Learn by doing: Hold students' attention with PolyVision's revolutionary eno whiteboard family. Combine traditional dry-erase whiteboard function with interactive images from computers, DVD players, document cameras and more. Use a special bluetooth stylus (or ordinary markers!) to write on the conveniently-sized eno boards or slates. It's intuitive, it's inexpensive, it's simple, and it's changing the way that Pennsylvania schools teach.
Solve problems: Audience response systems from Qwizdom inspire, engage and motivate the students that use them. Teachers can pose problems and direct presentations from their remotes, then sift data as the class answers true/false, multiple choice, yes/no, sequencing, numeric or even short-answer questions. Remotes are both durable and inexpensive. The result: streamlined, instantly appraisable quizzes, instruction and feedback.
See clearly: Show students what a big deal the little things can be. Show geography, share notes, compare and contrast, display book excerpts, or even dissect (live and up close!) on-camera. Document cameras from Elmo and Lumens have optical and digital zoom, live video, note capture and projected microscope capabilities, and you can even save the on-screen images. Gooseneck lamps and HDMI output keep the lessons clear.
Communicate better: State-of-the-art internal and external VoIP systems incorporate conveniences you'll soon take for granted: automated receptionists, voicemail boxes, homework hotlines, information directories and unified messaging. In one step, send critical information, like closures and delays, to everyone with a mailbox. For phoneless teachers, convert and email voice messages in .wav format for simple storage and distribution.
Be on time; be on target: Synchronized wireless clocks support each other on the same frequency range, allowing a stronger signal and much lower cost of ownership. Rauland Telecenter acts as a single media portal for mass notification, school alarms and safety, synchronized bells and notifications, and day-to-day intercom. The same SAGE and Rauland partnership that keeps hospitals safe can solve your own system's woes.
Save energy: SAGE partners with manufacturers that use green process to create efficient technologies: PolyVision ceramic-steel whiteboards, for example, displace wasteful classroom tools, are virtually indestructable, and require no power (save for the single rechargable AAA battery in each remote). SANYO 3LCD technology lowers bulb replacement rates, and ShoreTel's UC system undercuts its competitors' power consumption by 60%.
Secure your facility: Flexible, state-of-the-art access controls and CCTV security cameras quietly keep students in and intruders out. Do more with less—reduced camera numbers lower installation costs, and SAGE expertise ensures that optimal camera placement fills the gaps. Video management software monitors student behavior to reduce repeat offenses. Hybrid server solutions let you keep on using your analog cameras.
Teach from a distance: Modern video teleconferencing devices can let students view remote classes in real-time. Professors can record lectures for summary analysis and archiving, so that nothing said goes missing and no one is left behind. And by bringing what's outside of the classroom in, teachers can share limitless informational resources with their classes and not pay a dime in travel costs.
Group up: SAGE's prodigious A/V engineers customize scalable video and sound to transform your spaces. Whether purpose-building for boardrooms, auditoriums and gymnasiums or designing flexible large-group instruction rooms, SAGE gives your faculty and staff control over storing, playing and anticipating everything audio/visual.