New Ways of Teaching

Shifting furniture designs, architectural layouts of classrooms and the emergence of BYOD programs all offer new and differing perspectives towards teaching students.

Encourage in-class discussionClassroom layouts and BYOD programs are comparatively new within the realm of teaching. Certainly teaching styles shouldn’t be immune to evolving either, and technology has played a pronounced role in facilitating a shift. From a student’s perspective, some could argue that since handheld devices are more natural to digital natives, there’d be an intrinsic willingness  to hold one and participate in the lesson at hand. What are the implications for teaching and teachers themselves as more digital natives begin leading classes in addition to just sitting in them? So have these changes helped teaching or facilitated student learning? (more…)

Extends Classroom Stimulus Packages

Supports literacy & classroom amplification initiatives.

Califone announced extensions of four current offers to now run through December 30th of this year. The specials cover a broad range of technology oriented products for use in a variety of classroom, computer lab, and library applications. One even includes free shipping on the company’s just launched Got It! clicker student response system which can be used to help data driven decision making. (more…)

Califone Wraps 2009 Infocomm

Califone concluded its 52nd annual Infocomm convention last week in Orlando, FL. The world’s largest gathering of AV manufacturers and distributors concluded a busy week of meetings and product launches on an even more upbeat note after the broadcasted general announcement saying that the show attendance was in fact the third highest in its history. (more…)