I wanted to see what tablet pcs others are using when they provide instruction within the classroom.
I am looking at moving into using a tablet and need something that will allow me to use powerpoint, draw on images with a "pen" (in and out of powerpoint) and connect wirelessly to a video projector.
Any suggestions on tablets and wireless connections to the projector is welcomed.
I noticed your post and wondered what progress you had made since August. I'm an accounting and advanced taxation lecturer based in the UK and I'm just about to start on the same road as you. I'm about to purchase a Tablet PC for the 1st time and I'm looking into packages such as Dyknow and Ubiquitous Presenter to enable me to move from the traditional PP lecture style, which is limited. I'm also considering using a Wacom device first just to get a feel for the change.
Any help or advice that you could give me would be appreciated.
Sorry that it has taken me a while to log back in and check this posting. I didn't get any notification that I should have responded to, so I just happened to come up my earlier post.
Not sure if you were able to decide on which tablet to purchase, but I ended up Purchasing the Fujitsu Q550 tablet. It is a Windows 7 tablet that works perfectly for my needs. The features that I really like:
- it's small
- has a tethered pen that allows me to draw on the tablet while I use it during lecture (I use it with Classroom Presenter)
- the accessory hand strap that is available (allows me to carry it around in class without the fear of it slipping out of my hands)
- Windows 7
The only real issue that I do have with it is the processor speed. I knew about this and I am overall happy with the tablet. I am hoping that Windows 8 will help with this.
Sorry for not getting a response earlier.