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Harman High School receives technology grant

September 4, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

The Harman School has created a 21st century classroom environment with the help of a grant from Extron Electronics.

Students attending Dave Armentrout's business and technology classes will have an opportunity to collaborate using the latest educational technologies, including a projection system, interactive whiteboard and advanced audiovisual system. The Extron Classroom Technology Grant Program provided all the AV switching, amplification, speakers, mounting and cabling, as well as an easy-to-use controller for operating the system.

"By integrating this technology into our classroom and curriculum, it will supply key learning components to our students such as active engagement, immediate feedback and a connection to real-world experiences in a classroom environment," Armentrout said. "This vital equipment will help our students acquire necessary skills for a high-technology-based work environment."

Extron Electronics is the leading manufacturer of classroom audio and video solutions for the kindergarten to 12th-grade market. Since 1983, Extron has pioneered computer video interfaces, setting standards for matrix switching, signal processing and transmission, and simplifying the control, installation and setup of audiovisual systems. These efforts have resulted in solutions that meet the unique performance and price point requirements of the education market.

Extron's aggressive Classroom Technology Grant Program provides increased visibility and expanded access for AV technology by supplying selected pilot classrooms with advanced audio video solutions at no cost to the district. To date, Extron has granted more than $6 million worth of equipment to more than 1,000 classrooms in U.S. school districts.



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