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


From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lucie deLaBruere
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 10:53 PM
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Subject: Smartboards in Kindergarten or Primary Grades


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 deLaBruere
Tech Integration Specialist - St. Albans City Schoool


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