Educator Patty O'Flynn To Present At Educomm 2007

San Diego, WA (PressExposure) May 24, 2007 -- This year’s EduComm event will include a session featuring high school teacher Patty O’Flynn and her experiences using interactive presentation technologies for algebra and calculus classroom applications, resulting in innovative “mathcast” movies designed to fully engage students during every lesson. A long-time advocate of interactive educational technology, Mrs. O’Flynn creates these inventive interactive lessons to appeal to the visual nature of today’s students.

Patty O’Flynn’s classroom at Woodland High School in Washington participated in the Sustainable Classroom Grant during the 2005-06 school year, resulting in the receipt of interactive presentation technologies, including a Hitachi Software StarBoard T-15XL Interactive Display Panel, Hitachi StarBoard BT-1 Bluetooth Freedom Tablet, AverVision 300i document camera, Hitachi CP-S335 projector, Califone sound system, eInstruction wireless response system and a subscription to Students now use these technologies on a daily basis to make learning a more interactive experience.

“The adoption of these interactive technologies by our students has been immediate and highly effective,” commented Mrs. O’Flynn. “Students are now fully engaged in the learning process, using ‘clickers’ to get immediate feedback on assignments and quizzes, the digital whiteboard and document camera to make lessons more interactive and to share their work, and graphics tablets with software to create whiteboard movies, or mathcasts, of their work.”

To hear more about the innovative whiteboard movies, come see Patty O’Flynn’s EduComm Session on Thursday, June 21st at 11:00 AM at the Anaheim Convention Center. Mrs. O’Flynn will be presenting in a joint session with Michele Conway, an education industry specialist in interactive delivery methods, currently working as the client support and training consultant for Cambridge University Press. For more information on EduComm, please visit []

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About Hitachi
Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division, produces and markets a wide variety of digital products for business and consumers. The division’s Consumer Group markets high-definition plasma televisions and monitors, LCD projection and flat panel HDTVs, LCD projectors, and DVD camcorders and DVD players. The division’s Business Group markets LCD projectors, professional plasma monitors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEM.

Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. develops advanced interactive communications tools for education, training and boardroom applications including interactive whiteboards, plasma displays and tablets all powered by the company’s category-leading StarBoard software. For more information about Hitachi Software, visit

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Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and consumer electronics, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit

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