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Low-tech make-it-work-now solution: a riser or even a couple of footstools
so the very smallest can access a suitable amount of screen area to benefit
from the interactivity.

Chip Hedler

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 6:30 AM, Rick Mallon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  At St Johnsbury we mount all the SMARTboards to match the bottom height
> of the “chalk” whiteboards. It’s a good compromise for students and teacher.
> We have all grade 1&2, and one grade K installed. The wall mounts work
> better for us than the ceiling mounts. No problems with students mishandling
> equipment, but had one parent pick up their child and bang their head on a
> projector. (had to realign the projector). I would investigate the newer
> wall mount projectors that only stick out 12-18 inches. (haven’t tried one
> yet myself however – no funds)  - RickM
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> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Lucie deLaBruere
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 08, 2010 10:53 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Smartboards in Kindergarten or Primary Grades
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> 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?
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> 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.
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> Any ideas? or models of projectors that work for this configuration.
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> Lucie
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