If you think only of strangely curved keyboards when it comes to ergonomics, you know nothing (or only a small part of the truth). From CHERRY's point of view, a tested safety mark (GS / Geprüfte Sicherheit) is an important indicator of an ergonomic keyboard. Keyboards with this test mark meet the requirements of all relevant DIN standards. This ensures that key sizes, key spacing, key arrangement, labelling, surface finish, etc. comply with the recommendations of the German Institute for Standardization.
According to a recent report by StudyFinds.org, four out of five parents are considering homeschooling their kids for the upcoming school year. Of those 2,000 parents surveyed, nearly half note that they are seriously considering implementing remote learning instruction from home in 2020 and 2021. One-fourth of parents surveyed revealed that they will not allow their children in a classroom.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, families are fearful. The prospect of a "new normal" during these uncertain times calls for precautionary measures to limit the spread of infection and to keep children, parents, and teachers alike safe and healthy. As public schools begin to reveal what a return to classrooms may look like, many parents feel uneasy about children returning to school and have pre-emptively opted to transition to a homeschool model. Parents surveyed explain that equipping children for each school day will require more time and preparation (i.e., ensuring that kids are provided with adequate face coverings, outfitting them with antibacterial hygiene products). Many also feel that the pandemic protocols, including social distancing, would take the focus away from learning, and escalate stress for school-age children.
In these uncertain times, school districts all across the country have to reconsider their instructional plans for the upcoming school year. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, many schools are moving towards adopting virtual-based instruction with remote learning platforms, such as Blackboard and Edmondo.
Transitioning to online instruction can seem like a daunting task for students, instructors, and parents alike. How can one set up an ideal remote classroom conducive to effective teaching and learning? What tools are needed to be the most productive?
CHERRY has a broad range of reliable and durable mice and keyboards to make remote learning easily accessible and enhance the digital learning experience. As our motto goes, "We enable people to connect to the digital world." As we move quickly towards a more digitalized future, students and teachers alike will benefit from durable products in renowned CHERRY quality
What exactly is remote learning?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDQ5NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0MjA4Nzg2OH0.zOrjfvM3fqhAEnEjw8LXE5C33D7KYpLN5dzQvnGVmRQ/image.jpg?width=980" id="5568d" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="be04dc5281f5a3c4f287e8adc5359342" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />Photo by Tina Witherspoon on Unsplash<p><strong>Remote learning</strong> is where the student and the instructor, or information source, are not physically present in a traditional classroom environment. Information is communicated via technological applications, such as discussion forums, video conferencing, and online assessments.</p>
Zen oasis<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDUyMS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNjczMzk3NH0.PfXCOsiyQM05qWRncJTPlz3g_MnziJZ-yi-wKmpkx3k/image.jpg?width=980" id="3d367" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="74bf4af5ffd451b9be8cb921e2a094bc" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>A serene, peaceful environment is ideal when working, instructing, or learning from home or another remote location. While it cannot be guaranteed that school-age children will be quiet and still for the duration of the lesson, CHERRY offers products which keep noise to a minimum. </p><p><a href="https://www.cherry-world.com/cherry-gentix-silent.html" target="_blank">The GENTIX SILENT</a>, quiet, no-click designer mouse, has been specially designed to promote quiet work environments while maintaining quintessential CHERRY quality and ergonomics. Students can work efficiently and quietly while benefitting from perfect ergonomics ideally suited for hands, both small and large. Especially if one or both parents are #WFH, annoying mouse clicks needn't disturb their work. </p>
Comfort is key<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDUzMC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzOTYxMDEwOH0.Yr1jiByHyQZ-QolofVUi5o55HdiVfCuN-BiwG_c8St4/image.jpg?width=980" id="43b23" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="8acdf1e2d1db4926032b8f726dedd820" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Featuring an ultra-flat ergonomic top design, the <a href="https://www.cherry-world.com/cherry-stream-keyboard.html" target="_blank">CHERRY STREAM</a> allows users to work in proper typing form, alleviating strain on the wrists and fingers, especially when working long hours each day. The layout is ideal for hands, both big and small, meaning school-age children will benefit from learning how to type correctly on a device that is both durable yet comfortable.</p><p>It is exceptionally robust, with a key lifespan of over 20 million presses, and can be used immediately as its Plug & Play capability means that no software installation is required. The STREAM also has 10 additional keys that allow easy control over volume, multimedia functions, and frequently used Office applications.</p>
Meet your individual needs<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDUzNi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYwNTg0ODg2MH0.mdY3pXkd7ypCti9FqXfio-w-fXIRVNsooQd5FvaULEo/image.jpg?width=980" id="076d0" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="489007438ebfb5c109bbc1ec5fd11e4c" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>The compact and flat housing of the <a href="https://www.cherry-world.com/cherry-kc-6000-slim-for-mac.html" target="_blank">KC 6000 SLIM FOR MAC</a> enables fatigue-free work and visually enhances the working space with its outstanding design.</p><p>The search for key combinations or corresponding settings in the control panel can be very time-consuming. Save time with quick access to the 12 most commonly used Mac functions.</p><p>The precise scissor mechanism does what it promises. Every keystroke sits, letters are no longer swallowed. Students and instructors can benefit from error-free key input in stressful situations.</p>
Flexibility<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDU1OC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMDc1MjQ3OX0.DL-lLbrxFLhOdUbVROTOXzUPp9aGWyfR9mVYvhc0L2E/image.jpg?width=2000&coordinates=0%2C89%2C0%2C110&height=1500" id="c7d0f" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="cd5bb9365dd7e0e7740e275cdf30dc1d" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>The remote classroom is only as good as the equipment used. Instructors and students alike will benefit from this wireless mouse's ease-of-use, and the integrated high-precision LED laser sensor, which allows the mouse to be used on nearly every surface, including glass tables.</p><p>Unlike other conventional mice, the <a href="https://www.cherry.de/cherry-mw-8-advanced.html" target="_blank">CHERRY MW 8 ADVANCED</a> can be connected either with the supplied 2.4 GHz wireless USB receiver or via Bluetooth®. The connection types can be changed quickly using a switch on the base of the mouse. This allows, for example, a laptop to be connected via Bluetooth® and a PC to be connected via a regular wireless connection and both to be operated with the same mouse - ideal for instructors working remotely across various devices and teaching platforms!</p> Elegant and beautiful, yet rugged and durable, the CHERRY MW 8 ADVANCED stands out with its anodized aluminum surface and rubber side parts. The compact, symmetrical design means that it fits snugly in the user's hand, and is perfect for both left- and right-handed users.
Style and durability<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1MDYzOS9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxMTg3NjgxNX0.TLeLGygxjF_Axw-nl1F70ocbarrfig_gZsHOPz8uapQ/image.png?width=980" id="76a75" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c4ac96f174530eca2595c6e94f7689c1" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>With the <a href="https://www.cherry-world.com/cherry-dw-9000-slim.html" target="_blank">CHERRY DW 9000 SLIM</a> wireless desktop set, the connection types can be switched in an instant using a switch on the mouse or keyboard. This allows, e.g., a laptop to be operated using Bluetooth® and allows a PC to be operated using the same desktop by means of a wireless connection with AES encryption. The data are transferred using AES-128 encryption in both cases.</p><p>The CHERRY DW 9000 SLIM features rechargeable lithium batteries that last for weeks of work. The mouse and keyboard conveniently charge using the micro USB cable included with the set, even while in use. A simple switch can turn off the keyboard and mouse altogether, to ensure that the rechargeable batteries hold their charge.</p><p>Students and instructors alike will enjoy the robust durability of the DW 9000 SLIM. The keyboard contains an integrated metal plate, lending it an optimal sturdiness and stability. Should you prefer a steeper angle while typing, you can adjust the keyboard using the 4 rubber feet included with the set. An integrated metal plate ensures high stability and prevents bending and bounding when typing. </p>
Whether in the office or at home, nowadays people have higher expectations of their work equipment than they had ten years ago. The keyboard, mouse, monitor, and PC have to be not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. To meet these demands, CHERRY has made it its business to incorporate customer's demands into its portfolio and has developed the CHERRY STREAM KEYBOARD, a keyboard that is both durable and ergonomic while remaining stylish.
The STREAM KEYBOARD is a worthy successor to the CHERRY STREAM 3.0 - one of the most popular CHERRY products.<p>The whisper-quiet keystroke and unbeatable typing feel enable users to work productively, especially those who write a great deal. Thanks to the three integrated status LEDs, ideal slip resistance, and ten office and multimedia keys, CHERRY ensures ideal ease of use - both in the office and at home. Also, the keyboard is sustainable and has therefore been awarded the German Blue Angel Award for sustainability.</p>
Always in control<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjc3OTI3MS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NDMwMzIxNX0.Y3R5X1c95UbOO8kQDvLh434iMPU5nlmAveXT5uVJ-Iw/image.jpg?width=980" id="81ee3" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="2fadd8f93d4099448194244dadc50f7e" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p> Thanks to the unique CHERRY SX scissors technology, the keyboard offers an incomparable typing feel and uncompromising precision. This reduces typing errors and saves time.</p>
Simple operation with a single keystroke<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjc3OTI3Mi9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNTcwMDMyNn0.4kpeTJ4_oMVGm4U1D1FqNEgogK5w4fyIuvqy_YlcIJI/image.png?width=980" id="9733d" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="b7166a50711c91d9f447cc786646a1c0" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p> Ten additional practical keys allow users to control their music or open a browser or calculator with just one keystroke. The CHERRY STREAM KEYBOARD also offers easy handling without the need for tiresome driver installations. Users only need to connect the keyboard and can start right away.</p>
Focusing on quality and the environment<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://blog.cherry.de/media-library/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjc3OTI3NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0MTQyMTIwMH0.gdYDxkyo-otP31sewDVD9QdOInZTrRR0pqDWYtsC7dM/image.jpg?width=980" id="7085d" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="7d3bd90b6c58aa10747536c61cdf66ed" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p> CHERRY has always focused on two aspects in particular: quality and the environment. The STREAM KEYBOARD bears the German GS (tested safety) seal and thus meets the European requirements and regulations for the protection of safety and health. The German Blue Angel certification guarantees that the keyboard is recognized as an environmentally friendly and sustainable product.</p>
Software tool to customize your keyboard and mouseAuerbach, 20 November 2019 - CHERRY, the specialist for computer input devices, presents CHERRY KEYS. This free software tool for straightforward customization of keyboards and mice allows users to configure their input devices according to their individual demands. The software tool works with virtually every keyboard and mouse on the market, although it achieves best results with original CHERRY products.
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It is often said that "children are our future." What exactly will that future look like? Many experts expect artificial intelligence and technological automation to become a permanent fixture in the global economy in just a few short years. As we move towards a more digitized, technological, ever-connected globalized world, acquiring adequate computer knowledge is critical for every young person. The new question to consider, "Are today's students prepared?"