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See Sony Solutions for Education at American University

American University in Washington, D.C., is hosting a free all-day event on Tues., April 29 that will show guests the Sony products that support classroom and lecture hall presentations,  and create interactive classrooms. Guests will have hands-on access to live productions, display and archiving solutions for classrooms, lecture halls, media centers and video American Universityproduction. Workshops will cover Sony solutions for:

  • Lecture hall presentations
  • Interactive classrooms
  • Video surveillance
  • Video production (featuring Sony 4K)

Visit the Sony Solutions in Education page to RSVP.

Sony Portable Projectors for Classrooms

Sony’s series of portable projectors for the classroom empowers schools and teachers to share content cost-effectively without sacrificing high-impact visuals. Common among each of their offerings is:

  • High-resolution imaging
  •  Eco mode for energy savings
  • Multiple inputs for a variety of sources

AVI-SPL can help you get the projector that’s right for your school or classroom. Explore some of the offerings at our products page, including the Sony VPL EX225. Then contact us at 866-559-8197, or fill out our contact form with your questions.

Students, Teachers Interact and Share With Samsung Smart School Solution

At last week’s InfoComm 2012 event in Las Vegas, Samsung exhibited its Smart School solution.  A 65″ eBoard  works with both Windows-based PCs and Android operating systems, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, allowing teachers to move freely around the room while giving interactive lessons. Teachers can also share specific student screens as well as interactive content like quizzes and polls. Watch the InfoComm presentation at the link above, and look at this demonstration of the Samsung Smart School solution in the classroom:


FETC, iPads and Apps!

So much to learn at the Florida Education Technology Conference held in Orlando this past week! Many of the sessions showcased the iPad as the learning tool of choice for our students. However, there is so much more to using an iPad than meets the eye. Students love them, of course, which can be a double-edged sword!  There are the initial deployment issues, managing the hardware, curriculum integration, best practices for effective instruction, and much more involved in an iPad education initiative. We all know iPads are awesome, but how do teachers and schools use them for real student achievement?

Fortunately I was able to attend a session, “Using iPads for Online Learning,” presented by Jenna Linskens, assistant professor in the school of education, Marian University, Wisconsin. This was a BYOD session, or Bring Your Own Device. As she discussed the different categories of apps for education, I stopped taking notes and started downloading each one in rapid succession! Below are a few apps to download and try – most are free!

  • CourseSmart  e-textbooks
  • Inkling –Language Arts
  • Plizy – view videos from specific channels
  • Popplet – create graphic organizers
  • Teamviewer – computer remote control
  • Paperport notes – create, edit and annotate

And those are just a few of the apps for education available today; there are literally thousands of them to choose from!