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Kermit Independent School District solves their need for real-time video collaboration, in-room touch screen, and all-in-one solution with OneScreen.

Case Study Kermit Independent School District

Founded in 1928, Kermit Independent School District (ISD) is a Texas public school district that serves students in northeastern Winkler County. Located in Kermit, Texas, the district consists of three campuses – an elementary school, a junior high school, and a high school.

Challenge

Looking to improve their technological approach to distant learning classes, staff meetings, and sharing sessions, Kermit ISD required an affordable collaboration solution that seamlessly integrated with their existing Tanberg video conferencing technology. The District wanted a more effective means to collaborate, discuss, and share in real time, so the solution needed to be user-friendly and combine high-definition video conferencing, whiteboarding, and computing.

Kermit ISD faced two big challenges. The first was the complex and incompatible tools they had been using to conduct staff meetings and deliver distant learning experiences to the students. In both instances, Kermit ISD had to use separate technology for video conferencing than for presenting information, as the two were not interoperable. The process of making the individual technologies work together caused annoying delays and oftentimes resulted in complications.

In addition, the District needed a smarter way to communicate with their legal and migrant departments, which handled the change of schools for their students. To help improve the overall situation, the District sought a simple, highly user-friendly solution that seamlessly combined video conferencing and real-time information sharing. In addition to this, they wanted to provide both teachers and administration with the flexibility to use a single set of integrated software tools and applications that sat in one place.

Overall, Kermit needed an advanced, integrated, yet simple to use and maintain, collaboration solution.

Solution

Kermit ISD purchased five OneScreens to cover all of their campus locations. OneScreen’s interactive collaboration hubware has provided them with an affordable way to combine Tandberg video conferencing and enhanced presentation functionality and includes progressive whiteboarding tools from Hitachi StarBoard, in an easy-to-use solution.

After assessing many visual collaboration solutions in the market, including Mondopad, Kermit ISD chose OneScreen due to its affordability, advanced features, and on-demand customer support.

OneScreen aligns with the way Kermit’s staff needs to work and collaborate on a day-to-day basis, and also provides centralized access to all applications and tools from one single screen.

Results

Connecting staff and students is now simple and instantaneous with the plug-and-play OneScreen. And through any OneScreen unit Kermit ISD staff and students have on-demand access to the benefits of intuitive, interactive whiteboarding, video conferencing, computing, document sharing and annotation, all on an advanced, yet simple to use and maintain, collaboration solution.

OneScreen’s superior audio and video quality, paired with its whiteboarding features, means the District is now more productive and connected to both their students and staff. Through the use of OneScreen’s whiteboard capabilities, staff meetings have become more interactive and educational. During meetings, Kermit ISD’s staff can now easily share work sessions and electronic board books with the board members — without the delay and complexity they had experienced with their old systems.

The OneScreens have also helped provide a higher standard of teaching and learning throughout the District. Students now effortlessly connect via video conferencing between campuses and experience learning as if they were in a traditional classroom setting. Furthermore, OneScreen enables Kermit ISD to collaborate effectively with other schools that are using Tandberg technology.

“We looked at other all-in-one collaboration solution options, and OneScreen unanimously became our first (and only) choice due to its superior set of user-friendly features and easy to maintain hardware.”

Melinda Marshall, Technology Director Kermit Independent School District

“We can now reach all of the students within our district more effectively with OneScreen. The endless capabilities of our OneScreen units have given our distant learning program new and exciting possibilities. Our students have taken notice and are thrilled with the new technology – so is our administrative staff and teachers. ”

Melinda Marshall, Technology Director Kermit Independent School District

  • Joe Delucia, IT Director
    Many thanks to the OneScreen team for the time you invested with us. I'm happy for the personal service of your company. Your company has come a long way with technology, the new unit is a world of a difference from your previous generation.
    Joe Delucia, IT Director
    Princeton University
  • Ashley Thomas
    OneScreen Canvas has been a huge success here at the Boys and Girls Club. The touchscreen allows images from the computer to be displayed and available for interaction with the students. It can be modified on the screen and its touchscreen feature allows teachers to run programs directly from the screen. It can easily accommodate different learning styles from marking on the board to having a discussion, or simply having that visual component right in front of the student.
    Ashley Thomas
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry, Inc.
  • Marisol, Teacher
    We have been using OneScreen in our classrooms. The students are focused and motivated during the interactive activities presented. Their customer-support service has been excellent!
    Marisol, Teacher
    The Life-Skills School
  • Maria Brace, Business Manager
    We stumbled on OneScreen Canvas and have been thrilled with the unit itself and the technical support we've received. In a university setting the system needs to be ready to go at all times and the technical support team has helped us make that happen.
    Maria Brace, Business Manager
    Lehigh University
  • Adam Herrera, Instructional Technologist
    OneScreen video conference allows us to meet with our clinic for nursing face-to-face. We received great training and help from Chris and Shaun. I would recommend this product to everyone, for it's capabilities and the support you will get.
    Adam Herrera, Instructional Technologist
    Clovis Community College
  • M. Simpson, Co-Owner/Program Director
    The OneScreen team has been really well-trained, customer-friendly and professional.  It is for these reasons, I would not hesitate to recommend the equipment and the service that the  "OneScreen Technical Support" company provides.
    M. Simpson, Co-Owner/Program Director
    Agoura High School
  •  Randy Johnson
    I just wanted to take the time to express my appreciation for Farhan's detailed training session on OneScreen Annotate software.  Bamberg School District has used many software’s with our interactive devices, but the Annotate software has features that far exceed the capabilities of the others that we have tried and are still using.  The features such as annotation on a live web page, deletion of images features, image sizing and numerous other features make this product one of the best that I have ever evaluated. Thanks!
    Randy Johnson
    Bamberg School District
  • Gina Bonecutter, Head of School
    Kevin was very helpful in the selection process of a OneScreen-canvas for our school. The selection process was easy and customer service was impeccable.  It was a pleasure doing business with you.
    Gina Bonecutter, Head of School
    Grace Classical Academy
  • Many thanks to the OneScreen team for the time you invested with us. I'm happy for the personal service of your company. Your company has come a long way with technology, the new unit is a world of a difference from your previous generation.
    Princeton University
  • Caroll March, Co-Owner/Program Director
    As a technologically challenged individual, I found your training to be easy to follow and relevant to my needs. The customer service I have received from the OneScreen team has been top notch and I am more than satisfied with my service. Thank you!
    Caroll March, Co-Owner/Program Director
    Bulldog Prep Academy