A space for all
When it comes to school halls, it’s important to opt for an audio, video and control setup that is specifically designed for a larger space, and one that can be used to host a wide variety of events.
For example, flat-panel displays are an increasingly popular option in school halls with 4K UHD screens being used by many to view various types of digital media and content, including films, videos, and lyrics. The ability to share content from devices such as laptops and tablets can also make this a useful tool for presentations. The introduction of tablets can allow users to control the main display from anywhere in the room.
Projectors continue to be a popular choice in school halls, however, it’s important to understand your environment before choosing a projector and a projection screen. Considerations include whether there is a lot lighter in the room, how big the projector needs to be so that everyone can comfortably see what is being presented, what are the maintenance requirements of the projector, and so on. A laser projector could be a good investment here, offering high brightness and a long lifecycle, often making them a wise longer-term investment.
When it comes to audio, key tools will include microphones, amplifiers, ceiling or wall-mounted subwoofers and possibly even a larger PA system complete with a mixing desk, depending on the size of the space and the scale of the events it is designed to host.
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Perhaps more than any other sector, the technology used in education environments has changed massively over the past decade or so. It’s now increasingly common to see interactive whiteboards and touchscreens in classrooms, with students encouraged to develop soft skills such as communication and decision making, alongside core subjects.
In many teaching spaces, this has evolved to include wireless content sharing solutions, whereby teachers can instantly display, share and annotate content, and even videoconferencing. Indeed video-assisted learning looks set to be one of the big trends over the next few years, offering a more personalized learning experience, providing access to a wide range of learning materials, and increasing engagement.
While video gets a lot of attention in classrooms, it’s important not to overlook the audio; if students can’t hear a lesson clearly, it’s going to have a major impact on their learning. For example, a good voice reinforcement system will enable all students in a classroom to hear equally well without putting extra strain on the teacher’s voice. In addition, a wireless microphone system can offer a more natural experience, enabling the teacher to move around as they wish, while still being heard by students.
Classroom Case Study
Grange Park Primary School
Features of the site include state-of-the-art classrooms, more welcoming communal and reception areas, along with outside areas including a field, forest, and allotment. The entire planning, design and build project took around 10 years, with construction lasting around 18 months.
The intention was to move students out of the old Calcott site, which was in a state of disrepair, and into a new space that featured larger classrooms, more outside space and new teaching equipment.
This included an AV upgrade which was funded through the Building Schools for the Future program at Telford & Wrekin Council, which saw interactive screens installed in all 17 classrooms.
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