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Wise up with AVI-SPL’s Latest Education Technology Solutions at FETC 2011

FETC 2011 logoHow do you ensure students are learning in the most interactive and dynamic classroom possible? By integrating functional classroom technology that livens up the lesson plan and effectively train teachers so they’re getting the maximum benefits from their technology. That’s why AVI-SPL is heading to FETC 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., this Feb. 1-3, where they’ll demonstrate professional development courses in addition to illustrating the benefits of incorporating video production into the classroom.

“We want our teachers to learn as much as possible when it comes to technology’s versatility in the classroom, and to use this knowledge to help improve their interactions, as well as student engagement,” says Robert Moss, vice president of education sales, AVI-SPL. “Professional development training is a critical step in the right direction, one that can benefit not only teachers, but their students as well.”

Beginning Tuesday evening Feb. 1, AVI-SPL will host 30-minute Professional Development presentations at booth # 1413 at FETC throughout the 3-day show. For a complete schedule, see below.

AVI-SPL’s training and professional development classes, ranging from 30 minutes to full day courses, are taught by SMART-certified trainers. Training Courses include SMART Notebook Basics, SMART Table Basics and SMART Grade Level Specific Notebook Advanced, among others. Because learning doesn’t stop when class is over, registered participants gain access to an online database library of supporting training materials. They also receive a video of their training session for future reference.

Additionally, AVI-SPL’s booth will host presentations on the benefits of incorporating video production into the classroom. According to research, people tend to retain 70-90 percent of what we see, hear and do, so what better way to get students learning more than with the hands-on experience of producing a video. Led by Sony, the presentations will show how K-12 educators can bring video production into the learning environment whether it’s video book reports, video yearbooks or school TV news programs.

The Integrating Video Production into the Classroom presentations will also begin Tuesday evening on Feb. 1. Refer to the below list for the complete schedule.

In addition, AVI-SPL will be giving away several prizes at the show including:

  • A complete interactive classroom of the future featuring a SMART Board 680 with stand, a slate, response, document camera, Balt® ReFlex™ chairs, Balt presentation cart and a Chief® CoPilot™
  • A Copernicus i-Rover
  • An InFocus Interactive Projector
  • Flip™ Cams

To learn how to be eligible to win, be sure to visit AVI-SPL’s booth (#1413) at the show.

Presentation Schedule

Tuesday, February 1
Show hours: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
6:15 p.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

Wednesday, February 2
Show hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
10:15 a.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

11:00 a.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
11:45 a.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

12:30 p.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
1:15 p.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

2:00 p.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
2:45 p.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

3:30 p.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
4:15 p.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

Thursday, February 3
Show hours: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
10:15 a.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

11:00 a.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
11:45 a.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

12:30 p.m. Professional Development, AVI-SPL
1:15 p.m. Integrating Video Production into Curriculum and Classroom Activities, Sony

On Earth Day, Sony Electronics (SEL) launched its GreenFill recycling service program

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On Earth Day, Sony Electronics (SEL) launched its GreenFill recycling service program – the nation’s first in-store, drop-box solution sponsored by a consumer electronics manufacturer.

“Sony’s GreenFill program is providing consumers with a convenient, sustainable solution for recycling small electronic products,” said Mike Fasulo, SEL executive vice president, chief marketing officer and corporate social responsibility officer. “We are continuing our commitment to reach our goal of recycling one pound of old consumer electronics equipment for every pound of new products sold.”

Sony’s new Greenfill e-recycle drop boxes provide a convenient way for consumers to recycle small CE products such as cameras at retail.

The program was launched on Earth Day to further encourage consumers to dispose of old or unwanted electronics in an environmentally-safe manner.

GreenFill service simplifies electronics recycling by providing consumers the ability to recycle small electronics – such as cameras, portable music devices, small laptops, cell phones and portable gaming devices – at participating retail locations. It’s a convenient solution that allows consumers to recycle any brand of product at no cost.

The program is an extension of Sony’s Take Back Recycling program and is designed to help build awareness of Sony’s nationwide network of more than 270 drop-off locations where larger Sony-branded electronics will be accepted at no charge and other brands will be accepted for a small fee.

Since last week’s Greenfill launch, 92 retail partners have joined SEL in its goal to make it as easy to recycle small consumer electronics, as it is to purchase them.

Nassim Sarraf, senior specialist, marketing, said many SEL retail partners have jumped on board, because they recognize the program could resonate with consumers.

“Greenfill is a way to show consumers you share the same values … a shared commitment to the environment and a sustainable future,” she said. “At the same time, it’s an opportunity to drive more traffic to their stores and positively impact sales.”

As part of the program, SEL covers the costs of recycling fees and promotional materials, which can be used by dealers for their own promotions. In exchange, the company requires dealers to prominently display the co-branded, e-recycle drop box in store, absorb the costs of shipping the box to Sony-designated recycling locations, promote Sony’s recycling efforts and drop-off locations for larger electronics, and leverage provided materials to educate employees and promote to consumers. All requirements are detailed in a requisite dealer contract.

From Honey Mae Kenworthy, SEL employee communications, and Yolanda Hunt-Boes, SEL dealer communications

Sony also adopted the use of recycled and reused materials in several models of their LCDs, and all are EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive compliant, helping prevent harmful materials, such as lead, from leaching into our ecosystem when improperly disposed while also helping increase recycling and reduce potential chemical exposure from the manufacturing process. And further keeping green in mind, suppliers for products are certified as green partners based on Sony’s stringent standard for chemical substances used in products.

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Sony’s High-Brightness LCD Model Adds Depth to Fixed Installations

Sony has added a high-brightness model to its line of LCD business projectors for fixed network installations. The VPL-FX41 is an XGA projector that emits 5,200 lumens and completes a product line-up that consists of the VPL-FX40 and VPL-FE40 4,000-lumen models, says the company.

Each of the series’ projectors is designed for networked fixed installations in education, government, corporate, house of worship, and hospitality applications. All are available with optional lenses that allow them to meet a range of short- or long-throw projection needs as well as high-impact multimedia presentations.

The VPL-FE40 offers SXGA+ resolution, while the VPL-FX41 and VPL-FX40 offer native XGA resolution. Each model features 3LCD technology and uses a combination of imaging technologies to enhance presentation quality. Sony’s BrightEra technology produces a higher aperture ratio to deliver brighter images than previous High Temperature Poly-Silicon LCD-based systems, says the company, which allows the projectors to achieve increased resolution with quieter fan noise.

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