CHAT: smartboards (was: Untouchables [Andreas J., please read])
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 5, 2003, 6:30|
On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 06:33 PM, Dirk Elzinga wrote:
> On Thursday, December 4, 2003, at 10:30 AM, jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM
>> Andreas Johansson scripsit:
>> Whiteboards (and indeed they are so named in English) are common in
>> corporations, but I have never seen one in any educational
>> in the U.S. (which is by no means to say there are none).
They very common here in schools & colleges - can't remember the last time
saw a blackboard.
> Even nicer are the "smartboards" which are essentially giant touch
> screen computer monitors.
Yes!!! Great things - I was going mail the list about , but Dirk's beaten
me to it!
> You can move icons around by sliding your
> hands across the surface. You open applications by tapping on them, and
> if you're in a word processor/text editor of the right persuasion, you
> can write directly to a file with a marker on the board (like the new
> notepads, but bigger).
You can - and save the stuff if you want. They're fantastic for teaching
programming - real interactive stuff!
> We have a couple dozen "tech rooms" on campus
> with these marvels. As soon as I build sufficient technological
> complexity into a course, I'm going to reserve one of these rooms and
Don't blame you.
> "No theory can exclude everything that is wrong, poor, or even
> detestable, or
> include everything that is right, good, or beautiful." - Arnold