Amid an increasingly digital and connected landscape, the world of education is changing rapidly. As a result, the demands on educators, administrators, and students only grows. That’s because technology has become a crucial part of the learning experience, enabling teachers to leverage tools that create an immersive and connected learning environment for students.
For K-12 school IT professionals, the challenge is to find the right equipment that meets the technical, budgetary, and educational needs of their schools. Among the most essential pieces is the right display technology — the projector and the network integration that goes with it.
Projectors today are nothing like those used even 10 years ago. Advances in technology have given them the ability to turn classrooms into hubs of innovation, engagement, and connectivity for the next generation of students. The right classroom displays, in addition to projecting images and videos for lectures and lessons, must also be interactive, scalable, simple to use, and in some cases, easily portable from one classroom or school to another.
Epson laser displays are the right choice for educators looking for big, bright and seamless images. These displays give every student in the classroom equal access to the information being taught and do so in a way that makes it clear and immersive. Epson laser displays are ultra-wide and offer plenty of room for multiple streams, interactivity, and document camera functions. They can also scale and change aspect ratio.
Engaging students, immersive experiences
When students can see better, they learn better. Epson laser displays for classrooms can size up to 160 inches — that’s over four times the size of a 75-inch flat panel. Simple 1:1 device sharing also means that students can see everything a teacher is projecting and can engage fully with each lesson. Any flat surface can transform into a learning tool, maximizing valuable classroom space and eliminating the need for clunky monitors to take up space when not in use. Even whiteboards can be turned into a display screen so there’s no need to sacrifice a single inch to a space-stealing flat panel display.
Epson projectors are also lighter than most interactive flat panels, weighing between 15 and 30 pounds compared with flat panels that can weigh as much as 100 pounds. This makes projectors easy to move to different locations.
For Ed Tech leaders looking for interactive capabilities, Epson’s BrightLink series of projectors enables students and teachers to wirelessly connect their devices to the display. They can use BrightLink’s finger-touch interactivity to draw on or annotate documents, pictures, charts, and more — and can then capture these annotations. Once these notes are captured, teachers can upload the annotations to their websites for students to access at a later date.
Fostering collaboration and interactivity
When faculty at Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa, wanted to use interactive display technology to upgrade the school’s STEM teaching and learning capacity, it turned to Epson’s BrightLink. Three rooms in the school were redesigned to foster better collaboration and technology, with BrightLink’s interactivity a crucial part of the design process.
Students can project their work to the entire class for feedback and are able to use annotation tools to suggest changes and improvements, or to answer questions. Prior to installing BrightLinks, teachers would spend a majority of a class period at the head of the classroom and students would remain seated in rows of desks. With BrightLink, students can now get out of their chairs to interact with content and teachers can move freely around the room to ensure students get the support they need and remain engaged.
Seamless integration, engineered for reliability
Epson laser projectors are also simple and seamless to integrate with most existing classroom tech stacks. They are low-maintenance and engineered for reliability, meaning that teaching time isn’t interrupted by unexpected glitches. Epson offers a suite of software tools for easy control and monitoring. And Epson displays operate system-agnostic, which means they work with virtually any devices and other peripherals a school has already invested in.
Modern laser projectors are an essential part of the 21st century learning experience. And as technology continues to be integrated into schools, modern projectors deliver immersive experiences that can amplify engaging education and leverage strong outcomes for all students. Discover how Epson laser projectors can accelerate classroom teaching and learning. Visit Epson.com/education