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Technology in classroom

How to evaluate technology in the classroom 

Teaching and learning have come a long way from the old-fashioned “chalk-n-talk” approach applied by so many of our teachers over the years. And while this approach has its strengths, a simple chalkboard is a minimal palette for demonstration and accommodating varying learning styles. 

Interactive touchscreens are the ideal replacement for old-school chalkboards, offering a super-versatile platform for note-taking, presentation, demonstration, and student interactivity. Bring your lessons to life with animated presentations incorporating video, audio, and great-looking 4K visuals. Hook your touchscreen to your editing software and operate it directly from the screen using touch — demonstrating has never been easier. Hold every student’s attention by varying your teaching approach with YouTube how-to content and interactive webpages they can all see regardless of where they sit in the classroom. 

Display technology in the classroom brings dynamism to teaching and learning in a way never possible with traditional chalkboards. 

  • Write on the screen with dedicated marker pens that will never run out of ink.
  • Incorporate Zoom and Teams call to make guest speaking and demonstration as natural as any video call.
  • Engage your class with excellent visuals that catch the eye and help bring the form to concepts in a way never before experienced by classroom learners.
 
How to create interactive lessons on a smartboard? 

Smartboards offer a versatile platform for teachers and learners, permitting traditional chalk-n-talk, enhanced with easy-to-use multimedia. 

For example, teachers can hook their laptop or tablet to their smartboard using HDMI, which allows them to display their presentation on the projected smartboard. However, the interactivity doesn't stop there. Embed clickable content into a presentation, and press the projected screen to trigger video, quiz questions and answers, and a range of clickable events. If you can click on it with a mouse, you can get hands-on with your teaching content on your smartboard. 

Music technology or video editing teachers can display music or editing software on the screen while demonstrating complex editing techniques in real-time. This allows teachers to show students how to access effects and in-app mixing desks on their classroom computers and apply new techniques to their individual projects. 

In addition to using your smartboard for presentations, you can show how-to videos from YouTube or Vimeo, bringing fresh voices into your teaching and learning plan. You could even display streamed content from some live-streaming services (although you’ll have to check, as some providers restrict the public display of their copyright content).

Almost anything you can display on your laptop screen you can show on your interactive smartboard. This helps build a rich learning environment for your learners that boosts classroom engagement and improves attention.

 
How does technology in the classroom benefit students? 

Typical classroom-age students in schools, colleges, and universities around the US are internet natives — they've grown up in an on-demand environment where entertainment content is instantly available at the touch of a screen. Touchscreens, therefore, are part of how the learning generation communicates — sometimes finding greater ease in interacting with screens than each other. 

Classroom technologies that use cutting-edge 4K displays provide students with a truly hands-on learning experience, using the mode of communication that's most familiar to their generation. 

Using inter-device connectivity, display technology in the classroom allows students to actively contribute to learning sessions while collaborating with other students for a seamless peer learning experience.

Teachers use Avocor's cutting-edge classroom display solutions to help them create multimedia content that accommodates multiple learning styles in a single session - all through a central 4K display. 

Interactive touchscreens permit teachers to create inclusive content that benefits student learning by offering versatile visuals that drive teaching and learning objectives. Digital learning technologies also facilitate live video conferencing, allowing teachers to deliver content to remote students and classroom attendees, which helps staff monitor pupil participation.  

 
How do students use technology in the classroom? 

The COVID-19 pandemic forged a swift change in how students access learning both in the classroom and remotely — faster than any other time in the 21st century. Indeed, the need to extend teaching beyond the classroom and into the digital arena has prompted massive demand for interactive technologies in the classroom — and digital interactive touchscreen displays are at the heart of this educational revolution.  

Avocor’s education display solutions provide native integration with live video conferencing apps, such as Google Meets, RingCentral, MS Teams, and Zoom. This allows teachers and lecturers to create tactile learning content that puts students in control of how and when they learn. 

Interactive displays have revolutionized how students observe, listen, and participate in learning sessions. They offer creative approaches to auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning to every student in the classroom, helping improve productivity while accelerating learning. 

Students use technology in the classroom to:

  • Interactive with on-screen puzzles and quizzes
  • Search and share research resources and findings
  • Interact with learning materials, such as multiple choice questions
  • Remotely access learning content that they can affect and change
  • Communicate with classroom devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops — throwing content from their device to the main screen. 
  • Discover and share video learning content
  • Explore visual concepts in innovative ways
  • Collaborate in groups whether everyone is in the classroom or working from home
  • Share presentations and student work
 

Interactive displays

How do I display my commercial digital content over three screens? 

It’s possible to display your content over multiple screens in various ways. The most common connection method is to send your content from a computer or server to your screens via HDMI, VGA, or USB-C.

However, you’ll need to ensure your computer can display separate content on more than two screens and that you have the appropriate number of graphics ports. Check your system settings and see if your computer recognizes your three screens. If it does, click Extend These Displays in the Multiple Displays section. 

Alternatively, if your Avocor display screen has network connectivity, it’s possible to send your content to your digital display network wirelessly. 

Avocor’s range of excellent interactive touchscreen displays delivers colossal potential for your business, offering two-way communication between you and the consumer. Deliver news and information for your employees and visitors while giving them fingertip control over how they digest your content.

 
How does a smartboard/interactive whiteboard work? 

Interactive whiteboards help teachers bring visual and kinaesthetic interest to their learning content in a way never previously possible with old-fashioned blackboards. Savvy teachers use their smartboards and interactive whiteboards in a range of ways, including:

  • Traditional chalkboard note making
  • Multimedia display, sharing video, music, and online resources to boost classroom engagement.
  • Natively integrated video conferencing, facilitating two-way remote guest speaking and collaborative classroom/remote interactions. 

So, as well as a traditional chalkboard, interactive touch screen displays bring the world of the internet and connectivity into the classroom — boosting engagement, participation, and learning outcomes.

 
How to create interactive smartboard activities 

Most educational institutions provide in-house Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as Moodle and Blackboard. Interactive smartboards are compatible with all the content you can create in your LMS, offering real-time quizzes, video content, and podcasts for students to engage with at their own rate. 

Used in conjunction with presentation applications such as Powerpoint or Keynote, your interactive smartboard becomes a robust platform that brings content to life with complex animations and embedded multimedia content, such as webpages, video, and audio. If you can click it with a mouse on your computer, you can interact with it on your smartboard by pressing the screen or overwriting keywords that reinforce group discussions.

There’s a wide range of third-party online quiz applications, such as KwizzBit, Canvas, and Slido. These allow you to create new ways for pupils to interact with learning content, using in-class computers, tablets, and even smartphones for polls, quizzes, and collaboration.

 
How to display two screens on one monitor 

Interactive displays offer great versatility in displaying and controlling your projected/displayed content. 

For example, you can display two screens on one monitor by embracing your computer's ability to split the screen or show multiple windows or applications. 

Access your computer’s Control Panel (or Settings) — on a Windows machine, you access that from the Start menu; from a Mac, you access System Preferences from the Apple menu. Then navigate to Display settings — here, you can decide whether you want to mirror your computer screen on your interactive display or use your parent device as a control panel. 

Whichever Operating System you use, there’s a way to control how you display your content, so check your system settings.

 

Flat Screens

Are all flat screen TVs HD? 

While most modern flat screen TVs are capable of High Definition, not all flat screens offer the full HD experience. However, Avocor’s range of flat-screen displays offers super-crisp HD visuals and a premium touch experience, making interacting with on-screen content easy on the eye and incredibly intuitive for the user. 

From edge-to-edge bezel-less interactive displays to High Definition video collaboration and brainstorming solutions, you can rely on Avocor's unique expertise to bring a full-HD experience to your customers, clients, and staff. 

Avocor uses the very latest optimized touch screen technologies, along with a superior, tactile glass touch experience that puts information at the fingertips - get ready to explore with super-low latency. 

Delivering superb collaborative interfaces that anyone can use, Avocor’s flat-screen TVs and interactive TVs provide Full High Definition displays at surprisingly affordable prices.

 
How much does it cost to get a flat-screen? 

Interactive touchscreens are the latest flat-screen technology, offering edge-to-edge bezel-less displays for maximum impact in your commercial, educational, or manufacturing space — or even at home. 

Avocor manufactures a range of interactive touchscreens that range in price and specifications — we pride ourselves on our ability to cater to boutique businesses and corporations alike. If you have a budget in mind, get in touch, and we’ll happily talk you through the available choices. You’ll be surprised at the affordability of our high-end interactive flat screens

Use an interactive touchscreen or flat-screen as a noticeboard for clients and staff, a video portal, or an interactive guide to welcome visitors (negating the need for a receptionist). Flat screens make excellent wayfinding signs — great for meetings, conventions, and open days.

  • Or promote your latest deal, using your flat screen to share advertising messages and eye-catching 4K videos. Our flat screen technology permits a super-wide view, helping you get your message across large rooms, factory floors, shopping malls, travel hubs, and schools and universities.
 

interactive Teaching

How do you use interactive teaching methods? 

Modern teaching demands that staff differentiate their learning resources to accommodate multiple learning styles simultaneously. And digital displays in the classroom have changed the way learners can engage with taught content.

No longer can a teacher rely on “chalk and talk”. Students expect to get hands-on with their learning, finding answers to questions through discovery in a sharing environment designed to be inclusive to everyone — whether they’re in the classroom or accessing learning content remotely. 

Teachers can instantly access video content from YouTube or other learning sites to reinforce learning objectives. Displayed through a beautiful 4K display, interactive whiteboards offer touch interactivity and native integrations with remote learning tools such as MS Teams and Zoom.

Avocor’s classroom display solutions integrate with existing school technologies, allowing groups to collaborate and share their learning from connected tablets, laptops, and even smartphones.  

Interactive displays promote active learning in the classroom, allowing students to participate in learning content creatively — from shooting and editing video content to creating and sharing presentations. 

Create interactive infographics that allow students to explore learning content in their way — either through intuitive touch screens or connected devices within the classroom. 

 

Technology in classrooms

How to evaluate technology in the classroom 

Teaching and learning have come a long way from the old-fashioned “chalk-n-talk” approach applied by so many of our teachers over the years. And while this approach has its strengths, a simple chalkboard is a minimal palette for demonstration and accommodating varying learning styles. 

Interactive touchscreens are the ideal replacement for old-school chalkboards, offering a super-versatile platform for note-taking, presentation, demonstration, and student interactivity. Bring your lessons to life with animated presentations incorporating video, audio, and great-looking 4K visuals. Hook your touchscreen to your editing software and operate it directly from the screen using touch — demonstrating has never been easier. Hold every student’s attention by varying your teaching approach with YouTube how-to content and interactive webpages they can all see regardless of where they sit in the classroom. 

Display technology in the classroom brings dynamism to teaching and learning in a way never possible with traditional chalkboards. 

  • Write on the screen with dedicated marker pens that will never run out of ink.
  • Incorporate Zoom and Teams call to make guest speaking and demonstration as natural as any video call.
  • Engage your class with excellent visuals that catch the eye and help bring the form to concepts in a way never before experienced by classroom learners.
 
How to create interactive lessons on a smartboard? 

Smartboards offer a versatile platform for teachers and learners, permitting traditional chalk-n-talk, enhanced with easy-to-use multimedia. 

For example, teachers can hook their laptop or tablet to their smartboard using HDMI, which allows them to display their presentation on the projected smartboard. However, the interactivity doesn't stop there. Embed clickable content into a presentation, and press the projected screen to trigger video, quiz questions and answers, and a range of clickable events. If you can click on it with a mouse, you can get hands-on with your teaching content on your smartboard. 

Music technology or video editing teachers can display music or editing software on the screen while demonstrating complex editing techniques in real-time. This allows teachers to show students how to access effects and in-app mixing desks on their classroom computers and apply new techniques to their individual projects. 

In addition to using your smartboard for presentations, you can show how-to videos from YouTube or Vimeo, bringing fresh voices into your teaching and learning plan. You could even display streamed content from some live-streaming services (although you’ll have to check, as some providers restrict the public display of their copyright content).

Almost anything you can display on your laptop screen you can show on your interactive smartboard. This helps build a rich learning environment for your learners that boosts classroom engagement and improves attention.

 
How does technology in the classroom benefit students? 

Typical classroom-age students in schools, colleges, and universities around the US are internet natives — they've grown up in an on-demand environment where entertainment content is instantly available at the touch of a screen. Touchscreens, therefore, are part of how the learning generation communicates — sometimes finding greater ease in interacting with screens than each other. 

Classroom technologies that use cutting-edge 4K displays provide students with a truly hands-on learning experience, using the mode of communication that's most familiar to their generation. 

Using inter-device connectivity, display technology in the classroom allows students to actively contribute to learning sessions while collaborating with other students for a seamless peer learning experience.

Teachers use Avocor's cutting-edge classroom display solutions to help them create multimedia content that accommodates multiple learning styles in a single session - all through a central 4K display. 

Interactive touchscreens permit teachers to create inclusive content that benefits student learning by offering versatile visuals that drive teaching and learning objectives. Digital learning technologies also facilitate live video conferencing, allowing teachers to deliver content to remote students and classroom attendees, which helps staff monitor pupil participation.  

 
How do students use technology in the classroom? 

The COVID-19 pandemic forged a swift change in how students access learning both in the classroom and remotely — faster than any other time in the 21st century. Indeed, the need to extend teaching beyond the classroom and into the digital arena has prompted massive demand for interactive technologies in the classroom — and digital interactive touchscreen displays are at the heart of this educational revolution.  

Avocor’s education display solutions provide native integration with live video conferencing apps, such as Google Meets, RingCentral, MS Teams, and Zoom. This allows teachers and lecturers to create tactile learning content that puts students in control of how and when they learn. 

Interactive displays have revolutionized how students observe, listen, and participate in learning sessions. They offer creative approaches to auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning to every student in the classroom, helping improve productivity while accelerating learning. 

Students use technology in the classroom to:

  • Interactive with on-screen puzzles and quizzes
  • Search and share research resources and findings
  • Interact with learning materials, such as multiple choice questions
  • Remotely access learning content that they can affect and change
  • Communicate with classroom devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops — throwing content from their device to the main screen. 
  • Discover and share video learning content
  • Explore visual concepts in innovative ways
  • Collaborate in groups whether everyone is in the classroom or working from home
  • Share presentations and student work
 

Video Conferencing

What are the 5 types of video conference? 

The 2020 pandemic changed how we work and introduced many to remote working for the first time. And now that the panic has subsided, some workers are returning to the office while others are holding onto the freedom and flexibility afforded by remote working. 

So, video conferencing has come of age, and meeting rooms have adapted to facilitate natural integration between on-site and remote workers. These are the five principal approaches to video conferencing:

  • Personal Video conferencing — accessed through a plethora of smart devices, personal video conferencing solutions offer connectivity to workers wherever they are. All they need is an internet connection and a compatible smart device, and they can access HD video and audio with individual work colleagues or large teams. Great for remote workers who aren’t chained to a desk. 
  • Huddle Meetings — pioneered by collaboration platforms such as Slack, huddle meetings are on-the-fly video conferences that require little set-up and almost instantaneous connection. Great for quick impromptu virtual team meetings, interviews, and client consultations.
  • Desktop video conferencing — suitable for offices large and small, desktop video conferencing brings the power of desktop computing to physical meeting rooms while providing access by remote workers and guest speakers. A great way to bring disparate teams together by negating the need for travel.  
  • 360 video conferencing — traditional round-table meetings made remote access expensive and challenging, but now businesses have the choice of incorporating remote workers or streaming one-way round-table sessions to the broader workforce. 360 video conferencing cameras provide the widest possible video angle, including everyone around the table rather than focusing on just the speaker. 
  • Service-based video conferencing — connecting service users with advisors for an authentic face-to-face experience. Exceeding traditional phone support, service-based video conferencing has been adopted by banks and utility companies around the globe. 

Avocor’s interactive touchscreens offer access to a broad range of internal and external customers, helping keep everyone connected in high fidelity. And our GroupShare platform offers secure one-touch access to a massive range of video conferencing applications and collaboration tools.

 
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