Topological Limited recognises the importance of "hands on" interactive solutions to optimise the teaching experience.
Voting buttons, visualisers and video conferencing are designed to utilise existing audio-visual resources, such as interactive whiteboards, projectors and large screen TVs.
Technology is evolving, with new touch screen large format TV screens that are ruggedised to allow them to be used in areas such as sports halls.
With the push of a button on their wireless remotes, students can instantly tell you how much they know. You will no longer have to wonder whether all your students are keeping up with lesson material, since you'll see precisely how well each student is doing.
That insight will help you adapt lessons based on test results or how students respond to your questions.
SMART Response provides everything you need to easily prepare quizzes, tests and exams or spontaneously add questions to lessons. The system combines the assessment power of SMART Response software with the lesson-creation tools and features of SMART Notebook software.
Visualisers are real-time image capture devices for displaying an object to a large audience. Like a document camera is able to magnify and project the images of ac objects, as well as transparencies. They are high resolution webcams mounted on arms so as to facilitate their placement over a page.
This allows a teacher, lecturer or presenter to write on a sheet of paper or to display a two or three-dimensional object (or process such as cooking) while the audience watches.
The visualiser/camera produces the live picture using a projector and screen and it may be rotated to allow a larger working area to be used.
Tablets & Computers
Topological Limited provides a variety of tablet and touchscreen computers, as these allow pupils to work in groups to solve problems and complete tasks.
It is important to select the optimum hardware to support the desired software applications, integrate into your computer network and deliver a long term solution, so advice is provided, based on extensive experience.
The solutions may utilise products such as iPods, iPads, android tablets or the new Microsoft products that will be easier to integrate into a managed school environment.
Many schools utilise video conferencing to enhance the learning experience. Topological Limited provides solutions that may be used throughout the site, or dedicated solutions that are setup to deliver the optimum quality.
The systems are IP based and so connect to a local network outlet.
Frequently for quality of service (QoS) and security these devices are segregated from the main network and this may be achieved using VLAN functionality on the managed switches.