Posts tagged K-12 technology

Extron MediaLink Gives Teachers Instant Access to Classroom Technology

Extron MediaLink ControllerExtron technology played a key role in the success of AVI-SPL’s recent integration for Cranbrook Schools’ newest addition, the Kingswood School for Girls.

Cranbrook, a collection of private schools located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., needed to give its instructors at Kingswood full control of each classrooms’ presentation devices. Specifically, the school wanted its teachers to be able to operate devices from its room’s lectern. To accommodate, AVI-SPL installed Extron MediaLink controllers in each of the lecterns, allowing teachers to control SMART boards and projectors, laptops and media players from one location, and switch sources instantly. The Extron MLC 104 IP handles all signal control and features Ethernet control to facilitate remote AV resource management.

“Working with Extron made it all possible,” says AVI-SPL Systems Integration Engineer Mark Hothem.


Learn How Cisco’s TelePresence Was Used in This K-12 School District to Reduce Costs & Engage Students

Curious to know how TelePresence can make a positive impact in your school? Join us on Wednesday, September 29, as AVI-SPL and Cisco hosts an informative seminar on these topics – one that’s geared specifically towards the special needs of K-12 educators like you.  Don’t miss out, as the seminar starts at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

Located in rural Southeast Oklahoma, the Howe Public Schools District serves approximately 480 pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. Challenged by federal mandates to offer more content, Howe lacked the financial resources to hire the number of teachers needed to comply. Today, Howe is partnering with four different schools to deliver courses, adding video to online classrooms, podcasting class sessions and improving professional development for faculty.

Join Dr. Lance Ford and Superintendent Scott Parks to learn how they are using Cisco TelePresence to:

  • Maximize faculty resources through distance learning
  • Provide access to experts and content not available otherwise
  • Unite multi-cultural student groups for collaboration and learning
  • Expand professional development programs
  • Provide on-demand access to content and lectures anytime, anywhere
  • Reduce costs and improve efficiencies for administration tasks

Register today to learn how you too can video-enable Telepresence in your school!

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