When I'm teaching I use an LCD projector & Laptop to show various animations, jpg's, videos, text etc as and when I feel inclined.
I don't like Power Point as I find it too sequential, limiting, cliché, predictable and ordinary; I like to present things in the order I feel is most interesting at the moment as that's more fun!
I do (of course) still use the white-board a lot, so in no way am I limited to showing material just using an LCD projector. In fact I may go days (could easily do the entire semester and many Instructors do) without showing anything on the LCD projector because a lot of what I teach is mathematically based. But that's not to say I don't like media via the LCD projector, I do like it!
However, I sometimes wish I could show material on the LCD projector for the students, and at the same time view different material independently for my eyes only on the laptop LCD.
I guess there are some split screen modes that would divide the Laptop LCD so that some portion of the laptop LCD shows what's on the LCD projector, and the balance of the Laptop LCD screen would be for my eyes only, so that's one option, but I'm not sure how to enable this. Suggestions?
But...what I would really like is to be able to have full use of the Laptop's LCD at all times, for my eyes only, and at the exact same time be able to show whatever I want on the LCD projector to the students. But...unless I am totally wrong the best (only?) way to do this would be with a second LCD monitor on my desk, otherwise I would have to keep looking at the LCD projector in order to know what I'm projecting to the students.
I don't really want an LCD monitor on my desk in addition to the Laptop on my desk, because of the additional clutter and cost, but maybe it's the way to go, instead of some split screen mode on the Laptop LCD. Suggestions?
Also I have a Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet that I have yet to integrate, so any suggestions on how to use that as well would be great!
Much obliged indeed!
PS: I do have two Laptops so that would be a thought, but it would also be kinda cluttered.