Designed to support educators and engage every student in their quest for learning by providing easy-to-use visual and kinesthetic learning tools paired with leading-edge content, this tool (set of tools, actually) is called VariQuest® Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite. The company’s Perfecta® Series Poster Design System, Cutout Maker 1800 Digital Die-Cut Machine, Motiva® 400 Specialty Printer, and Cold Laminator 2510 all work together using Engage Every Learner® Content and VariQuest Design Software to create and edit posters, banners, bulletin board cutouts, manipulatives, stickers, floor markers, and other items that make a classroom come alive. With over 20,000 templates, cutouts, fonts, graphics, and collections to choose from, the creative possibilities are endless in what these tools can create.
Used in schools across the nation for almost 20 years by teachers in the classroom, administrators in the hallways, students entering the workforce, and greater learning communities, the VariQuest Suite exists to provide on-demand capabilities for learning and communication supports, while saving time and money for the long haul. In many secondary schools, students use the Suite as part of their Career and Technical Education programs in creating marketing materials or goods for promoting student-led enterprises.
The suite empowers students to use graphic design, marketing, manufacturing, and finance skills to design, create, build, and sell their own products – using tools and supplies found in the school building. With output such as bumper stickers, posters, window clings, water bottle stickers, bookmarks, greeting cards, banners, and so much more – not only is a profit turned, but the ease and learning experience is invaluable.
This is an interesting use of technology that enables teachers and students a practical way to enhance their learning — and their lives. The VariQuest Visual and Kinesthetic Learning Suite earned a Cool Tool Award for Best Skills Solution (a.k.a. 21st-century skills) as part of The EdTech Awards 2022 from EdTech Digest. Learn more.