Manual for MathStat Technology ClassroomsThis document does not really tell you how to operate the equipment, just how to get it going. The DVD player and video play are standard and you are on your own (ask a student, if you can't cope). The document viewer is fairly obvious. The Sympodium is too awesome for these feeble notes. You can load the Smart Notebook software on your own computer and simulate it to your hearts content and even prepare the notebooks that are used with the Sympodium in advance.
ProjectorThe projector should be in standby mode at all times and is operated with the remote in the desk. Each piece of equipment requires pressing the correct remote button on the projector remote. The settings below specify the button. Press On (ie the On button on the remote) to turn the projector on and Off to turn it off. See how easy it is! Well, when you turn it of, the projector may not respond instantly, but be sure it eventually does respond. When the bulb goes off you have done your duty, the fan may continue to run but you do not need to worry about it. Each of the following pieces of equipment is independent of the others, so that only one can be viewed on the screen at a time. You can leave them all on and operational, but you cannot mix the outputs to the screen.
|Computer: On||Sympodium: On||Projector: RGB1|
- SMART BOARD which should run automatically. It allows you to use the pen as a mouse or to write on the screen which you select using the buttons across the top of the Sympodium. You can also "capture" all or parts of the screen for the SMART Notebook (below). If you need to access the program directly click on the icon on the desktop that says SMART BOARD Tools. Calibration: If the mouse cursor does not appear directly under the pen point, you need to calibrate the pen. Open the SMART BOARD Tools and choose Control Panel - a window appears containing, among other things a box with the word "Orient" in it. Select the box and touch the crosses as they appear on the screen.
- SMART Notebook which you start yourself or will start automatically if you do a screen capture. This is a tool for creating and recording you presentation as you go, or presenting one you have prepared in advance. You can load the Smart notebook software onto your own computer so that you can prepare notebooks in advance.
|Viewer: On||Projector: RGB2|
- the "upper" or side lamps for viewing things like books or papers
- the "lower" or lamp on the table for viewing overheads or the TI-89 viewscreen
|Player: On||Projector: Video||Black Box: Button 1|
|Player: On||Projector: Video||Black Box: Button 2|
Connecting a laptop
|Document viewer: On||Projector: RGB2|
- Connect the cable from the video output on the laptop to one of the the VGA-IN inputs on the Document Viewer on the back where all the other wires are.
- Punch the INT/EXT button on the lower right side of the viewer until the Ext1 or Ext2 light comes on depending on which of the VGA-IN sockets you connected the laptop to.