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#31 Andrew Field

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 02:53 PM

I went to a presentation about this at last year's BETT show. It is - as you've realised a MIMIO.

What is it is an add-on to allow you to feedback to your computer, turning your digital projector into a digital whiteboard.

The think you stick on the board is meant to record what you are doing with the pen.

It is basically a cheaper solution that purchasing a fixed digitial whiteboard. As it is portable it can be stuck onto any board or wall, plugged into the computer and then used as a digital whiteboard.

When I saw them, there appeared to be three drawbacks - easy of setting up, potential of losing the clever pen and whether the thing that sticks to the board is wide / high enough to record all your movements.

However - this is an excellent addition and certainly a great surprise.

I would be extremely interested to see how you get on with it, as our place is looking at things like at the moment.


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#32 Carole Faithorn

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 03:12 PM

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! :)

Since none of the lucky people with this bit of high-tech gadgetry in their classrooms has responded yet, perhaps this article will be enough to give you a basic idea:Interactive Whiteboards

Click through to a free guide and details about various models

Enough to get you started, I hope

#33 Stephen Drew

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 10:22 PM

To break away from my PowerPoint design for Lesson 1 of Germany 1919-1945 for Year 11s starting next week.

(Currently lasts 30 minutes with the Doors 'Riders on the Storm', A Hitler speech, Churchill speech and the first five minutes of 'The Nazis: A warning from History' as a video' - not that I am trying to grab their attention with technical wizadry or anything :D )

Anyway, to get back to the matter in hand. I have discovered where my new ICT 'toy' came from! :idea:

One of the Assistant Heads informs me that it has been in school for months in a cupbaord but the ICT guy had no money for a long lead to connect it to a PC! He also did not know who would want it in their classroom! So following a conversation on Thursday of last week between him and the Assistant Head the long lead was bought and the item appeared in my room at about 5pm on Friday.

I spent a couple of hours playing with it this afternoon with my 5yr old son as a willing assistant on the digitally enhanced pens, and apart from getting the writing on the board to match exactly where it appears on the computer screen, I think I have it sussed.

The only problem I see coming up is my Performance Management Review on Monday of next week may have some pretty tough targets considering the amount of kit I am recieving at the moment - quid pro quo and all that. :( :)
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