About PC Free Presenting, BYOD, Presenting Over Network Posted on May 3, 2014 By Lisa Feierman 1. The 2014-2015 Classroom Projector Report: Special Features and Considerations - Table of Contents: Things to Consider!2. About Ultra Short Throw, and Very Short Throw Projectors - About Ultra Short Throw, and Very Short Throw Projectors3. About Interactive Projectors - About Interactive Projectors4. About Laser Pointers, Optical Pointers, Tablets and General Remote Mousing - About About Laser Pointers, Optical Pointers, Tablets and General Remote Mousing5. About Pocket Projectors - Pocket Projectors - They Have Come of Age6. About Solid State Light Engines - About Solid State Light Engines7. About Interchangeable Lenses - About Interchangeable Lenses8. About PC Free Presenting, BYOD, Presenting Over Network - About PC Free Presenting, BYOD, Presenting Over Network9. About HDMI (or DVI), USB, DisplayLink USB Interfacing - About HDMI (or DVI), USB, DisplayLink USB Interfacing10. About Picture Quality – Brightness, Color Fidelity, Accuracy, Color vs Brightness - About Picture Quality – Brightness, Color Fidelity, Accuracy, Color vs Brightness11. About Cost of Operation, Maintenance, Filters - About Cost of Operation, Maintenance, Filters - Cost of Installation - Cost of Replacement Lamps - Cost of Replacing Lamps - Filter Costs12. About Wireless Networking - About Wireless Networking13. About Wired Networking and Networking Protocols - About Wired Networking and Networking Protocols14. About Cloud Presenting/Teaching - About Cloud Presenting/Teaching15. About Presenting / Teaching from iOS and Android devices - About Presenting / Teaching from iOS and Android devices16. About Active and Passive 3D In the Classroom - About Active and Passive 3D In the Classroom - Active vs. Passive17. About Cost of Operation and Ownership - Upfront Costs - Post-Sale Costs - That's A Wrap About PC Free Presenting, BYOD, Presenting Over NetworkAs new teaching methods have more students “presenting” in class, many techniques are in use, to make it simpler for a teacher to turn over the technology to their students. Projectors that support PC Free Presenting from USB give the basic capabilities. As long as a way to plug in a USB into the projector (or a cable extension from the projector), is available, students can put a presentation on a USB thumb drive and quickly plug in, and control that presentation as a slideshow, with many of today’s projectors. Some of our reviewed projectors have just simple USB presenting, but most now have media players with support for videos, jpgs, and also documents from Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Excel, Word) and also PDF support. Digital zoom, slide show features with transitions, optical pointing and other projector features can further enhance a student’s (or teacher’s) computer free presentation. Presenting and teaching using an App with an iPad or Android tablet can provide even greater capability, although one would expect that type of control to be found more in a higher education environment than a K-12 classroom. Presenting Over networks is another way technology give the teacher greater ability to have students share their work. With some of the projectors reviewed for the report this year, in a wired (or using wireless) classroom, a few projectors can see (through the network) anywhere from a handful, to a classroom full of computers, and be able to project as many as four computer’s screens at once (in four quadrants). That ability can be great for comparing work of students, or for student collaboration. Presenting over Networks may also allow a teacher to show content stored on a central server, elsewhere in the school, district or university campus.