Since the outbreak of COVID-19 remote working has become a normal part of life. The popularity of collaboration tools like Zoom and Skype has rocketed as businesses rush to stay connected with their workforce. However, while Zoom and other video conferencing tools get all the plaudits for keeping businesses going, powering these interactions is the … Continue reading How webcams are helping online meetings
Visualisers are electronic devices with a height and tilt-adjustable camera on an arm that’s connected to an external display like a TV or monitor. The camera lets you display a video feed on the display in real-time for interactive lessons and learning. Visualisers have been in the classroom for over a decade however the technology … Continue reading What is a Visualiser for the Classroom?
Review summary: You won’t power a rock concert with them, but the Sahara Wall Mounted Active Speakers are proof that competent active speakers don’t have to break the bank. They have their own in-built amplifier, detachable power cords, and they deliver professional-quality audio on a small budget, making them ideal for schools, studios and meeting … Continue reading Sahara Wall Mounted Active Speakers Review
Epson is one of the biggest names in the projector space with a series of projectors that cater for most budgets and technical requirements. Compared to other brands, they tend to run on the affordable side with a good range of features. The Epson EB-680 Ultra Short Throw Projector is one such affordable option. Priced … Continue reading Epson EB-680 Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
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