4K UHD Interactive Flat Panels Increase Engagement and Success in the Classroom and Learning Spaces at the Illinois 1:1 School Organization
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 29, 2020 — BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display and collaboration solutions, is helping Wawasee Community School Corporation in Indiana prepare its students for success. Wawasee selected BenQ’s award-winning RP Series RP704K 4K UHD 70-inch interactive flat panels (IFPs) to replace the school organization’s aging whiteboards and strengthen its commitment to keeping students actively engaged as part of the “Wawasee engagED” initiative.
“One of the most differentiating features of the BenQ IFP is its germ-resistant, 20-point multitouch screen,” said Sara Harrison, the French educator and a technology integration specialist at Wawasee. “It delivers on engagement and interaction, making BenQ stand out from competitors.”
As part of its testing process, Phil Huffman, Wawasee’s technology coordinator, reached out to vendor CCM to bring in a variety of IFPs from different manufacturers. Each was set up in Harrison’s classroom to test and determine which would best fit the needs of the school community. After a month of testing, the BenQ RP704K 4K UHD 70-inch IFP won out on true innovation and cost per feature.
Recently awarded Tech & Learning’s 2019 Award of Excellence and the chosen IFP solution for educational organizations throughout North America, the RP Series IFP marries the ability to create personalized, engaging collaboration experiences with innovative capabilities that minimize the risks of increased screen usage. It easily and affordably transforms traditional K-12 classrooms into collaborative learning spaces without introducing complex setups or workflows that require extensive training. Teachers can easily share a wide range of content in 4K UHD resolution, and there are advanced tools for creating detailed artwork, presentations, and other projects. The 20-point touchscreen has a multilayer coating of nontoxic nano ionic silver agent that kills most germs on contact, decreasing the risk of cross-infection. It also comes with BenQ’s Smart EyeCare™ technology, which is certified to remove the blue light and flicker that can cause eye strain and CVS-related eye problems.
In addition, the RP Series IFPs allow Wawasee to advance its technology edge and boost learning and engagement in the classroom and beyond as part of its e-learning program. The IFP’s screen-recording capability allows teachers to record presentations, which then can be saved to the cloud for students to refer back to later. The IFPs’ built-in InstaShare wireless presentation system helps teachers pass the baton to the students. With InstaShare, students can share and interact directly with content on the screen from their own Chromebooks, or teachers can connect, create, and stream visual, audio files, and full HD quality videos from anywhere and even remotely, and from any PC or mobile. In addition, a collection of built-in apps developed for the classroom help keep students learning independently during small group and one-on-one instruction time.
“Through these features, we’ve provided our teachers with versatility they didn’t have before,” said Huffman. “The result is more opportunities for students to connect and to share their knowledge.”
“IFPs are one of the most effective ways to drive engagement and critical thinking skills in the classroom, but they demand features specially engineered for teachers — from the most tech-savvy to the tech-reluctant — and for students — from early learners to high schoolers,” said Carly Burton-Sallay, digital marketing manager at BenQ America Corp. “As many schools take the next step in their technology evolution, Wawasee’s extensive testing and use case is a great testimony of what can be accomplished with our IFPs and how they enable a creative, healthy learning environment.”
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