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The best interactive whiteboards/projectors?

Started by Sam Hamilton 06 Aug 2012 12:58pm () Replies (17)

Kia Ora Tatau,

I am a Teacher at Matata Public School in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.  We are just beginning our e-learning journey are i am investigating how well interative whiteboards work in the classroom and what are the best projectors and software to get.  I was wondering if folks could pass on some of their knowledge in this area.  

Our school has very high ceilings and also as lots of trucks drive past the school there is a lot of shaking.  THis may cause trouble with collaboration of software.  So i have been thinking of 'short-throw' projectors.  Can anybody tell me much about these? are these a projectors to use?  

Also, in terms of making our whiteboards interative what hardware/software would people recommend?  I have heard schools use different things for different year groups.  Is there a difference in what they can do for different year groups?

This is my first post on here and any help would be hugely appreciated.  i am sure there are lots of questions i have failed to ask but this is just a start:o)

Thanks vary much,

Sam Hamilton

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  • Carol Kendall (View all users posts) 13 Oct 2012 7:30pm ()

    Hi Dave - I'm interested to hear that your staff are opting for 60" TVs. Is this both junior and senior class teachers? Are the TVs being afixed to a wall, or are they on some sort of stand. Space is a concern for us.

  • Carol Kendall (View all users posts) 14 Oct 2012 2:39pm ()

    Thanks Dave. With TVs affixed to a wall, what sort of height have you found best? I am imagining that, in a Junior class where students are more likely to be in a group by the teacher, and closer to the screen, they won't want to be tipping their heads up high to see the screen. Whereas for students at desks and back further in the room, the screen would need to be higher to be seen above other heads. It's all tricky, and I'm all for flexibility if it's possible. Here in Christchurch, we need to watch that things like TVs aren't going to fall over or drop off walls, too!

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