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#16 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 07 September 2002 - 03:18 PM

It's also very easy to combine use of DVD, powerpoint, the Internet etc. Simply set everything up prior to the lesson and programme the hot keys to boot into the different applications as and when you want to use them. easier than messing about with a couple of remote controls!

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Posted 21 September 2002 - 10:33 AM

Claire and Dan, can you tell me the make and model of the interactive whiteboard that you both have. I am hoping to get one in my room (although it will be a portable one, not a fixed one) and am at a loss to know which is the best model. Since the one you've both got sounds good, I'll get that one (unless anyone can offer any other recommendations).

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 08:08 PM

Stuart I will out the make and model for you when I look at it on monday. Im terrible at remembering things like that.
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#19 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 09:04 PM

If you've still got a copy of last weeks TES knocking around you'll find a large article on Interactive Whiteboards in it. This has been mentioned on another thread somewhere.

I'll double check the company name of our providers for you and e-mail the contact details. If you've not got a copy of the TES article give me a yell over the next day or so (before the wife bins them) and I'll send a copy through to you.

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 09:07 PM

Yes, I got that article on Stephen's recommendation. I've contacted a lot of the companies. There seem to be so many possibilities. That's why I want some advice on which one to go for.

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Posted 06 October 2002 - 06:06 PM

Just to update everyone (especially those who gave me advice on making the bid) on the bid I made for an interactive whiteboard:

I found out last week that my bid was successful and that I am going to get an Interactive Whiteboard in my classroom. Not only that, they were so impressed by the bid that they even offered to buy one for the Geography department as well!

Thanks to everyone who offered advice. How chuffed am I!! Positively drooling in anticipation...

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Posted 06 October 2002 - 06:24 PM

Well done. Enjoy it you lucky ..... :)

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 05:52 PM

Have been watching this thread for weeks with growing interest and a little bit of jealousy!

Have been on INSET today and the Humanities team were informed that in our brand new state of the art Media Arts school as of 2003 each humanities room, on each of the three floors, will have five computers and one teacher will have what has been described as a Media Rich room.

Apparently this room will have an interactive whiteboard, fifteen computers and enough sockets to plug in 15 laptops, which will be available to book for a lesson.

The team were subdued whilst I smiled inwardly - especially as the HOF then said "Looks like Nicky and I will be in two of the three Media Rich rooms!"

:lol: :D Fingers Crossed" :hehe:

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 06:00 PM

Fantastic - think of all the amazing things you can do! You will have to hold INSET days for all of us.

A far smaller, but still significant achievement, I saw my first digital projector at school today. Not for me, but it's hopefully the start that can then be used to show the potential.


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Posted 18 October 2002 - 08:04 PM

Would love to have you all at school in the future - after all one of the main purposes of our Media Arts school is to share good practice.

Cool! :D

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 11:42 PM

OK let's start planning for the most useful INSET ever now!

We must have the country's leading proponents of the use of ICT in History contributing to this discussion board and we could plan for something that loads of History teachers would want to attend.

Besides, if we can't meet up on the First World War battlefields we could do so at Weatherhead instead :rolleyes:

Sound your Head out on Monday Nicky!

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Posted 19 October 2002 - 08:39 AM

Good news on the technology line for me too - the dust-covered, graffiti-decorated second-hand W98 pc in my classroom is to be fixed over half-term and made online!

Onward into the 1990s! With that and a new overhead projector, not to mention a video and tv, things are looking up!

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 05:54 AM

I have read this thread a couple of times and still only have a vague idea.

What exactly is an interactive whiteboard and what can it do?

You will have to excuse the ignorance of us colonials! :)

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 01:25 PM

Something very surreal has just occured, and if I do not share it I could disappear into a different universe! :crazy:

Just so everyone knows where I stand on the technology front, I have a PC with digital projector in my classroom installed over the summer. I have also just been alloted one of the 5 laptops given to the school.

I am presently sitting at my desk in my classroom, and there is a long black object (about two feet long) attached by four suckers to my whiteboard. It is attached by a cable to my PC using the same port as the monitor or digital projector would use. I had no idea it was coming and when I came in ten minutes ago I had no idea what the hell it was! :hehe: In addition, there are four board pens in hard plastic sleeves with microchips inside them and a thing that looks a bit like one of those webcams that stand on top of your PC Monitor on my desk!

The mystery is very deep.

Fortunately it has a website address on the side, and so I have looked it up.

The device is manufactured by a company called Mimio - who I have never heard of.

The device can be seen (along with the other bits!) at this web address.

The strange thing on Stephen's whiteboard!

I believe it is a device that is a kind of cross between an interactive whiteboard and an ordinary whiteboard. You use the special pens and the digital rubber (the thing that looks like a webcam!) to write on the board and the two foot long black thing stuck to the board records your scrawling and turns it into a digial file on your PC.

I had no idea this was going to appear, and there is no note on my desk to say what it is. I have some ideas on what to do with it, but perhaps others can contribute after looking at the link!

To finish though I must say that it is nice to be given ICT gifts when you don't even ask for them!!!! :)
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