Welcome to our annual Education Buyer's Guide.
In this guide, we will discuss a wide variety of projectors that work well in K-12, higher education, and museum applications. When we are reviewing projectors as well as when choosing award winners for this guide, we consider several different projectors and how they are used in different situations.
Before we dive into the guide, we would be remiss to not mention the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the education industry.
Educators have gotten very creative in how to continue to engage learners whether in person or online. With many schools and museums having to move to virtual for most of the last year, it has significantly changed the way technology is incorporated into the classroom. We are seeing more and more interactive projectors which work well with teachers who have some students physically in the classroom and others who are attending class virtually as both groups can see the same thing broadcast at the same time.
Even as more and more students return to in-person learning, we will see the effects of the pandemic for many years to come, if not an entire shift in how we engage in learning. In some ways, one benefit of the pandemic is getting both teachers and students even more comfortable incorporating technology into their classrooms.
Also, can be used effectively as schools re-open with distancing requirements. Students can be better spread out, in decent sized classrooms, including some at the very back, if the room is equipped with a large enough display (i.e. in K-12 a 90″ diagonal or larger and typically a minimum of 100″ in Higher Education).
It may be time to rethink using smaller displays (ie. 60″ diagonal) as they would be far less effective than larger displays. Please check out our feature on the Equivalent Visibility Rule.
We at Projector Reviews are very curious to see what long-term changes take place, but for now, we think many schools will be looking to invest tools and technology to make learning more engaging and interactive for all learners and we believe an immersive projection experience can support that goal!