Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, from the moment we wake to the minute we go to bed, we have everything at our finger tips, whether that be through our phones, tablets, laptops or in our cars, we are connected. The effect is far reaching, and never more evident that when you see a toddler confidently playing with a devise and swiping across screens and navigating structures to get to what they want. This has also moved into the classrooms and the benefits are far reaching.

Some schools and colleges are fully on board with technology and use it in every day teaching, however some are still on the cusp.

Engaging pupils is paramount in classrooms of today and there are a manner of ways in which you can achieve this.

Audio Visual technology has the ability to enhance the teacher/pupil relationship. When integrated effectively it helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun. Fully engaging the pupils with interaction to enhance their ability to learn.

Why is Technology Important in the Classroom?

  • Pupils have increased levels of engagement when allowed to interact.
  • Pupils engage and collaborate more with others enhancing their learning experience.
  • A great and diverse approach to learning styles and methods.
  • Bring Your Own Device is used to engage more pupils.
  • Pupils are completely at ease with technology and expect it to be in the classroom, especially in Secondary and Further Education.
  • If used in the correct manner it can help prepare pupils for future careers.

It can be incredibly confusing, and with so much choice, what do you choose to best suit your classroom and environment?

Universal AV work with a variety of manufacturers and have installed both interactive screens and Panel displays, both of which have a place in the classroom.

So which do you choose? Do you require interactivity or just a display to showcase learning materials on?

Interactive:

  • Operates like an oversized iPad - Familiar to the touch
  • Multi Touch
  • Flexible Mounting
  • Full HD or 4K
  • High Quality Video Playback
  • Low Maintenance costs/ No calibration
  • Cost Effective Solution
  • Familiar Product Brands

Flat Panel:

  • Connect to screen in one touch
  • Flexible Mounting
  • Full HD or 4K
  • High Quality Video Playback
  • Low Maintenance costs/ No calibration
  • Cost Effective Solution
  • Familiar Product Brands

 Universal AV will work with you in order to ascertain which option will best suit your needs and teaching requirements.

To be honest I don't think we saw the "Wow" product that I mentioned in my first blog, but visiting ISE2017 just emphasises the scale of our industry not just in the U.K. But also Europe and the wider world. Massive budgets are invested in a showcase event that once again has delivered in style and content. ISE2017 has been big, bright and very bold. 

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