In this era of technology, schools and other educational institutions are moving towards smart classrooms. These modern classrooms are technologically enhanced and add more learning opportunities to the existing traditional classroom setup. Here are the tools you can expect to find in every smart classroom.
Interactive flat panels
Interactive flat panels (IFPs), commonly referred to as interactive whiteboards, can boost engagement between teachers and students in the modern classroom. They are the new blackboards of smart classrooms, replacing traditional chalkboards and whiteboards and becoming the main focal point of the class, as they instantly draw learners’ attention. The IFPs, which are connected to several other devices used in the classroom – including the teacher’s laptop, have multi-point touchscreen features that allow several students to interact with the IFP at the same time. These interactive whiteboards also have built-in software that enables them to access and share resources with students both in class learning or via remote devices. These features make them an outstanding resource for instant connectivity and communication in the classroom.
Classroom learning devices
Digital learning devices not only give learners easy access to communication with their teachers, but also give students instant access to the biggest library on earth – the internet. Since the introduction of classroom learning devices, including tablets and laptops, teachers have begun to use these technologies more to help students complete their research and assignments.
Device charging solutions
Charging cabinets and carts are the most common charging solutions for digital devices in smart classrooms. These charging solutions are generally made from high quality materials, which provide a great amount of security for the classroom’s expensive educational devices.
Educational applications make it possible for teachers to utilize outside resources and to integrate them into their class curriculums for the year. The latest interactive whiteboards use operating systems that are easily accessible. A teacher can download the classroom apps he or she wants directly to the IFP, making them instantly accessible to the class. Apart from apps, there are other programmes, such as drivers, that can be accessed from IFPs, which enable effective classroom management.
Advanced presentation equipment
Presentations remain a significant aspect in the education of young learners. Also known as document cameras, visualizers are something that could come to schools in the near future to replace the traditional back lit projectors. These presentation tools are easy-to-use and they provide high-quality visuals, zoom, and connectivity options for an advanced classroom experience.
Teachers can present any type of educational material to students not only from the front of the class, but directly to the students’ devices. This allows students to experience class lessons from a new and exciting perspective, where they can see every single detail.
Classroom conferencing systems
Distance learning systems which include classroom conferencing have become a very popular tool. They can connect students from anywhere in the world to teachers or institutions with expertise in a topic. Classroom conferencing systems not only connect students with expert teachers, but also enable students to explore different cultures from around the world without them having to leave the classroom. Schools can reduce expenditure on travel, while giving learners access to a unique learning opportunity.
If your school is still busy transitioning to smart classrooms, we have a team of experts who can help you select projectors and screens that will suit your school’s needs.