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Making Your Classroom Lighting Learner and Sensory Friendly

A classroom should be a place of discovery and intellectual development for students of all ages. However, it also can be a place of frustration and confusion if the conditions aren’t optimal. Although the strength of the teacher and the materials are the most important ingredients for success in school, the role of the physical
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Buy or Rent Portable Equipment?

Buy or rent, there are options for everyone who hosts events. When the need for portable risers or staging equipment arises, the question of whether you should buy or rent your equipment always comes up. There are a few distinct things that will determine which solution you should pursue. This article will help you determine
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Getting Started Recording A School Group

The first steps for recording your group should be planning and organizing. The reason some recordings are not good has nothing to do with equipment; it’s poor planning and poor mic placement.   You can’t decide an hour before a rehearsal that you’re going to do a recording and put mics up and hit record.
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Technology Facelift - Learning Spaces 2.0

Our school recognized several years ago that significant changes needed to be made to our classrooms, and better technology needed to be acquired, in order to help our students develop the skills mandated by today’s educational standards including effective communication and collaboration.   To that end, we turned our attention to redesigning our classrooms to
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5 Places in Schools that Need LED Lighting

By Rebecca Killam Schools can benefit from LED lighting in more places than you may think. Using LED technology can not only cut electricity costs, it can also help improve student learning and campus safety. Shown to improve mood, reduce eye strain, and reduces absenteeism, LED lighting has a direct impact on students, teachers, and
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What to Look for in Portable Risers

The purpose of music risers is to provide a secure stage and backdrop to your rehearsals and performances. The risers make your performers more prominent. What you may not know is that music risers also provide emotional and mental support for the performers, allowing them to deliver their best. The byproduct of having secure music
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Acoustic Design in Education: Creating the Perfect Learning Environment

Quiet please!   A recent study has reported that many students have difficulty understanding nearly 30 percent of classroom speech due to excessive noise and sound reverberation.   Proper acoustic design in education spaces is vital for successful learning environments for teachers and students alike.   So, how do you create the best learning environment?
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Improving Intelligibility in the Classroom

By Andrew Glasmacher The quest for clear intelligibility in public speaking environments has been around for thousands of years. Modern technology has allowed us to create public-address systems that can cover thousands of arenas, stadiums, even Times Square. Audio engineers spend years learning to tune their systems to provide the best possible intelligibility with a
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Choosing the Best Presentation Display for Your Classroom

By Jason Meyer A classroom’s presentation display is often the centerpiece of the room and of instruction. So when it comes to choosing the best display technology, schools should think carefully about what they want to accomplish with the technology, and then choose the best product to fit their needs and their budgets. For example,
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Miking Actors on a Theater Stage

By Bruce Bartlett Plays and musicals are a serious challenge for the sound engineer. In these situations, it’s hard to get enough gain before feedback and to reproduce a natural sound. One reason is that some actors do not project well. Also, sound reflections from the floor can color the tone quality and give a
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