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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.
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
|1211||10||ADAS Lounge||none||no||no||Station 7||no||yes||no||no||yes||Open 24/7/365. 7 student accessible computers. USB Foot Pedals and Headphones for transcription software. Document Scanners.|
|1213||60||Large Classroom||BA||2||2||yes||yes||yes||no||yes||yes||Wireless mics. Air Server supporting iOS devices.|
|1215||60||Large Classroom||BB||2||2||yes||yes||yes||no||yes||yes||Wireless mics. Air Server supporting iOS devices.|
|1217||60||Large Classroom||BC||2||2||yes||yes||yes||no||yes||yes||Wireless mics. Air Server supporting iOS devices.|
|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||no||52" Plasma screen. Supports conference calls(audio) on (805)893-8360.|
|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|
|4201||12||Multi-Purpose Room||None||no||1||no||no||yes||no||no||yes||55" 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. 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 with AirPlay support to Instructor's lectern via Air Server. "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. 8 MacbookPro laptops. "Ice Cream Cart"(20 MacBook Laptops) availability. Huddle Boards. Air Server supporting iOS devices.|
|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.|
StarBoardWatch this YouTube video to get inspired!
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.
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.
Room Controlled by Panel on front Wall
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.
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.
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 !
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 !
Additional Classroom Technologies
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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.
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 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
- 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
- Vernier LabQuest sets
- a professional library
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
|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 Boards|
|Logging on||Multi-User Input||Changing Search Options||VNC Connections|
|Touch Pad Interface||Screen Capture||Infinite Cloning|
|Starboard Menu||Clip Art||Video Conferencing|
|Mac Minis||Personalizing Toolbar Profile|