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It’s a Great Time to Light Up Your School!

  By Jeff Carey We’re (hopefully) nearing the end of a worldwide pandemic and some are still recovering from last summer’s Derecho storm that tore through many of our schools in the Midwest. These misfortunes have also created opportunities for administrators to pay closer attention to their bottom line and expenditures and prioritize projects that

How to Choose the Right Projector for Your Classroom

  By Ryan Pitterle As administrators and teachers prepped classrooms for the 2020-2021 school year, they were forced to reimagine everything. From removing unnecessary furniture from the classroom to putting desks 6 feet apart, there was no handbook for how to set up a socially distanced classroom. Yet, teachers had to make it happen, and,

Make Your School Stage a Multimedia Showplace

  By Don Roth We’ve come a long way from the days when the best way for a public speaker to be seen and heard was to stand on a soap box and loudly project his or her voice. Stages – and staging – long ago became standard for school events, but today we are

Clearly Hearing the Word

  By John Calder In the beginning was the Word… It was followed many years later by the realization that room acoustics affect listeners’ ability to clearly hear spoken words. Christian schools, houses of worship and meeting rooms have progressed over many centuries from caves to cathedrals, from small groups to mega-churches and large educational

Understanding Microphones and PAs for Schools

  By Don Roth Thankfully, we’re long past the days when the only way to speak to a large group of people – or have them hear you from a distance – was to shout louder. Imagine how hard that can be on your voice after doing it for a period of time! And, if

How to Maximize Your Stage Design

  By Amanda Caraway The stage is an important place in any Christian school, whether you have a space dedicated to theatre performance, a small stage at the back of the gym, or a large stage in an auditorium. There is typically a place where all students gather to receive valuable information and enjoy performances.

What You Need to Know Before Purchasing Your Portable Stage

  By Mark Newton and Magdalena Werneke Not all portable stages are created equal, so you should do your due diligence before you purchase to help make sure you buy a stage that best fits your application and budget. Here are some helpful hints to help make your stage search easier. What Brand of Stage

Acoustics and LEED for Schools

  By Quincey Smail When most people hear about the Acoustic Standards in the LEED for Schools Rating System (LEED v4), their eyes start to glaze over like a pair of day-old Krispy Kremes. With over 30 pages of detailed acoustical design criteria, the ANSI Standards are a force to be reckoned with. What are

How to Enhance Lesson Planning with Technology & Presentation Tools

  By Jenny Fulton Many schools now have a way for teachers to connect their computers to a projector. Some even have SMART boards, Kindles, and personalized student computers. If you have access to any of these, or are able to schedule class time in a computer lab, here are ways you can use this

Proper Mic Technique Is Crucial to Your Sound

  By Ed Hansen Microphone technique is an often overlooked but vital part of vocalist’s skill set. A little knowledge put into practice can greatly improve the quality of performances and there are some simple ways to improve your microphone technique. You should hold the mic firmly, but not in a death grip. This will