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AVI-SPL Features Top Education Solutions for K-12 at FETC, Jan. 24-26

Are you looking for budget-friendly solutions that meet your curriculum objectives, as well as excite your students’ motivation to learn?

Visit AVI-SPL at FETC 2012, Jan. 24-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. We’ll be at booth #1407, offering professional development information and more!

Audiovisual technology offers a wealth of flexible possibilities to meet these dynamic needs, appealing to both auditory and tactile learners. In a range of advanced technologies, the simplicity of video remains a perfect medium for educators and students alike.

From innovative interactive whiteboards to the latest trends in 3-D projection technologies, discover engaging solutions that bring the ultimate level of excitement and education to your classroom. As we focus on empowering educators through technology, please be sure to stop by our booth at FETC and speak with our Education reps!

 

 

 

Presentation Schedule

Feel free to click here for our presentation schedule at FETC, Jan. 24-26. Our booth will include sessions on the SMART Response system, 3-D technology and interactive whiteboards, professional development for tech integration, prizes and so much more!

Professional Development

While at FETC, our sessions will feature:

RM Easiteach Next Generation: This is a complete whole-class teaching and learning software application which puts you in the driving seat for creating and delivering engaging lessons and resources.

The tools are rich and powerful, but also easy to use, removing barriers and allowing you to make the most of your classroom hardware tools – compatible with any interactive whiteboard and a range of classpads, voting systems and multi-touch tables.

Click here for a video overview of the Easiteach!

RM Dance to Advance: A fun and easy-to-use dance mat activity software for math, ELA, science and social studies.  Using visual, kinesthetic, and auditory stimuli, RM Dance to Advance is an ideal way to challenge and test students’ knowledge.

The captivating game format features 1 or 2 player capability and allows for single, dual (stepping on 2 answers at once) or sequential (A then B then C) responses.  RM Dance to Advance allows students to personalize their learning experience by selecting from a range of characters, music and background scenes.  Even the most reluctant learner will want to join in the fun!

RM ePad: The RM ePad gives you the freedom to teach and engage your students from anywhere in the classroom. Create and deliver engaging lessons with all the interactivity of a whiteboard from the palm of your hand.

The RM ePad includes RM Easiteach, the award-winning dynamic software tool for engaging and stimulating whole-class teaching. Click here for a video overview of this exciting product!

RM Tuff-Cam: The RM Tuff-Cam is an ultra-simple 3.1 mega-pixel digital movie/still camera designed particularly for children.  This innovative product features rugged rubber casing and a child-friendly grip that makes it perfect for classroom and field-trip use. 

The 4cm LCD screen facilitates video and audio recording and playback.  Children are able to adjust video resolution and zoom through intuitive and easily accessible buttons.  In addition, the camera includes 64MB of internal memory which can be expanded via the SD card slot. 

A docking station allows for easy connection to any PC or Mac (please note, the RM Tuff-Cam is not compatible with Windows 7).  

Come Meet AVI-SPL’s Education Team

These are just a few innovations you’ll see while visiting us at FETC. With a strong dedication towards not only meeting — but exceeding – client expectations, AVI-SPL’s highly trained, highly certified Education team defines the standards for the dynamic design, build and installation of cutting-edge presentation solutions.

You can depend on AVI-SPL to provide:

 • Customized presentation and communication solutions for your classroom

• Comprehensive training

• 24/7/365 support, both on-site and off-site 

While at FETC, please be sure to visit AVI-SPL at Booth #1407 to learn more about using video technology solutions in your classroom. You can also contact AVI-SPL by calling (866) 559-8197 or visiting www.avispl.com.

Product Tip: SMART Products Help Students with Disabilities

Most SMART products fully comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of the United States.

As an example, you can quickly prepare presentations for low-vision users using the SMART Board interactive whiteboard’s many helpful features:

  • SMART Notebook Zoom feature can enlarge any section of the screen.
  • The Magnifier tool can easily be used over any application to enlarge an area or object
  • Use the Highlighter tool to quickly emphasize important information on the screen.
  • The dynamic resize feature allows you to instantly enlarge any object.
  • Play Adobe Flash files or other multimedia formats (such as .avi and .mpeg files in SMART Video Player) that incorporate sound.
  • Press directly on the screen during presentations to focus audience attention.
  • The interactive screen’s large size makes it easy to see your presentation.

View full details regarding SMART’s compliance with Section 508.

Learn More About SMART Products and Training

Trying to determine what SMART products work best for your budget and unique needs? Interested in SMART training for you and your colleagues? Contact an AVI-SPL representative at 866-559-8197 or click here to learn more!

Interested in Interactive Technology for Your K-12 School?

With the proven benefits of advanced audiovisual technologies in the classroom, including increased test scores and interactivity, Principal Russ Brown wanted to bring these results to his campus. He heads Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School, located on the Brighton Seminole Reservation in Glades County, Fla.

The K-8 campus opened in August 2007 and today teaches 233 students. Founded by the Seminole Tribe in order to maintain the tribe’s cultural identity with future generations, Pemayetv Emahakv fills its curriculum with Seminole culture, language, and arts and crafts classes.

“Our motto here at school is to build successful leaders today, so that they can be unconquered leaders tomorrow,” says Brown. “When we can incorporate experiences of everyday life here at school, it makes assignments more interesting for the students. It also helps to keep them focused longer as they learn new lessons,” he adds.

Their Solution

Today, advanced audiovisual technology can be found in every classroom at Pemayetv Emahakv. The school’s cutting-edge solution focuses on the implementation of SMART interactive whiteboards, Elmo document cameras and high lumens XGA projectors from Dukane and Vivitek. SMART wireless slates, as well as the SMART Response system, were introduced into the curriculum as well.

Hear More About this Success Story!

Watch a video about the exciting changes brought to Pemayetv Emahakv, courtesy of AV leader AVI-SPL.

How Can I Get This Technology At My School?

To bring the latest audiovisual technology to your school, please feel free to reach out to an AVI-SPL representative at 866-559-8197, or click here to request a quote.

Client Testimonial: K-12 Superintendent on the Advantages of Working with AVI-SPL

Superintendent Steve Edwards (Reeths-Puffer Schools) only had the summer to completely transform his K-12 classrooms with advanced audiovisual technology, including SMART interactive whiteboards, audio enhancements and Elmo document cameras. “It was a complex task, and they accomplished what I didn’t think was possible,” he says of working with AV leader AVI-SPL. Tune in to learn more about this collaboration!

Have a story to share? Interested in learning more about classroom technology?

Contact an AVI-SPL representative at 866.559.8197 or click here to request more info!

Michigan School District Improves Student Engagement with SMART Boards, Elmo Document Cameras

Superintendent Steve Edwards, along with several teachers at Reeths-Puffer school district have noticed a world of difference since SMART boards and Elmo document cameras were introduced into their curriculum, courtesy of AV leader AVI-SPL. From better manageability to increased attention from their students, discover the latest advances in classroom technology.

Says high school teacher Matt Kemp:

As an English teacher, you have different ways to actively engage the varied learning styles you have in your classroom. For the person that is more of a tactile learner, they can actually go up there, and watch and move things on the [interactive whiteboard] screen to adjust it to the way they can best understand.

Says elementary teacher Kelly Griswold:

[The kids] would love what they call the ‘book movie,’ where I put the book under the Elmo [document camera] and read it to them. It just has excited them. They love to go up and do SMART board lessons, and touch the screen, and it most definitely has made a huge impact.

To see this technology in action, and also hear more from the educators, play the video below!

Share Your Story!

How has educational technology made a difference at your school? What would you like to see more of?