Athens school kids try out UST projectors

Avgoulea-Linardatou School in Athens is making learning more collaborative with 35 Sony VPL-SW620C Ultra Short Throw projectors

As young people become increasingly familiar with technology in all aspects of their daily lives, Avgoulea-Linardatou School has focused on bridging the ‘gap’ between student’s experiences in the classroom and outside it. To achieve this, the forward-looking institution recognised the need to provide up-to-date, relevant tools that make learning more exciting and rewarding. To bring classrooms up to date, the school decided to modernise its AV facilities with latest-generation interactive projectors that allow staff and pupils to share and collaborate with on-screen presentations and learning materials. 

Greek specialist AV integrator Technologica Systems SA supplied Avgoulea-Linardatou Schools with 35 VPL-SW620C Ultra Short Throw interactive projectors. With a colour light output of 2,600 lumens, the projectors let teachers display high-impact crisply-detailed charts, graphics and presentations with WXGA resolution that are seen clearly by every pupil – even in sunny classrooms. 

The stimuli students get outside the classroom are far more interesting and exciting than those received in school. The way we’re using cutting-edge technology bridges this gap, to make teaching both engaging and effective

The Ultra Short Throw VPL-SW620C can be ceiling mounted as close as 47 cm to a whiteboard or screen, cutting glare and shadows to minimise audience distraction.

Dual pen interactivity lets students and teachers write, draw and control on-screen presentations and software programmes together. Lowering barriers between staff and pupils, this encourages more exciting and memorable lessons for young people who are already fluent users of technology.

Better concentration and retention of learning

The interactive projectors have boosted collaboration and engagement between staff and pupils in the school. Teachers also report an increase in concentration levels among students at all levels, with a faster and more effective assimilation of topics being discussed in class.

Linardatos Georgios, Avgoulea-Linardatou School Managing Director, said: ‘Present-day education doesn’t take advantage of young people’s familiarity with technology. The stimuli students get outside the classroom are far more interesting and exciting than those received in school. The way we’re using cutting-edge technology bridges this gap, to make teaching both engaging and effective.”

W: www.sony.co.uk

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