Our blog series continues with a topic every educator cares about: Grants and Awards. This week, another author joins our series, David Solomon, President and CEO at Lightspeed. In this blog, David provides tips to help your award or grant application stand out to the decision-makers through video.
One of our joys at Lightspeed has been the multi-tasking abilities that educators and students have enjoyed with our technology, including the ability to overcome classroom noise. We’re in the business of strengthening the connection between teachers and students through classroom sound-field amplification, which allows every student to clearly hear their teacher’s instruction. Little did we know that achieving that goal would solve other teaching issues.
As someone who is in the “education” field, I’m constantly fascinated by how people learn. One of my jobs at my company is to see that the teachers and other educational professionals we serve know (learn) how to use our classroom audio products to their full potential.
After years of working in the education technology field, I had a little revelation this week about technology and our uneasiness about trying new things that might be really good for us and good for our schools. I have to preface things by saying that for years, whenever I’ve heard a teacher say that she or he was surprised how valuable classroom sound systems are for helping kids hear better, manage classrooms and even reduce the strain of raising their voice, I used to think, “But that’s obvious. It’s in our marketing tools, on our website, and the sales force tell customers all about audio in classrooms.”
Research is a big deal when considering adopting technology for the classroom. Decision makers must consider several factors before committing themselves and their dwindling technology funds. Manufacturer’s claims are always suspect. If you’re as cynical as I am, even the testimony of other educators can be twisted. So what’s an educator to do?
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