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Why use a Smartboard? In Dutch!

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 11:30 0 Comments

We now have the three "Why use a Smartboard?" videos subtitled in Dutch, courtesy of Ton: 

This is a first…


Using students' own devices?

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:35 0 Comments

The idea of using students own devices to interact with the screen are probably not quite there yet, but let's future gaze.  I have successfully used poll everywhere  (free for audiences less than 40) to create questions I can put into standard Powerpoint shows.  The audience can then choose how to respond, via a text message, a web interface, or Twitter.  This means the audience can participate, even with a basic…


Mouse Mischief

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 9:00 2 Comments

Why not take class interaction a step further than an interactive whiteboard?  Whiteboard manufacturers also produce response handsets, but they tend to be expensive. The free Microsoft  Mouse Mischief just uses standard wireless mice, plus a USB hub, so you can put together 10 mice and a hub for under £120. There is a glossy Microsoft promo video here, (for some reason, aimed at…


Back to whiteboard basics

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 9:19 3 Comments

Calling all new visitors...welcome! I am conscious of the fact that new members may be joining this community all the time, so perhaps I can use this posting to recap some Interactive Whiteboard  (IWB) basics.  There are some short instructional videos (each just a few minutes long) which demonstrate some possibilities, and also build confidence in using the hardware and software. Also don’t…


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At 16:15 on September 17, 2012, Keith Clarges said…

Hey Phil,

Just saw the new video. Pretty cool. Good work :)


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