21st Century Classroom
We are literally building our future as we educate students from Kindergarten through advanced post-graduate degrees. At NIC Partners we know that it’s not just WHAT students learn, but also HOW they are taught. Utilizing advanced teaching tools and technologies has been proven to improve the way people learn. With rising student/teacher ratios students who underperform have a greater chance of missing critical individual attention to succeed. Today’s 21st Century Classroom technologies can identify students early in their educational development to dramatically increase their likelihood of understanding critical concepts and eventually contributing our society.
In a 21st Century Classroom, all students are able to learn. Interactive learning allows students to acquire 21st-century skills in the context of real-world scenarios, and the integration of multimedia to support learning connects students with outside resources. Teachers/Professors can address many learning styles at once. In fact, the 21st-century learning environment doesn’t just wait for a teachable event to occur, it literally creates them every day.
An interactive whiteboard or IWB is a large interactive display that combines the simplicity of a whiteboard, power of a computer and front projection. NIC Partners is proud to be a Promethean Enterprise Partner. We’ve evaluated the competition and understand the huge advantage Promethean plays in the teacher community. Promethean interactive whiteboards engage students with vivid images, video and audio. The ActivBoard interactive whiteboard enables anything that can be seen or done on a computer screen to be projected onto an interactive whiteboard – bringing every classroom to life. Promethean ActivBoards offer interactive whiteboard solutions, using ground breaking technology to promote learning. Interactive whiteboards are a key component to Promethean’s all-in-one 21st century classroom solution: The ActivClassroom. Promethean offers a range of interactive whiteboard solutions that can meet needs of every classroom.Interactive Learning Boards
NIC Partners has chosen Promethean as our Learning Partner for Learner Response Systems (LRS). LRS are creating a revolution in education through devices offering unprecedented opportunities for student involvement AND assessment. Each learner response device gives individual students a voice while equipping teachers with a revolutionary tool for delivering dynamic lessons tailored to the immediate assessment of student performance. Students utilize a small device to communicate directly with the teacher and class, providing instant feedback to the teacher.Learner Response Systems
In addition to Interactive Whiteboards and Learner Response Systems, Promethean offers a wide variety of other Interactive Student Systems that embraces and encourages individuality. We offer a diverse family of interactive tools to help administrators and teachers create custom solutions tailored to the individual goals and needs of any classroom, anywhere.Interactive Student Systems
NIC Partners has been integrating audio and video resources for classrooms for over a decade. We understand the subtle dynamics of both older and new classroom construction and are experts at customizing A/V solutions for a complete multimedia experience in the learning environment. With integrated speaker/amplification systems, sound reinforcement (microphones) and easy-to-connect multimedia inputs, teachers can focus on learning rather than waiting for IT support or choosing not to use multimedia learning tools.Classroom Audio/Video Integration
Traditional school/college/university Video Distribution systems consisted of miles of coaxial cables, RF Modulators, racks of DVD/VHS players, and manual clumsy control systems. Today, you can leverage the power of your existing IP data network to create a Video-On-Demand system with digital storage of all your video source files. Cisco Systems is the leader is scalable, flexible digital Video-On-Demand solutions as well as Digital Signage solutions. Educational environments can user web-based portals to choose videos and have them displayed on monitors or overhead projectors. Digital Signage allows streaming videos, PowerPoint Presentations and live video announcements throughout the campus.Video Distribution & Digital Signage
While this category of Network Integration spans all industries (including schools, colleges and universities), NIC Partners has included this section in the 21st Century Classroom because of the unique density of wireless clients (laptops, smartphones, etc.) on a campus environments. In many cases, wireless deployments in education can be amongst the most challenging to implement successfully. Density (the number of clients associated with a particular Access Point) is a key differentiating factor where hundreds or thousands of clients may be required in a single auditorium. Besides data applications, new uses for wireless are becomes pervasive throughout all industries including voice and video.Unified Wireless Networking