22 Replies - 844 Views - Last Post: 20 September 2008 - 10:51 AM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:44 PM
They are extremely fun. We have not done anything truly productive with them yet, except Text Twists. It seems chalkboards may go extinct before polar bears.
Replies To: Smartboards
Posted 19 September 2008 - 05:05 AM
I miss school
Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:01 AM
They are neat looking though.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:44 AM
For the average home user however, all of these systems are to expensive. So I have been looking into the TouchKit system (made by the same people who make Cubit) and DIY versions.
I think I spend WAY to much time on Engadget and Makezine.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:07 AM
they make more elsewhere? i know in my area, new york state, the make garbage. requires a masters degree and they start you off around 38000. thats just ridiculous. (high school teacher). what do they make in other countries? and do they all require such an education?
smartboards sound awesome to me. i wish my college had them. at least they havent had them in the classrooms i have been in. I'm sure there are some class rooms that have them. but they have got to be pretty expensive
Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:11 AM
in Canada you can survive off teachers pay it is more I'm not sure though according to ontario teachers it's $36 000 - >$ 80 000 but it takes a long time to get the highest but that's just in my province I dunno about the others.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:54 AM
They are the most annoying things ever, half the teachers don't know how to use their computer let alone a projector and a smartboard!
The ink line (which is always really thick) is never synchronised to the pen touch so everything is really inaccurate.
The board is to sensitive so any line drawn is very wobbly.
And finally, they always run the software on slow machines so you spend half the time waiting for it to catch up on what you have drawn!