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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 > wrote: > >> 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 >> establishment >> 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 I saw a blackboard. [snip]
> 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 > play.
Don't blame you. [snip]
> "No theory can exclude everything that is wrong, poor, or even > detestable, or > include everything that is right, good, or beautiful." - Arnold > Schoenberg > > >
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