South Carolina School District Converts To Boxlight Interactive Teaching Technologies
Decision to Add 1,750 Interactive Flat Panels Based on Boxlight’s Affordability, Ease of Use, and Simple Integration of Existing Lessons
Lawrenceville, GA — October 23, 2018 — As part of its respective initiative to transform current classrooms into powerful, technology-rich learning environments, South Carolina leaders in Beaufort County School District have announced plans to partner with Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”) in outfitting hundreds of classrooms with the latest interactive education technologies. Howard Technology Solutions, a highly regarded reseller, will spearhead the installations.
The decision by the district to replace existing interactive technologies with Boxlight’s interactive solutions followed a rigorous, formal evaluations where as many as 16 vendors were evaluated. The selection committee based its decisions on Boxlight’s tremendous value coupled with its ability to foster next generation teaching and learning spaces that not only support engaging whole-class and small-group instruction but also are designed to drive improved student academic outcomes.
All told, Beaufort County is purchasing 1,750 ProColor 752U interactive flat panels that include MimioStudio for the creation and delivery of engaging lessons. The new 75-inch, ultra-high definition (UHD) ProColor flat panel displays provide 4K-clarity so that onscreen content is easier to see, even in large classrooms. The displays’ Touch 360° interactivity also features up to 20 single-touch points or 10 dual-touch for gestures — users can work simultaneously, driving collaborative learning.
Additionally, they appreciated the ease with which the award-winning MimioStudio™ classroom software opens third party content created in programs such as ActivInspire, SMART Notebook, PDF, IWB and PowerPoint – all without the need of a time-consuming conversion process. “Boxlight’s software imported Promethean’s ActivInspire files better than their competitors’ did. That was crucial because our investment in existing lesson content is extremely important,” said Mark Chauhan, technology services officer, Beaufort County School District.
In the end, the selection committee felt confident they were teaming up with more than just a technology provider and reseller, but rather partners who are equally committed to truly helping transform teaching and learning opportunities in each district. Chauhan continued, “It was clear to us from the beginning that Boxlight and Howard Technologies put relationships before revenue. We had an immediate connection with their teams as they understood our needs and desire to empower our teachers and students with the most relevant interactive touch technology available in the education market.”
“We are extremely fortunate to have found partners like Boxlight and Howard Technologies, who are dedicated to these same goals,” said Chauhan. “They have created technologies specifically designed to enhance student collaboration and enable real-time formative assessment. The outcome will help accelerate student learning.”
“Howard is very excited to team up with Boxlight to create an ongoing partnership with Beaufort County Schools,” said Josh Jefcoat, K12 Sales Manager, Howard Technology Solutions. “We feel the solution currently being offered to the district will aid teachers with instruction greatly benefit student achievement. We are in the implementation phase now of approximately 1750 ProColor units across the district.”
About Boxlight Corporation
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL)(“Boxlight”) is a leading provider of technology and STEM solutions for the global education market. The company improves student engagement and learning outcomes by providing educators the products they need for the 21st Century classroom. The company develops, sells and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. Boxlight also provides educators with thousands of free lesson plans and activities via MimioConnect®. For more information about the Boxlight story and its product offerings, visit http://www.boxlight.com.
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About Howard Technology Solutions
Howard Technology Solutions is a division of Howard Industries, a billion-dollar, privately held company headquartered in Ellisville, Mississippi. Howard designs and manufactures their own line of custom desktops, notebooks, and servers, as well as a variety of enterprise mobility solutions that continue to secure market recognition. Strategic partnerships with other industry leaders enable Howard to offer a rich portfolio of over 300,000 name-brand products and a host of other professional services, including network security and storage solutions, interactive classroom products, and more. The Howard workforce is 100% US-based, with technical support specialists available 24/7 and dedicated to providing customers with superior service. For more information visit http://www.Howard.com.
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