20ʹ panoramic system complements 1:1 tablet initiative at Williamsport, PA, school
Calgary, Alberta --- January 11, 2015 --- Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces the integration of its Span classroom collaboration system WM220e in the learning commons at Loyalsock Township High School, a suburban public school in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The 20ʹ (6.1 m) Span system is used by the 1:1 middle school and high school at the district and has transformed the school’s library into an active and collaborative learning environment that elevates student interaction and discovery. In addition to helping students develop their creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills, the system is being used by district staff to map their curriculum, school-wide assessments, and student and course schedules.
The Span classroom collaboration system has added a new dimension to the use of personal devices at the district by enabling students to create input on their personal devices and share it on the system’s digital canvas in the cloud. Students then collaborate with classmates on an expansive 40' (12.2 m) virtual shared workspace on the wall to group concepts, refine ideas and create deeper understanding.
“The Span classroom collaboration system has significantly changed the way our students are working together to explore ideas and expand their learning,” said Brooke Beiter, Loyalsock Township High School’s assistant principal. “Students are motivated and engaged, creating and communicating in a highly collaborative environment that has evolved their use of personal devices.”
“Providing effective ways for students to engage in collaboration in a world where personal devices continue to transform the way in which they create and communicate is a focus for us,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “Early results from 1:1 schools like Loyalsock Township High School demonstrate the value of the Span system in creating a shared learning experience that develops critical 21st-century skills and makes the most of 1:1 investments.”
About the Span classroom collaboration system
Designed for use in classrooms, media centers and innovation labs, the Span classroom collaboration is ideal for developing 21st-century skills including creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. The system draws upon familiar, simple and flexible tools already widely used in paper-based creative processes in the classroom including sticky notes, sketches, images and flip charts. The system uses a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to enable collaboration on an expansive 40' (12.2 m) digital canvas. Students create their input on their personal devices, either a computer or a tablet, and share it on the digital canvas in the cloud. The single-projector WM210e model or dual-projector WM220e model transforms classroom walls into a 10' or 20' (3.0 m or 6.1 m) interactive panoramic workspace for small-group or whole-class collaboration on the digital canvas.
About Loyalsock Township High School
Loyalsock Township High School is a comprehensive 9–12 public high school located in Loyalsock Township in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Maintaining a competitive student body, students’ work ethic has earned the school several U.S. News & World Report Silver Medal Awards, an 89.4% Pennsylvania school performance profile rating, a 2014 Governor’s School for Excellence in Academics award, and a finalist ranking in the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. For more information, visit www.loyalsocklancers.org.
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Posted on Jan 11, 2016 4:30:00 AM