The 21-Tech initiative has allowed me as a Discovery Guide to push myself further on how much information I can process and share with each visitor I encounter.- Odis Garrett, Children’s Museum of Houston Discovery Guide
21-Tech is a bridge between our museum guides and the visitors in that it creates connections between educational concepts and the real world.- Shawn Waxali, Children’s Museum of Houston Discovery Guide
21-Tech has helped Discovery Guides engage visitors by extending their experience through the apps and applying it to the exhibits.- Ian Tibby, Children's Museum of Houston Discovery Guide
21-Tech is a way of ‘hiding the vegetables in the fruit’ where the kids do not realize they are learning, but instead having fun and being fed knowledge that intrigues their minds.- Lauren Bell, Children's Museum of Houston Discovery Guide
21-Tech provides a new outlet for our Discovery Guides to interact with the visitors in a way that further enhances their experience and makes the visit overall extra enjoyable.- Sylvia Garcia, Children's Museum of Houston Discovery Guide

iPad Stand recommendations

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    Nina Nolan

    We are thinking about using iPads in our Hands-On Lab program. The iPads would need to stand on the countertop near an experiment set up. We would also want visitors/volunteers to be able to interact with the screen without knocking over the iPad. Does anyone have a stand that they recommend? A volunteer will always be nearby so the stand does not have to be super secure, I am more interested in making sure it is stable.


    Sean Rooney

    A solid stand that we use at OMSI is the @Rest from Heckler Design.
    It’s what I use most in the setting you descrived above.
    It’s $50, but solid metal and simple design.

    Sean Rooney

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