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    Is there such a thing...? (App)

    Ok, I have a member of staff who basically wants to be able to wander around the classroom, while still maintaining the use of his whiteboard. Presumably the best way to do this is a tablet?

    Alternatively, is there an ipod/phone app that could connect to his laptop and mimic the desktop? Or is my best bet a tablet? If so, how so?

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    There's a logitech mouse app for the iphone which lets you use the phone as a touchpad. Would that do it?

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    Smart do a wireless tablet, it's a rebadged Wacom. I'm not sure if the smart version has a different firmware.

    It might be easier to start cheap and get him a wireless mouse.

    EDIT: How about a VNC client, nice and cheap..

    EDITEDIT: Or tape his board pen to a broom stick.
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    I have seen a Promethean Application for iPhone that would do the job.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    I have seen a Promethean Application for iPhone that would do the job.

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    Do you have a link or proper name? Had a quick gander and can't see anything on the app store.

    Edit: Logitech one looks like it may do the trick.
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    After looking it is a case of linking about 3 applications togther through the apple iphone developer kit. Maybe a tad over the top - I know it is coming soon though!

    Sorry about that stpaulscrompton.

    Chris

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    promethean have little tablets that you can use
    Promethean Activ wireless tablets

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far! I'll spend this afters having a look at them.

    Now..., where's that broom handle?

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    Talking Logitech Mouse App

    Thanks RobMongoose for the tip on the Logitech Mouse App. Just set it up there.

    It's excellent and free!

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    What about team viewer if free for non commercial use and the app interface is very easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techman View Post
    Thanks RobMongoose for the tip on the Logitech Mouse App. Just set it up there.

    It's excellent and free!
    No problem

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    can you get vnc for yphones/android?

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