Full-size iPods (not Nanos or Shuffles) have a hard drive inside
them. Per megabyte (or gigabyte), hard drive-based players are much
cheaper. Advantages of flash-based players such as the Nano and
Shuffle is that there are no moving parts and the devices can be made
much smaller. You can play a slide show on a Nano. As far as I know,
"PowerPoint files" are exported as photo stills or a QuickTime movie.
The 5th generation iPods can play movies. It sounds like you can
connect an iPod to an LCD projector using iPresent software and the
iPod AV cable and show a Keynote presentation. A flash drive is a
great, simple device if you have a laptop connected to the LCD
You can also hook up a Pocket PC or PalmPilot to a LCD projector
using a Margi Presenter-to-Go product.
On Aug 24, 2006, at 3:01 PM, Sears, Ellen wrote:
> The biggest difference is storage space and how easy it is to create
> folders for the iPod - but as I said - I am not a 'techie' and may
> be more comfortable with putting things on the iPod. I have a 1G
> in my camera right now and have 600 pictures waiting to be downloaded
> and put into files. That's a lot of space, but a 30G iPod is a lot
> than 30G of memory sticks.
> Basically - too easy for me to use, access and share photos, music,
> books, files, podcasts, video...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hillmer, Jan [mailto:HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:15 AM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] Techies-- I need help
> Ellen, how does your video iPod compare to a memory stick?
> I loved my video iPod for slide shows, demonstrations, images of
> examples... And powerpoints can be saved to it -