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Center for Collaborative Education Welcome to Boston Day and Evening Academy | Boston Day and Evening Academy Interactive Classroom Projector Shootout Marc Davidson, January 18, 2013 Interactive projectors combine the capability of a standard projector plus an interactive whiteboard at a lower cost. However, not only do the various models differ in all the usual projector features, they differ in their interactive features as well, which means you can't treat the interactive part as a given. For this shootout, we gathered what are really two categories of interactive projector: four DLP projectors that use TI's interactive technology, and two LCD projectors that don't. Two Categories All four of the DLP projectors share some strengths and weaknesses that are built into TI's technology. On the minus side, all four have an interactive mode that, when activated, causes you to lose some brightness. The LCD projectors offer the exactly opposite strengths and weaknesses. Given these differences, you may want to start by choosing the interactive technology you prefer, and then focus on the projectors with that technology. What's True for All

Re-Inventing Schools Coalition - RISC FrontPage "In fact, one of the saddest but most common conditions in elementary school computer labs (when they exist in the developing world), is the children are being trained to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I consider that criminal, because children should be making things, communicating, exploring, sharing,not running office automation tools." ---Nicholas Negroponte, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab Easily the greatest struggle that educators face in today's day and age is properly preparing students for a future that is poorly defined yet rapidly changing. While we know that something must change, we simply cannot begin to imagine what those changes might look like. Our kids’ futures will require them to be: Like many of those working to redefine schools, Richardson believes that technology can play an important role in promoting the kinds of networking, collaboration and global awareness that will become a regular part of tomorrow's learning. General Overview Handout Wikis

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