Getting Schooled: EdTech and Sound in 2017

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/31/17 3:49 PM

It’s 2017 and technology has permeated every square inch of classrooms! From virtual reality learning modules and 3-D printing to wearables and gargantuan 100’ displays replacing the former 60’ screens, education technology—which has filled classrooms for decades—is more than ever, all the rage.

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Topics: juno, sound quality, lesson capture, amplification, audio, ezroom

FrontRow Wins EdTech Digest’s Best Presentation Solution Award

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/24/17 3:54 PM

 
We are celebrating at FrontRow as we join the ranks of EdTech Digests’ “innovators, leaders, and trendsetters shining bright in one of the greatest fields of human endeavor [education].”
 
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Topics: ease of use, juno, sound quality, lesson capture, amplification, audio, ezroom

Classroom Sound, EdTech and the Real MACUL17!

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/16/17 4:05 AM

This week we are at the annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) #LearningForward Conference at booth #619 of the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan! It is one of the Midwest’s largest educational technology conferences with 5000+ educators from across Michigan, the region, and Canada.

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Topics: flipped classroom, juno, lesson capture, amplification, audio, Conductor

Deaf History Month and FrontRow

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/13/17 5:55 PM

Though today we build technology to serve the broad communication needs of all students and school staff, FrontRow began life in 1963 as Phonic Ear, a company focused on the needs of students with hearing impairment and their parents, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. It was through our dedicated work within those communities that we pioneered the use of wireless audio technology in the classroom. It was also through the encouragement of dedicated hearing health professionals that we developed listening solutions for the student body at large. We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of you.

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Topics: sound quality, amplification, audio, Special Education

5 Classroom Tech Enhancements that Make the Honor Roll

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/1/17 11:13 AM

One of the things we take pride in here at FrontRow is keeping our finger on the pulse of the education sector’s needs. That means checking in with teachers and administrators to discover any pain points they may have within their classroom technology usage.

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Topics: ease of use, juno, sound quality, lesson capture, audio, Conductor

2015 Recap

Posted by Sean Penn

12/23/15 3:34 PM

Season's greetings from FrontRow! As we look back on 2015, it was quite a year!

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Topics: Networked PA, bells and intercom, audio

Basics of Distributed Audio

Posted by Rick Mathewson

12/3/15 8:02 AM

What is distributed audio?

A distributed audio system simply delivers audio to many speakers rather than to just a few. Examples would be hallways in a school, supermarket paging, health club background music, etc. These systems are commonly referred to as “constant power systems” or “70 volt systems” — even though 100V and 25V systems are distributed audio systems too.

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Topics: Integrated communications, Networked PA, bells and intercom, audio, Conductor

Technology in Education: CONNECT 2015

Posted by Milena Basile

5/20/15 1:36 PM

Recently we had the pleasure of attending CONNECT 2015, the largest education technology conference in Canada. Held from May 5th to 8th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, the event brought together professionals from across the education sector to discuss best practices for integrating new technologies into classrooms, workplaces and libraries.

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Topics: Integrated communications, audio

7 ways classroom sound accelerates learning

Posted by Milena Basile

5/1/15 1:05 PM

At FrontRow, we put a LOT of classroom sound system in schools. This technology is designed to create a more effective learning experience. It simply helps students hear more clearly, in turn helping them learn better.

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Topics: amplification, audio, Special Education

The Why, When, and How to Flip Your Classroom

Posted by Michelle Johnson

5/23/14 1:34 PM

This is a guest post courtesy of Lisa Highfill, Technology Integration Coach for Pleasanton Unified School District in California. Lisa has been using the FrontRow Juno system since February 2014.    

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Topics: ease of use, flipped classroom, juno, lesson capture, audio