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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
What is the next step in future education IQBoard is bringing our IQSchool Education Solution to GESS 2018 booth #A30 at the Sheikh Saeed Halls, Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE. Showing our Latest Interactive Display, Document Camera, and School Management Solution, we are ready to change your view of the daily teaching at the largest education activities in the Middle East. Join us and experience the latest advances in classroom technologies, as we continue to change education and provide teachers new tools to help students express their creativity and delight in their collaborative learning.
The IQTouch Interactive Display is at the core of our Education Total Solution. As a next-generation classroom display, the Interactive Display allows teachers to easily connect with students, present digital learning material, support to interact with mobile devices, tablets or pc to make multi-screen presentation. When used with IQ Interactive Education Platform software, teachers have the ability to instantly share learning material from the touch screen to students in-class tablets, making for a more attractive learning experience that brings images on the interactive display to life in the students hands.
IQView document camera let students see every single detail of a classroom activity with 1080p display capabilities and 100X zoom. Our document camera models are designed to meet the needs of varying student activities and are proven to make any classroom activity a clear and exciting experience for students. Further complementing our future classroom technology, IQSchool IoT Solution can control all the classroom devices with one small panel, also two classrooms could be synchronized for interactive learning, thats to say, students at different classrooms could interact and communicate with each other. Then as to the main display area, usually this area indicates the places beyond the classrooms in the campus. There we will make the audio&video broadcasting and devices management and control.
IQ continues to push teaching and education into new frontiers and we want you to come experience this exciting journey with us. IQ Team will be redefining the classroom at GESS 2018 Stand # A30!
Since IQ has promoted the concept of the IQSchool Solution, we are desired to demonstrate this great solution to everyone who needs it in a more intuitive way. Therefore, on the occasion of BETT2018, we have furnished the booth to turn it into a demo campus and divided it into three display areas, including two demo classrooms and one main display area.
Classroom devices will be on the central control by IoT and also two classrooms could be synchronized for interactive learning, thats to say, visitors/students at different classrooms could interact and communicate with each other. Then as to the main display area, usually this area indicates the places beyond the classrooms on the campus. There we will make the audio&video broadcasting and devices management and control.
This time we also bring something new on the spot to cater to different demands. They are the control touch panel which could achieve audio interaction over IP at different places, and the video management platform with HD LCD screen. In addition, we have set up a special product display wall to show the core products of the IQSchool solution, including IQ Converged Station, Audio DSP, IQVideo Station and others.
Beyond the IQSchool Solution, we also introduce several new devices. The first one is the IQTouch C series, which has two models, one is for education purpose, the other corporation. They are designed to meet different demands from schools and companies.
The second one is the wireless microphone system, which could automatically match the frequency. There is no worries about lacking of the resources as every teacher has their own microphone. Then coming to the portable wireless speakers, its suitable for all types of outdoor activities. The intelligent voice recognition will help teachers and students get a better learning experience. The last one is the intelligent PA system. With the condenser microphone and smart PA playback, this device could allow teachers to free their hands, and students in any corner of the classroom can clearly listen to teachers.
Of course, we can not forget our old friends-IQView Interactive Document Camera E3511 and IQTouch J.
Except for a series of products mentioned above, IQ still hopes to provide teachers and students with a more vivid, flexible and interesting learning environment from all aspects of campus life by constantly developing new products.
If you are interested, please visit our booth of E280 during the BETT2018 from Jan. 24th to Jan. 27th. Or you are free to contact us via E-mail to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all know that hot topics about technology now are AI, VR, AR, MR, IoT, Cloud, etc.When talking about management, IoT, Cloud may come into our minds, and we have applied these concepts for homes, that’s our Intelligent Homes which provide life conveniences as most of us are familiar with. BUT how about we apply these to our schools? Homes give us comfort while children are our future. Yeah, we have now IQSchool solutions which integrate IoT, TCP/IP, and Cloud concepts, that’s our Intelligent Schools.And it will be the near future for schools.
I’d love to give introductions and roadmap of IQ who is spending tons of efforts on the IQSchool solutions.
Returnstar Interactive Technology Group Co., Ltd(Stock Code 836453), with IQBoard as the main brand, dedicated into educational industry since 2006. As time goes by, business solutions are taken into another developing direction. However, I??d like to talk more about our educational industry roadmap as for concerns of Intelligent Schools.
Generally speaking, we offer two solutions which are IQclass Solutions and?IQSchool Solutions.
With IQClass solutions assisting on the teaching for teachers and students, classes are turned out to be more interactivities and with more fun. While C/S(Client-server) based software IQClass takes care of before , during and after classes, which shows the core value of our educational software, to realize interactivity between teachers and students, education management, tests, tasks allocation and evaluation and others, B/S (Brower server) software IQClass+ makes online teaching possible, and the only thing you need is a networking cable. On the other hand, Returnstar has IQBoard as interactive whiteboard(IWB), interactive flat panel(IFP), document camera, laser projectors, etc.
Educational market mainstreams are small sizes IFP 55?? 65??75?? for classrooms available for less than 32 students and IWB+Laser projector solution but with bigger size for classrooms available for students above 32. Our latest product projected capacitive touch(PCT) could be taken into consideration for larger classrooms for 90 students with its 7 meters in width. In the market, share of IFP and IWB+Laser projector is around 50% versus 50%. The IWB+Laser projector will still be leading the bigger size market because of its size with more value, while small size IFP is in charge of the smaller size market. This will remain for a period of time. Returnstar offers competitive solutions in both markets with both quality and cost concerns.
Compared with IQClass solutions, IQSchool solutions are applying IoT and TCP/IP concepts which are the keywords for IT world. Administrators are able to get a better management of the school electric equipment. With help of the software and converged systems, all the devices can work automatically according to the schedule set up by administrators or principal, including A/V broadcasting simultaneously or separately, turning on or off when it??s necessary, and interacting with other classrooms. Even remote management and interacting are supported from overseas. Beta version of management software for mobile platform is available now. This will be the symbol of modern schools, smart schools in the near future. What??s more, our target is to achieve more functions for more customization demands from different schools with different characters. The connection with Facebook, Wechat, and other social media is on the developing list.
We look forward to the future that we can provide more and more help on learning and campus management for students, teachers, principals, ICT administrators, and parents. And we’d love to grow up with you together.
Dec. 26 -28, 2017, the 73th China Education Equipment Display was held in Guangzhou Pazhou International Display Center. IQ Returnstar Technology, under the core concept of smart school, smart evaluation , exhibit the integrated solution of smart schools that combines smart entrance, smart administration, smart teaching, smart evaluation and IQ multi-media products that includes IQOne and IQAiO. Many people came to visit the show
In order to make users get a great insight of our products and solutions, the display area is divided into speaker area, solution area and activity area. Subsystem application scenarios have been exhibited such as IQ Interactive Class, administration platform of Tianwa Students overall quality evaluation, IQ system for class arrangement and selection, IQ administration platform of educational equipment and IQ classroom digital signage.
On the activity area, we prepared many gifts and make great interaction with present customers. The event has appealed hundreds of people.
From the official launch of IQ brand in 2006 to the sub-brand Tianwa in 2016, Returnstar Technology has transformed from the supplier for simple interactive multimedia display equipment to the supplier for smart education overall solutions and products. Returnstar has successfully presented a transformed and upgraded new look to the present leaders and partners on this exhibition.
IQ New Multimedia Products
IQ New Multimedia products mainly include IQTouch, IQAiO (all-in-on interactive whiteboard system) and IQBoard MRQ of 150 inches. Under the design idea of exquisite skills, simple operation , IQ new multi-media products have received great reputation in the industry with its practical, simple and durable performance. Many customers stopped to experience our products.
IQ Smart School Overall Solution
IQ Smart School overall solution is an integrated solution after IQ is transformed and upgraded. It includes IQ Smart Teaching solution, IQ Smart Administration solution and administration cloud platform of Tianwa Students overall quality evaluation, which satisfies the need for information management in the time of Internet Plus.
IQ Smart Teaching solution, equipped with interactive class system and smart cloud teaching platform, covers various learning sections including speaking, practice, tests and evaluation through wireless transformation, cloud service and smart recognition technology. On the exhibition, presenter showed IQ interactive class scenery, appealing many visitors to experience our products.
The future is coming, the spirit is constant.
Education information will fully develop in the future. Returnstar Technology continuously stick to the enterprise mission transform education through technology and carry forward the IQ spirit innovate with quick speed and step forward with determination . We constantly make effort to innovate professional skills and commercial mode in order to serve education information construction.
In the last article, we have talked about the benefits of the laser projector, now we??d like mentioned something you must care about when purchasing the laser projector.
There are many models to be optional on the market and each one counter different prices. You may get confused why some models are cheaper or more expensive, how do you choose. Here, I want to advise two key points for you:
The different chip will totally counter different prices, 0.47 DMD with great prices but maybe not perform very well in brightness, test result shows it can achieve at most 1200-1600lum. Another disadvantage of 0.47chips is it not suitable for big screen, it may occur color fading in size like 100inch. The latest DLP technology used in the projector now is 0.65DMD, which have much improved in both problems.
2.Fewer laser, lower prices.
You may also notice that laser source has a pure laser and hybrid laser. Pure laser working structure is: Laser source with phosphors to create light as following picture shows.
For hybrid source, working structure is: LED source+ Laser source+ Phosphors. One benefit of the hybrid is saving cost.
Use the hybrid source, it may emerge three questions:
2.1 Hybrid SSI(ReD +Laser or Red/Blue+Laser)will generate imbalance question due to different color source.
2.2 Due to the large light-emitting angle of the LED, the light-emitting angle relative to the laser light source is small, and the optical system can not collect more light energy to increase the brightness by increasing the number of LEDs, it will cause hybrid source with bad light collection efficiency, on account of this, it will reversely result in hybrid projector in high brightness mode must sacrifice color balance, if choose the color balance mode must sacrifice brightness, it will only 1500 lum.
2.3 Hybrid source (LED & Laser) efficiency decay trend inconsistent, long-term use will result in can not maintain color balance, will also affect the lifetime of the projector.
So many benefits of laser projector as I mentioned, but it still not popular in the market,why??In other words, What??s its disadvantage?That??s relatively expensive compared with traditional lamp projector, So how much will it cost for laser projector?The price will vary due to different chip and the laser source, different configuration required depends on your needs.Another solution for this disadvantage is IQ projector with 0.65DMD, pure laser projector are in end-year promotion, you can get this product with best prices ever,if you’re interested, don??t lose this opportunity.
Any market to accept new products will take time, the thing we can do is to go ahead than others, or we will leave behind by them.Lasers provide unparalleled superiorities, there is no doubt that laser projector would be the future of the projectors!