Presentation on theme: "The basics of setting up a projector in a classroom setting, utilizing the SMART Tech Airliner Wireless Slate, and an introduction to Netbooks Projectors,"— Presentation transcript:
The basics of setting up a projector in a classroom setting, utilizing the SMART Tech Airliner Wireless Slate, and an introduction to Netbooks Projectors, Wireless Slates, and Netbooks, Oh My!
Epson 83+ Projector
1. How to configure laptop or desktop computer to connect to projector. 2. Connecting a VCR/DVD to the projector 3. Nice features of remote (Freeze, AV Mute, Volume, Menu functions.) 4. Best Practices for long lamp life. 5. Troubleshooting Projectors Basics
Projector Connections 101 Connecting Laptop - Need VGA cable (15 pin) + optional (audio cable) Connecting Desktop -will require either a VGA Splitter or … If you have a dual output video card, a DVI-VGA adapter to connect projector + your VGA/Audio cable. Use care when plugging in VGA Cord (15 pins, can get bent) For easiest plug and play connections: Turn on Projector first, then computer. Otherwise may need to press function (Fn) key and the F4 or F5 key depending on computer model. Symbol on key looks like next slide.
Watching Movies on the Big Screen Connecting a VCR/DVD to the projector Can use standard RCA cables (White/Red/Yellow) or Svideo + RCA Audio(white/red). May need to change input source (press Search Source button) if you have both computer and dvd player connected. Connect cables to the output connections on the DVD/VCR. Closed Captioning Available in Epson 83+
Do I really need this remote?
Uses of the remote control Source Search – Change between DVD and computer. Freeze button - freezes the image on the screen, press again to un-freeze. AV Mute - Blanks the screen, mutes the audio, press again to un-mute. Volume control for speakers in projector. Menu information/settings I have found useful -Sleep mode settings -Bulb Hours -High or Low brightness mode (3000 vs 4000 hrs) Help Button – On screen menu to help solve image related problems
Living long and useful lives. Turn off projector when not in use. Use the low brightness mode if applicable for classroom lighting. Clean the projector filter regularly (very easy to do on the Epson 83+. ) Keep the bulb lens clean (compressed air for dust, soft cloth with lens cleaner for dirt or smears.) Caution !! -Dont use glass cleaner on the lens.
You know its time to replace lamp when: The projected image starts to deteriorate and becomes dark. Lamp light is flashing orange. The message replace lamp appears on screen when lamp first turns on.
Troubleshooting Computer doesnt display on projector. Resolution: always check cable connections first (including power). Try toggling Fn+F4 key combo. My video file plays on laptop but not on projector. Resolution: Toggle Fn+F4 till screen on laptop is dark but projector is displaying. Epson 83+ User Manual posted on presentation website. Questions???
Smart Airliner Wireless Slate
The Smart Airliner Wireless Slate Uses Smart Notebook software Requires (included) bluetooth adapter Acts as an extension of your mouse, allows you to manipulate the computer from anywhere in your classroom. Open files, navigate through PowerPoints, highlighting and adding notes as you go. Full charge will last approximately 25 hours.
How it works demonstration Hover with pen ¼ above surface. Click down to write, up to erase. Select notebook tools just as you would on smart board. Screen Capture tool, Record tool.
(Caution) Never let the battery drain completely, or it will not recharge. - Always keep a full charge on device, even when you won't be using it for a while. -Preparing for summer-, give wireless slate a full charge, then remove battery from airliner Wireless slate. (Otherwise the unit may not work when you return in August.) Battery Care (Lithium-ion) for Wireless Slates, Laptops, cell phones, etc.
Links to Smart Educator resources Your Airliner and You Smart Exchange (requires create free acount) -Share lesson plans, activities. -SmartTech Youtube channel -Video Tutorials Getting Started with the Airliner Wireless Slate s.asp#airliner
Chempad ( Free Advanced chemistry application)
What is a Netbook?
Definition: A netbook is a very small, light- weight, low-cost, energy-efficient laptop, generally optimized for internet based services such as web browsing and ing.laptopweb browsing ing Pasted from In our tests, works for practically all district software we have uses with it. Not powerful enough for really intensive computing obviously (Computer Aided Drafting, Video Editing, etc)
Cost is around $400-$500 vs. $900- $1000 for a laptop Typical Specs. Windows XP Home (must upgrade to Pro) 1.6 Ghz Intel Atom Processor 512mb - 1GB ram 80 Gb Hard Drive Microphone and Web Cam built in VGA Port, 2 or 3 USB ports Screen size 8.9" or 10.1 Wireless
End Presentation Some of the models we are looking at - Asus EEEPC, HP Mini 2133, Lenovo s10e, Intel Classmate. We will be making a decision on a particular model to support in the district soon. But first we will be running a few pilot projects in the district.