Edtech Show & Tell: June 2024

Edtech Show & Tell
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Welcome to the June Edtech Show & Tell, in which our editors share some of the new edtech products that have caught our attention this month. These are not reviews or endorsements, but a showcase of education-friendly items, platforms, and more that we think might be noteworthy for you.

This month's new offerings include a Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)-certified interactive display, a compact laser projector for large venues, robots for primary school students, and more.

Samsung WAD Series

Screenshot of Samsung WAD

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The Interactive Display WAD series is a Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)-certified classroom display. Powered by the Android 13 operating system, the series has built-in support for popular Google services, including Google Classroom and Drive. Pre-installed apps, such as YouTube and Google Chrome, and downloadable access to additional educational apps through the Google Play Store open new possibilities for lesson planning and creative learning.

Epson EB PQ Series

Epson EB PQ Series laser projector

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Epson's new EB PS series are large-venue 4K laser projectors that offer higher pixel density to ensure realistic content, especially when viewing up close. Featuring eight models, the new lineup ranges from 8,000 to 20,000 lumens of brightness. The full lineup features Epson’s 3-chip, 3LCD technology and new 4K Crystal Motion technology that aims to provide 4K resolution with extraordinary detail and color brightness. The new EB-PQ Series was built with this in mind, offering a range of high brightness options with powerful feature sets in compact chassis.

Legrand | AV Chief

Legrand | AV Chief

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This all-in-one configurable wall mounting system is designed to improve efficiency by streamlining installation workflow for AV and construction professionals, which can reduce costs for schools and districts. Contractors can install in-wall boxes with stud tabs kit (FPIWMKIT1) during the rough-in construction phase. The wall mount kit (FPIWMKIT2) can be ordered separately and delivered after wall finishing is complete to add flanges, display mount and small-device storage plates.

Arduino Alvik

Arduino Alvik robot

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With the upcoming integration of block-based programming, the compact and robust Alvik robot is positioned to support primary school education, making coding accessible for younger learners. Sensors and motion control systems enable Alvik to interact with its surroundings. With additional sensor ports and connectors, these integrated sensors allow users to transform Alvik into a rover, bulldozer, delivery robot, or automated inspection robot for a variety of classroom applications.

VuWall VuStream 150 encoder

VuWall VuStream 150 encoder

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The VuStream 150 encoder integrates with PAK and VuScape video wall processors, while being centrally managed by TRx. It offers 4K encoding, 4:4:4 pass-through, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 encoding and streaming, PoE support, and compatibility with third-party software decoders. The VuStream 150 is NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) and TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant, adhering to the provisions outlined in the National Defense Authorization Act and eligible for procurement by the United States government.

Vernier Science Education & Texas Instruments Go Direct sensors, DataQuest app, and TI-Nspire CX II andCX II CAS graphing calculators

Vernier/Texas Instruments

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Texas Instruments and Vernier Science Education are offering a new app-based way for teachers to engage students in real-time, hands-on STEM learning. Students can now use six Vernier Go Direct sensors in conjunction with the Vernier DataQuest application on TI-Nspire CX II and TI-Nspire CX II CAS graphing calculators to wirelessly collect and analyze scientific data as they explore phenomena and think like real scientists. Once connected, students can open the Vernier DataQuest app on their calculator and easily start collecting a range of data, as well as repeat trials quickly to ensure the accuracy of the data.

Blustream MV41 Multiview Switcher

The Blustream MV41 Multiview Switcher

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The MV41 Multiview Switcher is a versatile 4x1 HDMI switcher, equipped with multiview video management capabilities. Key features include HDMI 2.0b compatibility, support for video resolutions up to 4K 60Hz 4:4:4, complete multiview window customization, input loop-outs, and seamless switching capabilities. With support for HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision pass-through, the MV41 Multiview Switcher offers performance and flexibility.