2 Ways Multimedia Tables Make Meetings Better

The idea of “Innovating From Within” is a relatively new trend where a company continuously finds ways to better itself internally to run leaner, faster, and stronger, all while reducing excess spending & consumption of resources which brings value back to its owners & employees.  One example is Google’s 20% Time policy where employees could spend 20% of their work week hours in a room on interesting projects or ideas that better the company.  One such product that was born from this was Gmail.  Unfortunately, there are often space limitations such as a lack of freely available conference rooms due to conflicting schedules.  The good news is that multimedia tables allow your teams to hold meetings and brainstorming sessions easily as these tables can be deployed in many locations.  Multimedia tables foster group collaboration and fuel innovation by providing a centralized location of resources and sharing technologies that allow the free flow of ideas that can help your company gain a competitive advantage.

Here are two reasons why multimedia tables are essential for planning and departmental meetings:

Convenient Visualization is Key  

While conference rooms often have a screen projector for everyone to view, having something more nimble that can adapt to changing perspectives and different talking points.   The Planner Multimedia Table by Smith System can share up to six laptops or tablet computers, allowing the group to easily see a member’s proposal on his/her screen which makes viewing and changing between multiple ideas, concepts, and projects very easy.  This table is also not limited to a conference room and can be easily moved to accommodate last-minute meeting location changes.

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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.

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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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Logistics with Technology can Improve Classroom Operations

While incorporating technology such as iPads, laptop computers, and portable LCD projectors have revolutionized classroom learning, there is still a fundamental lesson that can help make these technological marvels more efficient.  One of the best ways to keep your classroom running smooth while teaching discipline and responsibility is to empower students with organizational tasks.  Establishing technology procedural policy is a practical way for your classroom’s Audio and Visual Multimedia Furniture and Laptop and Tablet Storage Carts to be secured, charged, and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice.  Below are several examples:

Establish a Centralized Cart Area

Charging carts are designed for  classroom visibility.  A dedicated space means easy device access and charging while also being able to monitor devices. Most carts have safety measures such as inside cable management reducing the likelihood of a rat’s nest of cables while other carts have a lock feature to keep devices secure.  The Oklahoma Sound TCSC Tablet Charging Cart combines ample access with solid cable management as well as security.  Having one designated area ensures everyone knows the go-to place for electronic classroom devices.

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