Classrooms are a breeding ground for creativity, but dull lessons can lead to students misbehaving and socialising when they shouldn’t be. One of the best ways to keep students interested during class is to harness their love of touchscreens. All your students probably have a smartphone, and plenty more will have an iPad or tablet … Continue reading Why use interactive touchscreens in schools?
Review summary: These Active Stereo Classroom Speakers produce a powerful and high-quality sound with the benefit of an in-built power amplifier. The 5.25″ bass driver and 1″ Neodymium dome tweeter configuration are suitable for music and voice amplification, with a vented designed to reduce heat and improve performance. Active Stereo Classroom Speakers-2 X 20w review … Continue reading Active Stereo Classroom Speakers-2 X 20w review
If you go back thirty years, teachers were writing and illustrating on blackboards with chalk to engage students in the classroom. Ten years later, whiteboards moved the game on with dry erase ink, but this was hardly a technological revolution. The first interactive screens, introduced in the 2010s, were a technological revolution, bringing centralised collaboration … Continue reading How to choose interactive screens for classrooms
As smartphones and other touchscreen devices have evolved, the way people learn has evolved too. In classrooms, personal devices are banned for good reason, but nothing is stopping schools from using touchscreens in classrooms to increase engagement and make lessons more fun, interesting and rewarding. What is an interactive touchscreen? An interactive touchscreen is a … Continue reading Is an interactive touchscreen worth buying for classrooms?
Ultra-short throw projectors are capable of throwing a very large image onto a screen from a very short distance. This has a few benefits. Firstly, it is great for rooms with limited space, because very little distance is needed between the projector and screen. Secondly, the short distance means that ambient light does not get … Continue reading Epson EB-680 Ultra Short Throw Lamp Projector Review
Ever since everyday business began taking place on laptops and notepads, the role of the projector has been essential. It’s simply the fastest way to share information with colleagues and they’re just as essential in the education sector too, with teachers sharing web-pages, videos and bespoke presentations with their class with exceptional ease. Projectors, however, … Continue reading Common Projector Screen Terms Explained
A visualiser lets you display a non-digital item digitally on a screen or monitor, bringing a new dimension to classroom learning and presentations. Unlike projectors, visualisers display 2D and 3D objects in their raw formats. For example, you could place an orange on a visualiser and zoom in on the surface to show the pits … Continue reading Epson ELPDC13 Visualiser Review
A great drywipe board will last for several years. The white surface is usually acrylic with a special coating. The thickness of the board is usually chipboard, which is given an enamel-like surface with resin and plastic. Older boards were made from enamelled steel and some still are. Others are made from glass or enamel. … Continue reading All About Dry Wipe Boards & Flipcharts
A great drywipe board will last for several years. The white surface is usually acrylic with a special coating. The thickness of the board is usually chipboard, which is given an enamel-like surface with resin and plastic. Older boards were made from enamelled steel and some still are. Others are made from glass or enamel. … Continue reading What to look for in a drywipe board or flip chart
Let’s face it, when it comes to presenting to crowds there are very few of us who feel truly comfortable. Like being the centre of attention at a massive party, every word you say, every move you make is scrutinised, examined and noticed. Needless to say, it’s not something many of us look forward to. … Continue reading Presenting to Crowds: The Essential Tools
A visualiser is a useful technology that can be used in the classroom by teachers to bring learning material to life. It has enormous potential for such a simple device. Effectively, a visualiser is nothing more than a camera on an arm that is height and tilt adjustable. Its usefulness comes by way of its … Continue reading How a visualiser can transform a classroom
If school classrooms go without a projector, teachers and students miss out on a valuable learning aid. However, the projector itself is only part of the system – you also need a screen to display the projected image on. School projector screens are available in common sizes from 1.8m to 4m and all of them … Continue reading The Different Types of School Projector Screen