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Title: Wii remote and the mobile whiteboard


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Wii remote and the mobile whiteboard
Lee Griffiths, Learning Technologies Fellow,
University of Salford l.s.griffiths_at_salford.ac
.uk
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Today well see
  • Why the Wii ?
  • Nintendo Wii Whiteboard demo
  • Whiteboard discussion

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Why the Wii ?
  • Im sure you have heard of it but what does it
    mean for classroom interactivity ?
  • Its not clear but I doubt Nintendo knew what
    they were doing when they developed the Wii

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Why the Wii ?
The Nintendo Wii handset is capable of tracking
several infrared light sources.
wii.com
When gaming you move the controller relative to a
fixed light source (the Wii lightbar) on the TV
www.infendo.com
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Why the Wii ?
But if you fix the handset and move the light
then you can track the light. The handset uses
Bluetooth so can relay this tracking data to a
computer. This means it can be used to control
the movement of a mouse on a computer relatively
easily.
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Johnny, Boon Jin and Mewww.cs.cmu.edu/johnny/pro
jects/wii/
So this guy wrote some software which reads the
Wii handset tracking data, moves the mouse and
emulates the mouse click
I adapted a 3.99 Dr Who sonic screwdriver by
replacing the blue LED with an Infrared one
(50p)
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Why the Wii ?
  • Lets draw the setup

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Implications ??
Portability anywhere with a projector can now
have a whiteboard Wii handset some other bits
40 Multi user input for group work ?
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Whiteboards advantages
Some points taken from JISC TechLearn briefing
Interactive Whiteboards in Education Maybe
techno-phobes will be more comfortable Easy to
demonstrate their potential to enhance
presentation. Easy for teachers to integrating a
wide range of material into a lesson in real
time. When used for interactive testing of
understanding for the entire class, they can
rapidly provide learner feedback.
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Whiteboards disadvantages ---- ???
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What you need
  • Wii connect
  • - http//www.2style-graphics.de/wiiconnect/Wiimote
    Connect-0.5.9.zip
  • Wii Smooth board
  • - http//www.smoothboard.net/download

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What you need
  • Interwrite workspace
  • - http//www.interwritelearning.com/support/softwa
    re.php

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Wii whiteboard
  • Further information, help, demos
  • http//www.wiimoteproject.com/
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?v5s5EvhHy7eQ
  • http//www.2style-graphics.de/wiiconnect/WiimoteCo
    nnect-0.5.9.zip
  • http//www.smoothboard.net/download
  • http//penteractive.us/
  • http//www.interwritelearning.com/support/software
    .php
  • http//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7295859.stm
  • http//www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/Interacti
    vewhiteboards.pdf

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Questions ??
  • Lee Griffiths
  • l.s.griffiths_at_salford.ac.uk
  • www.edu.salford.ac.uk/blogs/see/
  • leegriffiths.blogspot.com
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