Hi Uwe, I just discovered this site and am very excited to try out the Wiiboard for Mac. I had been interested in the Wiiboard for about a month but the PC issue was keeping me from trying it out. I was wondering what is the best and easiest way of making my own IR pen, or does such a product already exist commercially? all the best, marc
Hi, Uwe— I’m one of those Mac version downloads, and several of the application start stats. I’m a math teacher in a slightly-rough public school in Chicago, and have started using your Mac port on a fairly regular basis (I heard about Johnny’s original app a few months back, but wasn’t interested in dealing with Windows).
Personally, I think that the Wiimote Whiteboard (because of its price) has the potential to alter how we handle “instructional delivery” in a serious way. I’m working on getting my school to buy a few more Wiimotes and some pens, for more teachers to pilot the software… I’ll keep you posted.
I am somewhat tech savvy and recently had a fellow teacher e-mail me this site to try to make my ibook into an interactive whiteboard for a student with limited fine motor. Unfortunately, we do not have a projector. Due to budget issues I am using my personal ibook. I am excited to try it out and am hoping that she is successful. Any helpful tips or hints?
Unfortunately, we do not have a projector. Due to budget issues I am using my personal ibook. [..] Any helpful tips or hints?
I’m not sure what your question is. Do you want to know whether you can use the software with your iBook’s display instead of a projected image on the wall? This is possible. If you’re looking for general advice on things like how to position the Wiimote or which additional software to use, then I’ll recommend the wiimoteproject.com forums.
Very sorry for the late reply, Uwe
I want share with you a veru powerfull software to be used with the wiimote whiteboard
Ardesia enables you to make colored free-hand annotations on your computer screen, record it and share on the network.
This is especially useful when making presentations, to highlight things or point out things of interest.
The tool facilitates the online presentations and demos showing in real time your computer screen to anyone in the network.
Ardesia is XInput-Aware, so if you have a mouse, a graphic tablet, a touch screen, a wiimote whiteboard or a commercial whiteboard; you can draw lines with different strength, select color, erase things and draw arrows.
You can free-hand draw geometrical shapes using the shape recognizer, insert text with the keyboard and highlight screen areas. You can draw upon the desktop or select an image as background.
Ardesia 0.4 is out! http://code.google.com/p/ardesia/
Ardesia allows to draw and sketchup everywhere
You can use it with a wiimote whiteboard or a graphic tablet; in this way the lines are writing lighter or darker depending on the pen pressure
You can export your work in the pdf format to create simple presentation, tutorial or document
Ardesia allow to record and the stream on icecast streaming server thanks to the vlc media player and streamer
…Ardesia is free and simple as you are; Try it now!
Let me first start off by saying that I have had my own coemptur since I was 5 years old. My father is a tech engineer and has always put different pieces of technology in my reach while growing up. I can personally say that technology is apart of me, and honestly, I don’t know if I would have it any other way. I am a strong proponent about using technology in the classroom and I believe my students are excited about my need for technology as well. We use coempturs, elmos, video streaming, and more. I currently do not have a SMARTboard in my room, but will next year and can not wait!I think it is very important that students be exposed to all types of technology, no matter the age. Our society thrives on coempturs,etc and if we want our future leaders to succeed with and produce more advance pieces of technology, let’s start in Kindergarten! My students get so excited when they visit the coemptur and thoroughly enjoy playing the games. I love that they are playing games and learning at the same time. No matter what age, I truly believe you need to have fun, and having the opportunity to have hands on with all of the technology in the classrooms, while you’re learning it sticks better!