Rick2134 (29th January 2010)
@bossman - I think you're missing the point.
@oops_my_bad - The money will be spent on equipment which will later move to the new school.
I made a reference above to be working on something similar. I would assume the direction given to the OP is for similar reasons (apologies if I hijack and this is incorrect!)
The brief will quite likely be to build a "classroom of the future".
A proof of concept perhaps, but also a balanced attempt at getting it right.
My aim is to provide a flexible teaching enviroment ahead of our move to a new school. One filled with the same F&E, resources and technology that the new school would have so that teachers and learners can provide feedback, customise and confirm what works and what doesn't.
It makes much more sense to invest ahead of time, get feedback and develop changes than it does wait until a multi-million pound school to be built untested and lead to disappointment.
It will also make the transition to a new school easier if an element of training (technical and management) has been able to take place first.
Rick2134 (29th January 2010)
Donating time, equipment and resources to the LA isn't as bad as giving money to the Taliban - the Taliban is a ruthless organisation dedicated to controlling as many people's lives as possible, guided by a leadership with a delusional mindset. The average local authority IT department is... well... uh, er... okay, fair point.
Last edited by dhicks; 28th January 2010 at 09:20 PM.
I have already been involved in a number of projects which included concept rooms and one of the strongest benefits is that it gives the staff an oportunity to see and use equipment that may go into the new build before its built.
We did a concept room for a college which included an IWB all in one system, touch screen technology, visualiser, learner response systems, interactive panels etc... over a year ago.
The college then used the room as a teaching space and got the lecturers to fill out forms describing what equipment they used how they used it and what helped to improve learning the most. The college then used this information to specify the quipment they wanted in their new build.
On the touch screens, I ran a technology showcase event yesterday that had some touch screen LCD's there and we were using windows 7 with it. I have to say it was impresive as things like the ipod pinch to resize images on screen even now works in my documents folder. The most important thing to note with the touch screens is that it is very dependant on the software used, and the phrase 'there is an app that will do that' was bandied around a lot yesterday.
There are several manufacturers of touch screens now and they vary in spec, quality and price but all perform the same basic functionality.
Rick2134 (1st February 2010)
Wow. 100k on one room. I am jealous.
More like 100k every 5 years for the whole school here!
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