Are blackboards or whiteboards better? That depends on what you prefer. Specialized whiteboards, such as music boards and magnetic boards are great if thats what you need. All of our boards are made according to the same high standards, to give long-lasting use.
Where is a good place to put a bulletin board?
Bulletin boards are great to have in cafeterias, staff lounges, hallways and classrooms. They provide the perfect space for hanging up fliers for upcoming events and displaying important announcements. With a few tacks or staples, attractive pictures and exceptional student compositions can be hung up for display in no time. When an event has passed or it is time for some fresh scenery, the display space can be rearranged in a flash.
When papers are constantly being hung up and taken down, you want to make sure that the surface won't be ridden with holes or permanently damaged. With self-healing cork boards from Aarco, there is no need to worry about pins leaving holes behind when they are taken out. If your display board is going to be in direct light, it is worth considering a model that has a vinyl surface. Unlike cork, vinyl will not fade.
While a regular tack board might be ok for an office or high school, it is important to be careful about pins and staples in any environment where there are many small children. With self-adhesive bulletin boards from United Visual, you can enjoy the benefits of excellent hanging space without using any small sharp objects. With this option, there is no need to worry about tacks and staples accidentally falling on the floor and causing a potential hazard.
How do I choose between a blackboard and a whiteboard?
Every teacher needs a writing space at the front of the room, whether they are teaching math, science or Spanish. Blackboards provide a highly-visible surface on which educators can provide illustrative examples or write down key terms. With clear examples and visual displays, it is easier for students to focus in class and understand complicated methods and techniques.
Although chalk boards are the classic choice, many educational institutions prefer to use whiteboards. It is easier to see the writing on dry erase boards because their white background enables them to be used with a variety of contrasting colors. Because markers are used instead of chalk, the problem of dust is eliminated. White boards can also be used as a projection screen, which is always helpful to have in the modern classroom.
A clear writing surface is necessary in many professional applications as well. An executive office, training room or boardroom in which meetings often take place requires a surface on which new ideas, business plans and schedules can be displayed. Veneer presentation boards have attractive doors which coordinate with other office furniture when not in use, but open up to provide a whiteboard or corkboard. This combines a professional appeal with functional space.
Should I get a mobile or wall-mounted board?
Blackboards and whiteboards come in two main styles. In classrooms, the wall-mounted style is generally preferred because a clear surface is needed on an almost constant basis. For multipurpose rooms which are sometimes used as classrooms or training rooms, mobile boards can really come in handy. While wall-mounted boards offer the security of knowing they will always be there when they are needed, mobile boards can turn any room into a functional learning space. Many of our mobile models are double-sided as well, so they provide twice as much space for notes and diagrams.
Having the right space to write on or hang signs makes a teacher's day run more smoothly. Whether you need chalkboards and dry erase boards for a professional or educational setting, Hertz Furniture has a great selection of models. If you need help determining the ideal surface material, size or style, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.
Not every room has the same style or acoustics, so it is important to choose a podium that meets a space's practical and aesthetic requirements. We have wooden models with built-in sound systems as well as sleek acrylic ones. Hertz Furniture's full selection enables you to consider all of the options and ultimately choose the one which fulfills your needs.
It can be hard to make the right choice when buying a church lectern or podium. Although practical concerns such as the size of the sanctuary and the nature of events it will house are important, stylistic concerns must be taken into account as well. The ideal model will help the congregation focus on the person behind the podium. It is important that this piece of furniture not become a distraction or detract from the harmony of a spiritual setting.
The right church pulpit ultimately depends on the size and style of the room it inhabits. If you have a classic-style house of worship, a basic wooden lectern will probably fit in well. If you want one that has built-in sound capabilities we have a number of models that seamlessly integrate speakers into the podium structure so they maintain a basic style while serving a functional purpose.
For new-age churches and modern companies such as startups, a wooden model might seem to be a bit behind the times. For a more updated and unique look, acrylic podiums are an excellent option. Their sleek see-through material keeps eyes focused on the lecturer or presenter as the light appearance breaks down the barrier between the speaker and the audience.
When there is no space in the room for a freestanding model, but you still need a surface that is at a comfortable height for reading notes, a portable podium is the way to go. Tabletop lecterns can transform virtually any table-height surface into a speaking space. This arrangement is perfect for a room that is used for a number of different purposes where a podium is required on a regular but not constant basis. Portable models can easily be kept under a table, in a corner or in a storage closet without taking up very much space.
With a large congregation or student body, it is important to make sure that speakers and lecturers are heard loud and clear. With the aid of a microphone, you get great voice amplification without having to strain. We have mics in a variety of styles so you can find the arrangement that is best suited to your purposes and space.
The basic wireless microphone enables you to enjoy the benefits of amplification, even as you move around a stage or a room. While being able to move around is convenient, having to hold something in your hand can become a nuisance, especially when one is speaking for an extended period of time. Headset microphones provide hands-free use so speakers don't have to hold anything as they present. For those who prefer equipment that is more subtle, tie-clip mics can be clipped right onto the lapel where they are hardly noticeable.
In an age where technology is at everyone's fingertips, sometimes plain old speeches just aren't enough to entice a packed house. If you want to keep up with the times and draw a crowd, you need one of our versatile AV carts. With the capability to play digital slideshows from a laptop that is hooked-up to a projector, you will impress everyone as you provide multimedia demonstrations. With an audio visual cart, you can easily bring technology into the classroom, sanctuary or lecture hall.
Hertz Furniture is proud to bring you the Oklahoma Sound Corp's comprehensive collection of lecterns and podiums. These sleek user-friendly models are built to serve your institution through years of speeches, lectures, services and presentations. With the right furniture, you can make any presenter feel like a valued asset to your company, school or house of worship.