Schools use Extron collaboration technology to create busy learning spaces
Mobile County Public School System in Alabama is repurposing outdated computer labs and libraries into heavily used collaboration spaces equipped with modern AV technology.
These collaboration labs are comprised of several pods with seating for seven students, with each pod featuring a 48” display and an Extron Teamwork Collaboration System. Students connect their devices through HDMI Show Me cables to share content while the teacher has a 75” display at the front of the room.
By making selections via a TouchLink Pro Touchpanel, the teacher’s screen can be mirrored on all pod displays or the pod displays can operate independently to show content from the students within each pod.
“Students are really excited about the AV technology in the collab labs. They love being able to see and share their work on the large screen,” teacher Krystle Smith says.
District telecommunications/web manager Tracye Mathis adds: “One of the things I like about the Extron AV system is how quickly an instructor can enter a room and be teaching with the technology. They push ON, and everything fires up. Teachers tell me they love it.”
The TeamWork systems support the free flow of ideas and conversation between students and when a student wants to share their screen with the group, the just press the share button on their Show Me cable and it’s instantly displayed on the pod’s display.
Extron Mini Power Amplifiers and FF 220T Flat Field speakers are enhancing the collaboration experience by providing superior audio performance for voice and music reproduction.