When the district said they would no longer be the technological support for our HP Tablets, I took it upon myself to step outside of my comfort zone on behalf of my department and use the Wacom Tablet. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In my position I get to try out a lot of new gadgets for use in the classroom. Carol, The Wacom tablet should let you control your computer as described, and you should have no issues with ActivInspire, save for a couple. Other than that, the biggest beef I had with the unit was installing all of the software drivers and applications that it came with. The ability for the Wacom to go back to wired USB mode is also appealing, as the ACtivSlate is only wireless, so if the receiver is damaged, you have to get a replacement before the unit is back in service.
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Thanks for the research, Ben. That is, if you have the additional student response devices clickers. The ActivSlate is one of those work-duty grade devices, built to take a lot of abuse, tumbling, actjvslate, and still work like a champ.
I have been using a Promethean board and Activslate in my classroom for the past five years. I have used the Wacom Tablet for years now an older version of what is listed actovslate.
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The responsiveness is decent, if a little off at times though. Interact from Anywhere in the Classroom In an interactive classroom, nothing is static. Enjoy the freedom of interacting with lessons, acrivslate applications and annotating content from anywhere in the classroom.
With the Bamboo, she was able to move around the room and help individual students, while still doing some drawing examples using her wireless tablet and the always fantastic Art Rage painting application on her Mac.
However, for something like GeoGebra, you might want to go with the Wacom for the greater fidelity. There would not be a need to buy an additional device if it was already built in to the laptops. Super awesomely small USB receiver.
Promethean ActivSlate Replacement – Splashtop Classroom
Spam Squashed 4, spam blocked by Akismet. At the beginning, I was very skeptical as I did not see myself being able to look at the screen instead of where I was writing, but that is a trained skill. Since the tablet acts as a mouse, would I still be able to access Activinspire on my computer? Students felt comfortable using either tablet, but the teachers seemed more willing to acttivslate the Promethean ActivSlate over to students more so than the Wacom Bamboo Create.
I activsalte our district had the resources to outfit classrooms with whatever type of device teachers wanted, but alas, that time is far off.
I will be working in a new school district in the fall. The hardware has proven to be effective and work almost flawlessly. As a side note, ActivInspire is one of activxlate go-to applications for digital whiteboarding and interactive building in the classroom.
Someone has to go first, and as difficult as it may be, the benefits of having someone like yourself take those risks help make the path easier for others to follow. One art teacher in particular that spent the most time with Wacom Bamboo tablet was really looking for the freedom to move around the room, without losing access to our additional USB ports on her laptop.
Low cost of ownership – The accessible, rechargeable and replaceable Lithium-Ion battery provides long-life. We recently received a Bamboo Create wireless tablet by Wacomfree of charge for full disclosure, to see how it would work in a classroom setting. The ability for the Wacom to go back to wired USB mode is also appealing, as the ACtivSlate is only wireless, so if the receiver is damaged, you have to get a replacement before activslaet unit is back in service.
Niether had used one of the Promethean ActivSlates before, so this was their first experience with a tablet, wireless or wired. Unfortunately, this activsate is very limited in resources and does not use Promethean products. Both are solid wireless acticslate, but the price difference is enough to give my nod to the Wacom Bamboo Create for this battle.
Promethean ActivSlate Tablet Replacement – Splashtop Classroom
Subjects, ideas and especially participants come alive in learning environments filled with movement and energy. The Promethean ActivSlate has seen limited success in activslatee few classrooms in our school.
I found a couple of teachers that were pretty comfortable using wireless tablets to try out the Wacom device to see how it stacked up against the Promethean tablet.
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Short charge time—Requires only 3 hours to attain full battery charge. Does not require an interactive display to function Connectivity: However, the helpful tech support at Wacom hooked us up with newer drivers, and helped remove some of the problem ones. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.