Hazelwood School in Surrey, England, is an independent co-educational preparatory school that is proud of its one hundred plus years of tradition and educational excellence; yet the school motto, spiritu inspiratus – which translates as ‘lungfuls of inspiration’ – is indicative equally of the school’s dedication to seek out and embrace champion the latest methods of learning and teaching.
The media landscape has changed dramatically within the last 10 years. The ubiquity of smartphones with sophisticated video technology has turned legions of vloggers into celebrities and influencers. Social media platforms can feature robust content that can be viewed instantly and in real-time. Editing software and filtering apps can make even the most quickly created and amateur videos look polished and professional.
BenQ, Google’s exclusive partner, hosted a Jamboard event for creative professionals at the Google office in New York City. We gave them an in-depth overview of the collaborative digital whiteboard and how it could innovate creative work spaces.
Jamboard is a whiteboard reimagined for the cloud. This innovative, digital whiteboard is the perfect choice to spark creativity and increase engagement in the classroom. With a host of fun and unique features, Jamboard is the tool educators never knew they needed.
Jamboard, Google’s 55” digital whiteboard, innovates the classroom experience in many ways. Cloud connectivity allows educators to use Google Search and pop in web content and images to the notes they take in front of the class. G Suite integration connects Jamboard to your Google Drive - educators can add any document, including slides, to the board and present to the class and annotate on them.
Google’s G Suite apps (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Sites) are standard productivity tools for many schools and universities.
The collaborative nature of these tools allow students to be creators, rather than just consumers of information.
They offer students the opportunity to be engaged with the material they learn.
All the apps are sourced and stored in the cloud so using G Suite is as easy as using the internet.
Higher education in any form is an immersive learning experience. Students are expected to gain critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, and also be knowledgeable of real world applications like ethics, decision making and teamwork.
The way we approach K-12 education is changing. As schools are implementing new technological devices into students’ day to day learning, technology is becoming more essential to the framework of the classroom.
Google has supported this shift by creating Google for Education, equipping classrooms with solutions to improve learning and affordable devices, such as Chromebooks. They have even created a new device that completely innovates the most utilized tool in the classroom… the whiteboard.
"The biggest hurdle in our industry is overcoming the status quo. Here at PATH we're all about embracing change."
- Ben Kaiser, Owner and Principal - PATH Architecture
Technological advancements are afoot in the architecture and real estate industry. Architecture firms use rapidly evolving technology to innovate the way they design.