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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

How to Choose a Projection Screen System

By Mark Robinson There are many factors that play into choosing the correct two-piece projection system. To begin, make sure to maximize your projection system by specifying the best screen for your specific application. The characteristics of the room, the content to be displayed and the quality of the equipment all contribute to the performance

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

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

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. You

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 fit

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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