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Wiimote Projects => Wiimote Interactive Learning & Pedagodgy Discussion => Topic started by: JesseHNTR on February 16, 2008, 04:23:43 PM

Title: School Presentation
Post by: JesseHNTR on February 16, 2008, 04:23:43 PM
I am doing a presentation for our high school about the Wiimote Whiteboard, they were looking at interactive whiteboards and what ones they should use. I told the head of our media center but he thought little about it. So I decided to make a presentation, as I had seen other presentations for other interactive whiteboards from their sponsors. He said he and others (including the principle) would see it. So I don't have a time limit to get ready and a 45min block for a presentation. Any tips, or things I should include?
Title: Re: School Presentation
Post by: atomriot on February 16, 2008, 07:31:20 PM
Definitely include the fact that the software is homemade and there is a great community supporting it so if you need something specific its only a matter of incorporating it yourself within the code.

The most handsome feature i think is the cost. You could have multiple class groups working together to get the project going, i.e. if you had an electronics group or something to make the pens / interface devices and have the computer club or just as a project in your computer classes modify and add to the code.

mobility is another factor. you don't absolutely have to have these things in every classroom. this solution gives you the ability to have one laptop and a blue tooth device and wiimote that can be passed around like a Vietnamese hooker in the navy though i wouldn't use that exact analogy.

Title: Re: School Presentation
Post by: Desca;zp on February 17, 2008, 12:44:11 AM
I did a similar presentation at a teacher training group I attend.  I set it up and had it going and I was laying them in the aisles.  The cost was the real wow-er. 

My suggestion: (I didn't do this, and it was embarrassing, but they were still amazed) do it before everyone shows up so you can make sure everything will fit. When I presented, I didn't have the right DVI-VGA adapter, or the bluetooth drivers, and the way I mounted it in my own classroom didn't work in the meeting, and so on.  So show up way early and practice mounting it.

Then, mount it in front of them.  Just whip out your lappy, pair and mount the wiimote, and show them that you can go from 0 to Smartboard in under 30 seconds!