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Copernicus Ships Storage Easel for Interactive Whiteboards

The Royal iRover iS600 Interactive Teaching Center
The Royal iRover iS600 Interactive Teaching Center

Copernicus Educational Products has launched a new teaching aid for preK-3 that combines an interactive whiteboard with a storage easel.

The new Royal iRover iS600 Interactive Teaching Center is designed to serve the growing number of early childhood educators and administrators who want to integrate classroom technology functionality. It builds on the Royal Interactive Teaching Easels but offers features specifically designed for early childhood classrooms, such as an angled position to help young students improve writing and fine motor skills.

The easel supports Smart Board 640 and 600 interactive whiteboards and Hitachi or Epson ultra-short-throw projectors.

"Early childhood teachers are being asked to incorporate interactive lessons into their instruction and it's often a challenge to find technology right-sized to young learners," Jim Phillips, president of Copernicus Educational Products, said in a news release.

In addition to its child-friendly capabilities, the iRover iS600 is sized and mobilized to enable both whole-class and small-group learning. And with an integrated projector arm, the unit reduces shadowing and constant projector calibration, the company said.

"This new Interactive Teaching Center provides an easy way for teachers to create a technology-rich learning environment for their students," Phillips said in the news release. It "encourages group learning and interaction between students, teachers and technology."

The new unit was launched with input from the Copernicus Advisory Committee as part of an effort to "help transform traditional teaching into interactive teaching," he continued.

The center also offers large and small storage tubs for manipulatives and resources, snap-on hooks, removable magnetic dry erase board, laptop shelf, storage rack, and casters with a foot-activated brake.

The Royal iRover iS600 Interactive Teaching Center is available now for $892.50. Additional details can be found on Copernicus' site.

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