Fairlands Laerskool, is a government primary school based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the guidance of the SGB and IT manager they implemented CLEVERTOUCH displays into their classrooms in 2019.
The school is currently using the CLEVERTOUCH V Series Displays in their Maths and Science classrooms.
The classrooms had a mixture of interactive whiteboards and standard whiteboards. The cost of the projector globes and the annual license fees of the software being used, as well as the cost of teacher laptops, became too expensive to maintain. Hence, they looked for an alternative solution.
“We chose CLEVERTOUCH because it is an all-in-one solution. With the built in android device, teachers do not require anything else to teach. Teachers are able to walk into the classroom and teach immediately. We researched many other solutions and this was the most cost effective and easiest to use solution,” says Francois Pienaar, IT Manager.
Check out how the teachers are using CLEVERTOUCH in their classroom – click HERE
Mrs Zaskia Kuun, Deputy Principal of Monte Vista Primary School, says that the use of Clevertouch boards, sourced from IAS-AV, has been “a positive experience”.
Ms Kuun says: “We purchased the Clevertouch boards in 2018. Since then it has been embraced by all educators; we currently have 29 Interactive screens. Our learners are very visual and grow up knowing how to use screens (tablets, phones) and technology. This is a familiar medium for them and engages them in lessons. The end goal for every educational institution should always be to maintain high academic standards and to prepare learners for the ‘real’ world. When they leave the school they should be able to face challenges with a framework of familiar knowledge. Our learners are being exposed to technology from grade 1 and feel comfortable in using this medium on a daily basis. We do not want to bring tablets into the classroom as we feel that the board provides a good balance between being exposed to technology and still learning valuable skills like writing, planning, spatial awareness and creativity. The support and after sales service that we have had has been phenomenal. The one learner called it a ‘tablet on steroids’. The fact that all the software and training is free, there are no projector globes that needed to be replaced or additional teacher laptops to be procured, it meant that the SGB would not need to find additional funding. The Clevertouch Screen is an all-in-one teaching device, that is simple to use.”
Interactive AV Solutions (IAVS) has recognized the impact that COVID-19 is having on business across all sectors. Social distancing has upset the internal workings of many of their clients.
Their proposed solution is Clevertouch – a multi-award-winning interactive collaboration display tool that enables clients to operate smoothly during these trying times. Clevertouch allows you to host meetings, conferences, as well as digital collaboration with colleagues and clients. You can make use of your own video conferencing software (such as Skype, Zoom, etc) or you can use Stage, a platform provided by IAVS at no cost.
EduBoard Interactive Whiteboard’s functionality and content form the key portal to digital content delivery and interactive engagement by both teacher and learner in an offline environment. This is the “juice” of digital content delivery, interaction and engagement and should be the starting point into entering the fourth industrial revolution.
From this point, all the other “environmental” parts, such as student devices with a classroom LAN, can be added. Internet access can be added at any time, but should not be necessary with a great interactive solution. EduBoard has put careful consideration into the build of their EduTouch LED Panel and is designed especially for education.
With more than 10 years in the education field, EduBoard has an interactive solution for every school’s needs.
Kolok, a member of ADESSA, will exhibit a range of technologies that are suitable for the education environment during an expo/conference arranged by the Cape Winelands District of the Western Cape Education Department, on Saturday, 9 March 2019.