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What really matters in 21st century classroom

  1. 1. What really matters in 21st century classroom? - including interactive projectors comparison with traditional interactive whiteboards Classroom Aid Inc. www.classroom-aid.com Any inquiry : 512-9655438
  2. 2. What really matters in 21st century classroom ? <ul><li>What is the goal of education in 21st century ? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need in 21st century classroom ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is interactive whiteboard (IWB) the key answer for your classroom ? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the ROI of your IWB investment ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the critical decision factors to arrange your technology budget ? (total cost of ownership) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Importance of seamless technology in classroom <ul><li>The world is flat. Computers with internet networking open windows for learning from this changing world ! Tons of resources are sharing everyday in every field on internet. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Today, students are tech-savvy.  They're sophisticated and comfortable with digital technology, and they use it every day for communication and recreation. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators increasingly incorporate online tools and resources, various materials in computers or storage devices into their teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Move from closed-door classrooms to connected communities where relevant, customized instruction enhances the success story in each classroom. </li></ul>Importance of seamless technology in classroom
  5. 5. Technology can help in education … <ul><li>Capture students attention </li></ul><ul><li>Visualizing and audible : more impressive than any word </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance teaching and learning efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Tons of interactive education resources – photos, videos, games, simulations, news clips, animations, open sources - are shared on internet which teachers can use to inspire, motivate their students, so that self-learning is activated after class </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with real world </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need managing, communicating, connecting tool with whole class </li></ul><ul><li>Equipping students with must-have skills in 21st century </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why is interactivity important ? curricula students teacher students students students Teaching and learning should be dynamic processes in order to meet the needs of different students and scenarios, to handle ambiguity, and to facilitate inquiring beyond classrooms ! Supplement materials Inquiry with skills Learning beyond classroom Real-time, Evolving world
  7. 7. Back to the question <ul><li>So, what really matters ? </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need to connect to the digital power of their computers and internet from the stage seamlessly. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need a total solution to lift their capability to lead 21st century classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators should leverage the power of open and shared quality resources online. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology budget should be disposed according to long-term and thorough consideration. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Maximize your ROI of technology investment <ul><li>H ow to dispose the technology budget according to the following considerations... </li></ul><ul><li>the hardware </li></ul><ul><li>the software </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training & professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Content & tool Resources </li></ul><ul><li>The flexibility of accommodating into all needs </li></ul><ul><li>Cost to share and accumulate the intelligent asset of teaching materials created by teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable to be available in every classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if it’s not, how do teachers share their interactive materials ? how to benefit all students ? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Interactive projector turns any surface , hard or soft, into interactive whiteboard ! </li></ul>Interactive solution 1 for teachers Teachers can access and interact with their computers right from the screen ! 5 year warranty
  10. 10. Interactive solution 2 for educators <ul><li>An add-on device onto any ordinary projector, you can turn any surface into an interactive whiteboard ! </li></ul><ul><li>The most cost-effective solution in classroom technology ! Every classroom can have an interactive whiteboard ! </li></ul>With a baton and a pen for different needs (The left & right buttons of mouse are built in them.)
  11. 11. What can you do with them ? <ul><li>write notes, highlight key points, type changes </li></ul><ul><li>manipulate text, data and images </li></ul><ul><li>capture, modify, save or email anything on the screen </li></ul><ul><li>access to all your files, browse the internet, interacting with the computer seamlessly </li></ul><ul><li>work with all softwares </li></ul><ul><li>move from screen to screen without losing interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Support 13 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Please watch the video demo on youtube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =sFjEky2cPKM </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Testimonials from industry experts <ul><li>“ Empowering.” &quot;The ProjectoWrite2 is truly a one of a kind projector.&quot; &quot;it’s what separates the Boxlight ProjectoWrite2 from similar models.&quot; &quot;Navigating a computer remotely has never been this easy. &quot; --- Paul Gilmore </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Freaking. Awesome. I’ve never played with a whiteboard. I could not believe how seamless the experience was. Set up was relatively straightforward. ...Bloody fantastic piece. Polished, well executed. Loved it! Interactivity aside, it’s a good projector too. Will be recommending it highly. Writing the review will be a hoot!&quot; --- Tom Sallows, Projector.com regarding the ProjectoWrite2. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Best thing I’ve ever seen in 22 years of selling AV equipments.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>--- Jon Morris, NCECS </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Testimonials from educators and some education customer list <ul><li>- North Mason School District, Belfair, WA </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Incorporating the BOXLIGHT technology in my science classroom has been very beneficial for the learning of all students. Students are highly engaged when they become part of the instruction and develop their own learning using the interactive whiteboard and microphone. The interface is quick to learn and students pick up on it in no time. I look forward to implementing many facets of instruction using the BOXLIGHT, including simulated dissections.&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>- Northern Homboldt Union High School District, McKinleyville, CA </li></ul><ul><li>- Yates Mill Elementary, Raleigh, NC </li></ul><ul><li>- Wake County School District, Raleigh, NC </li></ul><ul><li>- Granger School District, Granger, WA </li></ul><ul><li>- LA Valley College, Valley Glen, CA </li></ul><ul><li>- University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WS </li></ul><ul><li>- Region 16 Education Service Ctr, Amarillo, TX </li></ul><ul><li>- Mercer University, Macon, GA </li></ul>To be continued…
  14. 14. Education package – assured learning program Hot swap : if a teacher find the projector broken, call BOXLIGHT to identify, Then send the projector back, BOXLIGHT will send a good one immediately
  15. 15. Education package – with RM Easiteach Next Generation software Over 100,000 teachers across the United States have integrated award winning RM Easiteach whole-class software tools into their curriculum, enabling them to easily create resources that incorporate text, clipart, animations, video, Flash files, hyperlinks, databases, and spreadsheets. This software is compatible to all kinds of interactive whiteboards.
  16. 16. Key Features of “Easiteach Next Generation” <ul><li>My Easiteach - customize your version of Easiteach to suit your needs for each lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>Easiteach.com - open a link to the Easiteach website where you can get online support. </li></ul><ul><li>Main menu bar - the new main menu bar is designed to be as simple as possible and maximize your screen space. </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing menu/properties – hand-drawing, hand-drawing with recognition, built-in shapes, objects copy& paste& ordering …… </li></ul><ul><li>Text menu/properties – original hand-writing, hand-writing with recognition, type-in by keyboard, spelling check, special text and symbols, text to speech …… </li></ul><ul><li>Widget menu/properties - search for the most appropriate widget or plug-in using the keyword search or the subject filter, with math tools, science tools…… </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia menu - search the web, your local machine or the Easiteach multimedia bank to find images, video clips or sound files to use on your Easiteach pages. Use a webcam or microphone to quickly capture a new image, video or sound file. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Easiteach video </li></ul><ul><li>This series of instructional videos demonstrates the features and benefits of Easiteach, the curriculum toolbars and the content packs. </li></ul>
  17. 17. RM Academy <ul><li>RM Education believes that the training of teachers BY teachers ensures the effective integration of technology into the curriculum.  That philosophy was the basis for RM Academy, the Professional  Development Division of RM Education. RM Academy provides comprehensive training options for districts and schools. You can choose from on-site workshops, customized training modules, seminars, or from a series of online training tools and demonstrations.  </li></ul><ul><li>RM provides the information, training, and support to help ensure our customers maximize the return on their software and technology investments. To help stretch your already tight budgets, federal funds can be used for RM Academy training.  </li></ul><ul><li>Thorough and continuing updated online free webinar and user guide for teachers learning on RM Easiteach software </li></ul>
  18. 18. About RM Education <ul><li>Founded in 1973, in Oxford, England, RM is a worldwide leader in development of outstanding educational tools, technologies and services that engage students and inspire learning. RM is one of Europe's largest and most respected suppliers of technology-based curriculum products for education, supplying thousands of schools in six different countries including the United States. RM Education is the United States division of RM and is located in Hyannis, MA. RM's contributions to 21st Century schools includes: • Running the world's largest, countrywide K-12 learning management system connecting over 1.2 million students, teachers, administrators and parents in Scotland; </li></ul><ul><li>• Providing scoring for all International Baccalaureate School graduation testing; </li></ul><ul><li>• Being the leading provider in the world's most ambitious school building investment and improvement program &quot;Building Schools for the Future.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 19. Why choose BOXLIGHT interactive solutions ? <ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost only a fraction of traditional interactive whiteboards price – one piece of product to purchase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use, quick calibration as easy as 1-2-3, no need to re-calibrate if it’s fixed for daily use. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No new screen necessary, turn any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard. It’s portable or mountable and can be retrofitted into existing projector installations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compatible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free software supporting 13 languages, work with all interactive software, also provide RM easiteach for education </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. About BOXLIGHT <ul><li>Outstanding technical support , available 24/7/365. Speak with a hands-on, in-house, ISF Certified technicians. </li></ul><ul><li>BOXLIGHT has been developing, manufacturing, selling and servicing projectors for schools, government agencies, house of worship, and every customer in between since 1985. Over 25 years ago, BOXLIGHT sold the 3rd LCD panel ever made. Today BOXLIGHT manufacture LCD and DLP projectors - projectors is what they do. The corporate headquarters are located in Belfair, Washington and house the sales, marketing, technical support and service staff. </li></ul><ul><li>BOXLIGHT produced the first interactive projector in the world, the winner of “ the BEST product of infocomm” in 2010 . </li></ul>
  21. 22. I nteractive projector advantages over traditional interactive whiteboards <ul><li>One piece to buy instead of two </li></ul><ul><li>No bulky IWB needed, low maintenance effort, no installment needed, no extra power line needed </li></ul><ul><li>Robust design </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effective , affordable, maximize your ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Great flexibility to accommodate different situations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Image size with interactivity 48” to 300” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact on any surface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatible to any software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 projector models to choose from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand-alone interactive module “outwrite” can upgrade your current projectors right away !! </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. www.classroom-aid.com - quality collection of education resources Educators should leverage the power of open and shared resources on the internet, most are free !!
  23. 24. The end <ul><li>IWB isn’t the star in the classroom, the teacher is ! </li></ul><ul><li>No matter how fancy the IWB sales promotion is, it’s only a tool to drive the computer ! == > Be cost-effective !! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not only about a new teaching tool, it’s about a new teaching style for 21st century classrooms. This is the key of real success in education. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Special offers on 50th annual convention of TASA/TASB <ul><li>Special offer 1 : we offer 50% off from retail price for sample purchase (one sample for each education organization) </li></ul><ul><li>please leave your contact information to us, we will follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>expire date : 9/25/2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Special offer 2 : FREE “RM Easiteach Next Generation&quot; (Assured Learning program) to go with purchase order of BOXLIGHT interactive projectors or modules (sample purchase not included) </li></ul><ul><li>expire date : 12/31/2010 </li></ul>