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One of the renovated MEEM 'Fish Bowl' labs (The 'Michigan' Lab) with Prof. Van Karsen using new software to annotate animated slides and Powerpoint slides or other presentation software by writing directly on the screen. Over the summer, the MEEM 'Fish Bowl' labs (Michigan and Superior) received a face lift. Both labs received paint and new carpet, and Michigan received a new, larger screen, a new digital projector and new tables.
Sympodium in use: Over the winter break, the Michigan lab received 25 new 64 bit PC's, along with a new piece of classroom technology which is being tested in Michigan and the Graduate Student Lab on the MEEM 5th floor.

This new technology, called a Sympodium (http://www.smarttech.com/), has been facilitated by a grant from the SMARTer Kids Foundation of Canada and has proven to be very popular with Faculty and students. The technology, in consideration for classroom upgrades planned for Fisher and Chem Sci classrooms this summer, allows users to annotate Powerpoint slides or other presentation software by writing directly on the screen connected to the classroom computer using a special stylus and software provided with the Sympodium. Lecture notes, answers, and formulas can be written and saved directly onto the presentation software.

Example of a Mechanical Engineering class session

View a Movie Clip of the classroom session Quicktime 2 Mb or AVI 12 Mb

Example of a Mechanical Engineering class session
Another class session in the Michigan lab. The 'Fishbowl' Superior Room
Ontario Room, Photo on rare occasion when lab is not full of students Huron Room, the undergraduate labs, five of them, are named for our great lakes.
Erie Room Graduate Lab


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01/27/2006