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Old 09-18-2013, 04:06 AM
 
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Hi All,
for some reason our technology integration specialist took all our smartboard remotes. She claims we don't need them because they are only good for turning the board on and off and moving through powerpoint slides. Is this true? I tried to do a search online but couldn't get any good info. I'm wondering if you have a remote and how it's used. Thanks!


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I have one and I am not sure if I have ever used it. I hate to admit it but I think (and it pains me to say this) that your tech person is right. I do use my computer mouse as a remote for changing slides or manipulating things on the smartboard quite often.
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so how do you now turn on and off your board?

I use the freeze button quite a bit. If I have a slide up and I want to look ahead, or look at something else on my computer, I freeze it so the kids can not see what I am doing.
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I get that you don't use them often
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but why remove them? If you use them at all, you need them. Even this:
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they are only good for turning the board on and off and moving through powerpoint slides.
That means they are good for some things. I used a TON of powerpoints in teaching with a SmartBoard so I would be highly irked to lose it.

What difference does it make if they are "stored" in the individual classrooms or in her room? They are going to age the same no matter where they are. The only ones who might ask for new batteries are those who actually use them... Right??

That is crazy~~
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I have to use mine. It's ceiling-mounted, so I can't turn it off and on otherwise. I use PowerPoint and Notebook every day. I use "freeze" since I have one computer that I have to use for everything. I use the AV mute and flip between my computer, document camera, and television.

She doesn't know what all they do, obviously.


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She claims downtown told her to take them so they wouldn't be stolen. But I was at training at a different school in the district and the TIS there said that her teachers have theirs and use them. They keep them velcroed to the back of their boards when not in use.
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I use mine to turn on and off and to turn the light off but keep the machine on. I do get tired of people who always think they are right and everyone else wrong. If you use it you should have it. She isn't in the classroom. Why won't it get stolen where she has put it?
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When our smartboards were installed...we were given the remote and instructed to take the remote home with us each night. Apparently, if the machine is stole its no use to the theif without the remote. So if i dont take it home with me at night i lock it in a cupboard in my class. Is your school worried about security why theyre not giving you the remote?
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I use mine to turn it on/off, the arrow, the AV mute button all the time (those bulbs are mucho bucks) and I would love to have it advance the PPTs but it isn't hooked up to the laptop that way.
I would hate not to have it. Can you make the case of the mute button to save on bulb life?
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I couldn't live without my remote. I use it to hide the board if we aren't going to use it for a period of time (15 mins or more) to save the bulb, I hide the board if I need to check my email, take attendance, etc. It is a great way to turn your board on and off also. Unfortunately the model that 3-5 teachers in our building has doesn't have the freeze option because I LOVE that option on the K-2 teachers' boards. As a 4th grade teacher and School Technology Associate, it sounds to me that your technology specialist isn't informed about how useful the remotes actually are. I wonder if she realizes just how much money your school would save on bulbs if your teachers would hide or turn off the projectors if the boards aren't being used after 15 mins? Those bulbs add up!!!


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I just use mine to turn it on and off. But with all this information perhaps I can learn to use it more efficently. My bulb died last year and it took 6 months to get a new one. If there is a way to save the bulb without having to turn off the SB I sure want to find out. We did not get a book or for that matter much training. Hide screen.. will that actually save the bulb, also wondered if there are other ideas, for using the remote. I did not know there was a freeze button, I will have to take a closer look at my remote.

Who ever started this board backup Thank you so much
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I have a promethean board and without the remote the board is useless... The projector has NO on button, only the remote. If I am going to use my dvd player that is attached I have to change source via the remote and I use the freeze or blank buttons daily so I can use my gradebook or look up a youtube video without letting the kids see things they shouldn't.
If I lose the remote I'm dead in the water.
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