[K12OSN] Re: Schools and the OPM Addiction

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Mon Dec 17 14:22:42 UTC 2007

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 at 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.


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


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