Epson’s BrightLink 485Wi ultra short-throw projector features Interactivity 3.0 – a technology solution that allows a user to create annotations without the need for a computer or a board. Using the pens, a teacher and student can draw on live images at the same time, and work with devices like a document camera, iPad, iPhone or no device at all. Watch the video below to see Epson’s demonstration of the BrightLink 485Wi.
When the Epson BrightLink launched in 2010, it brought interactive content to educators who previously didn’t have the space or budget for an interactive whiteboard. To expand on the BrightLink’s functionality, Epson has introduced an optional table mount, allowing educators to transform a tabletop or desk into an interactive surface. This practical feature enables students of varying size and ability to interact with the projector during the lesson, expanding accessibility of the interactive content. Using the BrightLink on a table also helps to maximize limited space in the classroom.
The Epson BrightLink line of interactive projectors quickly became a favorite among educators looking for an alternative to the traditional interactive whiteboard for their classrooms. Teachers with limited space appreciate the BrightLink’s ultra-short throw (which allows the projector to be mounted as close as 2.8 inches from the wall). And with shrinking budgets, the projector’s budget-friendly pricing appealed to administrators.
Epson America recently partnered with Discovery Education, the leader in digital content and professional development for the classroom, to provide interactive learning courses for teachers, educators and administrators that take advantage of Epson’s latest technology, the BrightLink™ 450Wi interactive projector. These courses will demonstrate proven instructional strategies and techniques for using the new BrightLink 450Wi interactive projector with interactive presentation tools, Google™ tools, Web 2.0 applications, and Discovery Education’s digital content to engage today’s students in rich learning experiences.
Discovery Education offers engaging digital resources to schools with the goal of empowering educators, engaging students, and ultimately improving student academic achievement. Available in June, Discovery Education will add four additional professional development courses to their repertoire focused on training teachers how to effectively use and integrate the Epson BrightLink 450Wi into their classrooms instruction. These courses include:
- BrightLink and Web 2.0 applications
- BrightLink and Discovery Education digital content
- BrightLink and interactive presentation tools
- BrightLink and Google™ tools
“Too often districts invest in new technologies and do not appropriately train teachers to take advantage of all that these technologies can offer in the classroom. Prior discussions on interactive whiteboards were often around how the boards were under utilized instead of how they were transforming education,” said Rajeev Mishra, director, Epson Projection, Epson America. “By partnering with Discovery, we are enlisting some of the most enlightened professional development experts in education to share cutting edge tools for making classrooms interactive, 21st Century learning environments.”
The Epson BrightLink 450Wi is an intelligent, interactive projector that allows educators to turn any standard whiteboard or smooth wall into an interactive learning area. This innovative classroom tool delivers a cost-effective solution for educators to easily integrate interactive capabilities and eliminates the need to purchase and install dedicated interactive whiteboards (IWB).
The BrightLink 450Wi features 2,500 lumens color light output and 2,500 lumens white light output and helps advance the classroom with networkability, wireless features and advanced connectivity. It also delivers WXGA resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) for full compatibility with widescreen notebooks and movie content, and can easily meet the space needs of any classroom by projecting images from 55-inches diagonal to up to 96-inches diagonal (WXGA) and up to 85-inches diagonal (XGA).
For more information about the Epson/Discovery Education professional development courses call 800-323-9084. Epson and Discovery will be running hourly seminars at ISTE from Saturday, June 26 through Wednesday, June 30. Visit www.epson.com/brightlink for more information.
To address K-12 schools’ needs for interactive whiteboard projection solutions, Epson, one of the number-one selling projector brands worldwide, recently introduced the PowerLite 410W short throw, widescreen projector. An upgrade to the incredibly popular PowerLite 400W – the industry’s first short throw, widescreen 3LCD projector – the PowerLite 410W offers native WXGA resolution (1280×800) for use with widescreen computers and 16:10 interactive whiteboards, and additional enhancements including a shorter throw lens, increased brightness and an optional wall mount for added flexibility.
Featuring a shorter throw lens than the previous model, the PowerLite 410W projects a 60-inch 16:10 image from two feet away, making it ideal for wall mounting. This improved design gives more space to students and teachers in smaller classrooms, while drastically reducing shadows from presenters.