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New projectors illuminate classes

Science Teacher Peter Gammelgard conducts class while using his new projector system. Photo by Jacob Thrasher

New projectors are giving a picture perfect view to learning in Bear River classrooms.

Multiple classrooms across campus were upgraded with projector systems over the Fall Break. Teachers and students agree that the new projectors have been a great improvement. 

“The single most notable improvement is in color, reproduction, and accuracy,” said Science Teacher Peter Gammelgard. “One other thing is they have speakers and can play sound.”

“Their coloring is better and they don’t take as long to turn on,” said Lydia Fuller-Hall, a freshman. 

“They are easier to use and faster to set up,” said Devon Fellman, a senior. 

“The new projectors are of higher quality and resolution and the new screens allow for larger projection size, making it easier to display content visually for all students to see,” said Principal Amy Besler.

Many also believed the systems will help the learning environment as well.

“The information is communicated more clearly thanks to the projectors,” said Mr. Gammelgard.

“I can see it better. … The words are less blurry and the zoom-in is more clear,” said Fuller-Hall.

“I wish teachers would use them more often, but yes,” said Fellman.

“Larger screens means students can see in the back. Brighter means the lights can stay on. The color has lost that faded, dust look,” said Sheri Reafsnyder, an English teacher.

Ms. Reafsnyder was ecstatic about her projector.

“I am loving mine,” she said.

A special installation team put up the projectors over Fall Break.

“Our district Technology Team installed the projectors during Fall Break,” said Principal Besler. “This team is composed of several technicians who work throughout the district at the various sites, including our own site technician, Liam Casavant, who was selected by our staff as the Classified Staff Member of the Month this month for his “cyber ninja” skills and helpful, positive attitude. Liam makes all things technology happen at Bear River. This team is led by Bob Lyons, the District Technology Director.” 

Principal Besler said the projectors were a good investment.

“Yes, this is a good investment, as it is well-aligned with our educational technology integration goals,” she said. “The technology department has conserved resources in order to save for these projectors and they will be well-utilized on a daily basis in the classrooms.”

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