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RE: [K12OSN] Re: Schools and the OPM Addiction



Huck wrote:
>> 
>> James P. Kinney III wrote:
>> > On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 20:46 -0500, Todd O'Bryan wrote:
>> >> On Dec 3, 2007 7:35 PM, Peter Scheie <peter scheie homedns org>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > BTW, what do Smart Boards cost?  I've heard that a few will
>> >> > be going into my son's elementary school, while the district
>> >> > is looking at a $1 million shortfall next year.
>> >> 
>> >> About $3k for the SmartBoard, if I remember correctly. There
>> >> are other brands that do similar things for less, but I think
>> >> a tablet PC with a projector is more flexible and gives you
>> >> about the same functionality.
>> > 
>> > Or a room full of Linux thin clients with graphics tablets at
>> > teachertool!
>> 
>> smartboards? fairly cheap... $1400...from SmartTechnologies

My niece just sent me a link to this YouTube video of Johnny Lee of
Carnegie Mellon demonstrating how to make a fairly cheap white board
using a Wii remote and a standard projector.  I have no idea if his
software would work on Linux (his demos look like Windows) but he might
be willing to work with the community on porting them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5EvhHy7eQ

His web site is http://johnnylee.net and his blog is
http://procrastineering.blogspot.com/

-- 
Henry


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