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This page provides current information about the GGSE instructional classroom technologies. Look here for information about available technologies, seating capacities, a room by room breakdown of technology and more.

Typical Large Classroom


Contents


Classroom Technology Matrix

Room # # of Seats Room Type iClicker Freq Projector(s)/ Starboard(s) Mac Mini(s) DVD/VCR Doc Cam Laptop Support Video Conference Microphone Support for Skype Airserver Notes
1201 32 Small Classroom AA 2 2 yes yes yes no no yes
1203 32 Small Classroom AB 2 2 yes yes yes no no yes
1205 32 Small Classroom AC 2 2 yes yes yes no no yes
1207 40 Medium Classroom AD 2 2 yes yes yes no no yes
1211 10 ADAS Lounge none no no no Station 7 only yes no no yes Open 24/7/365. 7 student accessible computers. USB Foot Pedals and Headphones for transcription software.
1213 60 Large Classroom BA 2 2 yes yes yes no yes yes Wireless mics
1215 60 Large Classroom BB 2 2 yes yes yes no yes yes Wireless mics
1217 60 Large Classroom BC 2 2 yes yes yes no yes yes Wireless mics
2101 12 CCSP Seminar Room None 1 1 no no yes no no yes
2209 30 GGSE Conf Room None 1 1 no no yes no no yes
3112 12+ Seminar (Dept VC) None no no no no yes Disabled no yes 52" Plasma screen. Primary location for point-point video conferences. Also supports conference calls(audio) on (805)893-8360.
3130* 12+ Seminar None 1 1 no no yes no no yes
3134 12+ Fac/Student Lounge None no no no no yes no no no Single Plasma screen with a coffee table. Floor box under table contains guest laptop connections.
3138 10 EDUC Conf Room None 1 1 no no yes no no yes
3209 35 GGSE Conf Room None 1 1 no no yes no no yes
3242 10-12 TEP Conference None 1 1 no no yes no no yes
4201 12 Multi-Purpose Room None no 1 no no yes no no yes 65" Plasma screen. Flexible furniture. Similar to ED 4205."Ice Cream Cart"(20 MacBook Laptops) availability.
4201A 8 VCC (JDP VC) None no no no no yes yes no no 65" Plasma screen. Primary location for multi-point conferences using bridge technology(ITG).Also supports conference calls(audio) on (805)893-8821.
4205 30 Multi-Purpose Lab BD 2 2 yes yes yes no yes yes Wireless mics. "Ice Cream Cart"(20 MacBook Laptops) availability. Huddle Boards & CopyCam. Supports video conferencing (NEW) 42" Plasma Screen supporting iOS devices, Android Devices and PC/Macintosh Laptops via Apple TV (NEW)
4211 30 Computer Lab CA 2 2 yes yes yes no yes yes Wireless mics. 30 iMac computers. "Ice Cream Cart"(20 MacBook Laptops) availability.
4219 40 Sci/Math Lab CB 2 2 yes yes yes no no yes Wireless mics. 4 iMac computers. "Ice Cream Cart"(20 MacBook Laptops) availability. Huddle Boards & CopyCam.
4108 30 Dean's Board Room None 1 no no no yes no no no Large Projection Screen. Audience and speaker Mics; 3 guest laptop inputs.

Equipment Highlights

StarBoard

Hitachi Starboard FXDuo
A StarBoard is Hitachi's electronic whiteboard that combines multi touch gestures and rich software to allow users to control the computer or run a presentation from the board itself - No need stand at the computer and use the keyboard and mouse. The electronic whiteboard can also be used as a virtual whiteboard - it can recognize your handwriting - even cursive. But, please don't use any markers on these boards. Use the provided stylus (or your finger). Watch this YouTube video to get inspired!




Starboard Resource Center.jpg

The GGSE has collected/created a variety of resources on the use of the StarBoard's in our environment StarBoard Help.


Hitachi has created its own Resource Center that provides over 500 planned lessons for grades K-9 in seven different subjects: Geography, Health and PE, History, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

Control System

The GGSE Advanced Technology Classrooms are controlled either by a 1) LCD Touchpanel in the lectern or by a 2) push-button control panel in the front of the room next to the Starboard.

TouchPanel (LCD)

Classroom Touchpanel LCD
Rooms with a lectern use a touchpanel LCD to control what is presented on the 2 StarBoards. You can choose from 5 different sources - 2 computers, DVD/VCR player, Document Camera, a guest laptop. You can also "mirror" one of these sources on both StarBoards.

Room Controlled by Panel on front Wall

Wall Control Panel
Smaller rooms with a single projector and StarBoard are controlled by a push button control panel mounted on the wall to the left of the StarBoard. In some rooms this had to be moved to the right due some construction issues. This control panel allows you to turn the system on or off, switch between the computer or laptop input, "mute" the video screen and control the volume.

Computers

Each room includes 1 or 2 Mac Mini computers that can run OS X or Windows. These computers can play DVDs, connect to the Internet, have a variety of software installed and most importantly can be controlled by the StarBoard(s). There is no need to instruct from behind a lectern or sitting in front of the keyboard and mouse - you are free to get up and move around the room and can control the computer via hand gestures on the StarBoard.

Wireless Mics

The 5 largest rooms include a wireless lavaliere microphone (aka "lav") and a wireless hand-held microphone. The lav can be used to to amplify the instructors voice and the hand-held mic can be used for audience questions.

The lav can clipped to the lapel and turned on via switch on top, near the antenna. The hand-held mic's switch is near the display on the side.

Document Camera

Document Camera
Document cameras, also know as digital overheads and DocCams, are real-time image capture devices for displaying an object to a large audience. This allows a teacher, lecturer or presenter to write on a sheet of paper or to display a two or three-dimensional object while the audience watches. DocCams are available in classrooms with a lectern (except for Ed 4201)

Guest Laptop

All classrooms are capable of supporting a user or guest laptop connected to the presentation equipment via a "VGA" signal. You will need to bring your own laptop and any adapter that you may need to convert your "video out" port to the VGA standard. DON'T FORGET your VGA ADAPTER !

DVD/VCR

Most all classroom with a lectern (except for ED 4201) include a DVD/VCR combo deck that is capable of playing a DVD video disc or a VHS tape. Remember to select the proper input on the Control System !

Conference table

Conference Table "cubby"
Conference tables include a "cubby" which contains connectors for power, ethernet, VGA (projector), and audio (headphone jack).

Additional Classroom Technologies

iClickers

IClickers.jpg

iClicker is an audience response system that provides immediate feedback on student responses to questions posed by instructors during a lecture. Instructors can use the clickers to track student attendance, actively engage students during lectures, and gauge student understanding of course content during class. In each GGSE classroom and lab, a wireless receiver has been set up to collect student responses from their individual portable clickers. TEP purchased 60 iClickers and is graciously making them available to all members of the GGSE. If interested please contact Maritza Fuljencio at 893-2084 or via email: maritza@education.ucsb.edu For more information, please see the iclicker page.

Ice Cream Cart (20 Laptops)

ITG houses a computer cart containing twenty MacBook Laptops and chargers. Complete with Internet access, Mac OS X, and standard MS Office software applications, users enjoy the same functionality of the classroom computers with the mobility of a wireless laptop. Course instructors reserve Ice Cream Cart for classrooms ED 4205 or ED 4211 by contacting the ITG office. Laptops are fully charged. VNC capability available upon request and previous training.

VNC

VNC, or virtual network computing, is a way of remotely controlling another system with graphical desktop sharing. VNC is very useful if you want to do simple tasks on a computer without actually being at the computer. It can be used to control a computer that is connected to a project with your own laptop from across the room, or it can be used more creatively to manage a group of computers and see what is being done on each at any given time. We use VNC in our educational environment in a few different ways. To see all of the things you can do with VNC in the classroom or lab, read over the VNC page.

CopyCam

Increase your productivity in an instant. CopyCam converts any markerboard into an instant, color copyboard - allowing you to save and share meeting notes or drawings with no pre-planning or pre-meeting setup. The CopyCam is used in conjunction with HuddleBoards to provide a simple, lightweight, safe way for groups to draw, brainstorm, collaborate and immediately get those ideas on-line and available to the entire class.

CopyCam's user-friendly and one-touch process saves time, eliminates the problem of recalling meeting content, and increases productivity in the workplace.

Meeting participants simply take notes and sketch the way they would on any standard whiteboard; no pre-planning or computer is required.

To capture your work, simply push one of three buttons on the control pad to save images to the internal archive, save to USB, or print in full color to a wireless networked printer at the touch of a button.

Features and Benefits

  • Save notes and sketches in four colors from any whiteboard
  • Save to a portable USB drive or to an internal archive on your local area network (LAN)
  • Instantly email notes or images to meeting attendees using One-Click Publishing™
  • Track image and note captures with automatic date and time stamp attach flipcharts or other handwritten materials to the whiteboard and capture them along with the notes written on the board
  • Distribute notes electronically using One-Click Publishing or by saving to the LAN - use less paper and reduce your impact on the environment

Huddle Boards

One word describes the Huddleboard: versatility. It adjusts for any situation with a variety of solutions.

Lightweight and portable, Huddleboard lets you have display surfaces always at your fingertips.

  • Use with a mobile easel, freestanding tray or workrail
  • Ultra-light portable marker boards
  • Huddleboard products are warranted for 1 year.

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is an exciting new technology used for sharing your classroom presentations and materials over the internet. It is easy to use, versatile, and great for remote

  • collaborations
  • presentations
  • meetings
  • and much more

See the link above for a more through explanation of its capabilities.

Science and Mathematics Teaching Center

The Gevirtz School of Education’s new Science and Mathematics Teaching Center is a fully outfitted laboratory that enables preservice teachers and current teaching professionals to develop and improve their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching skills through hands-on experiences with Gevirtz School and affiliated UCSB science and math faculty.

This state of the art facility plays a pivotal role in enabling the UCSB Cal Teach Initiative led by Gevirtz School Dean Jane Close Conoley to recruit, teach, and mentor several hundred STEM undergraduates each year who are considering a teaching career in secondary science or mathematics. The facility is also key to reaching our goal to increase the number of secondary school science and mathematics teacher candidates in our graduate Teacher Education Program by over seventy percent—the highest goal of any of the UC campuses.

Design and equipment

The large space fully prepares students for the teaching environments they will encounter in K-12 schools, where class sizes can reach up to 40 students. The flexibility in the room comes from its unique design, with a central area featuring movable tables and numerous floor electronic/computer ports and with two side areas with lab tables that provide water and gas for experiments.

The room is remarkable for its size, flexibility, safety, and the access it provides to a wealth of equipment including

The room is also outfitted like other classrooms in the new Education Building, with two StarBoards, a Document Camera, and a CopyCam. For a summary of the room's equipment, see above↑ .

Safety features

Safety features in the room include

  • a snorkel exhaust
  • a shower
  • an eye-wash station
  • a separate locked room for storing chemicals


Technology Training Items

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Additional Technologies
Lectern Overview Importing into starboard Layering Images Iclickers - 30
DVD/VHS Exporting from starboard Video Annotation Ice Cream Cart - 20 Laptops
Doc Cam Annotating on PowerPoint Screen Capture Huddle BoardsCopyCam
Logging on Multi-User Input Changing Search Options VNC Connections
Touch Pad Interface Screen Capture Infinite Cloning
Starboard Menu Clip Art Video Conferencing
Microphone Lesson Brainstorming
Mac Minis Personalizing Toolbar Profile
Laptop Connections
Whiteboard
  • Pen
  • IntelliPen
  • Page Turning
  • Page Expansion
Pen Menu
  • Block Lettering
  • Cut
  • Copy
  • Locking Objects
  • Order
  • Rotate
  • Search
Accessories menu
  • Stopwatch
  • Spotlight
  • Screenblock
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • Compass
  • Protractor
  • Ruler
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox