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VariQuest and Writing in the Science Classroom

Reading and writing are an active part of any subject, but the transition from reading fiction in an English classroom to reading scientific journals and non-fiction can be difficult for some students. Learning how to write lab reports and papers can be tough too! Here are some ways you can utilize the VariQuest Poster Maker, Awards Maker and Cutout Maker to help smooth the transition.


Writing expectations differ from those in the student’s English classroom. Familiarize them with the scientific method, APA formatting and your personal expectations by creating posters and cutouts.

One of the helpful posters you can keep up in your classroom year round is a checklist the students can refer to that ensures they cover all aspects of the scientific method in their papers and reports.

Another helpful poster you could utilize is a scientific method of inquiry poster. The students can begin each experiment learning to fill out this poster together. After the experiments are complete, they’ll be able look at their initial thoughts and learn from them. This could even help improve their writing skills if after each experiment; they are required to write a small report.

Another helpful poster for every classroom is a rubric. Create a poster that you post in your classroom all year that displays the expectations and what qualifies a paper as an “A”, “B”, “C” and so on. They’ll know what is expected of them!

AV and IT at a Crossroads

By Dan Tynan and Tim Kridel

It may be seem like a marriage of inconvenience, but it’s for life. As it did to so many others, information technology–and in particular, Internet Protocol networking–has wedded itself to the audiovisual industry. And many professional AV firms are finding it hard getting used to the new living arrangements.

“The adoption of IT is the most dramatic change in this industry since audio-centric companies adopted video,” says Dan Erickson, vice president and chief technology officer of General Communications in Salt Lake City and NSCA University’s 2008 Educator of the Year. “Now we see AV firms that have been in business for years having to become network savvy. That has been a difficult transition for a lot of companies.”

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Demand for Teleconferencing Brings AVI-SPL to the Top

By Margaret Cashill | Tampa Bay Business Journal

Published on December 5, 2008

If you have only seen video teleconferencing technology in the movies, chances are you will see your image on a monitor sooner than you think.

As the economy contracts, businesses and government agencies are curtailing travel. AVI-SPL Inc. facilitates face-to-face interaction between associates in different cities by designing, installing and servicing video teleconferencing equipment and other collaborative technologies.

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Tough Economy Sparks Growth of Cost-Saving Technologies

By Margaret Cashill
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Digital signage, or placing televisions or monitors in corporations, restaurants, schools and airports, is also a robust market, said Quaglia. “Instead of displaying information on paper or static boards, you now have the ability to use LCD TVs and monitors that are networked together.”

Like digital imaging and digital signage, videoconferencing — another strong product line for Tech Data — signals the movement toward digitization. “With the high cost of travel, fuel and so forth, we have seen an uptake in the use of videoconferencing,” Quaglia said.

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Recyclability of Digital Projection’s Titan and Lighting

Alert! It has come to our attention that there is a computer virus named Green AV (“Green AntiVirus”) circulating on the internet. AVI-SPL in not affiliated with or affected by the Green AV hoax. All references to Green AV on any of AVI-SPL’s websites is relevant to the Green Audio Visual industry.

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“We’ve worked very hard to be transparent regarding the efficiency and recyclability of our products,” says Michael Bridwell, marketing communications manager for Digital Projection (DP). “I’m proud of how progressive our engineers are when developing our products. Regarding our Green AV efforts, I thought I’d share a short letter from our Product Development Director in the UK, regarding our Green AV efforts. Hopefully it gives you an insider’s peek at our processes and product mentality.”

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