Last week at InfoComm, Christine Persaud of Canada’s MarketNews took a closer look at some of the educational tools on the show floor in her post, InfoComm 2011: The Education Market Takes Tech By Storm. Companies in her focus? Optoma, in partnership with U.K. software company WizTeach, Samsung, Creston, and even Ergotron.
From short throw projectors with interactive whiteboard technologies built in to Ergotron’s newest TeachWell Mobile Digital Workspace coming out this summer, teachers are benefiting from the rapidly expanding Education innovation.
And finding news ways to use it too.
Liz Dwyer, Education editor for Good.is, posted recently: Twitter in the Classroom: Watch This Teacher Engage Shy Students in Learning History. Here she highlights a CNN video, Twitter in the Classroom, featuring Los Angeles history teacher Enrique Legaspi’s creative approach to engaging students in historical study, in this case World War I.
As a shy student myself, whispering answers to Charlie next to me, this is something I would have enjoyed. Students benefit from the social aspect by learning, contributing, and the peer interaction. Brilliant.
What comes next in the Education tech market? Do you have any predictions? Whatever the companies or the products, for teachers and their students, the ride is far from over.