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Smart Room Justification

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  • 1. Classroom Technology and Design Justification List<br />______________________________________________________________________________________<br />27 inch Imac Specs:<br />
    • 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    • 2. 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    • 3. 1TB Serial ATA Drive
    • 4. 8x double-layer SuperDrive
    • 5. ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 SDRAM
    • 6. Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
    • 7. Magic Mouse
    Justification:<br />The specs of this machine are optimal for the heavy graphics processing needed to do photo editing. The monitor being built into this computer is also a great addition as it has a very small footprint. This allows many machines to be positioned within the classroom. The computer will work well with the remote desktop software as well as Photoshop and Microsoft Office.<br />______________________________________________________________________________________<br />Adobe Photoshop CS5<br />Justification:<br />
    • Includes Adobe Bridge for sorting and filing photo.
    • 8. Includes Adobe Camera Raw for batch processing images.
    • 9. Adobe Photoshop for editing photos and creating the class photo book.
    ______________________________________________________________________________________<br />Apple Remote Desktop<br />Justification:<br />
    • Used to project students photos and projects to the projector for the class to see.
    • 10. Gives the teacher the ability to take over the computer and show editing techniques on students’ projects.
    • 11. Gives the teacher the ability to monitor student progress remotely if students need quiet time to work
    HP Photo Printer and Paper<br />Justification:<br />
    • For proofing photos
    • 12. Printing photo book pages
    • 13. Prints to hang in class
    ______________________________________________________________________________________<br />Micosoft Office 2010<br />Justification:<br />
    • Word Processing
    • 14. Project creation – Powerpoint
    • 15. Spreadsheets or other documents
    _______________________________________________________________________________<br />Computer Security<br />Justification:<br />
    • To lock computers down to the desks
    _______________________________________________________________________________<br />Smart Board 600i<br />Justification:<br />
    • Board with integrated projector does not cast shadow on board
    • 16. Large screen size is easy to see from any point in the room
    • 17. Interactive touch board is ideal for demonstration of photo editing tools
    • 18. Teacher can interact with class and is not tied to a station or hidden behind a podium
    ______________________________________________________________________________________<br />The Design of the room is set up to allow for interaction between students and the teacher in an efficient way. The students are seated around the inside of the horseshoe facing toward the outside of the classroom. To interact with one another or the instructor, a student only needs to swivel in their chair. When they turn around and face the Smart Board, they are giving their attention to where the teacher needs them. It becomes very easy to know who is paying attention and who is not. Also, with their backs to the center of the horseshoe, it is very easy for the teacher to walk around and look over shoulders to make sure students are on task. This design allows for enhanced interaction and transparency in the classroom. The large Smart Board can be seen from anywhere in the room, and allows the teacher to be mobile and in front of the class. <br />The large circular collaborative tables are there for students to work in groups, or to spread out if they need to sort through materials. The printing station is set up to do all of their printing, framing, and any other finishing they need to do to complete assignments. Hanging on all the walls are photo from past students, encouraging current students to produce high quality images that may also be hung to honor them, to future classes.<br />