Today's children have been raised alongside ever-evolving technology. Classrooms around the world are incorporating new hardware and software, from tablets to computer games that support learning. However, that doesn't mean that the trusty television is being phased out. In fact, television may be more useful in the learning environment now.
Television offers teachers a way to provide children with educational material, while controlling the messages they are being sent. They can ensure that, instead of mindless programming, young students are watching things that require active participation and challenge them to question and learn.
Blonder Tongue, a Nickless Schirmer partner, works to make it easier for teachers to use the full capabilities of today's televisions with its "Classroom Everywhere" solution. "Classroom Everywhere" is designed with schools in mind, and simplifies the transition from legacy analog systems to digital services.
Blonder Tongue's broadcast solution allows for the reception of non-encrypted programs, are scalable from one to 100 channels, incorporate in-house broadcast solutions (such as security cameras or digital signage) and work with any FCC compliant system. Digital can be added to analog boxes for every TV or projector that requires a Digital Transport Adapter (DTA), which is relatively inexpensive and allows for the smooth transition from analog to digital by allowing analog programming to function as television sets are slowly replaced.
Incoming digital channels can also be converted to analog, to limit the number of channels provided so that educators can offer targeted programming that is suited to a classroom's age group.
Blonder Tongue also offers help for schools with special case situations, such as classrooms using master antennas or satellite SMATV systems.