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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.

In the Spotlight

By Victoria Cobb, Creative Learning Coordinator

A.J. Ferrell Middle School, Tampa, FL

A.J. Ferrell Middle School

This school invested in a Varitronics Poster Printer two years ago, and later purchased the remaining items in the VariQuest product line. They have nothing but wonderful things to say about the value of these products. As I walked around the school with Lisa Cobb, Lead Teacher for Curriculum Integration, we saw how they use the VariQuest products to educate, motivate and communicate with the A.J. Ferrell Middle School community.

We stopped in Mrs. Reed-Oliver’s classroom to discuss a new etymology lesson plan. Each day, she places a new word on her word wall. The students work in groups to research the origin, definitions, history and take note of any roots, prefixes or suffixes hidden in the word. Her goal is to help the students understand the complexity of the English language. To kick-start her lesson plan, she holds a mini scavenger hunt for some words to get them familiar with the skills. As the lessons progress, her wall fills with words and the students’ related discoveries.

A.J. Ferrell Middle School

Mr. Simon, a technology teacher, has just started creating a motivational wall for his students. Using the Cutout Maker he created the title “Mr. Simon’s Stars,” and based on student’s work, he’ll be selecting his star students. Their photos will be placed inside a star frame that will also be created on the Cutout Maker.

Ms. Cobb has used the Awards Maker to create plaques. A.J. Ferrell Middle School recently had a breakfast for the students who received the Principal’s Honor Roll. Each student received a certificate and plaque for their accomplishments.

Ms. Cobb also created plaques as a way to show her appreciation for the school’s international partners. On a trip abroad, she hand delivered a plaque to Beijing 101 Middle School! A.J. Ferrell Middle School often creates a plaque for special guests of the school too. It is a quick and easy way to show their appreciation.

On my way out, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Sykes, the new principal. To herald his arrival to the A.J. Ferrell Middle School community, the staff created banners and posters to welcome him to the school.