3 Must-Have Features for Your Next Projector

While projectors have been a staple in academia for decades, technology has contributed to its advancement as well as its obsolescence.  More and more classrooms are adopting individual screens such as laptops, iPads and tablet computers.  Simultaneously, the continued innovation of projectors has led to an emphasis on energy efficiency, enhanced screen output, and portability.  These options give schools tremendous flexibility in leveraging the optimal combination of technology based on their curriculum and budget.  Projector carts have also innovated which has led to organized presentations, lesson plan flexibility, and a centralized A/V storage thus making them invaluable for any learning environment.  If you’re looking for a projector cart that can wear many hats, check out these three important factors to look for when picking your next projector cart.

The More Shelves, the Merrier

The main or first shelf often holds the projector but having multiple shelves allows the projector cart to be utilized as a mobile classroom.  Everything from papers and folders to lesson plans and additional A/V equipment can be stored which means added flexibility if the teacher needs to hold class at a different location.  The Marvel Vizion Presenter Multimedia Cart offers multiple shelves and ample space to get your lesson plans done.

Marvel Vizion Presenter Multimedia Cart

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Who All Can Use Flat File Storage Cabinets?

Academic projects take up space. If you’ve ever walked into an elementary classroom the day after a painting project is due or in the middle of a science experiment presentation, you know how quickly storage space can disappear.  However, there are practical storage solutions that can safely store projects, media, and important documents.  Flat File Storage systems provide an optimal space to store artwork, media projects, blueprints, and maps while keeping classrooms, libraries, and archive rooms organized.  Here are three applications where flat file storage can help keep you organized.

Libraries

Academic and public libraries store and archive a wide range of media for research and teaching purposes.  However, unlike textbooks, some media are sensitive and must be carefully stored. Librarians require unique storage that can hold 3-D representations, raised or textured topographical maps, and a wide array of transparencies. These materials must be stored in a flat environment, and counter space is often used for conventional applications such as reading surfaces and computer workstations.   The Flat File System by Shain features a stackable option which can adapt to a growing library archive.  Flat File System by Shain

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Choosing the Right School Reception Desk

Choosing new administration furniture for a school district can be a daunting task, especially while juggling the hectic preparation of back to school season.  Regardless of whether your organization is a private school, charter school, or even the school district’s administration building, having the right front office furniture goes a long way.  Reception Desks illustrate professionalism, organization, and provides a welcoming ambiance for prospective students & parents, visitors, and guests.  Here are three things to help guide you in choosing a reception desk that makes a great first impression:

Professionalism & Elegance are Paramount

Reception desks are often the first thing people see when they enter a school which sets the building’s look and feel.  A clean finish without signs of damage or wear makes a solid first impression so it’s important to find a reception desk that can stand the test of time while maintaining a professional appearance.  The Marque Reception Station by OFM is one option that can accommodate countless front desk environments.

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Why Schools Are Converting to Seminar Training Tables

Despite having no shortage of technological advances in the 21st century, today’s students still utilize the tried & true desk.  Unfortunately, classic desks are becoming obsolete and a growing hindrance since lesson plans often involve student collaboration, on-demand technology usage, and impromptu group work.  In order to minimize difficulties and to streamline classroom organization, many schools are starting to utilize training tables as an alternative.  Training Tables add teaching flexibility and help promote a cohesive relationship between students, teachers, and technology.

Here are several reasons why they would provide a more efficient learning solution:

Training Tables Allow for Movement

Whether it’s a group project or a team-based lesson plan, more and more studies are indicating that physical movement helps keep students engaged.  Training tables such as the Echo Series Dry Erase Rectangle Training Table by Haskell let students join different groups and rotate throughout the classroom while allowing teachers to incorporate organized moving into lesson plans.

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