Washington district to implement classroom interaction tools
As part of its initiative to “engage every student every day in real work that matters,” Anacortes School District (ASD) in the state of Washington is expanding use of the total classroom solution from Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) from its high school to all classrooms in the district. The new tools will enhance the quality and flexibility of classroom interactions. Installations will take place over the summer.
The purchase of the equipment was facilitated by Insight Financial Services. Each ASD classroom will receive the following:
- Boxlight Mimio ProColor 752U interactive flat panel display
- Boxlight MimioClarity voice and audio amplification system
- Boxlight MimioView 340H digital document camera
The interactive flat panel features 4K video resolution, so its crisp images and vibrant, accurate colors enable students to see information on the screen from any vantage point. The newly released MimioClarity classroom audio distribution system, provides a microphone for the teacher to wear and four speakers that are strategically placed above students’ heads so that they can clearly hear the teacher’s “inside voice” no matter where they are seated. The digital document camera allows users to capture videos, take photos, or connect to a microscope, and it is compatible with Chromebooks.
Classrooms will also receive the award-winning MimioStudio™ classroom software, which seamlessly connects all Boxlight products and allows educators to create interactive lessons and collaborative activities, use existing ones and also perform real-time formative assessment. At a later date, ASD will also add Boxlight’s MimioClarity Assistive Listening Device (ALD), which connects listening devices to the audio system so that users of those devices can hear clearly no matter where they’re located in the room. Additionally, Boxlight will be working with ASD administrators to develop a professional development plan around the collaborative classroom solution.
“ASD will be the first district-wide implementation of Boxlight’s total classroom solution,” said Boxlight CEO Mark Elliott. “They had been considering a competitor’s audio product when one of our incredible sales representatives, and her partner ACT approached the district about using MimioClarity and pointed out additional benefits such as the MimioStudio integration, networking interface, and future ALD integration. It also helped we had impressed ASD’s director of technology, Robert Pohl, when he had been at another Boxlight district, Monroe District Schools. He came there from one of our competitors and was turning to that company for interactive technologies. However, we sold him on our exceptional product lineup, which resulted in a partnership so successful that he took that message over to Anacortes.”
Pohl summed up his stance on the Boxlight tools by describing a recent board meeting, “The board was very impressed with the features of the Clarity system. In the audience, we had a family who came to the microphone to share how their child with hearing loss hadn’t felt as if their needs were being addressed by the district. It was an honor to share that we’d planned to address all of their concerns in the coming school year. After the meeting, they stopped me overcome with emotion – thanking ASD for hearing their plea and finding a solution so quickly. I can’t express enough our appreciation to Boxlight, ACT, and Insight for helping us make this possible.”
About Boxlight Corporation: Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”) is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite including software, classroom technologies, professional development and support services. For more information about the Boxlight story, visit http://www.boxlight.com.