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    Touch Screens

    Has anybody used touch screens in school? I am looking at buying some touch screens for use around school similar to the quiz machines you see in a pub.

    This will allow students on a break / dinner time access to a terminal with multiple choice questions on a range of subjects.

    I am after recommended manufacturers / sellers etc if possible.

    Thanks

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    We just bought 1 of these:
    http://www.protouch.co.uk/touch/items.asp?Cc=ProtouchTS
    from protouch. We got it for a primary school library, so children can check-out books but we didn't have space for a traditional pc setup as it is in a corridor.
    I haven't child-tested it yet, but I had a go. It's really accurate and I was a bit worried it may be hard to press small icons - but it seems to be fine. Protouch were helpful and recommended the above, cheeper, model over the NEC (which I was tempted to use because I'd heard of them). It's certainly hard and heavy. They also give a good educational discount (the 17" cost us £365)

    Are you going to have a keyboard, if so how are you going to mount it. Likewise, have you found any computer mounts that will let you fix the computer to the wall? (That's my next job to find!)

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    I have got a Samsung Touch Screen, 17" and its very nice, needs harder touching that I imagined. We will use it in the library probably and on things like open days etc for info terminals running Site Kiosk where you can have a touch screen overlay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eean View Post
    have you found any computer mounts that will let you fix the computer to the wall? (That's my next job to find!)
    We have HP DC7100 Small form factor PCs and use the "Wall mounting security sleeves" for them - they're about £40 (the mount, not the PC!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eean View Post
    We just bought 1 of these:
    http://www.protouch.co.uk/touch/items.asp?Cc=ProtouchTS
    from protouch. We got it for a primary school library, so children can check-out books
    Thanks for the link. Your plans sound interesting, what kind of library software do you plan to use with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    We have HP DC7100 Small form factor PCs and use the "Wall mounting security sleeves" for them - they're about £40 (the mount, not the PC!)
    Oh, what a pain - we've got dc5750. They don't seem to have one for them. I've found some under desk mounts, that might do.

    Quote Originally Posted by eejit View Post
    Thanks for the link. Your plans sound interesting, what kind of library software do you plan to use with this?
    We've got Junior Librarian.

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