Achieving a Healthy Classroom with an Interactive Whiteboard

As schools transition teaching environments to include the use of large interactive displays, they enable their teachers and students to take advantage of tools that offer many collaboration opportunities and help achieve better learning outcomes. BENQ has developed its ClassroomCare product to deal with several challenges schools regularly face.

 

If you would like more information on BENQ’s ClassroomCare Interactive Flat Panel, contact InSight Systems on 1300 369 451 or email, sales@insightsystems.com.au.

Health Risks in Classrooms

Numerous health risks exist in classrooms, such as poor air quality and germ accumulation. When threats are prevalent, a student’s learning efficiency is negatively impacted. In Australia, the average student is absent for 8.1 days during the school year. The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth specifies that 52% of absences are due to student illness. Even the smallest steps that schools take to improve classroom health can help to make a difference in cutting down the number of sick days that students have to take.

 

ClassroomCare: Health-focused technology

ClassroomCare helps to protect students and educators from these risks. BenQ’s ClassroomCare technologies cover everything from eye care and germ resistance to CO2 monitoring, creating safe and healthy spaces for students and teachers.

BENQ ClassroomCare Interactive Flat Panels are installed in classrooms and schools throughout the country, including at the Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (IGGS) in Queensland, Australia. BenQ worked with IGGS to connect all of their technology needs on campus. They’re currently utilising technologies such as the germ-resistant and smart eye-care Interactive Flat Panel, helping to increase health initiatives throughout the school.

Eye disorders happen to be the most common long-term health problem that children experience, with more than 411,000 cases of eye disorders among children in Australia, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The ClassroomCare Interactive Flat Panel aims to help lower these numbers. According to a study done by ResearchGate, CO2 ventilation rates in schools are inadequate, and a potential CO2 buildup in a classroom can lead to discomfort, which then leads to learning difficulties. CO2 is another health risk that the ClassroomCare Interactive Flat Panel addresses.

ClassroomCare is a staple for all schools that aim to increase learning efficiency. Reducing the amount of health-related risks in a classroom can do wonders for productivity. Between reduced absences, higher concentration levels and easy-on-the-eye screens that don’t fatigue a student’s eyes, the ClassroomCare Interactive Flat Panel has the capabilities to take your school’s learning environment to the next level.

Germ resistant screen

TUV certified, this germ-resistant screen features a nano ionic silver agent, which eliminates almost all germs. This feature is useful even after intense cleaning or long periods of use. An interactive touch screen is an easy way to spread illness, but with a germ protector built right in, you’ll be able to reduce the number of sick students – keeping them healthy and present in class to increase productivity.

Being able to focus entirely on the lessons at hand instead of potential illnesses in and out of the classroom, productivity rates in schools have the potential to go through the roof.

A smarter solution that provides eye care

A lot of eye problems can start at a young age due to the large number of screens that kids are regularly exposed to. Between the dangers of blue light and glare, screen time often has to be limited to reduce the risk of developing eye disorders.

The ClassroomCare Interactive Flat Panel is TUV certified flicker-free screen, and functions with a motion sensor. The low blue light feature also allows students to spend more time in front of the screen, which can help boost productivity. Additionally, the anti-glare feature reduces reflections and makes the screen more comfortable to look at, increasing the amount of time that can be spent looking at the screen.

Air-quality sensors monitor CO2 intensity in the classroom.

An air-quality sensor can improve overall health, increasing classroom productivity. Its most significant benefit is in the ability to monitor CO2 intensity. With ClassroomCare’s CO2 monitor alerts, teachers can open windows and doors to let in fresh air if the CO2 levels are too high. Clean air is proven to helps students concentrate more and bring their attention back to the lesson.

ClassroomCare Interactive Flat Panels are the perfect collaboration tool to share content and efficiently manage data using cloud storage.

If you would like more information on BENQ’s ClassroomCare Interactive Flat Panel, contact InSight Systems on 1300 369 451 or email, sales@insightsystems.com.au.

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