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The eBeam Educational Product Family

The eBeam Education product family.

eBeam technology makes it easy to go interactive. Depending on your needs and your budget, you’ll find an eBeam system that fits your situation perfectly and brings rich interactivity to your classroom quickly and affordably.

eBeam Edge

With your existing projector and eBeam Edge, any flat surface can be a lively interactive workspace in minutes. Whatever you project—from Office documents to web pages to images—becomes dynamic content that you can mark up, manipulate, and share.

eBeam Engage

With its High Fidelity JBL speakers and microphone, one-touch recording, interactive stylus, and wireless keyboard, Engage turns any flat surface in your classroom into an interactive multimedia experience.

Choose the right eBeam product

Depending on your needs, your budget, and your existing equipment, there’s an eBeam system that’s a perfect fit for you.  Then check out our website at www.ebeamrocks.com to find awesome prices on your chosen products.

 

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The Wonders of the eBeam Engage

Let’s take a look at the eBeam Engage!

eBeam Engage™ interactive whiteboard device combines more than ten multimedia and navigation tools in one sleek console to make lesson delivery effective and fun. Key highlights include:

  • Plug and play
  • Makes lesson delivery fluid
  • Puts frequently used tools within arms reach
  • Keeps focus and attention on content
  • Improves navigation with customizable links to commonly used applications, folders, files and URLs and scroll knob
  • Wireless keyboard eliminates need to toggle between computer and interactive surface
  • Simple installation requires no special skills or tools – usable on existing surfaces
  • Records sound and video in real time with one-touch recording button, built in microphone and line in/out port
  • Provides two built in USB ports to attach additional peripherals to the console

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Features of eBeam Engage

High Fidelity JBL Speakers
Built in microphone
Line in/out audio jacks
One touch recording
Sroll knob
eBeam interactive receiver
Wireless mini keyboard with magnetic sleeve
Multi function stylus
Customizable eBeam home
Software and curriculum resources
Kensington lock slots
2 USB ports

Included Components of eBeam Engage

1 USB cable
1 power cable
1 power adapter
1 AAA battery
1 quickstart guide
1 USB key with eBeam education software
1 Engage system
1 installation template
1 interactive stylus
1 package of spare stylus tips
2 mounting brackets with spare adhesive
1 RF keyboard with sleeve and USB charging cable
1 keyboard mounting plate for non-magnetic surfaces

 
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Choosing the Right eBeam System for You!

Depending on your needs, your budget, and your existing equipment, there’s an eBeam system that’s a perfect fit for you!

Please take a look at our website at http://www.shop.ebeamrocks.com/ and find your new eBeam system!

 

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A few notes – Many of the products offer two different ways to connect – via USB or via Bluetooth.  On our site, the products are listed separately (for example, we offer 2 options regarding the eBeam Edge Complete.  One product will be listed as “eBeam Edge Complete – Bluetooth”, and another product listed as “eBeam Edge Complete – USB”.)  Please call or email us with any questions regarding what solution will work best for you.

ALSO – we offer discounts for bulk orders (more than 5 units) and often have promotions running for schools.  We also offer discounts for buyers who would like to see our free demo, which we offer over the internet or in person.  If you think any of these scenarios might apply to you, please contact me via my blog, or call us at 314-629-3000. 

If you purchase by June 8th and mention this blog, you can get a 10% discount on any of our products!!!  So, don’t delay, contact us today!

We pride ourselves on our great customer service and are always happy to assist anyone in any way, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for any reason!  We believe in eBeam and enjoy sharing our eBeam knowledge with anyone who is willing to listen!

Changes in Technology in the Classroom

The following article offers several interesting points when discussing the changes being made in our classrooms today because of all of the wonderful technology that is now available for schools.  Of course I also really found the article awesome because it points out that an advanced math teacher in an Alabama middle school has had great success with the eBeam Engage (I’ve highlighted this section in the article below). 

I guess what I believe to be the most important aspect of technology in the classroom is that it’s only truly helpful if both the teacher and the students are benefiting from its use in the classroom.  In the article, it’s noted that Melissa Dodd with the Boston Public School District stated, “We’ve seen increased student engagement, a decrease in disciplinary issues and improved class attendance when the teachers utilize technology within the curriculum.”  That to me is true success in the classroom, resulting in happier teachers, students, and parents. 

I found the following article at http://www.peterli.com/spm/archive.php?article_id=3438.

The Technology Makeover

Karen Spring
 
The classroom environment a few years ago consisted of the bare-bones basics: desks, chairs, large chalkboards, pencils and notebooks — that is, the metal spiral-bounded books with lined notepaper inside. Compare those classrooms to the ones of 50 years ago and there wasn’t much difference. How times have indeed changed!Step inside a K-12 classroom in many school districts in the U.S. today and the differences are truly jaw dropping. Some might even feel as if, like Alice, they have fallen down the proverbial rabbit hole into another world. Instead of writing spelling words on the chalkboard, today’s teachers are now utilizing interactive “smart” whiteboard technology to make their classroom experiences intuitive and engaging, and to provide a better overall learning environment for their students. Other new offerings making their daily appearance in the classroom include Apple’s iPads, computer workstations, instructional software and web-based apps.

Technology for Teachers and Students

For students these additions to their classrooms are just part of their natural realm. Many children already use technology at home. Why shouldn’t they have the same offerings in their schools? Many experts agree that traditional methods of teaching, which have been used for decades, don’t cater to today’s students and their needs nor do they engage young minds. Students aren’t responsive to the traditional approach of sitting behind desks, listening to teachers lecture to them for hours on end and studying from old-fashioned textbooks.The teaching staff has to have the support it needs to ensure that students can reach their potential. The Boston Public School District in Boston, Mass., consists of 125 schools serving 56,000 students. Melissa Dodd, CIO for the district, says, “A teacher today needs a strong toolkit at his or her disposal to engage students. A one size fits all model isn’t working. We needed to change the way we think and teach our children. The district has a very robust network in place, and we have the system to support that.”In 2008, Boston’s public schools launched a “Laptops for Learning” program. Every classroom teacher has been provided with a laptop for instructional use. However, that isn’t where the program ends. Dodd adds, “For teaching to truly evolve, the teachers need the proper tools to prepare students for college careers and life in general. So, we’ve provided our teachers with that technology proficiency. The laptop program gives the teaching staff the training and support necessary to utilize technology to the maximum.”
 
Intuitive and Interactive
Rock Quarry Middle School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., educates approximately 600 students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades and has instituted various technologies into each classroom. Jason Burd, an advanced math teacher at the school, has found that the eBeam Engage, a portable, interactive whiteboard from Luidia, makes classroom learning easy and convenient.

“Whatever I write on the Engage is available to the students at any time via the web,” Burd says. “If a student misses details from the lesson, he or she can go back to it at another time to review the material, even if it’s a month later when an exam is coming up.” The ability for students to review material after hours and at their own convenience — for example, when a student has been out sick for a week and has to catch up with the lesson — enables teachers to spend more time teaching and less time reviewing material. In this way, kids who might have a hard time grasping a lesson the first time around have the ability to review it repeatedly at their own pace, making it more likely that that they will understand the concept.

Celebrating Technology
The Fort Leavenworth School District in Kansas is attended by students in grades K-9 who are dependents of soldiers assigned to the military post at Fort Leavenworth. The district has used various technologies to foster the learning environment. Mindy Tilley, a learning technology integration specialist for the district, involved the students in Digital Learning Day, a national event that let teachers revolve their lessons on the technologies that they had within the classroom. “Some lessons focused on allowing students to build avatars. Other classes spent the school day creating movies. The curriculum was still the focus here, as our students utilized creative writing and metric conversion, but the kids spent the day implementing technology into it,” Tilley explains.

Smartboards have been used in every classroom in Fort Leavenworth’s schools for years, and are now being replaced with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors to encourage a more cohesive learning environment. New sound systems have also proved a valuable addition to the classroom. Teachers wear pendant microphones and their voices are carried throughout the classrooms, ensuring that all the students are able to hear the lessons clearly. “I think the audio system is one of the most critical components in the classroom because it really does make a difference in student learning,” adds Alan Landever, Fort Leavenworth’s director of technology services.

Parents Pull Together to Bring Technology to Fruition

Some school administrators might be hesitant to add or update technology in the classroom because such an undertaking requires a support staff to manage it and handle troubleshooting. The parents at one Pennsylvania school took that job under their own belts. Sacred Heart School in Royersford, Penn., is a Catholic K-8 community of approximately 190 students. While the school administrators realized that they needed to update the infrastructure for the classrooms, they didn’t have to look beyond their own backyard for the technical support that they needed.The school board at Sacred Heart worked to procure the necessary grants and fundraisers were held to offset other costs. A volunteer technical committee comprised of parents who were knowledgeable in the IT field worked to obtain the classroom technologies and then implement them. Derek Loranca, a parent of a Sacred Heart student and a lead business intelligence specialist for a Fortune 1000 company, served on the committee. “The parents knew that it was critical for our kids’ school to have new technologies, so we came together to do it ourselves. We were fortunate to have one person on the committee who was well versed in hardware, while another parent had a background in software. One parent offered assistance in phone systems. We utilized all of these resources to work together,” Loranca says. “Sacred Heart never had to pay for an IT staff because the parents on the technical committee handled all of the main IT tasks like integration, implementation and troubleshooting.”The technical committee implemented a wireless network so that every Sacred Heart classroom had Internet access. In addition, a web file server was added so that students could log into the system and work on school projects from home. The committee also used a kiosk-like model for the classroom setting. This system consisted of a desktop virtualization offering that allowed for the use of multiple monitors, mice and keyboards without the purchase of additional desktop computers. One computer could support multiple virtual desktops, which boosted cost savings. In addition, every classroom has a smartboard for learning.As an off-shoot to the technical committee, it was determined that another group of volunteers would be necessary to assist with typical problems that came up from time to time. This group became known as the classroom ambassadors, a team of parents who took on the role of a traditional helpdesk. “Students and teachers both had access to these ambassadors to answer basic questions about the technology. If the classroom ambassador couldn’t answer the question or find a resolution, he or she simply brought the issue to the technical committee for the needed help,” Loranca says. The ambassadors could solve basic problems like figuring out why a particular program wouldn’t load or determine the reason a projector wasn’t working properly without the need to escalate the issue to the technical committee.
 
Excitement to Learn
Perhaps the most important aspect to updating technological infrastructures is the one thing that teachers and parents have sought since the beginning of time: getting kids interested in learning. Students take to technology in the classroom much as they would to the latest Angry Birds game on an iPod — they simply love it. Who would imagine that kids would not only like to learn their multiplication tables, but would beg for more? “We use various web apps on iPads to teach our students,” Alan Landever says. “Just one example of this is the Princess Math App for second grade girls that offers drills in addition and subtraction. It gets the girls excited to do math problems.”

“A key focus to the curriculum-driven lessons we provide is getting the students excited about learning,” adds Keith Mispagel, Superintendent of Schools, USD 207, Fort Leavenworth. “With a national focus on science, technology, engineering and math, we are harnessing the creativity and energy the students exhibit in the classroom when activities become hands-on through technology advancements and resources.”

Melissa Dodd agrees with that because the Boston Public School District has noticed benefits, too. “We’ve seen increased student engagement, a decrease in disciplinary issues and improved class attendance when the teachers utilize technology within the curriculum.”

Today’s kids might also be more apt to pick up a Kindle Fire and read a book instead of opening up a hardback. Both Fort Leavenworth School District and Rock Quarry Middle School are considering moving to e-textbooks within the next few years since the costs are cheaper than regular textbooks and kids are more enthusiastic about reading when an e-reader is involved.

The 21st-Century Classroom
The classroom environment won’t ever be the same. The chalkboards will be torn down to make way for advancing technologies that don’t keep a classroom static, but instead ensure that it is constantly evolving. It seemed unlikely that a few years ago Shakespeare might meet the iPad, but in the not too distant future, that might just be the way to get students interested in Macbeth and Othello. And these new methods show students that there’s no lesson that they cannot tackle.

Karen Spring has been a technical writer for more than 10 years. She began her career working as a marketing specialist for two computer distributors, handling projects for clients including Acer, IBM, Okidata. She also worked as a senior editor for an IT publishing and consulting firm. Ms. Spring has written technical reports on Microsoft products and contributes to a weekly newsletter that highlights network and Internet security topics.

 
 
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Our Biggest eBeam Sale Ever… Continues!

So, my boss must be feeling extra nice because of the holidays, because he’s extended our major eBeam sale prices until 12/31/11!  Please check them out at http://www.ebeamrocks.com/eBeam_Sale_Pricing.html.  You’ll be glad you did!

Luidia Receives Awards for eBeam Technology

Obviously I’m a big fan of eBeam and Luidia, but when I found the following article, I was seriously so happy!   I really believe that Luidia deserves every award possible for their eBeam technology.  They are making a positive difference in people’s lives every day, and for that I applaud them!  I found the following article at http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/luidias-ebeam-technology-leads-market-recognized-with-prestigious-award-wins-1597702.htm.

Luidia’s eBeam Technology Leads Market, Recognized With Prestigious Award Wins

SAN CARLOS, CA–(Marketwire – Dec 13, 2011) – Luidia Inc. announced its interactive eBeam technology has been honored with numerous prestigious awards this year from leading industry publications including Commercial Integrator, District Administration, EdTech Digest, rAVe, Scholastic Administrator and Tech & Learning.

“Premium product quality is a key Luidia differentiator — it’s the reason we are able to outpace the competition and experience such significant market momentum with enterprise and education users,” said Rafi Holtzman, CEO of Luidia. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the market, and it reinforces that eBeam technology meets the highest standards of excellence for customers who demand ease-of-use, flexibility and reliability.”

Luidia’s eBeam technology recently received the following awards from leading industry publications:

Luidia Inc. is the leading provider of interactive eBeam technology that helps the world capture and share content. The company’s products are utilized by organizations of all sizes, with hundreds of thousands of users across multiple industries and geographies. Luidia also partners with industry leaders, including Chief, HP, Hitachi, NEC, Polycom and Sony, who apply eBeam technology in their latest products.

eBeam Engage- An Amazing Classroom Tool!

 

This is a short, informative video showing the multiple uses of eBeam Engage, and its benefits for the classroom.  eBeam Engage creates a fun and interactive way for teachers to make their lessons rock!  Take a look, and be very intrigued!  Then remember to come and check out our great sale prices… http://www.ebeamrocks.com/eBeam_Sale_Pricing.html.  The sale ends 12/16, so hurry, hurry, hurry!