A wide range of affordable teaching tools is now available from education technology company, IPEVO, as students and educators gear up for back to school time.
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
IPEVO, the Sunnyvale-based education technology company, promises to help create technology-rich classrooms on a budget in their Back to School 2014 initiative. With the traditional school year commencing once again, IPEVO products can help educators innovate without breaking the budget. IPEVO's full line of teaching tools and accessories are available at http://www.ipevo.com.
"IPEVO has spent the last several years creating a line of feature-rich yet affordable teaching tools for educators who wish to embrace technology in their classrooms," said Royce Hong, CEO and big head of design for IPEVO. "As we interact with the education community through conferences and correspondence, we often meet educators who feel new technology is either too expensive or too much of a hassle to bother with. But we think we've been changing minds everyday by sharing IPEVO tech and showing exactly what is possible."
As Apple's iPad has made its way into more and more learning environments, IPEVO has met demand for new ways to use the tablet with the company's iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera. The camera can capture teaching material like devices with screens, documents and 3D objects, and then stream real-time video to the iPad without wires. Such a setup brings material closer to students, frees the teacher up to interact more closely with students, and allows such things as real-time annotation when paired with a projector, Apple TV, and IPEVO's free Annotator app. And at a price of $159, iZiggi-HD costs hundreds less than conventional document cameras without wireless streaming capability.
For even more affordable document camera options, IPEVO has several devices to choose from. The VZ-1 Dual-Mode Document Camera is available for $139 and provides the ability to connect to a monitor or projector directly with no computer required. The next camera down is the original Ziggi-HD at $94. While Ziggi-HD does not feature the wireless capability of its cousin, it can be connected to PC or Mac via USB, and it boasts a 5.0 Megapixel camera for high-definition capture. An even cheaper option is the Point 2 View USB Document Camera at only $69. The camera's 2.0 Megapixel camera still delivers a high-quality image, and the camera itself can be taken off its stand for tight close-ups and handheld operation. All of IPEVO's document cameras feature a signature multi-jointed swing-arm which makes capture quick and easy.
Another flagship IPEVO product for educators is the IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System. Available for $149 – hundreds or thousands less than competing boards – IS-01 turns most any whiteboard or other flat surface into an interactive whiteboard. An Interactive Pen is controlled by the teacher or student, and gestures made with the Pen are translated into cursor movements and mouse clicks. In this way, the computer and its software can be controlled remotely at the board. Presentations, learning games, and interactive exercises of all types can be accomplished at the board by the class.
"Back to school is a great time for educators to take stock and evaluate what could be improved from last year," said Mr. Hong. "Teaching tools don't replace the hard work that must be put into learning by both teacher and student, but what IPEVO teaching tools do is expand the ways in which teachers can engage and inspire students. When a teacher and student discover a new way to explore material, it's very special."
IPEVO's Online Store at http://www.ipevo.com is ready to fulfill the needs of educators and students as they meet the challenges of the new school year.
IPEVO designs and sells innovative products to enrich today's connected lifestyle. We recognize the immense potential of new technologies to help people create, teach, learn, and inspire. From classroom to living room to conference room, IPEVO is dedicated to making technology more available, accessible, and affordable for all.
For more information, visit http://www.ipevo.com.