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Offline TANN-MANN

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on: May 30, 2008, 01:34:51 AM
couln't find anything in a quick search so I may as well throw it out there.

Has anyone thought of modding the whiteboard app so there is an overlay option allowing it to become transparent to the rest of the computer apps so it can be used to draw on paused video filoes powerpoint presentations etc??
a second wiimote could be used in the way Jason Smith showed on this forum to control anything else such as media and presentations.

i'm no good at programing so I thought I should throw it out there for someone to consider.

this would bring it one step closer to the 3000k smartboard

Cheers
Andrew



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Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 03:24:15 AM
Andrew
Annotatepro V2.0 works awesome doesthis and much more.

I'm going to upload a video of how I'm using Wiimote Whiteboard to enhance teaching and learning this evening will let you know so you can see how it works.

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Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 07:36:42 AM
Andrew
Check post:
http://www.wiimoteproject.com/videos/enhancing-teaching-learning-with-the-wiimote-interactive-whiteboard-t983.0.html

It may also have some other ideas for you.

With Annotatepro I don't show the following features of which it is capable:
1. You can switch the annotations on/off (very good for comparison)
2. You can control your Powerpoint (WMP, etc) with IR-Pen then when you want to Annotate click the AnnotatePro toolbar (always ontop) select a pen and annotate away, click the pointer, then your powerpoint slide and your back to controlling your presentation again.
3. The highlighter is very good, my video doesn't quite show how handy it is.

The program is only $19.95 well worth the $$$ a very handy program, I was using it before the Wiimote Whiteboard, just controlling with my Graphics Tablet or mouse.

Goodluck  ;D ;D ;D

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Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 06:38:44 AM
G'day Ben

Mate thats brilliant thanks heaps.
Can I ask what are the programs that are being used in the video apart from Annotate!Pro??? ie the one that converts freehand to text??
The Annotate program is exactly what I've been looking for, I'm currently in my final year of study for a B.Science/B.Teach at the university of New England so being able to bring such affordable technology into the  science classroom will make explaining concepts and theories so much easier and engaging for students.

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Andrew



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Reply #4 on: June 08, 2008, 09:52:00 PM
TANN-MANN
Can I ask what are the programs that are being used in the video apart from Annotate!Pro??? ie the one that converts freehand to text??
Ritepen3.0: http://www.ritescript.com/Products/ritePen.aspx
Scientific Calc: http://my.hrw.com/math06_07/nsmedia/tools/Sci_Calculator/Sci_Calculator.html
OneNote: Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Pack
Rightclicker3.0: http://www.boonjin.com/wp/2008/06/02/right-clicker-02

I'm told Office 2007 & Vista combined has an awesome OCR capability but never seen or tested.

For high school teachers OneNote is the best program. Multiple whiteboards of endless size, easy graphing, writing/highlighting tools and program integration! I have organised into classes then subdivided each class into lessons. (Improves my accountability too, bonus).

Make sure you use "Boonjins" Whiteboard Smoothing App http://www.boonjin.com/wp/2008/06/02/mouse-smoothing-for-wiimote-whiteboard. He has done an awesome job to smooth mouse movements for more accurate free flow writing. He also, has and continues to remove many minor bugs from Johhny's original Demo application.

If you teach physics you should check http://wiimoteapps.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/wiimote-g-force-logger/ allows you to log and graph outputs from accelerometer. I'm looking forward to use this with my Sport Science students when we do biomechanics.

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