Interesting. An old (dead) project still has relevance

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Use the digital projector or the digital overhead:
If you are sending information to the projector, as in a ppt presentation, you can use the wireless 80211.a/b/g to get it there. This helps you walk around the room if you choose. It also helps you use body language more easily, and it even allows you to make eye contact more often. Your notes can be right in front of you on the screen, as you project only the presentation (not the “lecture” or presentation notes). I am not sure if this is possible in PPT, but it should be if it isn’t. One of the nicest things about using a tablet pc for ppt is that you can personalize the presentation, making your presentation flexible enough to fit your audience. This is simply done using the PEN tool. You can really emphasize key points and help penetrate ideas into people’s memories because people feel more involved when you describe and visually draw and write in real-time. It becomes more of an extended conversation, and less of a lecture.

If you are the audience member and would like to see the presentation on your tablet, then you can use one of several options. One option is to receive a signal from the projector. Since the projector is networked, not only can it be written to, but the visual signal can also be sent to a computer, using the correct software on the tablet and delivery hardware added onto the projector. One can also simply go to the computer of the presenter and download the file, but the best option of all three is to use an application sharing program, such as that provided by messenger, which allows everybody to not only see the application, but if it is allowed, they can even make editions to it as well, such as when a professor would like a student to answer a problem (without the stigma of going up to the board). Talk about an integrated classroom! They can even send the request to one computer instead of calling on the students to further decrease stigma but still asses various students’ skills.
Similarly to the projector, a digital overhead allows one to use hardpaper content, but still deliver it electronically as well as visually using the projector. Again, the projector would be networked and a visual signal (much like a video stream) could be accessed using any tablet with the right software. Then, the stream, or individual images can be clipped and saved for later reference. This is useful to integrate professors or professionals that prefer old-fashioned teaching or presentations methods into modern classrooms or boardrooms, respectively.

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