Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

We have one Sympodium which was installed several years ago as part of one of our classroom upgrades. After a few semesters of disuse and complaints of the amount of space it occupied on the podium I had it removed. It's currently available as a piece of portable equipment but has never been requested.

I recently purchased a Smart SBID 6052i Interactive Display which will be deployed this fall in one of our Courtrooms to replace the 15 year old 32" CRT TV monitor. I'm hopeful that some of the younger Faculty who have begun to express an interest in Smart's products will be scheduled for this room and find it useful. Regardless, it should provide a much more suitable display for simply showing output from a laptop, document camera or a DVD than the old monitor.

All told we have 10 Classrooms (3 of which have a judge's bench) and few assorted smaller seminar/meeting rooms.

Jeff

Jeff Groah
Univ of Tennessee College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1800
(865) 974-6731
jgroah@utk.edu

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Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

We have one seldom-used Smartboard and several Sympodiums that faculty
regularly use.
However, we're considering turning a classroom into what we're calling a
"clinic sandbox"...IF we get the funding, we'll install all the latest
and greatest technology and will make it a collaborative room that will
meet many needs. I think we will put a Smartboard in that room but it
will most likely be a very updated model of our current 10-yr old board.
Cyndi

Cyndi Dean Johnson
Assistant Dean/Director, Information Technology
UNM School of Law
(505) 277-0695

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Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve
with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what %
have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

Ray -

We installed the Extron Annotator in our classrooms. It handles scaling and switching, as well as annotation with any device (in our case resident PC, guest laptop, DVD and document cam). We previously used Sympodiums, but when we opened our new classrooms, there was no widescreen model available. These have worked well for us and Extron provided us with all the help we needed to get up and running.

http://www.extron.com/company/article.aspx?id=annotatorad

Best,
Dan

--

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Director, Law School Technology
RM 3315 Notre Dame Law School
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0535

Manier@nd.edu
574 631-3939 - Phone
574 631-6371 - Fax

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Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

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Thank you.

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Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 3:22 PM
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Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with
Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have
smartboards?

Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?

What model of Smart Boards are you using?

What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

At Maryland, I'm about to install our first smart board (Polyvision Eno One) this summer in a seminar room. The seminar rooms here are the only ones which are well suited to the direct, write on the projection surface approach. All of our court rooms have large projection screens that are 10 or more feet in the air at the top. So unless I provide a ladder for the prof, they will not be able to write on the main projection. In those cases, I could install a smart board/projector elsewhere in the room and mirror that to the main projector. However, the rooms have no real wall space at the front to accommodate this. I do have one court room with a Sympodium in lieu of a monitor at the podium.

So there is 1 smart board (near future) and one Sympodium at Maryland.

I'm largely in favor of "dumb boards." You can project onto a compatible whiteboard surface and use plain old dry erase markers to mark up documents on screen. No one needs training for that and the technology is cheap to repair, replace, or upgrade. How much does a new pack of markers cost compared to a $200 digipen that disappeared? While this approach doesn't allow you to save your markups, it does get you a long way towards in-class, interactive exercises.

Greg Smith,
Manager, Information Technology Office
University of Maryland School of law

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Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 3:22 PM
To: Teknoids (teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu)
Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

I tend to agree with Greg's final paragraph! I will add that the feedback we got from an internal spring 2011 faculty survey on classroom technology indicated a preference for maintaining existing whiteboards over replacing them with Smartboards. Also, our faculty rejected the idea of replacing mini-desktops & monitors we have located at the credenzas with Sympodium or similarly podium-based solutions. Part of the issue there is that almost none of our faculty will stand still at a lectern or podium and prefer larger tables to lay out their materials when not wandering around the front of the classroom. So it's more a question of logistics and physical space than one of technology.

Doug
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Assistant Dean for IT
UNC School of Law
919.843.9208 office
http://www.law.unc.edu/contacts/edmundsdoug/
http://twitter.com/unclawinfotech

From: "Smith, Gregory" <GSmith@law.umaryland.edu>
Reply-To: Teknoids <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 15:56:08 -0400
To: Teknoids <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Subject: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

At Maryland, I'm about to install our first smart board (Polyvision Eno One) this summer in a seminar room. The seminar rooms here are the only ones which are well suited to the direct, write on the projection surface approach. All of our court rooms have large projection screens that are 10 or more feet in the air at the top. So unless I provide a ladder for the prof, they will not be able to write on the main projection. In those cases, I could install a smart board/projector elsewhere in the room and mirror that to the main projector. However, the rooms have no real wall space at the front to accommodate this. I do have one court room with a Sympodium in lieu of a monitor at the podium.

So there is 1 smart board (near future) and one Sympodium at Maryland.

I'm largely in favor of "dumb boards." You can project onto a compatible whiteboard surface and use plain old dry erase markers to mark up documents on screen. No one needs training for that and the technology is cheap to repair, replace, or upgrade. How much does a new pack of markers cost compared to a $200 digipen that disappeared? While this approach doesn't allow you to save your markups, it does get you a long way towards in-class, interactive exercises.

Greg Smith,
Manager, Information Technology Office
University of Maryland School of law

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Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 3:22 PM
To: Teknoids (teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu)
Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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RE: RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

Well, in keeping with the simple is better thread, our faculty actually
prefer chalkboards. In fact, when we built our addition (now 5 or so
years ago), they refused to let us put whiteboards in the classrooms. We
pointed out that chalk is really bad for electronics but they were
stubborn. They claim that you can't leave markers in the classrooms or
people take them (or leave the caps off) and I guess carrying their own
is just a bother. But no one steals chalk...
Cyndi

Cyndi Dean Johnson
Assistant Dean/Director, Information Technology
UNM School of Law
(505) 277-0695

From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu
[mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Edmunds,
Doug
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 2:16 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: Re: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

I tend to agree with Greg's final paragraph! I will add that the
feedback we got from an internal spring 2011 faculty survey on classroom
technology indicated a preference for maintaining existing whiteboards
over replacing them with Smartboards. Also, our faculty rejected the
idea of replacing mini-desktops & monitors we have located at the
credenzas with Sympodium or similarly podium-based solutions. Part of
the issue there is that almost none of our faculty will stand still at a
lectern or podium and prefer larger tables to lay out their materials
when not wandering around the front of the classroom. So it's more a
question of logistics and physical space than one of technology.

Doug

RE: RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

We've had the same issue with some of our faculty. In fact when the school
was built, they didn't install the right kind of chalkboards and all of
them had to be replaced. Our faculty that use chalk usually carry their
own box to class!

Margaret Thomas
Information Technology Manager
University of Dayton School of Law
Room 416
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772
937-229-4189

From: "Johnson, Cyndi" <johnson@law.unm.edu>
To: "Teknoids" <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Date: 06/08/2011 10:38 AM
Subject: RE: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom
Sent by: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu

Well, in keeping with the simple is better thread, our faculty actually
prefer chalkboards. In fact, when we built our addition (now 5 or so years
ago), they refused to let us put whiteboards in the classrooms. We pointed
out that chalk is really bad for electronics but they were stubborn. They
claim that you can’t leave markers in the classrooms or people take them
(or leave the caps off) and I guess carrying their own is just a bother.
But no one steals chalk…
Cyndi

Cyndi Dean Johnson
Assistant Dean/Director, Information Technology
UNM School of Law
(505) 277-0695

From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu [
mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Edmunds, Doug
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 2:16 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: Re: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

I tend to agree with Greg's final paragraph! I will add that the feedback
we got from an internal spring 2011 faculty survey on classroom technology
indicated a preference for maintaining existing whiteboards over replacing
them with Smartboards. Also, our faculty rejected the idea of replacing
mini-desktops & monitors we have located at the credenzas with Sympodium
or similarly podium-based solutions. Part of the issue there is that
almost none of our faculty will stand still at a lectern or podium and
prefer larger tables to lay out their materials when not wandering around
the front of the classroom. So it's more a question of logistics and
physical space than one of technology.

Doug

RE: RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

Well in also keeping with the simple is better thread, we have a good number of faculty that use document cameras in our classrooms. They use a sample brief or case and display that. Also, I have faculty who just simply use a marker, paper and write notes and display them. They find it a lot better than the whiteboards or the old chalkboards in the room. Just about every large classroom has a document camera.

In fact, one of our faculty used our USB document camera with Panopto for a research project he is working on as far as how students search for cases in books as opposed to online.

Gary Moore, PMP |Assistant Dean for Information Systems| Hofstra Law School
121 Hofstra University, Room 221 |Gary.P.Moore@hofstra.edu |Phone: (516) 463-6067
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Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 10:38 AM
To: Teknoids
Subject: RE: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

Well, in keeping with the simple is better thread, our faculty actually prefer chalkboards. In fact, when we built our addition (now 5 or so years ago), they refused to let us put whiteboards in the classrooms. We pointed out that chalk is really bad for electronics but they were stubborn. They claim that you can't leave markers in the classrooms or people take them (or leave the caps off) and I guess carrying their own is just a bother. But no one steals chalk...
Cyndi

Cyndi Dean Johnson
Assistant Dean/Director, Information Technology
UNM School of Law
(505) 277-0695

From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Edmunds, Doug
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 2:16 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: Re: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

I tend to agree with Greg's final paragraph! I will add that the feedback we got from an internal spring 2011 faculty survey on classroom technology indicated a preference for maintaining existing whiteboards over replacing them with Smartboards. Also, our faculty rejected the idea of replacing mini-desktops & monitors we have located at the credenzas with Sympodium or similarly podium-based solutions. Part of the issue there is that almost none of our faculty will stand still at a lectern or podium and prefer larger tables to lay out their materials when not wandering around the front of the classroom. So it's more a question of logistics and physical space than one of technology.

Doug
--
Doug Edmunds
Assistant Dean for IT
UNC School of Law
919.843.9208 office
http://www.law.unc.edu/contacts/edmundsdoug/
http://twitter.com/unclawinfotech

From: "Smith, Gregory" <GSmith@law.umaryland.edu>
Reply-To: Teknoids <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 15:56:08 -0400
To: Teknoids <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Subject: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

At Maryland, I'm about to install our first smart board (Polyvision Eno One) this summer in a seminar room. The seminar rooms here are the only ones which are well suited to the direct, write on the projection surface approach. All of our court rooms have large projection screens that are 10 or more feet in the air at the top. So unless I provide a ladder for the prof, they will not be able to write on the main projection. In those cases, I could install a smart board/projector elsewhere in the room and mirror that to the main projector. However, the rooms have no real wall space at the front to accommodate this. I do have one court room with a Sympodium in lieu of a monitor at the podium.

So there is 1 smart board (near future) and one Sympodium at Maryland.

I'm largely in favor of "dumb boards." You can project onto a compatible whiteboard surface and use plain old dry erase markers to mark up documents on screen. No one needs training for that and the technology is cheap to repair, replace, or upgrade. How much does a new pack of markers cost compared to a $200 digipen that disappeared? While this approach doesn't allow you to save your markups, it does get you a long way towards in-class, interactive exercises.

Greg Smith,
Manager, Information Technology Office
University of Maryland School of law

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Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 3:22 PM
To: Teknoids (teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu)
Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

We too have quality document cameras (WolfVision) in all classrooms, and according to our spring survey, many faculty do use them on a regular basis. We probably see more use of them than we do of, say, PowerPoint. And like Gary said, some faculty will just throw down a blank piece of paper to diagram a concept or display some notes to a larger class more clearly than they could on a whiteboard.
--
Doug Edmunds
Assistant Dean for IT
UNC School of Law
919.843.9208 office
http://www.law.unc.edu/contacts/edmundsdoug/
http://twitter.com/unclawinfotech

From: "Gary P. Moore" <Gary.P.Moore@hofstra.edu>
Reply-To: Teknoids <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 07:42:56 -0700
To: Teknoids <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Subject: RE: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

Well in also keeping with the simple is better thread, we have a good number of faculty that use document cameras in our classrooms. They use a sample brief or case and display that. Also, I have faculty who just simply use a marker, paper and write notes and display them. They find it a lot better than the whiteboards or the old chalkboards in the room. Just about every large classroom has a document camera.

In fact, one of our faculty used our USB document camera with Panopto for a research project he is working on as far as how students search for cases in books as opposed to online.

Gary Moore, PMP |Assistant Dean for Information Systems| Hofstra Law School
121 Hofstra University, Room 221 |Gary.P.Moore@hofstra.edu |Phone: (516) 463-6067
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From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Johnson, Cyndi
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 10:38 AM
To: Teknoids
Subject: RE: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

Well, in keeping with the simple is better thread, our faculty actually prefer chalkboards. In fact, when we built our addition (now 5 or so years ago), they refused to let us put whiteboards in the classrooms. We pointed out that chalk is really bad for electronics but they were stubborn. They claim that you can’t leave markers in the classrooms or people take them (or leave the caps off) and I guess carrying their own is just a bother. But no one steals chalk…
Cyndi

Cyndi Dean Johnson
Assistant Dean/Director, Information Technology
UNM School of Law
(505) 277-0695

From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Edmunds, Doug
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 2:16 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: Re: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

I tend to agree with Greg's final paragraph! I will add that the feedback we got from an internal spring 2011 faculty survey on classroom technology indicated a preference for maintaining existing whiteboards over replacing them with Smartboards. Also, our faculty rejected the idea of replacing mini-desktops & monitors we have located at the credenzas with Sympodium or similarly podium-based solutions. Part of the issue there is that almost none of our faculty will stand still at a lectern or podium and prefer larger tables to lay out their materials when not wandering around the front of the classroom. So it's more a question of logistics and physical space than one of technology.

Doug
--
Doug Edmunds
Assistant Dean for IT
UNC School of Law
919.843.9208 office
http://www.law.unc.edu/contacts/edmundsdoug/
http://twitter.com/unclawinfotech

From: "Smith, Gregory" <GSmith@law.umaryland.edu>
Reply-To: Teknoids <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 15:56:08 -0400
To: Teknoids <teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu>
Subject: [teknoids] RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

At Maryland, I'm about to install our first smart board (Polyvision Eno One) this summer in a seminar room. The seminar rooms here are the only ones which are well suited to the direct, write on the projection surface approach. All of our court rooms have large projection screens that are 10 or more feet in the air at the top. So unless I provide a ladder for the prof, they will not be able to write on the main projection. In those cases, I could install a smart board/projector elsewhere in the room and mirror that to the main projector. However, the rooms have no real wall space at the front to accommodate this. I do have one court room with a Sympodium in lieu of a monitor at the podium.

So there is 1 smart board (near future) and one Sympodium at Maryland.

I'm largely in favor of "dumb boards." You can project onto a compatible whiteboard surface and use plain old dry erase markers to mark up documents on screen. No one needs training for that and the technology is cheap to repair, replace, or upgrade. How much does a new pack of markers cost compared to a $200 digipen that disappeared? While this approach doesn't allow you to save your markups, it does get you a long way towards in-class, interactive exercises.

Greg Smith,
Manager, Information Technology Office
University of Maryland School of law

From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Raymond Flores
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 3:22 PM
To: Teknoids (teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu)
Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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Smart Boards in the Classroom

We've had Smart Boards since we moved into our "new building" 13 years
ago. Legal research and writing faculty are the primary users but a few
others use them as well. We currently have 4 that we use in seminar rooms.
I'm getting ready to replace them this summer.

Margaret

Margaret Thomas
Information Technology Manager
University of Dayton School of Law
Room 416
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772
937-229-4189

From: Raymond Flores <rflores@law.usc.edu>
To: "Teknoids (teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu)"
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Date: 06/06/2011 03:24 PM
Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom
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We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve
with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have
smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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RE: Smart Boards in the Classroom

Cumberland had SMART boards in 3/5 classrooms when I arrived 6 years ago. We added Sympodiums to the other two rooms about 4 years ago. The SMART boards are old (500 series, I think), and still have 9-pin connectors to the PC (there should be opportunities there soon). The Sympodiums are ID370s, which I like better, as they have better resolution.

I can't give you faculty adoption information, as I've never polled them. The equipment is available if they want to use it.

When such time comes that I can't plug my 9-pin boards into the computer, because it doesn't have a 9-pin serial port any more, then we'll look at adapting to USB and injecting power, or may just remove them, depending on faculty input.

Jeff Whitcomb
Technology Services Manager
Cumberland School of Law - Samford University
205-726-4662
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From: teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces@ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Raymond Flores
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 2:22 PM
To: Teknoids (teknoids@ruckus.law.cornell.edu)
Subject: [teknoids] Smart Boards in the Classroom

We are trying to gauge where we are in terms of being behind the curve with Smart Boards. We currently have 1 smart board at the law school.

Does anyone have Smart Boards in all their classrooms? If not what % have smartboards?
Is there anyone out there with no Smart Boards in their Law School?
What model of Smart Boards are you using?
What problems did you experience with the introduction of Smart Boards?

Thank you.

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