When you purchase an AVRover system from you aren’t just purchasing another AV Cart, you are purchasing a system with a 5 year warranty which includes free troubleshooting via phone or email and access to free personalized training webinars. We are here for you and want to make your experience with our products to be easy and foolproof. Want to upgrade or further configure your AVRover system on your own? Call us for advice, recommendations and resources. We are here to help! Feeling like you aren’t using your AVRover effectively or need a refresher course on how to integrate your AVRover into your lessons? Ask us about our free services. We want to you to love your AVRover system as much as we love making them!
We are all about customization. It is one thing to make an AV Cart that houses classroom technology, it is another to design a system that fits the needs of your particular classroom or teaching environment. On a tight budget? No problem! Make use of your existing projectiors, portable interactive whiteboards, DVD or Bluray players, wireless microphones and more. We will give you the resources you need to integrate your existing equipment into the AVRover console of your choice for a solution that allows you to get the most out of your AV equipment by housing it in a secure, rugged, mobile system all while maximizing your budget.
The ability to rearrange classrooms, coexist with present infrastructure and create a truly dynamic teaching environment anywhere, anytime and any size are key when looking for edtech that fits your needs. For some installed solutions fit their needs, but consider this: the average classroom installation costs $10,000. That’s right! Labor charges, rewiring of classrooms, mounting of interactive whiteboards and peripherals can add up quickly! An AVRover system with wireless iPad mirroring and portable interactive whiteboard functionality can flex to be both the largest and smallest interactive whiteboard surfaces on the market at a fraction of the cost of an installed solution that often provides less features. Plus when you consider that you have the option to take your mobile classroom with you, share resources between classes and cater to special events and parent teacher conferences, the decision to go portable simply makes sense on a multitude of levels. Why commit to a static installed whiteboard system with limited functionality when you can have a dynamic portable solution for your classroom and beyond.
On Monday Governor Andrew Cuomo along with Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Mineola Schools Superintendent Michael Nagler viewed the 3D AVRover at Mineola Middle School on Long Island, NY. Mineola has purchased several 3D AVRover systems to help students develop a keen understanding and mastery of complex concepts. Mineola has been using the 3D AVRovers as a teaching aid shown to engage students and increase their retention over other edtech.
Gov. Cuomo chose to visit Mineola Schools specifically for their thoughtful and innovative approaches to using technology in the classroom to engage, excite and enlighten their student body.
Mineola Schools received another visit this week from John Couch, Vice President of Education for Apple who was interested in Mineola's iPad implementation as well their 3D Capabilities.
All of us at AVRover are proud to be a part of Mineola Schools' forward thinking approach to intergrating first rate edtech into their educational programs.
From iPads, to laptops to BYOT initiatives, educators are increasingly turning to mobile technology to engage their students and improve the quality of lessons all while equipping students with the skills they need to take the 21st century by storm. Our solutions blend perfectly with mobile instruction and 1:1 or 1:few instruction. Adjustable image size that can easily handle virtually any number of students, small or large, gives educators unparralled flexibility. Providing teachers with the tools they need to enhance their lessons and help them enlighten their students is what we’re all about. Building systems that set up anywhere in seconds, provide a multitude of features and are built to handle the rugged pace of a school environment is what we do. With wireless iPad and now Android mirroring, interactive whiteboard capability on a small scale or large scale, 3D projection, even broadcasting morning announcements are all features we offer for inclusion in your choice of AVRover system. Our goal is to make classroom technology as easy to use and as flexible as possible to take one more thing off of the mind of educators. We love teachers!
Distance and blended learning is on the rise in education. The ability to connect with students any time outside of the classroom, allow them to participate in a lesson without being physically in class and to prepare lectures and instructional materials that can be accessed on the student’s schedule is becoming more and more prevalent. In order for educators to leverage the benefits of being able to teach to students on their time at their own pace some investment in distance learning technology is necessary and AVRover makes it easy and foolproof. From incorporating a simple web cam for use with skype to a custom broadcasting solution with a high quality digital camera, encoder and microphone, our solutions equip educators with the tools they need to make distance learning practical, flexible and user friendly.
You don’t need a high end studio to record or broadcast high quality lessons. Discuss your needs with us and we’ll craft a solution that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Better still, use your distance learning equipment where you need it, when you need it.
As we're all aware the Common Core Standards can be a deeply polarizing proposition on the side of students, parents and teachers alike. With the lofty goal of implementing nationwide K-12 math and english language arts standards and holding students to the same academic benchmarks regardless of state, the Common Core was designed to help better prepare students to pursue 2 or 4 year degrees upon graduation or enter the workforce with a knowledge base more competitive and more comparable to other countries. However the implementation has proven to be problematic. Developed with support from 48 states, interest in using the testing apparatuses expressed by 40, this spring many states have already backed away from using the tests, which appears to be the sticking point in the implementation process. Most states have aligned or are saying they've aligned their curriculum to Common Core but not all are using the exams. "As things stand, only 27 states are planning to use the aligned tests this year, according to Education Week."
In those states that are using the exams, further backlash might be expected when it is found that students are not performing well. For example: In New York, the roll out was rushed and fewer than a third of students passed early core exams. If this is any indication, with students performing badly, parental and political pressure could lead to more states not using the exams which would result in unmeasurable effectiveness of the standards. "The next few years will be bumpy. Political opposition will likely grow, particularly after parents discover their children are not testing well. More states could drop out formally or become "zombies"—ostensibly maintaining the standards but neglecting the tests that would show whether they are meeting them. "
At the recent ISTE 2014 Education Technology conference EdSurge took to the show floor, asking educators attending the conference what their thoughts were on the Common Core Initiative and had some interesting responses. Overall educators liked the broadness of the standards and the ability to teach within them, choose content and resources they saw fit and how they encouraged skill building and critical thinking over content and memorization.
However concerns over the testing were found to weigh on the educators' minds as well as students and parrents. Bob Dillon, Director of Technology and Information for the Affton School District in Missouri, observed, some teachers are quitting English language arts and math classrooms: “There are really good math and ELA teachers who are moving to teach something else because they don’t want to be in a Common Core-tested subject,” he says.
A change of this scale is likely to have some bumps in the road to implementation and adoption, which on the policy level makes perfect sense, however as an educator actually having to teach to the standards it is understandable that there are some reservations, especially about the testing, since funding, salaries and budgets are often predicated on their results.
What are your thoughts on the Common Core Standards and their implementation?
Extreme? Maybe. Crazy? Possibly. Healthy? Definitely. We are happy to share that all of us here at AVRover have started a short daily workout routine following the series of 30 day exercise challenge apps (30 day ab challenge, 30 day squat challenge and 30 day push up challenge links to follow). So far we're all on track and have found it to be a fun way to break up the work day. The apps start out relatively easy and increase in difficulty each day. For example today, Day 2, we each did 50 squats, 20 situps, 8 crunches, 10 leg lifts, held a 15 second plank position and did 5 push ups. Did we mention these are free itunes apps? Well, what are you waiting for?! Join us!