The above may sound disappointing if you expected more but a blackboard is
a very simple item and the goal of the project is to increase its usefulness, not
to turn it into a toy. Less is more in this case.
- A simple and fast application that can be used on a PDA class CPU.
- Make an easy implementation on Java
(Personal Profile) possible.
- As little eye candy
- No icons, wizards or windows. Recreating a computer desktop on a blackboard is probably not a good idea. (If you want that use a large monitor.)
- Applets (if implemented) could run in rectangular areas but would not be able to open windows (see above). This would not prevent an Applet from rendering internal frames or displaying a remote computer desktop through VNC, when that's a desirable exception, it would just prevent bad desktop habits from invading the school board by default.
- My preference is to have only black & white graphics.
- Import and export of content to and from MMC cards (e.g. to put homework on the
board quickly or to store a lesson for later use).
- Support for USB scanners to put external documents on the board conveniently.
- Scanning of checkered paper should use the scanned grid to align the scan
and remove it for display, replacing it with the rendered grid of the board.