Make no mistake: the use of video in business isn’t just a fad. While video communication used to be limited to designated rooms that have computer lab desks, it’s now a dominant force in business communication at the individual and group level. As more seasoned veterans decide to transition to this technology, the up-and-comers consider video communication a part of everyday life. They probably wonder how we ever got along without it!
With technology continuing to accelerate its advancement, there’s no shortage of solutions that can enhance student learning. Everything from Multimedia Computer Cabinets to Computer Lab Desks, Information Technology is taking us towards a paperless society. However, while it’s debatable whether or not to allow students to use their own devices, classroom devices are continuing to grow in popularity. From networked ‘clickers’ to packs of Nexus 7’s, charging them individually on a power strip is both impractical and a safety hazard. Instead of dealing with a rat’s nest of tangled power cords, it might be time to consider a classroom charging station.
If you have incorporated tablets into your lesson plans and find yourself tied up teaching all day, it can be difficult to keep shared devices charged up without an efficient system. Any hour that you’re not teaching, you probably want your devices to be ‘topping-off’. A charging cart, perhaps placed near the door where students can come in and pick up and drop off on their way out, is a fantastic solution. By integrating a tidy charging solution, you can minimize classroom interruptions due to technical difficulties. Continue reading
As a teacher, you know that organization is the key to working efficiently. Tracking and managing student paperwork, keeping track of instructional materials and maintaining your inventory of classroom supplies can be a daunting task in and of itself. But when you’re a teacher with a mobile classroom, this process can be even more overwhelming.
Some teachers have dedicated instructional space. Others are in a variety of different environments and group settings throughout the day. This constant movement requires extra planning and specific equipment. When adapting your organization tactics for mobility, think ease of use (or in this case, ease of movement):
Office Video Conferencing has become increasing popular over the past few years. Increasing travel costs, improvements in video conferencing technology, and the realization that time IS money are key drivers. In fact, reducing operational expenses was the key reason cited by respondents in a global survey. A less obvious reason for the growth: collaboration is no longer just a politically-correct watchword – it’s the way the world works.
Multimedia tables and video conference-friendly office furniture is no longer just “nice to have;” it’s a necessity in 2016.