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Offline KiwiCam1973

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on: June 27, 2008, 12:29:34 AM
We have set this up at a school in New Zealand and found it very useful.  We went a little further and used a standard CPU instead of a Laptop and put on wireless networking.  We also added a Wireless keyboard and mouse and we can now type anything on the board from the back of the classroom.  We also found that we could install Interwrite Smart Board software and run that with the setup as well so that is a real bonus for any school.  Total cost in NZ Dollars was $284.00.

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Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 01:19:20 AM
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Awesome to hear, my accross the ditch wiimote friend.

I use a Bluetooth Mouse & keyboard, great for students to pass arround class and add content. (A bluetooth with inetgrated mouse ball would be cool, so one package).

I also use a Bluetooth Graphics Tablet http://www.wacom.com
This allows students to write in content and manipulate windows. One of our art teachers is starting to using this to create class collaborations pieces.

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Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 04:20:28 AM
Thanks Ben for the input.  We were going to try with wireless tablets but they are too expensive over here at over $700 for a decent one.  The school I volunteer at is a poor school with limited funding (that is why I volunteer doing their network and workstations).

But hey if anyone has one they are willing to donate then send it this way  ;)

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Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 11:39:11 PM
KiwiCam1973
Know what ya mean, if I don't buy it the kids don't get to use it too.

If you can get some $$$ together try www.expansys.com.au only $295 through them.

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Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 03:16:32 AM


I use a Bluetooth Mouse & keyboard, great for students to pass arround class and add content. (A bluetooth with inetgrated mouse ball would be cool, so one package).

Benpaddlejones :-)

Ben,

Have a look at the Logitech DiNovo Edge Bluetooth keyboard, have a touch-pad like those on laptops for a mouse, bit pricey, but a very good product.

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/192&cl=us,en

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Andrew



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Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 08:01:17 PM
Hi
Im a student in New Zealand and I'm doing a science fair project on wiimote white boards and how they could be used as an aid in the classroom. I'm doing a lot of research into improvements that would help in the classroom even more, and also ways to keep costs down as my aim is to get them implemented in to schools that can't afford the commercial products. Its good to here that teachers are using them already with success in classrooms. :)



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Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 11:53:02 PM
Hi
Im a student in New Zealand and I'm doing a science fair project on wiimote white boards and how they could be used as an aid in the classroom. I'm doing a lot of research into improvements that would help in the classroom even more, and also ways to keep costs down as my aim is to get them implemented in to schools that can't afford the commercial products. Its good to here that teachers are using them already with success in classrooms. :)

Please share your findings all teachers, users and programmers would be very interested in this knowledge.

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