Webinar: “UC Soft Clients” and “Your Whiteboard Reinvented”

Darrin Thurston of Vaddio explains critical AV design elements in deploying software-based UC clients in meeting spaces ranging from huddle spaces to classrooms. This includes an overview of key considerations:

  • Design for UC soft clients (like Skype for Business and WebEx)
  • Choosing video and audio devices in the meeting room
  • Audio processing
  • Bandwidth availability and guidelines for supporting HD video
  • Room controls
  • Room design elements (including camera placement and shot selection, lighting conditions, and acoustics)

Michelle Rydell of Epson focuses on BrightLink Pro, which helps users annotate, capture, and share ideas in real time. You’ll learn about the advantages of the BrightLink in corporate settings:

  • Full-HD interactive display up to 100” – An extended whiteboard where BrightLink Pro projectors are placed side by side to achieve a large interactive area
  • Designed to enhance productivity – Bring your own device, connect a PC or video conference device, collaborate locally or with remote participants

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Create Interactive Learning Experiences Using Barco’s Solutions

In this tech paper, you’ll learn about Barco’s Collaborative Learning Platform and how it keeps students engaged with learning from their personal devices. Included are case study snapshots that feature Barco solutions:

  • Advanced visualization helping learners at the University of Toledo’s Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center
  • Data visualization at Rice University
  • FIU’s interactive classroom

You’ll also learn how Barco enables BYOD in the classroom, and other Barco solutions that make it easy to share content between teachers and students.

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Choosing the Right Collaboration Tool

In this webinar, Henning Moe and Ryan Striemer of SMART Technologies help you learn how an interactive flat panel can be much more than simply a display with a touch feature. When combined with the right software and wrapped into a natural, intuitive user experience, it becomes a collaboration tool that can save time, unlock productivity and improve meeting results. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to make the meeting-room display a hub where people can connect from any device to explore ideas together and get work done. Covered topics include:

  • Results from collaboration research
  • What collaboration in the corporate setting looks like
  • Features to look for in an interactive display
  • Benefits of the SMART kapp IQ solution

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You can also download a pdf of the slide deck >

Presenters
Henning Moe, Channel Manager at SMART Technologies
Henning excels in helping organizations identify new revenue opportunities and maximize the potential of their customer and partner relationships. Prior to joining SMART, he held various roles in the technology industry where he was involved in every aspect of the business, from branding strategy and product development to cold calling new clients and forming new partnerships.

Ryan Striemer, Account Manager at SMART Technologies
Ryan joined SMART in 2013 and in his role works closely with organizations within the Midwest. He believes that understanding the business’ needs first is key in order to recognize the technology solution best suited for their organization.

Note: The video played early on in this webinar didn’t come through in the recording, so we’ve added it below.

Immersive and Collaborative Technology in the Higher Education Classroom

Learn about the large-format displays and virtual reality technology that Samsung offers to support collaboration and learning in the higher education classroom. Shari Sentlowitz, Samsung’s senior manager of education solutions, shares the criteria you should consider when adding collaboration technology to the classroom.

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Engage Students With Interactive Classroom Technology

George Atsidakos of Milestone begins this webinar with a look products from its Chief and Da-Lite brands, including the IDEA screen, which is both a projection screen and a writeable board that holds up to daily use. Gary Bailer of Sharp follows by discussing the effects of distance learning on education and the benefits of interactive collaboration in education. He then presents the Sharp Aquos board in this context, and how it allows students in-room and from different locations to collaborate with each other.

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Choosing the Right Display and Collaboration Technology for Higher Education

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Choosing the right display and technology for education

Today’s higher education environment can take advantage of the abundance of new applications for display and collaboration technology, both inside the classroom and, increasingly, all over campus, including:

  • LCD panels
  • 4K displays
  • Lampless projectors

However, before you commit to a solution you need to understand the considerations for choosing which technology application will best suit your needs.

Download the whitepaper “Choosing the Right Display and Collaboration Technology for Higher Education” for an overview on various Christie technologies and a rule-of-thumb guide to the applications for which they are best suited.

SMART Software Updates

SMART Software Updates

SMART recently released an update for SMART Notebook, SMART Response and SMART Ink. In this webinar, we review what has been updated. We also review how the change in software activation will impact schools and  share details from new SMART products, including the SMART Table and the Document camera.

About the Presenter

As Professional Development Curriculum Director for AVI-SPL, Kelly Derushia oversees professional development offerings that help K-12 educators integrate technology within their classrooms. He has over 10 years of teaching experience, and has been recognized Who’s Who Among American Teachers for five years straight. Derushia is a SMART Exemplary Educator and was a facilitator for Dr. Jennifer King’s Summer Technology Institute at Florida Southern College in 2011.

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Microsoft Partners in Learning and Innovative Educator Programs

Who are the Microsoft Partners in Learning and Innovative Educator Programs

This webinar will give an overview of the Microsoft Partners in Learning and Microsoft Innovative Educator Programs and the benefits to becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator. These programs offer numerous resources for all educators.

Join AVI-SPL, a Microsoft Partner, as we provide professional development opportunities in these exciting programs.

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About the Presenter
As Professional Development Curriculum Director for AVI-SPL, Kelly Derushia oversees professional development offerings that help K-12 educators integrate technology within their classrooms. He has over 10 years of teaching experience, and has been recognized Who’s Who Among American Teachers for five years straight. Derushia is a SMART Exemplary Educator and was a facilitator for Dr. Jennifer King’s Summer Technology Institute at Florida Southern College in 2011

SMART Notebook for the Classroom

Learn More About SMART Notebook for the Classroom

Teachers are always looking for ways to get students excited about learning. During this webinar, AVI-SPL’s Kelly Derushia will show you how to take a problem or question and use SMART Notebook to create an interactive lesson that students can complete on their own. This 45-minute webinar will also cover basic SMART Notebook techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your classroom lessons.

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About the Presenter
As Professional Development Curriculum Director for AVI-SPL, Kelly Derushia oversees professional development offerings that help K-12 educators integrate technology within their classrooms. He has over 10 years of teaching experience, and has been recognized Who’s Who Among American Teachers for five years straight. Derushia is a SMART Exemplary Educator and was a facilitator for Dr. Jennifer King’s Summer Technology Institute at Florida Southern College in 2011.