I have moved from an elementary school where I had in my classroom: a Smartboard and 5 PC computers with a fast internet connection, to a middle school classroom with 1 functioning computer with a very slow, dial-up connection, an overhead projector and a 27 inch tv mounted near the ceiling in one corner of the room. I am going through tech withdrawal and would like to organize a wishlist of tech items for my classroom. There is a tech committee at my school, but I don't think technology has been a priority at this school. I have scrounged an older projector and have tried hooking my own mac laptop up to it, but with the very slow internet connection and the weak image, things are less than ideal.
I am wondering if anyone can help me with my wish list. The district is talking about going wireless which would help, I hope. I was thinking of asking for a tablet PC, so I wouldn't have to have my back to the class, etc and the students could interact more. Another idea I had was to get a webcam mounted on a flexible stand and I could use this as an alternative to a document camera. I have been told a Smartboard is out of the question. Any and all ideas would be greatly appreciated!