We've gotten many emails lately about using DrawTop in education. Many schools have some sort of a laptop or tablet device program, especially at the middle school and high school level. In fact, Ryan Mitchell (our lovely founder) went to a college with a "one laptop per child" program -- Olin College of Engineering.
What would happen if all of these schools had a laptop and a whiteboard for each student? Teachers would be able to incorporate personal whiteboards into many classroom activities. They could pose questions to the class verbally, and quickly survey the room to see how many students have the right answer, for example. Students could collaborate with each other easily, working on problems together without ever actually opening a laptop.
Whiteboard markers are ubiquitous in school settings, and whiteboards are generally used in a classroom where supplies can be readied beforehand. This eliminates the problem of simply not having a whiteboard marker on you, which also makes DrawTop an intriguing product for education.
Of course, the whiteboards would also provide some protection for laptops that often go through many hands before retirement, and may prolong the life of the device.