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Teaching Technology for Education

  1. 1. educationWedgwoodAV LimitedWedgwoodWedgwoodto win aneBeam Edgefor Education...FreeprizedrawHow technologyhelps me teach...Issue09_Spring_Summer_2013technology
  2. 2. Copyright © 2013 Technologyfor EducationEditorLinda S. should be emailed to theeditor at the above address. Every careis taken of materials sent for publication,however these are submitted at the sender’srisk. The views expressed within are of thecontributors, and not necessarily TeachingTechnology’s views.Published byWedgwood AV Ltd. 01754 769967Wedgwood AV are suppliers ofaudio visual equipment to education,government and local authorities in theUK. sales@wedgwood-group.comwww.wedgwood-group.comOn-line publicationTeaching Technology for Education ispublished twice yearly in March andSeptember. Current and back issues areavailable for free download do not need to leave your details todownload Teaching Technology. You cansubscribe free by emailing and an email willbe sent to you when a new issue is ready fordownloading. We respect yourprivacy and do not spam.Free prize drawsThank you to manufacturers for providingprizes for our free prize draws. Winners willbe notified by telephone or email as soon aspossible after the closing date. Entry to theprize draw is restricted to UK entrants only,one entry per person. Please enter onlineat Theprize will be awarded to the educational ortraining establishment in the UK. The Editorsdecision is final and no correspondence willbe entered into.DisclaimerAll information is accurate to the bestof our knowledge, at the time of writingand is intended as a guideline only.You are advised to consult individualmanufacturers specification sheets oninterested products.CopyrightCopyright 2011-2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd.All rights reserved. Corporate namesand trademarks are the property of theirrespective companies. Specificationssubject to change without notice.Wedgwood AV Ltd isregistered in England withregistered number 3514877.Welcome to Issue 9 of Teaching Technology for Education as wecelebrate its second birthday.Although online publications will still be free to download, issueswill be published twice yearly in Spring/Summer and Winter/Autumn, instead of quarterly. In September 2012 we launchedTeaching Technology for Healthcare and summer 2013 sees thelaunch of Teaching Technology for Business.I visited the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show at the RAIConference and Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam to discovernew technology being launched by manufacturers for education.Unfortunately, this exhibition was on at the same as BETT 2013,which I’m sure many of you will have attended as its an excellentshowcase for new technology for the classroom and beyond.As well as fabulous prizes of an eBeam Edge for Education andRepeat Signage digital signage software to be won in our freeprize draws, we also bring news oftwo offers for you. Firstly, MentorDistribution have teamed up withRepeat Software Ltd to offer a digitalsignage solution with the purchaseof NEC display screens; and an offerof DisplayNote when you purchaseNEC UM-series of projectors, tobring you an interactive classroomtechnology solution.We’d love you be part of TeachingTechnology and welcome your input,articles and feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.Kind regards, Linda AdamsWedgwoodAV LimitedWedgwoodWedgwood02_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comIn this issue...04 Interactive technology with eBeamTurn your dry erase whiteboards or plainwalls into an interactive surface withmobile device.06 Digital signage for your schoolHow to set up a simple signage presentationin 15 minutes with easy-to-use RepeatSignage Standalone 2013 software.08 10-years of age child challenge We challenged a 10-year old school girlto design a digital signage presentation.See how she rose to the challenge - andwhat can your students achieve. We’d loveto feature your signage presentations.12 NEC launch new displaysNEC launch the V-series of multi-touchscreens.13 Vision provide audio andconnectivity solutionsConnect technology in your classroomquickly and easily at the start of the day.14 Interactive technology classroomchoicesTeachers have a great choice of interactivetechnology for the classroom, frominteractive whiteboards and projectors,all-in-one boards and projectors, interactiveprojectors and interactive LCD or plasmatouchscreens. Here we display a sample ofproducts for comparison.20 Panasonic visual experience centreWe visited Panasonic’s Visual ExperienceCentre at Pinewood Studios, to review theirlatest technology.22 Panasonic interactive plasmaFull HD plasma screen brings interactivityinto the classroom.24 Clevertouch + Wordwall = interactiveactivities for your classroomClevertouch interactive touchscreens, whichLynx software, Wordwall and DisplayNote,talk to schools who have replaced theirinteractive whiteboards with Clevertouch.26 Case studyEpson projectors at Liverpool John MooresUniversity bring greater clarity to lessons27 PrizewinnersCongratulations to the winners of TOP-TEC’siMac Shoes and Slippers.28 Signage for the 21st century schoolA+K PADS digital signage software.30 NEC UM projectorsNEC UM projectors bring interactivity tothe classroom.32 Shopping list of AV equipmentWedgwood AV Ltd. suppliers of audiovisual equipment, offer a complete serviceto education and public sector in the UK.34 UKTI visit to CopenhagenA look at education in Denmark.36 Free prize drawsChance to win eBeam Edge for Educationand Repeat Signage 2013 digital signagesoftware for Windows.WelcomeFreeprizedrawto win aneBeam Edgefor EducationFREE presentation equipment guidesProjector andpresentationequipment guideLCD monitor guideWhiteboard guideDigital signage guideInduction loop guideAvailable free from www.wedgwood-group.comLinda S. Adams - Editor
  3. 3. 04_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comInteractivetechnology• 01754 769967• To book a demonstration•• sales@wedgwood-group.comTurn your dry erase whiteboardsor plain walls into an interacivesurface with mobile deviceYou have interactivity butneed sound, a microphoneand one-touch recordingInteractivetechnologyeBeam EdgeIf your school has dry-wipe whiteboards in classrooms or tuckedaway in storage cupboards, you can give them a new lease with ahandy device that makes the board’s surface interactive.eBeam Edge is a device that is smaller than a board eraser andlighter than a box of chalk that can be added to a current dryerase whiteboard or plain wall to create an interactive whiteboardsurface. In combination with the receiver, pen, a projector and asurface to project onto, eBeam Edge for Education provides aportable (or permanent) interactive whiteboard solution.This means that teachers can have an interactive solution thatis truly mobile, thereby using different environments to generatecreativity in pupils and appeal to different learning styles.You can save money by having an interactive solution that is halfthe cost of a traditional interactive whiteboard, by using yourcurrent dry-wipe boards or even plain walls.With embedded magnetic mounting system, eBeam Edge easilymoves from classroom to classroom. Its one-touch calibrationbutton means teachers are up and running in minutes. You canscale the image to suit your environment. Over 3m diagonal is themaximum. Teachers can use existing software and files alongsideeBeam software to annotate and provide interactivity.Edge for Education has rich curriculum resources built rightin to make lesson planning easy. You can gain the benefits ofinteractivity by pulling in images from Flicker as the search facilityis integrated in the software, or from the gallery of images andmaterial, on the fly, or in prepared lessons. You can include videoand sound as part of the material to appeal to different learners.‘This system is so compact, it’s so easy to movefrom room to room and the great pen design makesinteracting with items on the board effortless’ JeffCaswell, Maths Teacher, Arlington Middle School.WineBeam Edge for Educationin our free prize draw. Seeback page for details.You can create a complete interactive multimedia environment with one simple product. eBeam Engage provides interactivity like theeBeam Edge, but has a collection of extra multimedia and navigational tools to easily bring every subject to life.Taking you to the next generation of interactivity. With its built-in high fidelity JBL speakers and microphone, one-touch recording,intuitive scroll knob and interactive stylus, eBeam Engage quickly transforms yourclassroom into an interactive multimedia experience.There’s no more running back and forth between the computer, sound system and otherdevices. Engage puts everything you need at arm’s length, keeping your lesson deliveryseamless and fun.eBeam willl be delighted to come along to one of your teacher training days so you cansee the eBeam solutions for yourself without any obligation.The main features of eBeam Engage are its built-in security so that everything stays whereyou left it; built-in high fidelity JBL speakers; one-touch recording button with built-inmicrophone so you can record your video and audio in real time; a Home icon so you caneasily access and create links to your commonly used resoucres; a holder for your twobutton interactive stylus including left and right click and instant access to eBeam softwaretools; and a scroll knob that lets you navigate everything from your Scrapbook Gallery toyour favourite website without blocking the display area, and all without moving away fromthe board.Copyright © 2013
  4. 4. In your educational setting you motivatestudents to learn and this is accomplishedby the use of audio, video and interactivelearning experiences. You may alreadyuse PowerPoint to turn boring lessonsinto interactive ones and encouragestudents to make their own presentationsto showcase their work at the end of termparent events.By encouraging your students to usedigital signage software not only do youenhance their learning experience butactively encourage them to become moreinvolved in school activities, contributingcontent and presentations which can bescreened around your school at varioustimes of the day, and which they haveproduced themselves. This helps givethem a sense of pride and achievement.Most digital signage software packageshave the following advantage overPowerPoint (which is an excellentpresentation software):• Scheduling on an hourly, daily or weeklybasis what is displayed on screen.• Update of screen information overthe local network or over the Internet.PowerPoint needs the presentationchanging and then you have to set itplaying again.• Generally, support for RSS news feeds,for example, to display news from theBBC website, and live video sources suchas webcams.• Some digital signage systems allow dualmonitor support for displaying differentpresentations on separate screens ordisplaying a single presentation thatspans both screens.Digital signagefor your schoolHow to set up a simple signagepresentation in 15 minutes witheasy-to-use Repeat Signage Standalone softwareWhen you actively involve your students in creating content, for example,producing artwork or writing about school activities, which are then displayed onlarge screens in reception, assembly halls or restaurant areas, you create a senseof pride and achievement as well as developing new skills...So once you have your digital signagesoftware installed on your computer, isit possible to have a simple presentationup and running in 15 minutes? Weput Repeat Signage Standalone digitalsignage software to the test. We foundit easiest to put all the images wewanted to use in one place, in a folderon our desktop before designing ourpresentation. Then we challenged a10-year old school girl to design apresentation. See page 8 to see how shegot on.Copyright © 2013 offer fromMentor Distribution andRepeat SoftwareWith any NEC public display purchased fromMentor Distribution, a FREE copy of Repeat SignageStandalone 2013 digital signage software will beavailable to download via the input of the NEC displayserial number at Distribution are a trade only distributor with anetwork of dealers across the UK who can supply youwith your NEC display screens.Once you have designed your digitalsignage presentation it is ready to bedisplayed through a projector or onto adisplay screen, such as the NEC V322,which is the first NEC 32” public displayscreen to feature an option slot.All NEC V-Series 32”, 42”, 46” 55” and65” LCD public displays come with STv2option slots. You then simply select thecorrect Slot-in PC for your application,which fits neatly into the back of thedisplay. NEC offer a choice of Slot-inPC’s to suit various applications.For a basic digital signage presentation,such as one designed with RepeatSignage 2013 Standalone Edition, theNEC Slot-in PC with Intel® Atom 2 x 1.6GHz CPU STv2 would be suitable. ThisSlot-in PC is compatible with NEC publicdisplays (32” and above), that have STv2or DualSlot (using the optional DualSlotadaptor) and also NEC PX series and PHseries installation projectors.Where you are designing signagepresentations for high definition (HD),we suggest you use one of the NECSlot-in PC with Intel® Celeron (sandybridge) processor which is compatiblewith NEC public displays with an STv2 orDualSlot and also the NEC PX series andPH installtion projectors. Please noteyou would need to use an NEC STv2adaptor when using with an NEC V42242” screen.Slot-in PC with Intel® Atom 2 x 1.6 GHz CPU STv2NEC Slot-In PC with Intel® Celeron 2 x 1.6 GHz CPU STv2 (Sandy Bridge)DIGITALSIGNAGEDIGITALSIGNAGEDual Slot Adapter STv2 SB-02AMThe NEC Slot-in PC with Intel® Celeron (sandy bridge) processor has all the connectorsare inside the displays including power, video and audio signals and RS232. No cables.The Slot-in PC can run whilst the display is switched off, for example, for nightly updates.NEC offer a 3 year warranty.NEC has a range of Slot-PC’s for various applications, ranging from displaying simplesignage solutions to sophisticated retail and single and multi-touch applications.Where you are using display screens that have no Slot-in options, or youprefer to use a separate media player, Mentor Distribution have a solution.Mentor supply a low cost, media player which can display your digitalsignage presentation onto a single screen.Where you wish to display digital signage presentations to two or fourdisplay screens, then Repeat Signage 2013 Standard edition (dual screen)or Repeat Signage 2013 Professional edition (four screens), are alsoavailable through Mentor’s network of UK dealers.NEC V-series public displays06_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967
  5. 5. 08_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comWe designed a simple presentationthat an estate agent might use, takingus 15 minutes (once the signage wasinstalled on our computer). Thenwe printed out the screenshots and‘how-to instructions’ and handed itto a 10-year old junior school girl ofaverage ability.25 minutes and a couple of chocolatebars later, you can see her presentationafter our sample screen shots.Once she’d finished the presentation weleft her with a few images to access onour computer, and asked her to designher own presentation on whatever themeshe liked. We did have to remove thewebcam she included in the bottomleft hand corner of her presentation, toprotect her privacy.Repeat Software Ltd., whodeveloped Repeat Signage digitalsignage software, are looking forschools, academies and collegeswho would like to get their studentsinvolved in designing digital signagepresentations. This could be part of adesign project or just to get studentsmore involved in school life bydesigning digital signage for displaysaround their school.Repeat Software Ltd., would behappy to offer a free Repeat SignageStandard licence in exchange for acase study (anywhere in the world).You can contact by email atsales@repeatsoftware.comFree evaluation www.repeatsoftware.comWe challenged a 10-year oldjunior school girl to design us adigital signage presentationRepeat Signage is easy to use - createa simple digital signage presentationin minutes! So we decided to put it tothe test and gave it to a 10-year old.Copyright © 2013 Repeat Signage. Select Presentations, then Create new presentationChoose a screen to design for. Select ‘This computer screen’. Click ‘Create’.A blank workspaceappears.Note: You can drag themenu anywhere by clickingthe cross icon (top rightcorner).You can shrink the menuby checking the box.You can set a backgroundcolour (or use an imageas the background).From the menu alongthe top menu box, select‘File’, then ‘Backgroundcolour or picture’.In the ‘Backgroundcolour’ box, select‘Choose’, and thenchoose a colour. (Weused blue).Select ‘Insert’. InsertFlash banner.Select ‘Add’. Locate apicture on your computerby selecting the ‘Browse’box.Type in a title anddescription for yourpicture in the ‘Text’section. Choose one of 50transition effects. ClickOK.Drag to position.Resize (drag the resizerhandles on the edge ofthe box).DIGITALSIGNAGEDIGITALSIGNAGE
  6. 6. Copyright © 2013, let’s have somescrolling text along thebottom of the screen.Duplicate the websiteaddress text box byright mouse clicking andselecting ‘Duplicate’. Dragthe box to size.Double click the text boxand over write your textwith a text message. Copyyour text by clicking Ctrland C.Select the ‘Scrolling’ tabfrom the menu alongthe top of the box. Tickthe ‘Enable play list andscrolling’ text box.Then we left her alone with no furtherinstructions to create her own.20 minutes later, except for asking howto make the Flash clock pink, it was allher own work. Why is it girls like pink! Select ‘Insert’. Insert ‘Textlabel - single line of text’.Type in the phone number.Click OK.Drag the text box widerif you can’t see all of thenumber.Double click box.Click ‘Colours’.You’ll see two boxes onefor the font colour and onefor the background colour.Change Font colour towhite and Background toblue. Click OK.Select the telephone textbox and right mouse click.Click ‘Duplicate’.A copy appears onscreen.Double click the textbox to open and changethe text to the websiteaddress. Click OK.Resize box and positionwhere you want it.Note: You can drag themenu box anywhere onthe screen if it’s in yourway, and shrink it as well.Select ‘Insert’. Insertpicture and browse foryour ‘Windyridge’ logo onyour computer.Double click the logo.Select ‘Transparencycolour’ from the top menubar. Then tick the ‘Defaulttransparency colour’ box.Click OK.Drag the logo into position.You will have to drag themenu toolbox out of theway. Move it elsewhere.And there you have it.A simple presentation in 15 minutes.Now select ‘File’ and ‘Save as’ to save your presentation.Under ‘File’ and Presentation Settings, you can tick thebox to save the contents of your presentation. Next,‘File’ and ‘Exit’. This takes you back to the main RepeatSignage screen. Then select ‘Play presentation’.You can play your presentation on a PC, Slot-in PC ormedia player through a projector or onto a display screen.Our simple presentation is above.Our 10-year old girl’s presentation is onthe right.I’m sure you’ll agree its very good for a first attemptand took her just 25 minutes. She chose a rose forher logo and a four quarter transition effect for herbuilding.You can add a playlist to display numerous picturesusing a variety of transitions.FREE evaluation downloadwww.repeatsoftware.comenquiries@repeatsoftware.comWhat can your students achieve!We welcome your presentations.DIGITALSIGNAGEDIGITALSIGNAGE10_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comChoose which way you want the text to scroll, for example, right to left. Click OK and OK again.Click ‘Add’ and paste your text (Ctrl V). Click OK. Your text now scrolls along the bottom.
  7. 7. 12_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comAudioVision provide audioand connectivitysolutions which allow you toconnect technology in yourclassroom quickly and easily atthe start of the day.Leaving you to focus on your class and the topic in hand, safe inthe knowledge you are being heard by the entire class.Copyright © 2013 AV-1600 2x25w digital amplfier Vision CS-1600 pair 6.5” ceiling loudspeakersThe Vision speakers can be mountedinto the ceiling throughout the classroomto ensure evenly distributed sound withthe CS-1600 or wall mounted usingthe SP-1300 for audio reinforcement ofyour lesson whilst remaining compactand discreet. Don’t be fooled by theirsmall size, their size is no reflection ontheir sound quality. The ceiling speakersin particular have been designed tohave a louder sensitivity of 90dB topunch through high-noise presentationenvironments, in particular classroomsfull of excitable children.Vision’s amplifier is also designedwith you in mind, the new AV-1600 iscompact, flexible, easy to use and usesno power at idle. It comes with multipleinputs to allow you flexibility in lessons,including a microphone input to allowvoice amplification. The amplifier can beVision SP-1300 pair 70w 2-way wallloudspeakers in black or whiteincorporated out of site or why not attachit to the projector to allow you to controlthe audio I the classroom through yourprojector remote.All Vision’sproducts aredesigned byprofessionalinstallers sothey understandwhat’s required toensure that it canbe incorporatedinto a classroomquickly, meaningthere is minimaldisruption to yourworking environment during install of Visionproducts, either in a new build or existingteaching space.SUCCESSSTORYNEC V462-TM 46” and V651-TM 65”NEC’s touch-enabled public displays bring a new level of interactivity to digitalsignage, way-finding, classrooms and meetings.The 46” and 65” multi-touch displays will allow up to six simultaneous touchpoints (or four drag points) depending on the operating system. The displaysuse four cameras with a response time of up to 120 frames per second,providing a high resolution, intuitive, cost effective and robust solution forinteractive touch product applications, no calibration is required.Combined with full-tempered glass for security and a double anti-reflectioncoating, these displays are ideal for use in schools, academies, colleges,universities and training establishments.The displays come with NEC’s new Dual Slot as well as integrated speakers.Interfaces include DisplayPort, DVI Daisy chain and LAN with SNMP.NEC MultiSync V322 32”The NEC V322 is the first NEC 32” public display to featurean option slot. The STv2 slot (OPS compatible) allows forthe integration of various PC, HDSDI and other solutionsextending the connectivity and flexibility beyond industrystandards for 32” public displays.The NEC STv2 (Slot Technology Version 2) is compatible withthe NEC/Intel OPS standard. This was developed to make iteasier for you to integrate the player device into the screenfor digital signage solutions. The standard makes it easy forplayer device manufacturers and display makers to developproducts which are compatible out of the box, offering you alarge selection of solutions to choose from.LCDMONITORSNEC launch new displaysNEC launch the V-series of multi-touchscreens V462-TM 46” and V651-TM 65”.Whilst the NEC V322 is the first NEC 32”public display to feature an option slot...NEC MultiSync V-SeriesThe NEC V-Series public displays have been overhauled.The new V423, V463, V552 and flagship V652 (65”) havea slimmer and lighter design despite a full metal chassis,a narrower bezel, and support for landscape and portraitorientation. This small, but very important feature allows thedisplays to be easily configured in any scenario.The introduction of LED backlighting into the V-Seriesreduces power consumption significantly. These new modelscan automatically send an email to a specified address inthe unlikely event a problem is detected. For example, thismeans that in the case of a fan failure or power supply issues,you can detect problems before the screen fails and fix anyproblems quickly.• Wedgwood AV Ltd • 01754 769967 • •• Wedgwood AV Ltd • 01754 769967 • •
  8. 8. Copyright © 2013 ceramicsteel, which isextremely hard wearing. The board ismaintenance free and uses a stylus. Alleno whiteboards and eno mini slatesenable up to three users to use the boardat the same time.The eno family includes eno classic, the3-in-1 board; eno one which includesan interactive whiteboard, 87” or 96”,an ultra-short throw projector on fixedor adjustable wall mount or trolley,educational software and stand/mount;eno flex which is a multi-surface solutionthat integrates dry-erase surfaces withPolyVision’s eno classic, supplied withPolyVision ultra short throw projector.Accessories include eno play whichbrings sound to the eno boards and enomini which is a mini interactive whiteboard(wireless slate).SMART BoardsThe SMART Board® family includes 400series, the 600 series and the 800 series.The 400 series uses the classic penand finger based technology. The 480ivis a ready to go system which comescomplete with a SMART V25 short throwprojector and integrated speakers.TECHNOLOGYFor comparison charts, prices and manufacturers brochures please visit demonstrations and sales enquiries in the UK please contact • 01754 769967 • sales@wedgwood-group.comTECHNOLOGY14_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comWith so many choices, here welook at a few of the options that areavailable to you. You could replaceyour interactive whiteboards andprojectors or opt for all-in-oneinteractive whiteboard systems whichgive you have a choice of havinga short throw projector or ultrashort throw projector on a fixed oradjustable wall mount or mountedon a mobile trolley. And what aboutthe whiteboard, do you want singletouch, dual touch or 3 or morestudents to use the board at the sametime? You could choose interactiveprojectors where you can utilise dry-erase whiteboards or even project alarge image onto a wall as you don’tneed to use an interactive whiteboardwith these. Manufacturers of plasmaor LCD interactive touchscreensinclude software, some of which istailored to the education market. Nowonder it can be confusing whenthere are so many choices!When I mentioned to a teacher I waswriting this article, I was asked whichtechnology was best. There is no ‘best’technology only different technologies.Take interactive whiteboards for instance.A few years ago it was a choice betweenInteractive technologyclassroom choicesInteractive whiteboards, whiteboard/projector systems,interactive projectors, LCD interactive touchscreensWhere a school has been using interactive whiteboards for several years, theceiling or wall mounted projectors may be nearing the end of their useful life. Sodo you replace them or choose a whiteboard projector system or opt for interactiveprojectors or select from the many LCD interactive touchscreens on the market...resistive or electromagnetic. Resistivetouch works by sensing pressure fromyour fingers or other objects such asan upside pencil. Electromagneticwhiteboards are pen-based using thespecial pen supplied.These technologies are still available,as are interactive whiteboards whichuse infrared, HD camera in the pen andoptical sensing. Rather than go intodetails about technologies, what is likelyto matter more in the classroom is thesize of the board and whether you wantto use pen, touch or both, single touch,dual touch, or 3 or more users to getinvolved in group interactivity. So let’slook at what manufacturers have to offer(in no particular order).Interactive whiteboardsand all-in-one projectorwhiteboard systemsPolyVision enoPolyVison eno boards are 3-in-1 boardsin sizes 78” and 96” and comes withEasiteach software. You can write onthem with a marker pen, attach magnetsor as an interactive whiteboard usinga projector. The board’s surface isPolyVision eno classic interactive whiteboard PolyVision eno one all-in-one solution PolyVision flex supplied with ultra short throw projectorSMART Board 480ivSMART Board 886ixdual touchSMART Board 865ixtouch or writeWithin the 600 series there are integratedshort throw projectors/speaker options aswell as standard and widescreen options.With the 685ix touch recognition you canwrite, erase, move objects and controlapplications simply by touching or writing onthe board. The SMART Board 800 seriesallows two users to work together, usingsimple, intuitive gestures to flick, rotate orzoom in on objects.Promethean ActivBoardsActivBoard 300 Pro series of interactivewhiteboards, which use a special pen,combine interactivity with integrated sound(built-in speakers and amplifier). In sizes78”, 87” and 95”, the surface is durable andthe series is available as a fixed, adjustable,mount or mobile system with a choiceof short throw or extreme short throwprojectors. For wireless connectivity there isan optional wireless upgrade pack.The ActivBoard 500 Pro system has thesame sizes and is both pen and touchsensitive, featuring dual user functionality.Up to four students can work together on atask (Windows 7/8 only). Included softwarefor both series is ActivInspire ProfessionalEdition or Promethean ActivOffice. For the500 Pro series there is also PrometheanApps. ActivInspire software has open contentand teaching resources, such as math tools,sounds and templates, whilst ActivOffice letsyou create PowerPoint® slide shows. USBpower and USB port simplifies connection toyour computer.ActivBoard 300Pro fixed system ActivBoard 300Pro adjustable ActivBoard 500Pro short throw ActivBoard 500Pro fixed USTPanasonic interactive whiteboardsPanasonic Panaboard copyboards are well established in the industry,however, Panasonic also have interactive whiteboards in its range. TheUB-T880 and the widescreen T880W boards allow up to three studentsto use the board at the same time, you can also use the special pen.You can create an all-in-one system by adding a Panasonic short throwor ultra short throw projector, along with a wall mount. The boardshave built-in speakers and optional wireless kit. Comes with Easiteachsoftware.
  9. 9. Copyright © 2013 StarboardsHitachi FX-79E1 and FX-89WE1 serieshas a large interactive area and twosimultaneous inputs for collaborativework. You can use your finger, stylus orany object to operate. The Magical Touchfunction enables you to easily scroll bymotioning with the flat of your hand, orshrink and expand the display by motioningyour fingers, and you can control by usingmulti-touch hand gestures. The boardsalso have a low glare surface to minimiseprojector reflection. StarBoard educationalsoftware is included. Hitachi’s interactiveultra short throw projector lets you projectonto a dry-erase whiteboard or plainwhite wall turning it into an interactivesurface. Environmentally friendly, it comeswith Hitachi StarBoard software and aninteractive pen. It is also supplied with aversatile wall mount.Hitachi StarBoard LINK EZ2-Pen is aportable interactive unit that allows you toturn any regular dry-wipe whiteboard ora wall into an interactive area with all thefeatures of an interactive whiteboard.Interactive projectorsWhere you have classrooms and meetingrooms with existing dry-wipe whiteboardsand do not wish to replace with interactivewhiteboards, then using an interactiveprojector maybe a solution for you.With an interactive projector you canproject onto a standard dry-erasewhiteboard or even a plain wall, annotatingand writing directly onto the projectedsurface using a special pen. This meansyou do not have to incur the expense ofpurchasing an interactive whiteboard.Where an interactive projector will let youalso position on a table top you can projectand interact onto a table, ideal for whenyou want a small group of students to‘gather round’ to discuss a subject. Somemodels have dual pen support.Hitachi FX-79E1/FX-89WE1 Series Hitachi FX board with ultra short throw projector Hitachi StarBoard LINK EZ2-Pen portable interactive unitHitachi interactive projectorsHitachi interactive projectors work likenormal projectors with the additionalfeature of an interactive pen andStarBoard software. This enables youto transform any dry-erase whiteboard,wall, a table top or a flat surface intoan interactive teaching aid. Using theStarBoard software you can annotate andinteract with your training material ratherthan just project static images. However,unlike the multi-user interactive TRIOboards, only one person at a time canannotate using the interactive projector.Epson interactive projectorsYou make almost any wall or evena tabletop interactive with Epson’sinteractive projectors. The network readyprojector and interactive pens integrateinteractive functionality into one machinewithout having the expense of buying aseparate interactive whiteboard. You canannotate from any source, directly ontoprojected images sent over the networkor on content from DVD/Blu-ray® playersand document cameras, without the useof a computer. With dual pen support,two people can write simultaneously, andbeing ultra short throw you can projectWXGA images up to 100” without shadowinterference.Hitachi interactive projectors with StarBoardEpson EB-1400Wi interactive projector16_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comSONY interactive projectorsDesigned for education, SONY’s interactive projectors are the ideal teachingtool for glare-less projection in changing light conditions. They offer easeof installation, multimedia connectivity and dual pen (teacher-student)interactivity. A low brightness mode reduces power consumption andextends the lamp lifetime to approximately 6000 hours, lowering overalloperating costs. This projector is ideal for small or difficult spaces as itsultra short throw ratio can produce a 2.03m (80”) diagonal screen imagefrom only 0.47-0.49m (1.54-1.61 feet) away from the screen. SONY’sVPL-SW525C ultra short throw interactive projector, compatible with aninteractive iPad, has dual pen interactivity to allow you and your students tocreate, present, interact, playback and save work with most presentationfiles and 3rd party interactive software. SONY projectors have a 3 year de-install / re-install warranty for educational environments.NEC interactive projectorsNEC’s UM-Series of ultra short throwprojectors, have dual HDMI inputs,built-in 16 Watt speaker, so you won’tneed an extra sound system in yourclassroom, and VGA, USB hub andmicrophone input. The optional NECNP01Wi2 interactive whiteboard kit useseBeam® application software and stylusin combination with NEC’s short-throwor ultra short-throw projectors, from theNEC U or M series, to transform anyexisting flat surface into an interactivearea. This device is quick and easy toinstall and is an easy upgrade of alreadyinstalled NEC projectors.NEC NP01Wi2 interactive whiteboard kitwith mouse driver and softwareExample Installation of the NP01Wi2 interactivewhiteboard kit with an NEC U Series projectorSony VPL-SW525C interactive projectorInteractive touchscreensThe majority of your students have smartphones with touch screens and theyused to using touch to make phonecalls, surf the web, access files and playgames.Interactive tablets, are really just a largerversion of the screens used on smartphones. Large format displays (LFD)with interactive touch (touchscreens)are larger versions of phone and tabletscreens, and therefore, students feelquite at home using this technology.Many display manufacturers offertouchscreens in their range. However,only a few come with interactivewhiteboard software tailored for theeducation market. Amongst these areBenQ’s TL650 uses SMART Notebooksoftware, which those of you who haveSMART Boards in your classroom willalready be familiar with this software.Hitachi’s interactive large format displayincludes Hitachi Starboard educationalsoftware. CleverTouch includes Lynxsoftware and Wordwall for interactiveactivities in the classroom. iiyama’sTH5563MTS interactive LCD usesJusteasy software.BenQ TL650LED interactive displayBenQ’s TL650 65” LED interactivedisplay is ideal for education andcan be bought with or withoutSMART Notebook collaborativelicence. The display has anambient light sensor to adjust tothe room’s natural light; an RJ45LAN control which lets you operatethe system and change displaycontents at a remote location. Itis energy efficient and allows youto assemble several displays asa large one to accommodatemultiple windows or other usagesthat require a large screen. With the built-in DVI port, you can splice an image into 1x2 to5x5 screens for flexible placement of images. The display uses optical touch that givesresponsive feedback with accurate positioning. You can touch the screen to pan, zoomand scroll images with two fingers through the Nextwindow™ technology. This eliminatesthe need for a mouse or keyboard, so you can operate education software or presentationslike using a tablet to enjoy an engaging experience.Manufacturers brochures, prices and productcomparisons are available in the UK from:• Wedgwood AV Ltd• 01754 769967••
  10. 10. TECHNOLOGYSharp BIG PADE-learning is increasingly popular withYouTube and iTunes being widelyused sources of educational content.Consequently, educators are looking tointroduce innovative learning solutions toengage the ‘digital generation’. Today’sstudents are keen to embrace newtechnology and improve their learningexperience and this is why Sharp havedeveloped a range of BIG PAD interactivemonitors. These robust touch screens in60”, 70” and 80” sizes, are designed foroptimum performance in the classroom. Ananti-reflective coating ensures comfortableviewing even in brightly lit areas, and highlyaccurate high definition (HD) imagerymeans everyone can see content in crispdetail wherever they are sitting. SharpBIG PAD 60” and 70” screens use infraredtechnology that ensures its easy to writequickly using either the supplied pen oryour finger, with no need to continuallycalibrate the screens. BIG PAD supportsdual-touch function when used withWindows®7/8. The 80” size screen usesoptical imaging technology that uses opticalcameras in the upper right and left cornersof the screen to detect shadows made onthe screen by your finger or the touch pen.Wedgwood AV publish a Touchscreenguide, free to a free LCD monitor guide interactive touch displays are thelatest generation of interactive large formattouch displays designed for the classroom.The CTOUCH Leddura LED range isavailable in sizes ranging from 47”-84”and features clear and anti-reflective glassoptions. Designed to be connected to alaptop or PC, all models are Plug and Playwith no need to install drivers on Windows,MAC or Linux. The range supports aminimum of 4 points of touch (10 pointsavailable) for enhanced collaboration.The Leddura range includes built inspeakers and displays Full HD contentfrom 2 HDMI sources. Plenty of otherconnection options including 2 USB ports,ensures you can connect up other devicesSharpBIG PADinteractivetouchscreensCTOUCH Leddura interactive touch screens18_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 Copyright © 2013 brochures, pricesand product comparisons areavailable in the UK from:• Wedgwood AV Ltd• 01754 769967•• www.wedgwood-group.comNEC touchscreensNEC have a range of touchscreens fromdesktop models 17”, 20” and 22”, tolarge format public display touchscreensfrom 32” to 70” using a variety of touchtechnologies to suit various applications.These include Surface Capacitive whichis unaffected by on screen contaminantssuch as grease, dirt and water; ProjectedCapacitive touch which uses electricalsignals to show where your fingertouches the screen, not suitable for usewith gloved hands or pens; DispersiveSignal touch technology which willoperate with static objects or othertouches on the screen, making it ideal fortabletop applications; Optical Sensingwhich uses cameras in the cornersof the screen making them ideal forannotation. Dual touch is only possiblewith Windows®7/8.ELO Touchelo Touch screens offer a range oftouch technologies to suit manyapplications. For example, in the 19-inchdesktop touchscreens there is a choiceAccuTouch, APR, IntelliTouch, P-CAP(Projected Capacitive), and medicalversions ideal for university teachinghospitals. AccuTouch five-wire resistivetouch technology has long product life,stable drift-free operation, contaminationresistance, giving accuracy in high useapplications, used for medical equipment,pharmacy and office automation.Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR) workswith finger, glove, pen or credit card, isresistant to water, dust and grease, workseven with scratches, has excellent dragperformance, thin borders of 5mm, idealfor interactive digital signage. IntelliTouchuses surface acoustic wave (SAW)touch technology, which uses pure glassconstruction for good image quality, hasstable, drift-free operation, can work evenif scratched and has a 10-year warranty,ideal for kiosks and interactive digitalsignage. Projected capacitive can beused for outdoor (IP rated screens), inNEC V462-TM touchscreenssuch as laptops, a TV digibox, DVD playeror visualiser. There is also an option toinsert a small form factor PC via the OPSslot. Every CTOUCH ships with a 3 userlicence of Ctools Plus interactive annotationsoftware and a DisplayNote Presenterlicence is also provided that allows forcollaboration with iPad and Android tablets,laptops, PCs and smartphones. Comeswith three year on-site next working day,de-installation/reinstallation warranty (canbe extended to 5 years). Onsite mainlandUK demonstrations are available, pleasetelephone Wedgwood AV on 01754769967 to arrange this.iiyamaiiyama ProLite TH5563MTS touchscreencomes with Just2Easy educationalsoftware. Full high definition (HD), thetouchscreen has an LED backlight forenergy efficiency, and an ambient lightsensor which also saves on power. This55-inch commercial screen uses IPS paneltechnology which means you can see thedisplay from all angles, with high brightnessand colour clarity. IPS technology giveshigher contrast, darker blacks and muchbetter viewing angles than standard TNtechnology. The screen will look good nomatter what angle you view from. It alsosupports picture-in-picture (PIP) whichlets you watch images coming from twodifferent sources as the same time. TheTH5563MTS uses cameras and infraredbacklight for touch accuracy when theinfrared light is blocked by your finger orstylus, and with this technology it is almostimpossible to ‘wear out’ the screen. In factyou don’t even have to touch the screen,you just need to put your finger (gloved ornot) or any kind of stylus close to it. Dualtouch is supported when using Windows®7/8 only.iiyama TH5563MTS with Just2Easy softwareClevertouchSahara Clevertouch is one of thelargest ranges of interactive displays,with sizes from 42” to 82”. The latesttouchscreen technology is integratedinto the screen enabling it to be dualtouch or multi touch, including gesturecontrol and allowing multiple users.The Clevertouch range does not requiredrivers, calibration or set up, meaningthat Clevertouch is always ready togo when you are. The high brightnessdisplay means that images are clearlyvisible and there is no shadowing.Every Clevertouch comes with theinteractive software, CleverLynx withWordwall, which has been created foruse with any interactive device. Youcan construct fantastic activities foryour classroom or use the 25,000pre-created activities. A variety ofsubject specific screen backdrops areavailable to enhance lessons includinglined, graph, isometric, squared,hexagonal and music manuscriptpaper. Clevertouch also includesDisplayNote software which lets youshare content with any other connecteddevice.Clevertouch with DisplayNote softwareelo Touch touchscreensClevertouch C-Series with Wordwallrain, snow, ice and dust, and the touchfunction operates through customerinstalled materials including vandal-resistant glass up to 18mm thick. Workswith gloves, even if glass is scratched.True-flat front surface is possible withno bezel. elo Touch has touchscreens inmany sizes from 15-inch to 70-inch, withother touch technologies including SurfaceCapacitive and ReverSys bending wave,the latter used multi-touch and 3D. eloTouch are happy to provide you with ano-obligation onsite demonstration inmainland UK educational and universityteaching hospitals to ensure you select thecorrect touch technology for your needsbefore making purchasing decisions. Tobook a demonstration please telephoneWedgwood AC on 01754 769967 toarrange this.HitachiHitachi LED 65 screen is designed tomake lessons bright and memorable. Itsdual and multi-touch capability allows yourstudents to collaborate simultaneously,encouraging cooperation and teamworkin the classroom. The LED 65 screencomes with StarBoard software, whichhas a dynamic set of lesson building toolsdesigned specifically for teachers. It iscompatible with most operating systems,has a customisable floating toolbar, handwriting recognition, direct access to theHitach LED 65 screenInternet, allows importing of MicrosoftOffice files (Word, PPT, etc), supportsinteractive whiteboard common file format(CFF) for easy sharing of educationalcontent and has a remote conferencingfeature. As Hitachi StarBoard software isused with Hitachi interactive whiteboards,teachers who already have Hitachi’swhiteboards onsite, would not need tolearn another software package, whenusing the LED 65 screen. Unlike withinteractive whiteboard and projectorsolutions, there is no shadowing with LEDscreens. Also, with the LED 65 screenthere is no on-going maintenance requiredas there are no lamps to change, andHitachi give a comprehensive 3 yearswarranty. Unlike interactive whiteboardsthat use resistive touch technology, whichcan be scratched or damaged, the LED65 screen has 5mm toughened glass witha steel bezel, combined with guaranteed24/7 usage, makes it a durable solutionfor many applications. Where you havean interactive whiteboard and projectorsolution, to view images in high definition(HD), you would need to use an HDprojector (1920x1080), whilst the LED65 screen has a full HD (1080p) highbrightness display making your interactivesoftware and images clear and detailed.Wedgwood AV publish a free LCD monitorguide at and aTouchscreen guide, free to download
  11. 11. PanasonicVisualExperience CentreNEWTECHNOLOGYWe were invited to view Panasonic’s newtechnology at their Visual ExperienceCentre, located in the heat of the famousPinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.Here’s a sneak preview for you...NEWTECHNOLOGYPanasonic TH-47LFP IP66 dustproofand water resistant protection againstrain and dustCopyright © 2013• 01754 769967•• Video conferencing with 85”large display and HDVC (highdefinition video conferencing)system. 3D gesture control of a 103”plasma. Model: TH-103VX200.Also available in sizes 65” and85”.. UB-T880W interactive whiteboard with an extreme shortthrow projector PT-CW230,on a portable stand.. Robust weatherproof LCD,IP66 rated, 47” and 42”Models: TH-47LFP30W andTH-42LFP30W.. Video wall LED back-litscreen. Model: TH-55LFV50U. Flexible projection area withmany models of projectors. Floor projection withinteractivity.70” LED digital signagescreen. Model: TH-70LF50Available in 42” and 47”, the main features are IP66 compliantdustproof and weather resistant performance, trans-reflective LCDpanel for high visibility in bright places, and robust operation evenunder adverse conditions.Models: TH-47LFP30W 47” and TH-42LFP30W 42”.Panasonic LF50 series 70” & 80” slimLCD screens with high brightnessfor 24/7 usagePanasonic’s UB-T880W 86-inch and UB-T880 77-inch interactive whiteboards are bothfinger-touch and electronic pen compatible with multi-touch operation. Simultaneousoperation by touch of up to three points, means that three users can work on the board atany one time. A Panasonic extreme short throw projector PT-CW230 complements the boardand a portable stand allows it to be used classroom to classroom.Images top to bottom: 103” video wall; Motion tracking wallusing 47” LCDs; The Experience Centre’s 3D home cinemaroom equipped with the 85VX200.Panasonic PT-CW230extreme short throw proector20_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967
  12. 12. ProjectorsInteractiveTechnologySlot 2.0 function slotPanasonic’s interactive plasma display has Slot 2.0function slot which greatly exoands the display’s range ofapplications. It lets you mount an optional function board(terminal board) to suit your application. These terminalboards handle most of the commonly used video signals.You can choose from Dual HDMI terminal board, DVI-Dterminal board, HD-SDI terminal board, Dual Link HD-SDIterminal board, or an HD-SDI terminal board with audio.3D Full HDSubjects such as science are brought to life when taught in 3D. Panasonic’s interactive plasmadisplay allows 3D to be viewed in Full HD (high definition), with 3D glasses which are soldseparately.Panasonic’s 65-inch full HD interactive plasma display has highimage quality and up to 4 pens can be used simultaneouslyfor natural, smooth, comfortable writing, making it an idealalternative to an interactive whiteboard and projectorsolution...22_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comInteractiveTechnologyElectronic pen systemA new electronic pen system has been developed that takesadvantage of plasma characteristics. The pen’s position is directlydetected and displayed from the light emitted from each of the Full HDresolution (1920x1080) pixels. This results in fast, smooth and precisewriting and drawing.The user-friendly electronic pen has a selector button for easyswitching between four colours and the erasing function. It can alsobe combined with application software for a wide variety of operations.The pen has a colour-changing and eraser button, an LED colourindication button, a mouse function button, power switch and drawingmenu display button.Because up to four pens canbe individually recognised, yourstudents can write with pens ofdifferent colours and thicknessessimultaneously. Only the pen isdetected, so there are no errorscaused by contact with clothingor hands.Copyright © 2013 interacive plasma display 65-inch TH-65PB1E ideal for primary, secondary, higher education and businessWireless presentations from your PC or tabletThe data on your computer screen can be easily sent by wireless transmission using Panasonic’s optional wireless module. MultipleTransmission Mode allows your data from multiple PCs to be shown on a single screen, or the data from one PC to be shown on up to8 displays. Using Multi-Live Mode up to 16 PC screens can be displayed.Panasonic TH65PB1E on stand• Wedgwood AV Ltd • 01754 769967 • •
  13. 13. 24_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comInteractivetechnologyCopyright © 2013 Wordwall= interactiveactivities foryour classroomNo-obligation demonstrations ofClevertouch and Clevertouch Fusionare available in mainland UK.Please call Wedgwood AV, on 01754769967 to book your demonstration.sales@wedgwood-group.comClevertouch for secondary schoolsClevertouch with Lynx software for primary schoolsWordwall spinning gameCleverLyx screenshot of heartCleverLyx screenshot of volcanoWordwall star backgroundSahara Clevertouch is one of the largestranges of interactive displays, with sizesfrom 42” to 82”. The latest touchscreentechnology is integrated into the screenenabling it to be dual touch or multi-touch, including gesture control andallowing multiple users. The Clevertouchrange does not require drivers, calibrationor set up, meaning that Clevertouch isalways ready to go when you are. Thehigh brightness display means thatimages are clearly visible and there is noshadowing.Every Clevertouch comes with theinteractive software, CleverLynx withWordwall, which has been created foruse with any interactive device. Youcan construct fantastic activities foryour classroom or use the 25,000 pre-created activities. A variety of subjectspecific screen backdrops are available toenhance lessons including lined, graph,isometric, squared, hexagonal and musicmanuscript paper.An image bank, encyclopediaarticles, and a wide variety of highdefinition maps are included. Youcan also import documents fromyour PC, including Word and Excel.These can all be annotated over withthe annotation toolkit, which includedpen, paintbrush, highlighting andarea fill tools. Screen capture allowsyou to save these annotations to beused again, or printed and given toyour students.Handwriting recognition comesas standard and the on-screenkeyboard can be used to write, align,rotate and transform text.Perfect for presentations and brainstorming, CleverLynx allows usersto show information in a unique andinteractive way.With screens 42” to 82”, and 2-point,6-point and 32-point touch available,there is a Clevertouch suitable forevery class size and application.Clevertouch with Wordwall templateSt Nicolas C of E Junior School inNewbury, West Berkshire recentlyembarked on a project to extend andupdate the school buildings and facilities.As part of this project they needed toupdate the ICT facilities.The school had been using interactivewhiteboards for a number of years,but, according to head teacher MrKeith Harvey, there were “a numberof disadvantages such as lack ofclarity of the image, the shadowcast by the projector, and theregularity that the boards have to bereoriented”. Clevertouch is a solutionto their problems caused by interactivewhiteboards as the screens are muchclearer, there is no need for reorienting,and the lifespan is longer.After the Clevertouch had been installedin the school for a term, Mr Harveyconcluded that “staff, children andparents have been impressed with theinteractive screens”.Teachers at Offord Primary School inCambridgeshire agree with Mr Harvey,saying that “the Clevertouch is so muchclearer than our previous interactivewhiteboard solution; all the children cansee the screen easily from all angles ofthe room in any light condition. There isno projector glare or shadows to combatand I never have to worry about a bulbgoing mid lesson / term”.The great thing about Clevertouch is thatit is so versatile. There are a wide rangeof desk stands, wall mounts, and heightadjustable manual or electric stands andtrolleys. This means that you have theoption of moving the screens betweenclassrooms, or into halls for assembliesor indoor play, and the adjustable heighttrolleys and stands make Clevertouchperfect for Nursery or Receptionchildren, right up to Sixth Form. TheClevertouch Fusion is already attachedto an adjustable trolley, that can be usedin three modes:- whiteboard, easel, ortable. The Fusion features 32-point touch,making it ideal for projects involving thewhole class. The Clevertouch Fusionalso comes with Snowflake InteractiveSoftware, which is designed for use onmulti-touch devices and includes a host ofapplications that engage children in a newway by letting them interact with media,websites, images and brochures. Thereare also games, perfect for encouragingchildren to work and play together.Clevertouch has a three year de-install re-install warranty, upgradable to five years.That means that if there are any problemsSahara’s engineers will come to theschool, and if they cannot fix the problemon-site they will remove the screen andleave you a loan screen whilst they fix orreplace it, and then re-install it so thatyour interactive classroom never has anydowntime.Every Clevertouch comes bundles withthe Clevertouch Software Suite, whichis made up of CleverLynx with Wordwalland the DisplayNote Presenter Licence.The range of educational games helpengage pupils, perfect for use with theCleverClick voting system. Teachers cannow LessonShare with the new – allowing you to getideas from other schools all over theworld.Comments from teachers who loveusing this software include Miss KirstyGray of Offord Primary School who said“CleverLynx is a dream to work with;no constant orientation required, andWordwall is great! We have used randomwheel, wordsearch and crossword togreat effect”.Looking to the future, Clevertouch nowhas the ability to communicate directlywith students’ Smartphones and TabletPCs, and DisplayNote allows pupils toannotate on their own device, save theirnotes, and look at them at a later date.Cleverclick voting system• Wedgwood AV Ltd • 01754 769967 • •
  14. 14. 26_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comSUCCESSSTORYCopyright © 2013 John Moores University hasselected Epson projectors as part of itsaudio-visual refresh within its faculty of arts,professional and social studies. The Schoolof Law, Liverpool Business School andthe Liverpool Screen School, all containedwithin the new £37.6million RedmondsBuilding, are now using 40 Epson EB-G5750WU and two Epson EB-Z8000WUmodels, to support the increasing use ofmultimedia content in lectures.Each projector is connected to an AVswitching rack via an HDMI cable, allowingit to display images from a range of sourcesincluding PCs, IP/Video camera and a Blu-Ray player. As a next step, the University islooking to take advantage of the wirelessconnectivity offered by the projectors,Epson projectors atLiverpool John MooresUniversity bring greaterclarity to lessons‘Liverpool John Moores University’which will allow students and teachers todisplay content directly from iPads andiPhones. For the Liverpool Screen School,which offers undergraduate courses inCreative Writing, Drama, Film Studies,Journalism and Media ProfessionalStudies, this ability to display differenttypes of multimedia content is especiallyimportant.The high brightness output of the twoZ-series projectors, up to 6000 lumens,allows the University to ensure superbimage quality even in rooms with highlevels of ambient light. The University alsorequired a contrast ratio of at least 15:1,which both projector models are able todeliver, ensuring text is easy to read andcolours are more vivid.Schools from the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studiesbenefit from Epson EB-G5750WU and EB-Z8000WU projectors“With students learning from a wider rangeof digital media than ever before, includingvirtual lectures, online videos, mobilecontent and imagery, having projectors thatcan display this variety of materials wasparamount, and the Epson projectors allowus to do this in high-definition quality,”said Mark Devitt, Assistant Director, EstateManagement, Liverpool John MooresUniversity.Due to the number of Epson projectors theUniversity is now using, it has been ableto sign up to the Epson Self-Maintainerprogramme. As well as providing end-usermaintenance training, the scheme alsomeans that the University has access toa spare projector which can be instantlyswapped with a defective unit, ensuring noteaching time is lost in cases of projectorfailure.PrizewinnersPrize winnersAs schools invest in iPads and iMacs, TOP-TEC look to securitysolutions for recharging and storage in the classroom. TOP-TECdonated iMac Shoes and iMac Slippers in our prize draw fromissue 7 of Teaching Technology for Education.Repeat Signage Standard Editiondigital signage softwareCongratulations to the 10 winners, all drawn at random from Issue 7who have now received their software licences. Now with touchscreensupport. You can download and evaluate a copy of RepeatSignage at www.repeatsoftware.comCongratulations to our delighted winner, Stuart Aitkenof New College, Swindon, who wrote to thank us.“We are really pleased with our prize; security deviceslike the iMac Slipper are a great deterrent againstopportunist theft. In the current economic climate, thecost of replacing expensive IT equipment is somethingthat few can afford.” Amanda Walton, Director ofCustomer Services and Marketing receives the prizefrom Top-Tec, manufacturer of security solutions.News: When you subscribe free to Teaching Technology you will be entered into the ongoingmonthly prize draw to win digital signage for your organisation. Mohammed of Newcastle University with his iMac Shoe prize winCongratulations also to: Paul Clews of East Berks College; Frank Ritchie ofCantraybridge College in Inverness; Nick O’Dwyer of Pakefield, a Foundation HighSchool in Suffolk, and Adam Carter of Bristol University.
  15. 15. DIGITALSIGNAGEDIGITALSIGNAGESignage for the 21stcentury schoolThe popularity of PADS4 also owes to its ease of use. TheWYSIWYG design tool makes it easy even for a design novice tocreate targeted messages. Through a familiar PowerPoint-likeinterface, you can compose presentations with a wide rangeof possible content elements, including scrolling text, video andlive news feeds, as well as dynamic tables, chart and graphs.PowerPoint presentations and the latest Macromedia Flashcontent can also be linked to this versatile signage system.Database connectivityA key selling point for PADS is the built-in databaseconnectivity; this feature allows you to link real-time datafrom Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Exchange, an in-house CMS,or virtually any other database to the presentation. This isideal for schools, colleges and universities, where the signagewould need to be updated regularly. For example, in theevent of an emergency, the signage can display fire evacuationinstructions to ensure safety.PADS4 can also be easily integrated with your Room BookingSystem to facilitate the sharing of lesson information. Book aroom from any networked computer and this will update thedigital signage with real-time information, including roomchanges and building closures. Additionally use theScheduler tool to prioritise certain presentations, such as thelunch menu, at strategic locations throughout the site. Thescheduling system further enables you to define dates,times and destinations for messages to appear.Maintaining your signageSurprisingly a system as sophisticated as PADS4 is timely toroll-out and the software can be downloaded the same day.Those interested in purchasing PADS4 can also make use ofthe free 30 day trial, which allows you to see what the systemcan achieve. Please contact Wedgwood AV if you would like adownload link. enquiries@wedgwood-group.comMoreover, the system is easy to support. To ensure themaintenance of your signage, A+K has a number of trainingpackages and service level agreements available. Thesepackages include, amongst others, 3-day and next dayon-site assistance (depending on the level of servicecontract), product enhancement updates and refreshertraining (covered in the third-level service contract (DS3)).Phone and remote support is also available from our in-housetechnical team who can diagnose and solve problems thatyou may have with your signage.As we move further into the digital age, we are constantlypresented with ideas of what the world will look like in the future.A popular notion is ‘The School of the Future’. Despite the UKgovernment shelving its Building Schools for the Future (BSF)programme, the education sector is undergoing a process offuture-proofing; as part of this, learning providers are investingmore and more in digital technologies.In particular, schools, college and universities are increasinglyharnessing digital signage.These solutions are sustainable andprovide an effective and easy solution to disseminate informationto staff, students and visitors.Delivering value to learning environmentsA+K PADS4 is a powerful digital signage system that providescost-efficient and eye-catching solutions for 21st century teachingenvironments. What is more, PADS4 can be scaled to suit anylearning environment; from large city academies to rural primaryschools, the system is guided by the specific application.Depending on the available budget or environment, you canstart with a single display that can be added to.“Schools, college and universitiesare increasingly harnessing digitalsignage. These systems aresustainable and provide an effectivesolution to disseminate information.”A+K PADS4 provides schools with acentralised system to transfer andcommunicate information.The key elements of your signage solution:• PADS Designer is a powerful design tool that allowsusers to create dynamic presentations with a widerange of possible content elements.• PADS Scheduler allows users to define dates, timeand destinations for messages to appear.• PADS Viewer makes sure that scheduled content isplayed perfectly and at the right moment on a display.• PADS Server ensures that your scheduledpresentations, and everything that relates to them, endup with the right displays at the right time.Applications for Digital Signage in Education:• Timetable Updates• Announcements• Evacuation Procedures• Examination/sports results• Real-time traffic informationCopyright © 2013 © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967• 01754 769967••
  16. 16. NEC UM projectorsbring interactivity to theclassroomPROJECTORSCopyright © 2013 © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comNEC UM-SeriesModern multimedia classroomNot that many years ago, classrooms were putting awaytheir old dry erase whiteboards and replacing with interactivewhiteboards and projectors. In fact, these are still used in manyschools across the country.Ultra-short throw projectorsInteracting with students provides special opportunities forteaching in primary schools, where tuition can also be conductedthrough play. An excellent choice for such educational classesare projectors with a very short projection distance which makeit possible to display images without blinding the teacher or thestudent. The NEC U-Series of ultra-short throw projectors areideal for use with an interactive whiteboard.Projectors with interactive functionsWith the introduction of projectors with interactive functions,cost savings can be effected as an interactive whiteboard is nolonger needed with these types of projectors. Existing dry erasewhiteboards can be used as a projection surface as can a plainwhite wall. Depending on throw distance of the interactiveprojector you can possibly cover a very large projection area. Aswell as in the classroom, this may be advantageous for dramaRegardless of the level of education and the nature of the facility, modern multimedia equipmentis significantly improving the quality of absorption of knowledge imparted by teachers. A digitalprojector is an essential attribute of any modern multimedia class.theatres for projecting backdrops, with the interactive functionsopening up new possibiities.NEC launch new UM-SeriesBased on the successful ultra-shortthrow M-Series, a new series ofultra-short focal length projectorshas inherited a great deal of usefulfunctionality and features from theprevious models. An ultra-shortprojection distance of 0.36:1reduces to almost zero the effectof shadowing and the blinding ofthe teacher during the course of apresentation. Such a short distance projection facilitates the displayof an image with the 1-metre base at a distance of 36cm from thewall or a screen.NEC has launched four models of UM projectors displaying images inXGA and WXGA resolution, a brightness of up to 3300 ANSI lumensand a very long lamp life of up to 8000 hours. This high brightnessallows you to project the image, even in bright and strongly lit rooms,without compromising the quality of the image. The long lamp lifesignificantly reduces the total cost of operating your projector.NEC M-SeriesNEC are happy to come along to your place oflearning to demonstrate these projectors. Pleasetelephone 01754 769967 for a no-obligationappointment. Mainland UK only.In addition, four specially prepared interactive models will allowany flat space to be turned into an interactive whiteboard. Thanksto this, it is possible to avoid buying a specialised interactivewhiteboard by making use of the projector’s built-in functions.The natural image, due to wall colour correction, can also bedisplayed on colour painted walls and surfaces, they need notbe white.A software package which allows wireless transfer from aniPhone or iPad, as well as a package of tools for the interactivewhiteboard lets you perform any operation available on astandard dry-wipe board, are available free of charge with theprojectors.NEC are also offering a free version of the DisplayNote NECEdition software, provided with the M or UM-Series of projectors,making it easier for you to conduct lessons with mobile deviceswhilst moving freely throughout the classroom, allowing notes tobe taken and sharing of the contents of any presentation.The new series of NEC UM projectors has a number ofinnovative features which make it as simple as possible to usethe equipment. The projector can be turned on very quickly andturned off practically instantly without the need to cool the lampdown, which minimises the risk of damage. The NEC projectorsfrom the UM series also offer schools a free warranty on theprojector lamp, extended to three years. This means there isno need for the lamp, which is an expensive component, to bereplaced after a short period of time.Each projector from the UM series has been equipped with adedicated wall handle for easy installation and adjustment of theprojector, which also keeps down costs by removing the need topurchase special fasteners.Using DisplayNote softwareDisplayNote softwareEvery young person possesses huge potential, which everyteacher strives to unlock and nurture. In classes of oftenmore than 30 students, each with their own characteristicsand complexities, a teacher requires great skill, energy andenthusiasm to engage with each student at a level whichstimulates his interest.In cooperation with DisplayNote, NEC Display Solutions offers aninteractive classroom technology solution which gives ownershipto every member of the class, encouraging them to activelyparticipate, lead discussion and stimulate class engagement.Using DisplayNote, any connected device can share theirscreen, annotations and drawings with a presenter or with anyother connected device. Tablets, as well as PCs, laptops andsmartphones, projectors, whiteboards and touch screens canbe networked via a WLAN router to the teacher’s PC. The samesoftware runs using a uniform user interface for all these deviceswhich the student uses to receive, link to and save the teachingmaterial adding their own notes. The student can also becomethe presenter themselves, addressing the class with their ownwork appearing on the projected whiteboard image.NEC Display Solutions DisplayNote offerNEC are offering a free version of the DisplayNote NEC Edition software, provided withthe M or UM-Series of projectors, making it easier for you to conduct lessons with mobiledevices whilst moving freely throughout the classroom, allowing notes to be taken andsharing of the contents of any presentation. Promotion ends 31 December 2013.Please contact Wedgwood AV on 01754 769967.• 01754 769967 • • www.wedgwood-group.comPROJECTORS
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  18. 18. 34_Copyright © 2013 Wedgwood AV Ltd. Suppliers of audio visual equipment in the UK. 01754 769967 www.wedgwood-group.comMy first impression, as the aircraft came into land at Copenhagenairport, was that of a beautifully constructed bridge spanning thewater between Copenhagen and Sweden. “Over 20,000 peoplecommute daily either by the bridge or tunnel, as they live in onecountry and work in the other”, reported our Danish guide, as aparty of 50 local West Midlands business people headed for theResidence of the British Ambassador to Denmark on the 4 March2013 for a two day research visit.Denmark is a small country steeped in history and tradition. Youmay be familiar with many of its products that are imported intothe UK, including Danish bacon, butter and beer, and of courseLEGO. Others just as important but perhaps not as familiar toyou include renewable energy, life sciences, shipping, as well asfood and drink.The UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) in the West Midlandsorganised the visit of delegates to research into exporting intoDenmark. With an innovative, open and robust economy, it ishighly dependent upon international trade and as such, gave awarm welcome to its visiting UK business delegates.In Denmark the education system is compulsory for children upto the age of 16. There is a tradition of private schools of which aproportion of children attend.Charles Dalton is Headmaster of Rygaards Skole, a privateInternational school with both International and Danishdepartments, that caters for primary and secondary educationincluding Cambridge International Examinations.The school is co-educational and is recognised and subject toCopyright © 2013 visit to Copenhagenby Linda S. AdamsDanish law and receives a subsidy from the Danish State. Theschool is a member of COBIS (The Council of British InternationalSchools), and is managed by a Board of Governors consisting of5 members and is a non-profit making institution. The day to dayrunning of the school is managed by a team of 5 leaders.People in the UK and Denmark share many similarities in the areaof education and have a great sense of humour. Charles Dalton,who at first I thought was Danish, invited me to guess his accent.He laughed and said people who say they can pinpoint accentsalways have trouble with his, as he has a no-accent.Charles Dalton has lived partly in Denmark, although he spent thefirst 16 years of his life in Tanzania and University in the UK. He isPrincipal across both the International and Danish departments ofRygaards Skole, which is sited on the original wooded parklandof an eighteenth-century manor house, from which the schoolderives its name.The Danish school has approximately 450 students from 6-16years of ages and serves a community that is permanentlyresident in Denmark, whilst the International school hasapproximately 450 students from 4-16 years and caters for thosewho are only in Denmark on a temporary basis. The schoolacademic year begins in August and finishes in June, giving a200 school-day year. Unlike the UK where students have a long6-week break in the summer, at Ryaards Skole there is a oneweek holiday break in October, a two week Christmas holidaybreak, one week in February, and a one-and-a-half week Easterholiday break. Additionally, there are 4 days in the Spring whenthe school is closed in conjunction with Danish public holidays.The school day begins at 08.55 and finishes at 14.40. MostDanes speak two or more languages.Around most of Copenhagen, English is wellunderstood and widely spoken.www.rygaards.comCharles Dalton was one of many of theeducational and business contacts invitedto network with the UK delegates. Oneof the products revealed at the networkingdinner was Repeat Signage 2013 Standalonedigital signage software for Windows. Aswireless tablets are in use in schools,Mimi Ipsen, Vice General Secretary ofICC Denmark (International Chamber ofCommerce), enquired as to whether digitalsignage presentations being displayedon large screens within schools, could beupdated by Windows operated tablets andphones. “It makes sense to make full use oftechnology and have all such devices ‘talk toeach other’”, said Mimi, who added, “Therehas been a 400% growth in global sales ofWindows phones in 2013 compared to 2012and as companies gradually move towardsWindows 8, the sales will continue to grow.”Whilst in Denmark our hosts gave us amemorable trip around the habour andcanals of Copenhagen, allowing us toexperience a genuine maritime atmosphereas well as the most beautiful landmarksof Copenhagen. Of course a visit toCopenhagen wouldn’t be complete withoutcatching sight of the Little Mermaid.I’m sure it would bring education to life ifstudents across the world could play anactive part in designing and displayinginformation in their schools via digital signage.They would gain a sense of achievementand pride by contributing to digital signagecontent, such as artwork and photographsof local landmarks and natural landscapes.These could be scheduled to be displayed atdifferent times on large screens throughoutthe building. The students could then sharethese images and stories with studentsaround the world, via video conferencing.It would be interesting to learn whether anyUK schools or colleges have liaised via videoconferencing with schools in Denmark, toshare experiences and develop internationalsocial skills.One of our hosts proudly related the storyof a Danish Prince in William Shakespeare’sfamous play ‘Hamlet’. As 2016 marks the400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’sdeath, Copenhagen plans to celebrate thisevent. Now that would be something for UKand Denmark schools to share!Copenhagen’s ‘Little Mermaid’EDUCATIONINDENMARKEDUCATIONINDENMARKDelegates view Copenhagen’s landmarks from the harbour and canalsRygaards Skole, Denmark
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