College makes SMART move
Lake Tahoe Community College plans to equip a classroom at South Tahoe High School with a SMART computer program for a college night class.
The $17,000 program allows images from a computer to be displayed on a wall screen, said Lori Gaskin, vice president of academic affairs and student services.
College and high school students who have a class in the room will be able to view Web sites and power point presentations, Gaskin said.
The college uses the high school for numerous night classes. Currently there are 10 to 12 SMART computers in classrooms at the college.
“It’s a really nice teaching tool for faculty because they can bring technology into their classrooms,” Gaskin said.
The program consists of items such as an overhead projector, VCR, DVD player and a computer. The machines are all interconnected.
“We would like to have all our classrooms SMARTED,” Gaskin said. “It’s a high priority for us.”