The high school where I teach is getting rebuilt, and getting brand new equipment, namely the ETC Ion console. My main concern is how to teach a group of students how to make the change of thinking from a preset board to a tracking board. I have downloaded all the Ion training videos, and the Bobblehead Fred "Why did my console just do that" video explaining Preset vs. Tracking consoles.
I know how to relate this board to the ETC Impression 2 we previously had, but not much about how to relate it to the Strand 300 console that they used as Jr. High students. (The last time I used a Strand board was when I was in Jr. High myself)
So, how would you categorize the Strand 300? Preset or Tracking, or somethign different? I know it doesn't have a release key, and it has a command line somewhat similar to the Ion Console. I haven't been able to find anything on the Strand site that was really helpful.
Also, any other good videos, sites, or tips on teaching to use a tracking console?