We have many 48" smartboards in K-3 classrooms. We mounted them as low as possible, with maximum keystone and it comes out about the bottom of the wall mounted whiteboard. The projector is as low as we can go while still meeting safety requirements. In the 4-12 classrooms we are trying to use the 77" with the arm. The new ones are only inches out form the board. In one of the older school buildings, there was so much vibration and the mounts were so long that they were almost unusable. Either it was students and teachers walking around or air handling that caused the vibration. They are expensive but cheaper than an unused one. The new ones are also dual touch. There was another thread about document cameras. Our teachers and Educational Technologist prefer the Smart Document cameras because of the integration with the Smart board. Jack W. Barnes, CNE Head Network Administrator CCSU [log in to unmask] Office 802-857-7000 Ext. 1039 Cell 802-318-0976 Fax 802-879-8197 On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 10:53 PM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > We are looking into putting smartboards in Kindergarten or Grade 1 classes > and wondering how people solve the problem of getting them low enough to the > ground and having a projector mounted so it can shine on a low smartboard. > Can they really keystone that much? > > We though of wall mounts, but then the teachers were skeptical that the > wall mount would be too low and that kids were start to mess with them > (think jungle gymn) or people will 'bump' into them. > > Any ideas? or models of projectors that work for this configuration. > > Lucie > > -- > Lucie deLaBruere > www.LearningWithLucie.com > www.InfiniteThinking.org > Tech Integration Specialist - St. Albans City Schoool > > http://twitter.com/techsavvygirl > > > Work: 802 527 0565 x 3206 > Cell: 802 752 6086 > > [log in to unmask] > > -------------------------------------- > Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. > - James M. Barrie > --------------------------------------- > CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-879-8192 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.