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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

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


  • Smart classrooms at calvin college

    Smart Classrooms

    at Calvin College

    Smart Classrooms

    at Calvin College

    Brief demo

    Brief demo


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    Resources: Documentation on lecterns


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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


    Smart classrooms at calvin college

    Smart Classrooms

    at Calvin College

    Smart Classrooms

    at Calvin College

    Thanks for coming!

    Thanks for coming!


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