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  • IWBs enhance T & LWho has an IWB?Who wants one or wants to add more?1 Smart Board at SJN, students very engagedLooked for AltFound Wii IWB
  • PositiveAssoc with fun & playing gamesJust saying Wii makes you smileComputer doesn’t have to be near board or wiimotePens & mounts can be DYISJN has spent $150 per classroom
  • Computer: 1 GB Memory, XP or greater, MS Bluetooth stackMac Version avail not discussed
  • WiiMote is centerpiece. A very sophisticated input device.Has High Res IR Camera + Bluetooth wireless linkWiiMote can track up to 4 sources of IR lightSoftware calibrates screen and board, and emulates a mouse cursor
  • Basic pen $8Groove $30Classroom $19, Penteractive offers similar model
  • Dongle pack is software CD and USB dongle. Can run from CD or If software is installed on computer, it will run without registration if you plug in the dongle.SB & iWii offer trial version. SB trial version is a nuisance to use. Runs for 5 minutes and stops. iWiiBoard disables some functionality.Special version of iWii board for Office 2003 users.
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  • Need pen for this
  • Mrs. Nussbaum’s Math and Rainforest MathStudent as TeacherSaddlier Oxford Voc Games.
  • EvaluatedMimio at our school Found software not very intuitive. Teachers found hard to use.Mimio tech seems to be very similar to WiiMote IWB.

We re learning and  having fun We re learning and having fun Presentation Transcript

  • Wii Are Learning and Having FunUsing a WiiMote to Create an Interactive Whiteboard
    Mrs. Karen Moraes
    Technology Coordinator
    St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School
  • Why wiimote?
    Fun
    • Students associate WiiMote with having fun
    • Creates excitement by just being in the classroom
    • Wireless
    • Use on any flat surface (dry erase board, table top)
    • Mix and match components and software
    • Portable or fixed mounting
    Flexible
    Affordable
    • Cost of Software Free - $80
    • Cost of Hardware: $70 - $170
  • What you’ll need
    Things you already have
    Necessary Items You Need to Acquire
    Optional but recommended
    Might also need
  • How it Works
    Infrared
    Bluetooth
  • Infrared Pens
    GOOD
    BEST
    BETTER
  • Software
  • Other components
  • the WiiMote!
    Widely Available
    Critical Component
    Avoid Refurbished
    Nintendo brand only
  • Putting It All Together
    Getting Started
    • Make sure computer has at least MS .NET framework 3.5
    Download latest version from Microsoft.com and install
    • Download and install your chosen software
    • Insert Bluetooth Dongle
  • Putting It All Together
    Prepare the WiiMote and Mount
    • Insert battery pack in WiiMote and put in mini USB plug
    If necessary, attach appropriate length USB extension cable
    • Attach cable to plug
    • Attach clamp to mount
  • Putting It All Together
    position the WiiMote
    Nothing can be in the way of the end of the infrared light pen and the camera in the WiiMote
    WiiMote should be positioned 45˚ from the center for the surface
    45
    Center of Projected Area
    Attach Mount and Clamp to ceiling
    Place WiiMote in Mount
    Recommended location of the WiiMote is slightly above the top of the projected area at a distance of 5-6 feet from the whiteboard
    45
    http://www.iwiiboard.com/DIY%20Wiimote%20Whiteboard.pdf
  • Getting ready to use it
    • Start your software
    • Press 1 + 2 buttons on Wii Mote at same time
    4 blue lights on will start to flash
    • Software will search, find, and connect to WiiMote
    • Calibrate
  • Calibration
    WiiMote Software
  • Ways to Use it
    • Online Textbooks
    • Interactive Lessons and Games
    • Student PowerPoints
    • Promethean ActivInspire Personal Edition
    • Download from PrometheanPlanet.com
    • Requires Teacher Consent License
    • Only use to run content from Promethean Store or Approved Publisher
  • Use with Smart Board Software?
  • Comparison with Other Products
  • WHO CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA?
    Original idea developed by Johnny Chung Lee while he was a Ph.D candidate at Carnegie Mellon University.
    Studied the WiiMote because it is one of the most common and sophisticated computer input devices
    Lee developed calibration and mouse cursor emulation software and put it as open source software
  • Useful Links/References
    Background
    www.johnnylee.net/projects/wii/
    Software
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 download
    www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6&displaylang=en
    Pentabulous
    http://penteractive.us
    http://penteractive.us/pentabulous/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Pentabulous-Documentation.pdf
    iWiiBoard
    www.iwiiboard.com
    http://www.iwiiboard.com/DIY%20Wiimote%20Whiteboard.pdf
    Smoothboard
    www.smoothboard.net
    www.smoothboard.net/files/doc/Smoothboard_User_Guide.pdf
    Java Based for Mac (WiiMote Whiteboard by Uwe Schmidt)
    http://www.uweschmidt.org/wiimote-whiteboard
  • Useful Links/References
    WiiMote Learning Communities
    WiiMote Project
    www.wiimoteproject.com
    WiiMote Whiteboard Project 101
    http://www.wwp101.com/resources.html
    Kish Technology WiiMote Whiteboard Blog
    http://kishtechnology.pbworks.com/Wiimote-Whiteboard
    Promethean Active Inspire Personal Edition
    http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.19251
    Pens
    www.irpensonline.com
    www.irgreat.com
    References/Image Credits
    www.boonjin.com/wp
    www.kabarit.net
    http://www.teachtci.com/whiteboard/pc.html