Digital activities are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms across the UK with more and more teaching institutions adopting these practices. There has been a significant improvement in the connectivity of devices making it easier than ever to utilise the technology. In this article we’ll talk about how you can get the most out of technology in the classroom by implementing a flexible visual display solution.
Studies have shown that utilising technology in the classroom improves student’s retention of information, engagement in activities and recall skills. There are many ways to engage with students using technology but by far the easiest is to utilise large format displays.
NEC claim that – “Group working in the classroom encourages student participation and engagement in the learning process, whilst enhancing enjoyment and achievement”
Teachers can increase student’s interaction during lessons by using multi-pen interactive whiteboards, touchscreens and BYOD (bring your own device) enabled displays that allow anyone in the classroom to connect to them.
One drawback is that these displays require mounting. With space a premium in most classrooms this can often lead to a rethink of the entire room’s layout. This can be both laborious and expensive if additional infrastructure is required. On top of that with a clear migration to flexible learning where a variety of activities take place in flexible spaces, permanently mounting a large screen is neither practical nor appropriate. TOP-TEC’s solution was to design flexible visual display stands that enable large screens to become mobile.
There are some considerations when selecting between our flexible visual display Solutions. What size screen will you be using? Are you using additional equipment to drive the screen such as a PC or wireless receiver? Is the screen going to be used in a single space or is it going to be moved around between rooms? These questions will help us deliver the best solution for your requirements.
TOP-TEC’s flexible visual display solutions
Our SPIRE solution allows screens to be deployed into any accessible space. The light and flexible trolley is designed for rapid deployment and flexible repositioning of screens. Ideal for open plan areas and classrooms alike the unit can be moved with ease. Featuring secure mounting for up to 75” screens at a fixed height, the Spire is a suitably versatile option for blended, collaborative and flexible learning environments.
If you need a flexible visual display solution that offers security for AV equipment and tamper-proof access to your screen, then why not try our Mobile DS STAND solution. The DS stand started life as a standing solution, designed for large format screens in areas where the infrastructure to mount them onto walls was not present or it was not feasible to do so. The product has evolved to provide landscape and portrait mounting options for up to 95” screens and now offers a mobile option on the 55” variant to support flexible spaces. With this development being added to larger models, the ability to turn large format displays into secure mobile solutions gives you the flexibility to adapt your learning spaces to suit your needs. This also means that your learning spaces aren’t limited to catering for just one discipline and can be shared amongst differing subject fields.
For the most versatile of flexible visual display solutions look no further than our premium DISCOVERY range. Not only does Discovery give you the ability to easily transport large format screens (up to 84”), it allows users to vary the height of the screen to suit their needs via electronic height adjustment.
So, what are the benefits of using these solutions?
A world of opportunities for positive engagement can be created by utilising the ability to manoeuvre your displays into the best positions for your students. Move the screen close to those currently participating in the class’s activity. Have them connect to the screen and display their work. Bring up resources to talk about with specific groups. You could deploy multiple screens so that each group has their own display. The possibilities go on and on. Using technology and engaging in such activities improves student’s confidence to pick up and use technology. This is a key transferable skill for the workplace.
Screens can become more of an asset to the entire campus, being no longer limited to one room. This means that your displays can be used for a range of applications in environments outside of the classroom. Digital signage, wayfinding, point of interest or information stations are all made possible when you utilise our mobile solutions.
If you want to make your displays more flexible and utilise them throughout your campus, we have a range of solutions that we are confident will meet your requirements. Get in touch our team today on 0121 783 3838 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also be interested in our previous article on Design – Form Meets Function.