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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

  •  Randy Johnson
    Sólo quería tomar el tiempo para expresar mi agradecimiento por la detallada sesión de entrenamiento de Farhan en el software OneScreen Annotate. El Distrito Escolar de Bamberg ha usado muchos programas con nuestros dispositivos interactivos, pero el software Annotate tiene características que exceden con mucho las capacidades de las otras que hemos probado y que seguimos utilizando. Las características como la anotación en una página web en vivo, la eliminación de las características de las imágenes, el tamaño de la imagen y numerosas otras características hacen de este producto uno de los mejores que he evaluado. ¡Gracias!
    Randy Johnson
    Bamberg School District
  • Gina Bonecutter, Head of School
    Kevin fue muy util en el proseso de selección de OneScreen Canvas para nuestra escuela. El proceso de selección fue fácil y el servicio al cliente fue impecable. Fue un placer hacer negocios con OneScreen.
    Gina Bonecutter, Head of School
    Grace Classical Academy
  • Marisol, Teacher
    Hemos estado usando OneScreen en nuestras aulas. Los estudiantes están enfocados y motivados durante las actividades interactivas presentadas. Su servicio de atención al cliente ha sido excelente!
    Marisol, Teacher
    The Life-Skills School
  • M. Simpson, Co-Owner/Program Director
    El equipo OneScreen ha sido muy bien entrenado, amigable para el cliente y profesional. Es por estas razones, no dudaría en recomendar el equipo y el servicio que proporciona la compañía "OneScreen Technical Support".
    M. Simpson, Co-Owner/Program Director
    Agoura High School
  • Joe Delucia, IT Director
    Muchas gracias al equipo de OneScreen por el tiempo que invirtió con nosotros. Estoy feliz por el servicio personal de su empresa. Su empresa ha recorrido un largo camino con la tecnología, la nueva unidad es un mundo de una diferencia de su generación anterior.
    Joe Delucia, IT Director
    Princeton University
  • Caroll March, Co-Owner/Program Director
    El servicio al cliente que he recibido del equipo de OneScreen ha sido de primera clase y estoy más que satisfecho con mi servicio. ¡Gracias!
    Caroll March, Co-Owner/Program Director
    Bulldog Prep Academy
  • Adam Herrera, Instructional Technologist
    La videoconferencia OneScreen nos permite reunirnos con nuestra clínica de enfermería cara a cara. Recibimos gran entrenamiento y ayuda de Chris y Shaun. Yo recomendaría este producto a todo el mundo, por sus capacidades y el apoyo que obtendrá.
    Adam Herrera, Instructional Technologist
    Clovis Community College
  • Ashley Thomas
    OneScreen Canvas ha sido un gran éxito aquí en el Boys and Girls Club. La pantalla táctil permite que las imágenes de la computadora se muestren y estén disponibles para la interacción con los estudiantes. Se puede modificar en la pantalla y su función de pantalla táctil permite a los profesores ejecutar programas directamente desde la pantalla. Puede acomodar fácilmente diferentes estilos de aprendizaje, desde marcar en el tablero hasta tener una discusión, o simplemente tener ese componente visual justo delante del estudiante.
    Ashley Thomas
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry, Inc.
  • Maria Brace, Business Manager
    Tropezamos con OneScreen Canvas y nos ha encantado la unidad y el soporte técnico que hemos recibido. En un entorno universitario el sistema necesita estar listo para ir en todo momento y el equipo de soporte técnico nos ha ayudado a lograrlo.
    Maria Brace, Business Manager
    Lehigh University