EDIT: just noticed you said you have the BenQ's haha :)
Ive got a Benq! So I know it seems to be the majority! TBH I didnt even check for it... it didnt cross my mind...
I do, interacting with the kids is part of the job. Sitting at a desk and checking emails, or something other than helping the kids to achieve the task they're doing, to me, is fiddling.Quote:
How can you expect an IT teacher to not use a PC and software to teach? I don't call that fiddling :/
What needs to be stuck on the screen for long enough that it has to be frozen there?Quote:
I know they can not display the PowerPoint etc and then switch off the monitors - but the freeze screen is a really well used standard tool here on projectors - it is just surprising the screens don't have it.
Also, I believe there might be a product which allows you to do this, by putting it in the middle between the TV and the computer. AverMedia used to make them. Basically, it allowed a pile of image manipulation tasks for projectors that didn't have them.
What needs to be stuck on the screen for long enough that it has to be frozen there?
Learning objectives/instructions are the first thing that pop into my head...
Our's dont. Lots of our rooms dont. I had considered it but got told that was not really a solution for when they want to leave up PPTs which display instructions etc
Kinda expensive, but others exist (but my Google-fu is failing me right now) Play.com - Buy Multi Format Convertor online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!
It has a freeze frame feature.
We have 2 CleverTouch boards 65" Dissapointed with the accuracy of these as they use an optical system not capacitive which can be triggered with your knuckles or sleeves when using a finger. Using the supplied pen helps a little.
What we really need are these! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzCP...eature=related
82" LCD Multi-Touch Display Perceptive Pixel (now owned by MS)
Howeverthey cost $20K each!! Came to promenace in the 2008 presidential elections
Use bonded digitiser so there is virtually no parallax issues. Clevertouch feels like the screen is an inch away from the outer glass layer. Not sure if other makes suffer less from parallax effect which results in touching in the wrong place on screen (dependant on viewing angle)
Touchscreen Ergonomic Considerations (includes good explaination of parallax)
We get around this problem by giving all teacher computers dual monitors, and then the second monitor is mirrored to the TV. After getting used to it, I've had very positive feedback.
We've got a load of Phillips 65" TVs but are looking at BenQs due to the Smart Notebook licenses being bundled. For those that have used the BenQs - how do they fare? From what I have seen in demos they seem virtually identical to the Phillips.