While 86% of teachers think it’s important or absolutely essential to use education technology in the classroom and 96% of teachers believe that education technology increases student engagement in learning, only 14% use digital curricula and only 31% use resource tools rooted in technology.
And, while 92% of these teachers would indeed like to use more education technology, they face challenges, namely money, access and time.
In an effort to combat some of these challenges, Peerless-AV introduced the Peerless-AV Wireless Short Throw Projector AV System Facebook Giveaway. The contest invited teachers to speak to the state of education technology and to explain why their classroom would benefit from winning the system. The first 15 entrants won an Interactive Presentation Pen. Fans were then invited to vote to select their top three entries. The winner of the Peerless-AV Wireless Short Throw Projector AV System was chosen from these top three entries by Peerless-AV.
The Peerless-AV Wireless Short Throw Projector AV System includes a projector mount with a built-in wireless receiver and -50-watt audio amplifier. The system streams sound and Full HD 1080p content wirelessly up to 131 feet from as many as five audiovisual input devices, including computers, DVD or Bluray ® players, MP3 players and VHS tapes. The audio portion of the system distributes sound through a wireless connection. NEC Display Solutions generously donated a UM300W Short Throw Projector that was included with the Peerless-AV system.
The Peerless-AV Wireless Short Throw Projector AV System Contest resulted in 27 entries from teachers who offered feedback on the steps that Peerless-AV is taking to promote digital learning.
Winner Kristen Goodpaster a seventh and eighth grade special education teacher at Ludlow High School in Ludlow, KY, made note of the advantages of the dynamic, multisensory lessons it allows her to provide her students:
“The improvement in both retention and engagement I’ve seen through using multi-platform lessons that all students can see and hear properly is dramatic. As for teachers looking to incorporate more technology into the classroom, my advice would be not to fear the change. For each lesson or chapter in the textbook, I would recommend thinking of the most effective way of displaying this information for students that learn best through physical activity or visual stimulation, whether it may be a video, an interactive game, an infographic or an image, and to work at least one of these elements into the classroom each day.”