Its not a matter of if, more a matter of when
I ran across a projector that integrates the features of a smartboard without the need for the actual board. It embeds interactive features a smartboard has into just a projector allowing for any existing wall or screen to be used as a smartboard..
Product description: In the past, you needed a projector and an interactive whiteboard to create an interactive learning environment. Now, make almost any wall interactive with the BrightLink 450Wi. This high-performance projector + pen combination integrates interactive functionality in one machine without the constraints or expense of an interactive whiteboard. With ultra-short throw distance, extraordinary size flexibility, and fully-loaded projector technologies, BrightLink redefines a true all-in-one solution able to engage your learning community. Expand room coverage further, faster and bring interactive capabilities to more students and classrooms.
Here is the link to the product: epson brightlink
I was really intrigued by this as I have been struggling to figure out how to best place the smartboard I was assigned through the global learner project.
I love the smartboard and am planning on using a ton this year but have been stuck on how to best maximize its use and and visibility in my classroom. There doesn't seem to be a perfect place...
It would be really nice to be able to project on my existing boards without the need to roll something into place with wires etc.
Anyone have a spare 2000 for this so we can beta test it for the district??? I would volunteer the use of my room :-) and could even pull down a few posters to make room for it.