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Smart Classrooms at Calvin College. Smart Classrooms at Calvin College. 2009-2010. Dan Christian. Teaching & Learning Multimedia Specialist. Agenda. What is a Smart Classroom? What’s in a (fully-stocked) Smart Classroom? What can I do with this equipment?

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Smart Classrooms

at Calvin College

Smart Classrooms

at Calvin College

2009-2010

Dan Christian

Teaching & Learning Multimedia Specialist

agenda
Agenda
  • What is a Smart Classroom?
  • What’s in a (fully-stocked) Smart Classroom?
  • What can I do with this equipment?
  • How do I use this equipment?
  • Resources
    • Documentation / Troubleshooting / Brief Demo
  • Which rooms at Calvin have this equipment?
  • Q & A
what is a smart classroom
What is a “Smart Classroom”?
  • A “Smart Classroom” is a face-to-face, brick-and-mortar classroom that has been equipped with various computing, networking and presentation technologies.
what s in a smart classroom
What’s in a Smart Classroom?
  • Computer (keyboard, monitor, wired and wireless mice)
    • PC: Dell Optiplex760
    • Mac: 17” iMac
  • Internet / network connectivity
  • Projector -- with accompanying 72” screen from Da-Lite:Epson PowerLite 822p
  • Lecterns:Spectrum Furniture\'s Media Manager Lectern (MMLV2) & Compact Lectern & Computer Comforts Universal "Hide-Away" Lectern
  • Document Camera: Epson ELPDC05 High Resolution Document Imager
  • DVD/VCR combo unit: Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK or a Toshiba D-VR660
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What’s in a Smart Classroom?

  • Gyration’s Cordless Optical Air Mouse: Wireless mouse
  • Connectivity for a laptop: Network, audio, video
  • Speakers: Wall-mounted or powered
  • Amplifier: For controlling all audio
  • Telephone:For contacting the Help Desk (x6-8555)
  • Cable TV: Need DVD/VCR w/ QAM tuner
  • In some cases:
    • Closed captioning devices, Smart Boards, dual- projection, Copy Cam, Huddleboards, Walk-N-Talk
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What can I do with this equipment?

  • Run & display various software applications:
      • From the PC/Mac
      • From KnightVision
      • …and more and more, from the Internet
  • Run & display rich-media & learning objects
  • Display items from the Internet or from LAN drives
  • Display a 2D document/photo/illustration/piece of art
  • Display a 3D item
  • Play DVD\'s
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What can I do with this equipment?

  • Play VHS tapes
  • Play audio CD\'s
  • Hook up a laptop & display/listen to items playing on that laptop
  • Play cable TV (Assumes you have access to a DVD/VCR w/ a QAM tuner in it)
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What can I do with this equipment?

  • Examples:
    • Civilization
    • World Wide Telescope
    • The Greatest Quotes
    • iTunes U
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How do I use this equipment?

  • In this section:
    • Brief discussion of “Sources”
    • Notes on laptops
    • Brief demo
    • Resources
      • Cards on lecterns
      • Web-based materials
      • Troubleshooting tips & techniques
      • CIT Help Desk (x68555)
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Settings for “Sources”

  • NOTE: Source settings may vary due to different setups & equipment:
      • Computer/workstation
        • Comp 1 / Computer 1 / Source button
      • Laptop
        • Comp 2 / Computer 2 / Source button
      • VCR
        • Video / Video 1 / Source button
      • DVD
        • S-Video / Video 2 / Source button
      • DVD/VCR combo unit
        • Source button
      • Document camera
        • Comp 2 / Computer 2 / Source button
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Some notes on laptops

  • Connect your laptop to the 3 cables that are each labeled “laptop”
      • Projector: VGA cable into the VGA port
      • Speakers: Audio cable into the speaker port
      • Network connection: Network cable into the network port
  • Tell the projector what to display
      • Depending upon the projector, set projector to Comp2,Computer 2 or use the Source button
  • Send your laptop’s display to the projector (Be sure to wait at least 10 seconds for the signal to come through. If not, press that set of keys again):
    • Apple: F7 Fujitsu: Fn + F10 NEC: Fn + F3 HP: Fn + F4 Toshiba: Fn + F5 Sony: Fn + F7
    • IBM: Fn + F7 Epson: Fn + F8 Dell: Fn + F8
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Smart Classrooms

at Calvin College

Smart Classrooms

at Calvin College

Brief demo

Brief demo

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Resources: Calvin’s Website

  • http://www.calvin.edu/it/core/facilities/smartclassrooms/
    • Quick start guides
        • Training materials (User manuals; spec sheets)
        • Troubleshooting information
        • Links to vendors’ websites (Epson, Toshiba, etc.)
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Resources: Troubleshooting

  • Via telephone:
  • CIT Help Desk at x6-8555
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Which rooms have this equipment?

  • From http://www.calvin.edu/it/core/facilities/smartclassrooms/#roomsVarious rooms in:
        • DeVos Center
        • North Hall
        • DeVries Hall
        • Fine Arts Center
        • Science Building
        • Hiemenga Hall
        • Spoelhof Center
        • …and more
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Concluding Comments

  • Preparation is key
    • Room setups/configurations vary
    • Before your course begins:
      • Go to the room(s) you will be teaching in
      • Get familiar w/ those pieces of equipment and how to use them
  • Questions or issues?
    • Contact the Help Desk at x6-8555
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Smart Classrooms

at Calvin College

Smart Classrooms

at Calvin College

Thanks for coming!

Thanks for coming!

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