see the Interwrite icon on the toolbar. Click on this.

Step 4: Once you click on the Interwrite icon, a menu will pop up. Click on "eInstruction Device Manager", at the top of the menu. Once in the Device Manager, you will see the Interwrite Board icon, labeled "School Board". If it is disconnected, it will have a red X in the corner of the icon, as seen below:

Click on the School Board icon. The red X will change to a green check mark. The board is now connected.

Step 5: Now that your Interwrite board is connected, click on the School Board icon once. The toolbar in the Device Manager will be active. You will probably now need to calibrate the board so that the pens write correctly. Click on the Calibrate icon on the toolbar, which looks like two perpendicular lines.

Step 6: Now you are ready to move from your computer to the Interwrite board. Use the interactive pen to touch the board in the center of the bulls eyes as they appear on the board.

Step 7: You are almost ready to write with the interactive pens on the board, but first the board needs to be in the interactive mode. You can do this two ways. 1)You can use the interactive pen to click on the icon on the top of the toolbar on the board. Click on Interactive Mode. or 2) You can go back to your computer and click on the Interwrite icon again. When the menu pops up, click on Workspace.

Step 8: When you are in the Interactive Mode, a toolbar will appear on your board. To write on the board, you can choose a solid white background on which to write. For a white background, click on the Blank Page icon:

Step 9: You are now ready to write on your Interwrite board!!