Case Study-Global Indian International School (GIIS)-Singapore

Global Indian International School (GIIS) is an international network of award-winning schools with 23 campuses across 7 countries. They include Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam, and India, offering Indian and international curricula to students from diverse backgrounds.

At the end of 2016, GIIS Singapore new campus has started construction work of two main buildings. With the aim of building a school with state-of-the-art technology, the school IT team came to IQ. We offered them a proposal for the smart classroom and smart campus development.

Challenges 

Fully aware of the importance of education technology in the 21 century, the GIIS team has confidence in blueprinting a school of the future. When it comes to the classroom A/V design, they are clear about what they want:

  • An interactive, intuitive and innovative teaching & learning environment, where technology is easy for teachers to use and fun for students to engage.
  • Efficient campus management via a networked AV system. Keep multiple devices under regular control through the internet of things to achieve energy conservation.
  • Audio and video announcements broadcasted on the campus could be timely, effective and assigned destination.
  • Integrate the traditional emergency alert into the overall networked system to achieve a safe campus environment.

 Solution

At the request of the GIIS team, IQ has designed a comprehensive campus AV solution that rises to the challenge:

Each classroom is equipped with two IQTouch interactive displays and an IQView interactive document camera. Together with bundled software IQ Interactive Education Platform, they create a vivid and interesting learning environment.

Each classroom installed a central controller (IQSchool Converged Station) by simply utilizing the network infrastructure. So that automated and centralized control over classroom devices become possible through a single software platform (IQSchool Manager Software) operated by IT admins. More excitingly, audio and video broadcasting could be realized on the same platform without involving another system.

A desktop touch control panel is available on teacher’s table, enable the teacher to control all AV technology in the entire classroom from a user-friendly interface. At the press of a button, switching multiple AV signal sources could never be easier, as well as powering up the display and the lights (IQSchool Power & A/C Control Terminal), adjusting volumes of the classroom speaker. To prevent teachers from throat pain, a hands-free wireless microphone (IQ 2.4G Wireless Mic) is provided for them to wear around the neck or clip on the lapel.

Customized Functions

A particular request from the school is to balance the sound of the fire alarm and the sound of the classroom audio/video. When the teacher is having the class with classroom audio/video on, the fire alarm might not be heard by the crowd in case of fire emergency, which leads to campus safety hazard. How to integrate the independent fire alarm system into the IQSchool system network has become a challenge to the IQ team.

After several simulation tests and on-site evaluation, IQ engineers have come up with a solution, to connect a network I/O sensor between the IQSchool server and the fire alarm system, meanwhile the server software gets modified so that when there’s fire alarm, the server software automatically activates a mute task to all the classroom speakers, more than that, a voice announcement of emergency could be broadcasted to every corner of the campus, along with a video of evacuation route if available.

 

Equipment list:

 

How to choose the right interactive display device for your classroom

Today, many students have become accustomed to using high-definition display devices in their daily lives – for them, it has become the expected standard. As educators and schools work hard to find ways to better engage students and motivate learning, they realize that using interactive display technology in the classroom is the key. We have listed the following five things we think you need to consider when purchasing.

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  1. How many contact points do you need?

If the interactive flat panel has six touch points, up to six students can operate simultaneously on the display, and each student uses one touch (single finger or stylus). Or, 3 students can use 2 fingers to operate and move objects on the screen. To find out how many touch points you need, ask yourself these two questions: How many students do I usually ask to work on the monitor? How many students can work comfortably on the display at the same time?

  1. Is the size important?

Students should be able to easily read 20-point texts from the furthest point of display away in the classroom. To make a decision, use the following simple formula: 3 times the size of the diagonal screen = Students can easily read the furthest distance on the display screen. Thus, a 70-inch display can serve students as far as 17.5 feet (5.3 meters), and an 84-inch display can provide students with distances up to 21 feet (6.5 meters).

  1. The essential HDMI, VGA interface

In many cases, you must connect some other devices, such as your computer, microphone, etc. Therefore, you need to understand whether the interactive screen monitor has enough interfaces to meet your needs. If you use a VGA stereo connection, you may need 2 HDMI, 1 VGA. If you are using a microphone, you also need the microphone port.

  1. To choose LED or LCD?

All monitors are LCDs; they are backlit by LEDs or CCFLs. The LED backlight provides a brighter picture and is more energy efficient. It is therefore unwise to hesitate in LED and LCD. You need to spend more time on other aspects.

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5 not only look at the hardware but also the supporting software

In class, you are actually using software to teach. This is why you want to make sure that the software that comes with the IFP you purchased doesn’t just provide drivers and slideshows. You should choose software that can really enable and attract learning – provide collaboration opportunities, provide software that evaluates and integrates with mobile learning, just like the IQClass software.

Interactive technology leads future of education – IQ debuted at EDIX Tokyo

Educational IT Solutions Expo (EDIX) is Japan’s largest industry trade show gathering top IT service providers, electronics manufacturers and content providers, etc., who aim to expand their business in Japanese education field. After years of persistence and effort, IQ has won recognition in the Japanese market and entered the Japanese education equipment industry with this opportunity. IQ paid great attention to the EDIX show and carefully prepared the latest interactive display exhibits hoping to interact with the Japanese education industry and making progress together.

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At the show, IQ exhibited IQSchool campus management solution, document camera IQView E3511, interactive display65-inch IQTouchC Pro and IQTouch J series.IQTouch J series interactive flat panel cooperated with IQView E3511 visualizer demonstrating to every visitor the interaction of touch screen and visualization tools, which provides an extraordinary operation experience. The high-magnification function can clearly display the details of items on the display screen. With built-in software to annotate freely, IQView can record videos then save into SD card.

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IQTouch C Pro interactive display can do the screen mirroring with mobile phone or tablet and also demonstrated the related functions of the IQSchool solution: including centralized control and management of the campus equipment (IoT) and regularly pushing audio &video to different locations. It is convenient for administrators to manage the equipment of the whole campus and allow the principal to monitor what’s happening in the campus.

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The excellent solutions attracted many visitors and won their praise.

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IQ invites agents from all over the world especially Japan to join us for a win-win situation. Please contact us by visiting our websitewww.iqboard.net or email us at master@iqboard.net.

A new era of education, new ideas of imagination! IQ takes part in 74th China Educational Equipment Industry Exhibition.

IQ showcased a one-stop smart campus solution and interactive displays on the 74th China Educational Equipment Industry Exhibition. Sponsored by the China Educational Equipment Industry Association, the show was successfully held in Western China International Expo City, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province on May 11-13, 2018.

As the world’s leading provider of education solutions and products, IQ showcased a one-stop intelligent campus solution featuring IQCloud and interactive displays for smart teaching and quality-oriented education.

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IQ products, with superior performance and good quality, are welcomed by customers all over the world. We keep improving our products in pursuit of perfection. The new models of IQ products on show include IQAiO all in one interactive whiteboard system, IQOne S all in one multi-media teaching system, IQTouch C interactive display.  They meet the different needs of modern multimedia teaching applications. While IQ products equipped with self-developed software system such as IQClass, IQCloud platform, and IQ online marking software,they help teachers to easily carry out multi-media teaching and effectively improve the quality and efficiency of classroom teaching.

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At the exhibition, IQ team showed what it’s like to have a class with IQ smart teaching solution. The fluent writing experience and vivid interaction won the compliments of the exhibitors. It is an honor that the IQClass software was also short-listed for the gold products of this exhibition.

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In addition, IQ also exhibited intelligent school regional education equipment management solutions.

The solution has offered a set of primary and secondary education equipment asset management systems. It includes equipment standards, asset management, statistics and inquiries of various types of reports. The education bureaus and schools of city and county can more easily and effectively manage equipment asset. This system has been successfully applied in Longyan, Jinjiang and other cities.

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Gone through  12 years of development, we have established an education equipment production and software R&D base with the strongest technical strength and the most comprehensive capabilities. IQ will continue to forge ahead with innovation. Adhering to the users, we will build a beautiful tomorrow of intelligent education.

Why interactive display is so important and how to choose it

The use of interactive and collaborative technologies in the classroom has become the most basic requirement for educating students to participate and succeed in the 21st century. Interactive displays represent a shift in the way students and teachers interact with information and interact with each other. Today, Interactive display technologies help teachers attract students’ attention and promote collaboration.

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Why interactivity is so important?

Project-based teaching, collaboration and interactive technologies all contribute to practice and hands-on learning. The education community is rapidly adopting a constructivist approach to working with students to build connections and develop knowledge.

Teachers and managers are working hard to apply this knowledge to new classroom design practices, using flexible collaboration techniques to create spaces for active participation and meaningful learning. In these technologies, the front-end display plays a key role. More than just the high-tech counterparts of whiteboards, interactive displays bring many advanced advantages. Teachers say that increasing student attention and participation is the number one benefit of using interactive in-house technology to teach, and many educators believe that interactive displays in the classroom are very important or absolutely necessary.

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What can interactive display do?

The interactive display is ideal for any type of classroom, lecture hall or distance learning environment, and its possible uses are almost endless.

  • Teacher guides to view websites, applications or videos
  • Screen highlighting and annotation
  • Save and Print Features
  • Promote team projects and personal demos
  • Collaborative environment
  • Video conference connection
  • Enter text/data via the floating screen keyboard
  • Screen editing and recording
  • Support effective special needs education and classroom differentiation
  • Use optional audience response accessories for student feedback and assessment

 

Types of interactive displays

Interactive whiteboards (IWB)has become the classroom standard. Today, large-format interactive flat panel (IFP) and interactive projection (IPJ) technologies provide another way to bring interactive displays to classrooms. Each method provides interactive functionality through different methods

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Projector based IWB

The widely used interactive whiteboard system consists of a large display panel connected to a computer and a projector. The desktop of the computer is transmitted to the surface of the circuit board through the projector, and the user can control the computer with a pen, a finger or other devices. In this system, the interactive function is embedded in the display panel itself, but the content must be transmitted to the circuit board through the projector.

 

Interactive flat panel display

The large-size touch screen LED display provides a new alternative, expanding its advantages, reducing maintenance requirements and overall cost of ownership. With this option, the only component needed for full functionality is the LED display itself.

 

Interactive projector

Interactive technology embeds interactive technology that was previously only found in IWB. The interactive projector can convert almost any plane into a collaborative canvas. Users can write, draw and annotate directly on the projected image. This interactive display method requires only a projector, no special writing tools, and can use any available dry erase board, drop-down screen, blank wall, or other flat display surfaces.