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Cablers Network & AV Solutions  have teamed up with some of the best independent trainers in the country to offer accredited high quality on-site training for your school

Book in a Twilight session or a Full / Half day training session for Promethean Activinspire , Smart Notebook , DisplayNote or Onelan to get the most out of your existing hardware/sofware investment and make your lessons more fun and engaging. Its your students who benefit most of all.

“Technology is only as good as the user.”

Depending on your needs we can arrange a tailor made on site training program, your staff will be able to learn by doing, its usually a real hands on approach where everyone has a go regardless of age and ability. Training will empower your staff with the necessary skills and confidence to use these teaching and learning systems as they were designed. It will make their lessons more engaging and fun whilst improving the overall learning experience for students.

The accredited trainers that work with you will make sure that every teacher leaves the course more motivated, confident, skilled and enthused than before. The beauty with a tailor made course is that it can be deigned and aimed at beginners, intermediate or advanced users and all will come away knowing far more than when they started.

Contact Cablers to discuss your training requirements.

 

Promethean training

Get the most from your Promethaen products. Learn how to utilise Activinspire, Prometheans award winning software. With instant access to a multitude of rich resources and content, such as images, videos, sounds, templates and gesture touch applications that make presentation development and delivery easy for today’s technology driven lessons.

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SMART Notebook software connects you to a full ecosystem of content; tools and support to help you create high-impact lessons that bring learning to life. A powerful and easy-to-use application, SMART Notebook software enables you to easily design and  deliver interactive lessons that create more extraordinary learning moments for your students. See how much more you can do when you use some of the many bolt on products Smart offer such as the

Smart Classroom suite interactive learning software.  Smart training

 

 

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This is a highly flexible collaborative software solution that works with any device on any platform. Designed for the next generation of interactive learning and presenting. DisplayNote transforms presentations for teachers and students. Use it to present wirelessly with a tablet and mirror your screen to your classroom interactive display and to every students device. Students can capture your slides on their devices, make changes and then share and collaborate with each other in real time. At all times the presenter/teacher stays in control.

 Onelan training

 Onelan Digital Signage provides tools to effectively targets messages direct to your audience.

        Here are a few things you can do with it:

  • Display news and details of campus events
  • Instantly convey emergency messages
  • Provide sports updates
  • Highlight important events
  • Assist navigation for students and visitors
  • Allow instant registration for clubs and activities

With our onsite training you will be looking for excuses to change your display on a daily basis.

Contact the education team at Cablers for advice on training for your staff so that you get more from your investment in new technology.

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One of the most powerful presentation tools for the classroom

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We work with lots of schools and one of the most frequently asked questions by teachers is how  can i easily share and show the work my students produce on my interactive white board or for those of you lucky enough to have one already your interactive screen.

In order to collaborate digitally with the students in your class the first thing you will need before you get any further will be a robust wireless network so that you and your students can benefit from using mobile devices in the classroom together. I will assume that you already have this in place but if you want to know more about wireless check out my previous blogs for some useful information:

Why do you need a wireless survey.

Why all primary schools should have a mobile network

Managed Wireless Networks

Let me share with the class.

As a teacher you are required to present interesting, engaging, dynamic, content rich lessons to your class using all the tools at your disposal including your interactive display. I know that this is not easy and i take my hat off to those who do it everyday including my wife who has been teaching for more years than she will wish me to let on. Now no matter how engaging you have made your lesson It can be a challenge to deliver your content in a dynamic way when you are stuck at the front of the class tied to your computer and interactive display.

We have a solution in the form of some very clever software from DisplayNote that will free you up to control all your lesson content from your tablet while you walk around interacting with students. At the same time it will show a live broadcast on your interactive display for the class to follow, it gets better than that though. DisplayNote also shares that lesson content to mobile devices throughout the class allowing your students to interact, share and collaborate instantly with your carefully prepared lesson.

Features

Use DisplayNote to present wirelessly with an iPad or Android device, it will mirror your screen to every students device. Each of those students can view and capture your lesson slides on their device while collaborating with each other in real time.

Stream content from your computer to multiple mobile devices. If you make a change, annotate or add an image it will show up instantly on your theirs.

Control your classroom PC or Mac without being tied to it, because your class computer will also be connected to your interactive display content will simultaneously be shown on it and if you were to make changes to the content using the tools on your interactive display those changes will be captured and shared as you wish via your computer and your tablet running DisplayNote.

Stay in control. With a single tap of your screen you can check which students are currently active. Tap again and you can send a private message, view someones screen, pause a session or turn on collaboration mode.

Check for understanding. Use the inbuilt voting tools to quickly and discretely measure levels of understanding. Gather instant feedback and check the pulse of the room.

Real time collaboration is possible with DisplayNote. You can tap into everyone’s ideas. Choose one or more student to collaberate and share each others annotations and ideas in real time alongside your lesson presentation. It only takes a few clicks to get everyone involved and contributing to your lesson.

Capture and save every moment with one button slide capture. Slides and lessons can be saved on the device or exported to a platform like Dropbox.

Students can personalise learning by adding their own notes to your slides which are then saved on their device to review later or exported to be saved somewhere else.

Involve everyone, no matter what the presentation, participants can contribute by drawing on their screen or choosing an image which can instantly be shared with everyone in the room who is logged into your DisplayNote session.

DisplayNote compliments your classroom interactive whiteboard or interactive touch screen.

Conclusions

I have been using DispalyNote in our offices and giving schools demonstrations for around a year. We have looked at other software that uses mirroring techniques but we have not found anything in a single package which is as feature rich as this. Its a great fit for a modern classroom.

The software is available as a free trial download to get you started. The 7 days you get should be long enough for you to thoroughly test the capabilities. The free trial will give you access to one presenters license and it will allow you to connect 30 participants.

If you decide that you want the paid version then contact Cablers  through this link and we will walk you through the licensing and costs.

DisplayNote Free Trial

If you need a little bit more of an incentive to give DisplayNote a try in your school then watch these videos.

Technology Core DisplayNote demo.

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What can DisplayNote do?

DisplayNote is great for BYOD.

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Technology is only as good as the user

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Everyone knows a workman who blames his tools for a poor job is not a good workman.

(Unless its me and then its always the fault of the tools!)

The same logic can be applied to most of the education technology products we provide to schools. They are the tools that teachers use on a daily basis to deliver the best possible learning outcomes.

Sometimes when we start working with a school the existing technology is at fault but it does not stay that way for long. Once you audit a schools technology you can then quickly and easily prioritise the improvements to the network and equipment. Completely preparing you to stage and phase in the improvements over time. Everything hinges on budgets, so working to a plan will save a school considerable amounts of time and money over the course of a few years. A good plan instills confidence and allows a school the time to develop a diverse blend of IT tools and equipment that will work seamlessly together. They also help you avoid costly mistakes and poor purchasing decisions. We then work closely with head teacher’s and senior leadership team’s to instigate their plans and assist in delivering the schools IT vision.

Everthing’s in place

So lets assume that all the components are in place and you are living the dream because your schools IT vision has been realised. (Or at least some of it.) You have a great network which is fast and reliable, you have the software, computers, laptops and tablets available for staff and students, maybe you even allow users to bring their own devices (BYOD) to use on the school network. In pride of place on your class room wall will be an interactive white board or a large format LED touch screen, you might also have some interactive tables and of course i shouldn’t leave out visulisers and voting systems.

You have all the multimedia tools its possible to have at your disposal and some clever software to back it up which will help you share material and collaborate with your class. Your now ready to utilise them all and execute your most engaging lesson ever. But hold on, its never that easy for everyone Is it?

“A tool is only as good as its user” is a phrase you may have heard, this is never more applicable than when it comes to using interactive technologies for your teaching.

School’s are going to have a mix of teachers whose skill sets with technology are going to be at different levels. Some will be using all the tools at their disposal to deliver dynamic multimedia rich lessons while others will avoid getting the tablets out, or will only be using their interactive white board or LED touch screen for the basics and will never test the limits of the hardware. This is where you need to think about some training to get the most out of your IT investment and makes sure the technologies you have invested in are helping to deliver the best possible education for the students.

I don’t think anyone understands the value in training staff better than schools. To get the most out of any tool you need to be shown how to use it correctly. Once you know your way around a bit of software and understand how your hardware works you will be able to push it to its limits and reap the rewards.

We have a team of engineers at Cablers who have all benefited from an ongoing training program, although none of them will ever use an interactive display to teach with or design a lesson with the bundled software we still make sure that they know how to use it all. The same goes for all the other products and services we provide as well. As a company who understands the importance of wringing every ounce of usefulness from your education technology solutions we have developed and nurtured some fantastic relationships with many ICT consultants and training providers.

Depending on your needs we recommend that you arrange a tailor made on site training program, your staff will usually be able to learn by doing, its a real hands on approach where everyone has a go regardless of age and ability. Training will empower your staff with the necessary skills and confidence to use these teaching and learning systems as they were designed. It will make their lessons more engaging and fun whilst improving the overall learning experience for students.

The accredited trainers who work with you will make sure that every teacher leaves the course more motivated, confident, skilled and enthused than before. The beauty with a tailor made course is that it can be deigned and aimed at beginners, intermediate or advanced users and all will come away knowing far more than when they started.

Get much more from your IT investment and a better outcome for students by organizing some training. A quick poll of your teaching staff will highlight the areas where training will deliver the best results quickly for minimal investment.

What are you waiting for?

Use this link for more information about the types of on-site training Cablers can arrange for you

Alternatively contact us on 01787 221166 to discuss your training requirements.

Its your students who benefit most!

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