Display Size Matters: Selecting the Right Display Size for Classrooms

Imaging technology has dramatically affected the experience of K-12 teaching and classroom dynamics. From a time when the primary ways to relay information were verbal, via a blackboard or overhead projector, to the current array of computers, tablets, flat screens and projectors – deciding what to select can be complicated. Today there is a lot of focus on flat panels and projectors. However the big dilemma isn’t which technology to select, but how to support the right visual environments that help teachers teach and students learn. Whether the pedagogical style is sage on a stage, guide by the side, flipped classrooms, display-based or constructivist, getting everyone on the same page and keeping focus are key components in supporting student comprehension.

Regardless of the technology selected, this paper will help you understand the factors that impact student visibility and legibility of the display and how to select screen size based on classroom size. In today’s K-12 classrooms, displays are used for a range of educational purposes 50% or more of class time, so ensuring that the technology is the optimal size and quality is critical.

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