Thanks to the support of the Anoka-Hennepin School District technology levy dollars, audio enhancement systems have been installed in Dayton’s media center, computer labs, art room, and K-2 classrooms. The equipment includes ceiling mounted speakers that project voice, video, music or other sound with improved distribution throughout each classroom. Teacher microphones are worn with a neck lanyard. Student hand-held microphones are passed between children for amplification.
If these systems work well in the open school design, the school hopes to eventually extend it to the 3rd through 5th grade classrooms.
The project was paid for with money from the 10-year technology levy passed in November 2012. For the most part, the systems were installed in elementary school classrooms, but some systems were installed in larger middle and high school classrooms with a lot of activity, such as science classrooms.