Category VariQuest

Going to FETC 2015 in Orlando?

If you will be in Orlando, Fla., this week for the annual 2015 FETC, be sure to visit AVI-SPL at booths 767 and 842 inside the Orange County Convention Center.

At this technology-focused gathering of educators, administrators, and exhibitors, guests will learn about the role of video collaboration in supporting learning strategies inside and outside the classroom. We will also be demonstrating the latest iRover by Copernicus, Epson BrightLink projectors, a QOMO interactive display and products from VariQuest.

If you can’t see us in Orlando, visit our education case stories page to see how we’ve helped education institutions.

Florida Educators Converge at FETC 2011

If you’re at FETC 2011 today, be sure to stop by booths 1413 and 1513 and see the great teaching tools available for educators like you from AVI-SPL, the leading provider of education technology products and classroom AV integration in Florida.

Over the next three days, we have professional development and AV classes scheduled, as well as contests to win an interactive classrooom and a Varitronics laminator.

And be sure to check out this testimonial on the advantages of working with AVI-SPL to integrate AV technology in a number of K-12 classrooms.

VariQuest Cutout Maker 2.0 Upgrade Offers New Cutting Material for School Projects

You’ll notice some new features when you get to the material type and size page after you’ve upgraded to 2.0 for your VariQuest Cutout Maker. You are now able to cut vinyl and magnet. Stick the vinyl to your windows and encourage students to stare “out” the window since now the window has visual learning tools like word walls or math formulas posted on them. The vinyl is also a great way to print letters and headings to designate a portion of your room that you use year round. For example, if you have an area where you post student work, create your letters from the vinyl and stick it to the wall that way. Simply change out the student work with each lesson, but keep the headings up year round. The transfer tape is an easy way to transfer the lettering to its final destination too. You can stick the letters to the transfer tape, remove the adhesive backing from the vinyl and then transfer to the wall slowly peeling the transfer tape to reveal the final product.

Why not also create magnets to sell from your school store? Use your mascot or write out “class of” years to promote school spirit. Magnets are great to stick in their school lockers too. You could even do a fundraiser letting the student select what words to cut. Charge per letter or inch to make a profit.

Note to Cutout Maker Customers who are downloading the software: If you are a shapes credit user, you’ll want to activate all of your shapes prior to upgrading to 2.0. The credits are not compatible with the new software, so any credits you’ve not used, you’ll lose. You will not lose the shapes you’ve unlocked – those are yours forever.

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New Year, New VariQuest Cutout Maker

VariQuest Cutout Maker 1800 Supplies

The Cutout Maker content has had a makeover. The fonts, collections and credit CDs have been discontinued and will no longer be available after January 20th. The new content options are Premium Access CDs and Learning Modules. Here’s what you get with the new products:

You asked for it, and they listened! The VariQuest Premium Access CDs provide you with access to 14 fonts, 173 collections and 3800 shapes. These are available to be renewed yearly or you can now purchase an Unlimited CD – never have to buy content for your Cutout Maker again! With all this content now available to you, you can make your bulletin boards and learning manipulatives more dynamic. You now have multiple fonts to play with, and collections that will enhance learning. If you already have a Total Access CD installed, and you upgrade to the 2.0 software, you’ll “unlock” the Premium Access content automatically! Special pricing is available through July 2011 on the Premium Access CDs, if you’re ready to renew or start investing in this content option.

VariQuest Cutout Maker 1800 Supplies

Learning Modules are excellent ways to add value to the Cutout Maker library on a budget. Each module consists of an educational subject like math, reading or science with related content. You can gain up to 101 shapes and 11 collections depending on the learning module you purchase. Each learning module comes with an activity guide providing you with 10 lessons you can incorporate into your educational units. In addition to the learning activities, you also receive access to an online database providing you with the individual state standards and Common Core State Standards that these lessons are aligned to. Talk about an easy way to provide proof that your lesson plans are on target!

All of these products are now available on our online store to make your purchase easier.

Visit variquest.avispl.com.

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