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Say Hi! / Re: New Member From Connecticut (USA)
« on: October 16, 2011, 06:52:45 AM »
I am new to Smoothboard and have no experience with previous versions. However, I know I would like to see the outside screen toggles be customizable. Scrolling is generally unimportant as most apps have scroll bars on the right side of the screen. To have to pull up the floating toolbar everytime you need something, then minimize it so you have full use of the screen is cumbersome. Perhaps the option to customize your toolbar AND outside screen toggles can be added in the next Smoothboard update.

Once, I have my setup fully operational, I plan on presenting to my sons school principal and PTO, for installation of Smoothboard in every classroom. I have designed a PowerPoint of 'Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader" that requires contestants to use the many functions of the Smoothboard application. I have included writing, drawing, moving objects, highlighting, etc within the context of all the subjects taught at the school.

I will let you know how it goes. Please consider the update to Smoothboard to customize the outside screen toggles.

Musically Yours,
Alan Smith

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Say Hi! / New Member From Connecticut (USA)
« on: October 15, 2011, 08:42:50 PM »
Hello,

I am a new member to the WiiMote project. I am a teacher in West Hartford, CT who has purchased Smoothboard 2.5 and am in the process of setting it all up for use in my instrumental music classroom. My students were totally blown away as I used my dry-erase white board as an interactive whiteboard. They had a great laugh when a student stepped in front of the projector and I opened a file off of his back. I have discovered how to use the pen, highlighter, backgrounds, shapes, eraser, etc. What I can not figure out is how to activate outside screen toggles to include all the things I previously listed. All I can do is make it scroll and right click. Is it possible to put the pen, highlighter, eraser, etc in the outside screen toggles? If so is it possible to add a link to a program? I would love to add a screen toggle that pulls up the 'On Screen Keyboard' and perhaps some other apps.

Thanks for a great program. I can't wait to get everything mounted in my classroom!

Musically Yours,
Alan Smith

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