Ask Hermie

Hermie is the consummate AV Professional, having lurked behind the scenes at Herman Pro AV and Herman Integration Services for years. When it comes to the professional audiovisual business, Hermie walks the walk and talks the talk. In fact, he doesn’t just talk about AV stuff until he’s blue in the face, he’s done it so much he’s blue all over! So, if you have a burning AV question, just “Ask Hermie!”

Dear Hermie,

I am concerned. I mean I am Marlene, that’s my name, but I am concerned about how I am going to excel at my job as a teacher. The good news is our school is now open and the kids are back – for the most part. We still have some who are joining the class remotely, so I feel like I must teach two different classes at the same time. I have to focus on the kids in the classroom, and I have to then turn to my laptop to focus on the kids at home. My school says they will be installing new technology to make it easier, and I’ll have touchscreens and stuff. I guess the chalkboard is a thing of the past, huh? I’ll miss it. Hermie, any insights as to how I’ll teach with all this new technology?

Sincerely, Concerned in Colorado

Dear Concerned,

Never fear, Hermie is here, and so is the Classroom of the Future! Marlene, I am so glad to hear that your school will be upgrading classrooms with the latest and greatest the AV Industry has to offer. With interactive touch screens, strategically placed mics, and speakers to enhance audio, plus AI-powered Hi-Def cameras that can follow you around the classroom and adjust automatically to frame you and your screens or whiteboards, you’ll be able to focus on your lessons without worrying about the technology. And best of all, all your students will be able to see, hear, and participate, whether they are with you in person or remotely. The classroom of the future is here, and Hermie is confident you, and all teachers, will love it! (And if you really miss your chalkboard, you can always play this in the background).

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