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AVI-SPL Showcases Interactive Digital Media Solutions at DSE 2013

DSE 2013

AVI-SPL is exhibiting at the 2013 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) from February 27-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Featured at booth 1354, AVI-SPL will showcase interactive customer-focused digital media solutions at the annual expo, an event billed as the world’s largest international trade show dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and out-of-home networks.

At the AVI-SPL booth, experts will demonstrate interactive wayfinding digital media with the Interactive ViewSonic ePoster. In addition, AVI-SPL will show how to transform communication environments by providing dynamic messaging, quick customization and cost-saving delivery to reach audiences.

“By visiting us, you’ll learn how AVI-SPL leads the industry in digital media integration as an end-to-end technology expert – providing the workflow, infrastructure, custom content creation, hardware and software support for the best solution,” said JD Jones, director of digital media services.”

AVI-SPL’s demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the expo so attendees can experience how the solutions work in real-time.

In addition, JD Jones will present “How to Work with IT to Make Your Digital Signage a Success” on Thursday, February from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. In his session, Jones will discuss the security risks inherent with digital signage, how different types of media affect bandwidth requirements and what IT needs to know to support digital signage solutions.

JD Jones is the director of digital media solutions for AVI-SPL and has been working in the IT/communications field for over 15 years. During this time, he has worked as a design architect, field engineer and instructor in technologies around client/server, network infrastructure, IP voice, call centers, security, telepresence and digital signage. Jones has extensive digital signage design experience and has created solutions for diverse environments, including schools, corporations, retail stores, transportation facilities, convention centers, municipalities, U.S. military and professional sports arenas.

SMART Boards Prove Effective for Academy at the Farm’s Inclusive Curriculum

“We thought the teachers would really love it. Well, the problem is that they did!” — Ray Polk, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Academy at the Farm

Based in Dade City, Fla., Academy at the Farm is a unique K-8 charter school that serves nearly 400 students a year. Today, this A-rated school features SMART’s 680i interactive white boards and Elmo document cameras in nearly every classroom. “This technology has helped increased our kids’ enthusiasm, as well as that of our teachers,” says Director Mike Rom.

A Dramatic Difference
The SMART Notebook software has proven invaluable to the Academy teachers, from watching eager kindergartners perfect their penmanship to using the innovative programs to increase algebra skills among eighth graders. The school has also improved overall communications, using the SMART Boards to stream morning and afternoon announcements, and even have their students conduct live chats with Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite.

Tell us, how has SMART Technology helped improve the level of excitement and interactivity at your school?

SMART Table Helps Increase Collaborative Learning

“It’s really cool,” says one shy youngster, a pre-schooler at the exclusive Baldwin Academy in Pacific Beach. “It’s a lot of fun,” adds another, breaking into a smile. When Baldwin became selected as the only pilot school for the SMART Table in Southern California, these precocious learners immediately demonstrated the rewards. AVI-SPL’s Education Market Manager, Maggie McGill, was instrumental in helping to make a difference.

“The best benefit of the SMART Table is its ability to promote collaborative learning, with room for up to eight students to interact,” says McGill. With a format similar to that of an iPhone, the SMART Table is the first multitouch, multiuser interactive learning center that allows groups of primary school students to work simultaneously on its surface. From math to social studies to art, the SMART Table allows the youngest of learners to take a fun, hands-on approach to their activities. Best of all, it helps teachers create new and unique collaborative learning activities with minimal preparation time.

“For me to be able to work with their pre-K teacher and get her true feedback has been phenomenal,” adds McGill. “Both she and the kids absolutely love it.”

The SMART Table has currently been on loan to Baldwin since August; they hope to purchase the technology in the near future.

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Hillsborough County Students Improve Teamwork, Learning with SMART Table

photo by Andy Jones, Tampa TribuneAVI-SPL recently helped Hillsborough County students get their first look at the dynamic features of SMART Technologies latest innovation, the SMART Table. The fourth graders at Lee Elementary Magnet School in Tampa, Fla., are among the first students in the county – and state – to have access to this exciting technology. From math to social studies to art, the SMART Table allows the youngest of learners to take a fun, hands on approach to their activities. Best of all, it helps teachers create new and unique collaborative learning activities with minimal preparation time.

“AVI-SPL’s education market manager, Kristin Kraemer, has been great in helping us get the SMART Table at Lee Elementary and keeping me up-to-date on the latest information,” says Gregory Hart, magnet technology and curriculum specialist for Hillsborough County Public Schools. “The SMART Table is part of our 21st Century Learning Environment project, which involves increasing the amount of interactive technology in the classroom. I find that students learn better when they learn with each other, and that is what the SMART table does best.”

Software content can be customized with the SMART Table Toolkit, which is included with each SMART Table. Teachers can easily customize lesson activity content by accessing the Gallery in SMART Notebook, which contains more than 6,600 learning objects.

To learn more about the impact of the SMART Table at Lee Magnet Elementary School, click here»

Please contact us at (800) 282-6733 or email us at sales@avispl.com to learn how AVI-SPL can help bring the SMART Table, and other SMART Technologies products, to your school!

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