Posts tagged interactive whiteboard

Learn About the Improvements in the Sharp Aquos Board

Sharp Aquos BoardRegister for our June 4 webinar on the next generation of the Sharp Aquos Board and how it improves upon the way people in business collaborate in real time with one another. Learn about the new features that make the Aquos easier to use and essential to efficiency and productivity at work. Don’t worry if you’re new to the Aquos – this presentation will cover all of its features and how they help users present materials and work together.

Register for Aquos Boards: Improving Workplace Collaboration.

About the presenter

Gary Bailer is in charge of leading the product management efforts for Sharp’s professional display products and brings over 25 years of business technology experience to Sharp Electronics Corporation.

Da-Lite Unveils New Screen Products for Education Market at InfoComm

Da-Lite ViewshareDuring InfoComm in Orlando, visitors to the Da-Lite booth got to see solutions with great appeal to the education market. Its ViewShare™ Tensioned Advantage® Electrol® is designed for smaller organizations that need to collaborate over video, but not at the high-quality and scalability that corporations frequently require. ViewShare turns screens into video collaboration displays. An HD video camera integrated at the base of the screen enables video conferencing.

  • Compatible with any peer-to-peer video conferencing software (Microsoft Lync, Skype)
  • Plug-and-play USB connection
  • 16:9 HDMI format up to 65 inches by 116 inches

 

Da-Lite IDEA screenWhile at InfoComm, we shared Da-Lite’s IDEA™ solution on the AVI-SPL Twitter account. (If you’re not following us on Twitter, get to it! (twitter.com/avisplinfo) Check out the Instagram pic: http://instagram.com/p/agL15aHv30/

IDEA is an ultra-thin projection surface that is compatible with short-throw interactive projectors like those from SMART Technologies. It also works as a writable whiteboard.

Interested in these products or want to discuss an AV integration project with us? Call AVI-SPL at 866-559-8197 or fill out our contact form.

Register for Webinar on Touch Collaboration by Sharp

Join us Thursday, August 16 at 1 p.m. EST for “Interactive Touch Panels in Commercial Applications,” presented by Sharp’s Scott Aydelotte. The touch-panel segment is the digital signage market’s fastest growth category. This presentation will focus on market trends on large panels and touch panels, and the key differentials that distinguish Sharp’s offerings from that of its competition, making it the number one market-share in many of the large-panel categories. Scott will explain why Sharp’s versatile AQUOS Board LED touch panel is in such high demand for business applications.

On the Agenda

  • Market trends for large panels and touch panels
  • Collaboration with the AQUOS board
  • Touch technology in the business setting

Register for “Interactive Touch Panels in Commercial Applications.”

About the Presenter

Scott Aydelotte brings 21 years of Sales Management/ Product Management experience with him. In his current capacity, he is the Associate Director of Distribution and National Accounts at Sharp Electronics. Scott is responsible for managing the distribution channel for Sharp’s Professional Grade Monitors and Professional Projectors.

Summer Time is Learning Time for Teachers

Two Summer Institutes are planned for the Tampa and Detroit areas this year.  Dunedin Highland Middle School located in beautiful Dunedin, Florida, is the host site for our four-day event, July 23rd to 26th. The prestigious Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan is the site for the Summer Institute, held August 23rd and 24th. Hundreds of teachers are expected to gather and work in Professional Learning Communities and create engaging strategies that support higher-order thinking skills for their students. And the cool thing is they will be learning how to use the latest in classroom technology at the same time!

Registration is currently open for both events.  To learn more about the Summer Institutes, select one of these links:

Summer Series Events

This year’s Summer Series event locations have doubled!  There are four areas where you can learn more about integrating technology into your teaching practice during three-hour sessions.  Topics will include:  SMART Notebook Software,  SMART Response software, iPad apps for education and creating digital content for your classroom.  Select the links below to see what you can learn this summer!

Summer Institute for Technology Integration Week in Review

The Summer Institute for Technology Integration (SiTi), sponsored by AVI-SPL and hosted by Florida Southern College in Lakeland July 11-15, welcomed eighty educators from as far away as Taiwan to this residential-based immersive professional development experience. Teachers spent the week creating engaging lessons using SMART Notebook Software, digital cameras, document cameras, and SMART Response Software.

The motivational Keynote address, led by Dr. Jennifer Brown King, professor and author of TechXtraordinary Integration inspired and prepared the audience to be HOT teachers; that’s right, as Dr. King stated, “You will all be smokin’ HOT teachers by end of the week!” She was referring to Bloom’s Taxonomy, which the SiTi instructors used to move attendees from teaching their students Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) through instructional technology best practices. By the end of the week, there were eighty smokin’ HOT teachers equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement technology effectively in their classrooms!

Sessions were led by eight extraordinary teacher teams (pictured below) from Hillsborough County Schools, who spent not just five days, but the evenings coaching and encouraging their students.

Florida Southern College; AVI-SPL; Summer Institute for Technology Integration; Professional Development for Teachers
L-R: Jenny Simmonds, Ora Tanner, Rachel Motomal, Kelly Derushia, Danny Lott (FSC), Dr. Jennifer Brown King (FSC), Michelle Clinton, Tina Hancock, Lisa Pennington, Lee Collier

Click here to watch an Animoto video of the SiTi week! >>

Florida Southern College staff generously provided beautiful accommodations at Nicholas Hall, with breathtaking views of Lake Hollingsworth. Attendees were also treated to delicious meals and scrumptious desserts in the dining hall and during session breaks. (No dieting that week!)

FSC Tech Buddies, students of Dr. King’s Education Courses, spent the week assisting attendees throughout the day and late into the evening with creating their final Showcase Project which the attendees presented on Friday morning. The closing ceremony on Friday featured Showcase Presentations where a few lucky attendees took home some cool new technology for their classrooms!

The Summer Institute for Technology Integration theme of partnership, friendship, community, education resonated throughout the week as attendees, coaches and tech buddies formed bonds through living and working together that will last long after the event ended.

We are looking forward to a continued partnership with Dr. Jennifer Brown King and Florida Southern College, and to take the Institute “on the road” to replicate in other areas of Florida and beyond!

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