Touchjet Promotes Education at Bay Area Science Festival Saturday, November 7: Demonstration for Students, Teachers & School Leaders 10am – 4pm at AT&T Park
Touchjet Promotes Education at Bay Area Science Festival Saturday, November 7:
Demonstration for Students, Teachers & School Leaders 10am – 4pm at AT&T Park
Innovative Product Turns Any Flat Surface into a Touch Screen Instructor
#PondForTeacher promotes “Nominate Your Teacher for a Pond” Contest
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6 November 2015 — San Francisco, CA: Science, technology, education and math equals what every teacher knows by their acronym: STEM. These four leaves form the educational clover of the fifth annual Bay Area Science Festival (www.bayareascience.org) and the goals of an innovative San Francisco company, Touchjet (www.touchjet.com), that will showcase a new way to teach at an interactive display at Saturday’s Discovery Day at AT&T Park, 10am – 4pm. Saturday’s demonstration calls attention to Touchjet’s Teacher Giveaway campaign, during which students nominate a favorite teacher to receive a free Touchjet Pond Projector™ ($599 Value) using the hashtag #PondForTeacher. Five teachers will receive a Touchjet Pond™ in the campaign set to end on December 1.
“To paraphrase the great Edward R. Murrow discussing the invention of TV, Touchjet can teach,” said Helen Thomas, CEO of Touchjet. “For the first time, there is an affordable, portable and efficient device that allows school room interaction, and living room interaction, between students and teachers and between parents and their children. Plus, if you know a hardworking teacher or education professional in your life, Touchjet wants to hear from you. This month, we’re offering five teachers the chance to win a Touchjet Pond™ Projector. ”
The innovative Touchjet Pond is a tool that makes learning fun and collaborative for students of all ages. The projector turns any flat surface into an 80” touchscreen with which students can interact using a stylus.
“Imagine practicing math problems or learning a foreign language together on an interactive whiteboard,” explains Thomas noting that the Touchjet Pond has a built-in Android operating system, so students and teachers can download all Android apps to the device itself – including Dr. Seuss’s ABC reading app, Khan Academy, PBS Kids and more. “This is an incredible way to make classroom and at-home learning a truly interactive and enjoyable experience. It’s already being used in classrooms across the nation, as well as in several after school programs for additional learning.”
To call attention to Pond’s educational assets, Touchjet is asking students to write in and tell the company why a favorite teacher or education professional deserves a Pond using #PondForTeachers on Facebook or Twitter. The deadline to enter is December 1.
“We hope that Touchjet becomes the centerpiece of the classroom,” said Thomas, noting that the devices allows students and instructors to draw, annotate and edit documents together on a screen everyone can see. “Touchjet makes collaboration easy at a more compelling price than competitors. Swiping through lesson plans on the Pond quickly becomes collaborative and second nature.”
Led by UC San Francisco, the Bay Area Science Festival is designed to showcase the region’s catalytic role in scientific progress and provide innovative opportunities to build community around science, technology and engineering. The festival brings together the Bay Area’s leading academic, scientific, corporate and nonprofit institutions with the collective aim of providing accessible science programming to every Bay Area resident. By celebrating science in the same way society celebrates music and art, the Festival’s goal is to showcase how vital science is to Bay Area culture and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Featuring more than 50 fun and mostly free, interactive science and technology events at local venues from Santa Rosa to San Jose, the Bay Area Science Festival includes provocative lectures, hands-on activities, exhibitions, tours of cutting-edge facilities, and unique adult oriented science entertainment. The culmination of the annual event, now in its fifth year, is the AT&T Park Discovery Day in San Francisco. It is the largest such event of its kind in the United States.
“We are so honored to take part in the Bay Area Science Festival,” said Thomas. “As a parent myself, I understand the importance of making our classrooms truly innovative and creative spaces for our children. Touchjet helps do that.”