Education Software to make hybrid teaching easier and engaged

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The paradigms of school teaching have been revolutionized by EdTech. It provides us with a more efficient and successful method of teaching techniques. As a result, schools are now constructing a hybrid learning environment that is tailored to the needs of students to make lessons more exciting and active.

The students can incorporate their own ideas and feedback, display their learning progress, submit assignments and homework. MyViewBoard also has a significant role in bringing more happiness and development to the class – improving student participation and assisting teachers in managing their workload!

In a nutshell, myViewBoard helps educators become a more pleasant environment to teach and learn. However, if you’re using myViewBoard solutions with a Standard or Premium account, you may have missed out on several useful features. To assist you better grasping the advantages of creating an entity account for free, we’ve put together something special for you. So come and discover a better alternative for yourself and your pupils only with the myViewBoard Entity account!

1. Same Classroom, better outcomes

Certainly, with premium accounts, myViewBoard Classroom has given me a lot of aha moments. The entity version, on the other hand, outperforms the premium edition with the following distinct features:

  1. Google Classroom integration: After you’ve linked myViewBoard Classroom to Google Classroom, you may send invitations to students via Google Classroom. There are no extra actions required; simply clicking a button will take your pupils to the sessions.
  2. Gamification tool: The greatest method to educate a kid is to teach them without them knowing. myViewBoard Classroom makes the concept come alive by providing teachers with a variety of methods for delivering instruction.
  3. Sketchfab: Use Twist and Shout to quickly create 3D models in Sketchfab for use in class. Students can twist and turn the models to provide further information on them.
  4. Polls and Ladder shuffle: Teachers can use it to conduct a brief conversation with students to keep them concentrated while having fun.

2. Increase engagement with videos

Videos are always exciting, but what comes next? Most instructors recognize that incorporating multimedia tools into the classroom is a wonderful idea.

However, it appears that kids have a hard time focusing. Not to mention learning new information while watching videos.

Another significant barrier is that over 60% of teachers say they get frustrated when searching for new educational videos because they typically spend more time than they have and don’t always discover what they’re looking for.

There you have it, myViewBoard Clips, the finest video-assisted learning software on the market. 

  1. Quizzes: With questions embedded in the films, students are kept focused and interested while they watch.
  2. Lesson plans: Teachers can use the app to prepare, track their lesson notes, and create material using the included preparation tools and instructional videos. The program saves teachers time by eliminating the need for them to prepare lessons from scratch.
  3. Filtered content: Clips also keeps teachers and students safe by ensuring that only appropriate material is accessible. Teachers will never have to worry about any harmful content surfacing during class to disrupt it.

Unlike other video platforms, MyViewBoard includes two improved Clips packages that are appropriate for hybrid/in-class learning. Do you want to build a fantastic class for your child? Register for an entity account and request a 90-day Clips add-on trial.

If you want to quickly understand myViewBoard Clips, watch this video.

3. Reduce IT administration’s workload

myViewBoard is a software that enhances how people teach and learn, as well as provides IT administrators, with a more efficient way to do their jobs. As a result, myViewBoard Manager is here to assist, a web-based tool that allows all IT admins to allocate resources and manage all hardware from any place in the world

Let’s see what myViewBoard Manager can do for you:

  1. Software installation: IT Administrators can install, remove, and upgrade applications for ViewBoards with direct access.
  2. Device control: IT Administrators may control all of your devices remotely with a single click, making it easier than ever to run just one operating system on your computer. All volume changes, turning the power on and off, and software updates scheduling is both quick and simple.
  3. Broadcasting: Send updates to selected ViewBoards and quickly announce critical information with myViewBoard Manager Advanced. IT administrators may also use myViewBoard Manager Advanced to post pictures and videos.

myViewBoard Manager, IT admin’s best management tool

4. Enable your IT administrator to make decisions on their own.

MyViewBoard also includes entity management, which is a tailored solution for IT administrators to deploy software and user preferences.

Take a peek at how entity management can benefit you:

  1. User management: You can quickly connect all school personnel with your institution and assign different privileges to them. Assigning the authority and privilege of distinct users may help you achieve greater things as a whole.
  2. Software instances: IT Administrators may standardize the activities of all apps within an entity by making templates for the myViewBoard program. Teachers will never have difficulty moving from one device to another since all settings and features are identical across devices.
  3. Single sign-on configuration: Set up SSO options for your school. It allows all users to log in quickly and securely. It also reduces teacher fatigue due to password use.

5. Create a fun and educational learning environment.

The primary aim of a school is to improve a student’s academic performance. We have the technology that can assist you to achieve it! MyViewBoard, which is designed for schools’ specific requirements, allows Sens sensor devices with AI technology to operate. It also works flawlessly with the Sens app! IT administrators may use a measurement index to optimize learning spaces

Have a look at the benefits an entity can get from Sens:

  1. Maintain wellness and safety in the Classroom by providing data about safety protocols.
  2. Perform emotional sensing to help a teacher inspect the students’ emotions. Teachers can readjust and provide support.
  3. Provide Classroom Management support to IT admins. Emotional and environmental data help schools make strategic decisions that benefit students and faculty.

6. Dedicated assistance – help you achieve your goals.

What myViewBoard aspires to be is an effective problem solver. Feel free to get in touch with us anytime a difficulty arises, whether you are an entity user or not! In no time at all, the myViewBoard support staff will contact you directly.

We also take the time to prepare more for you:

  1. Professional development courses: As a company, you can take advantage of professional development programs. Our specialists will help you learn how to be myViewBoard master step by step. It’s time to master all of the capabilities!
  2. Tailored support: Do you require assistance getting started? Our Xperts can help you with the necessary hardware and software configurations, so there’s nothing to worry about.
  3. Direct access: We’re here for you whenever you need it. Your personalized team is prepared to assist you with any difficulties that may arise. Call us now at +914442612611

Conclusion

We believe you’ve chosen to join myViewBoard’s family. But hold on a second; let us take one final look before we get started.

  • A more versatile classroom improves teachers’ productivity and student engagement. It also encourages students to participate.
  • With the aid of Clips, you may enhance interactivity with safe content while also saving time by using pre-existing lesson plans.
  • The MyViewboard Manager and entity management transformation IT admin’s approach of managing and increasing productivity.

We’re here for you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide personalized support to your organization’s needs and stick with you along the way.

Follow these 3 quick steps and lead your school to success!

  • Visit Contact Us and fill in the form.
  • Send your inquiry.
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Enjoy your time with your students. Stay tuned, more useful content is on the way.

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Teaching – Learning from anywhere to anyone (Hybrid Learning).

It’s no surprise that 2020 has shifted school operations on a global scale. As we prepare for a very unique back-to-school season, let’s explore how the new instructional scenarios can really help the teachers and learners in 2021.

Better learning outcomes using Interactive Flat Panel Display

While educators are using various terms – blended, hybrid, remote – often interchangeably, to describe the new classroom environment, many teachers, parents, and students are unsure what to expect in the new normal of 2021. 

Different scenarios are discussed currently, to be put in use when the learners return to their classrooms in 2021. 

Scenario – 1

Teachers teach from classrooms while students learn remotely, a synchronous online classroom model

Scenario – 2

Teachers and students both remote and rely on the internet to conduct their classes. This can accommodate both Synchronous and Asynchronous teaching styles

Scenario – 3

Learners and Teachers will be in the classroom together with Social distancing measures in place.

Whatever the scenario, the move to these varied instructional scenarios is testing the significance of education technology as a true teaching tool.Schools are finding that they rely on educational technology that provides a maximum amount of flexibility and integration. These attributes allow schools to pivot should the need arise, especially if COVID-19 cases continue to increase.

Saving teachers time and reducing stress should be our Top priority, especially now that teachers are working overtime.

This year is an opportunity for schools to assess and reassess which tech tools create efficiencies and which one’s don’t. Many schools are already in their third term, so it’s actually less about reopening and more about sustainable continuity of learning and comprehension.We encourage & recommend Schools authorities and Education authorities to adopt future ready solutions designed to meet the needs of the 21st century educator. No more beating around the bush. Teachers definitely deserve better.

We highly recommend the Hybrid Teaching Learning model, which lets the teacher teach the students both in-person and remote (Online) simultaneously. While in-person teaching will remain an essential part of education for the foreseeable future, we now see the need to open up multiple channels to respond to not just extreme conditions like a global disaster but the day-to-day interruptions of effective education. Hybrid teaching not only makes learning more accessible to the differently-abled, but it also allows educators to reach remote areas, helps students stay connected during long absences, and familiarizes both educators and learners with the latest communication technologies.This way, the teacher doesn’t have to repeat the same class and can get more focussed on learner engagement. This model allows the teacher to integrate both Synchronous and Asynchronous teaching methodology.

To build a successful & effective Hybrid Learning environment, Our Ed Tech consultants offer Free Consultation on the technologies that are to be used to ensure that there is less stress on the teachers to adapt to the technology and help teachers to enhance the learning outcomes at both ends (In-Person & Remote)

How to motivate learners to stay engaged in online classrooms

8 Steps to Create a Positive and Healthy Virtual Classroom

Setting up a virtual classroom is no easy task. We’ve seen over the last several months the educational world turn on a dime, transitioning from a brick and mortar experience to a virtual learning environment. Teachers have risen to the challenge and explored new ways to reach and teach students. We applaud your efforts going live for the first time and Zooming with 35 to 40 learners on your screen.  

Now that you’ve had a sizable experience of online classrooms,under your belt and seen your students in pajamas or perhaps a family pet walk across the screen, it’s time to recognize that while it’s likely becoming new normal, virtual learning is a huge adjustment for your students.

Getting comfortable with virtual learning may take a bit longer to master for the students you teach.

The following are a few steps to consider implementing in your virtual classroom:

1. Schedule One-on-One Chats

Setting aside time to talk with your students is the first step in creating a positive and healthy environment. Scheduling regular and dedicated time with each student will help replace the personal attention and accolades they used to get and crave.

Some simple questions to start with are:

  • How are they doing?
  • What does their learning environment look like now?
  • What can they do to make learning easier at home rather than making it hard?
  • Are they setting a regular routine for school activities?

By creating chat times with students, you will have the opportunity to listen to them in order to design instruction around their current abilities.

2. Create a Sense of Belonging

Your students are used to seeing each other every day, spending time on the playground or at lunch. Social connections are essential to child development. The sudden shift to school at home could be shocking and can lead to feelings of isolation. Even during online check-ins or virtual class time, they can feel as though they don’t belong to their natural peer group.

Create a sense of belonging by inviting your students to share with each other during virtual class time. Create online virtual study groups and continue group projects of course, with some minor adjustments. Encourage your students to stay connected outside of class through FaceTime or Skype.

3. Discuss Rules and Standards of Engagement

Similar to the first few days of school, establish rules for your virtual classroom. The difference in this new normal is that students have more distractions and perhaps less guidance to redirect their attention. Create a set schedule for your virtual classroom, so expectations are upfront and known. You will also want to set standards for engagement—everyone needs to participate somehow.

Seek input from your students via verbal responses, thumbs-up or for older students, polling, using the chat box, or control of the virtual whiteboard available in some video conferencing platforms.

4. Routine, Routine, Routine.

During your one-on-one discussions, you will be able to discern whether a regular wake up and bed-time routines are being practiced. Encourage your students that it’s time to get back into the swing of things.

All-day pajamas time or sleeping the morning away isn’t the best way to end the year strong. Suggest they get up and get dressed just like when school is in session.

5. Creating a Study Space

Not every child will have the perfect study space at home. But there are a few things you can suggest helping them find a study space that works for them and serve as their own study space:

  • Ask them to find a corner in a room where they can set up a small card table and chair. Close enough to be around a family member for assistance if needed. Or find a private space in a bedroom, for students who need more private space to focus. 
  • Make the space their own. Encourage them to decorate their space with artwork or pictures. 
  • Distractions. Just like at school, all other devices need to be turned off and put away. That includes video games and TVs in the background.

6. Break Time

Most kids are not used to being indoors all day long. Consider incorporating a few online exercises during your virtual class time. Incorporate intermittently breaking away from online devices by sending the students on a seek and find activity in the house that corresponds with your lesson.  

The idea is to keep moving around throughout the day to keep minds active and refreshed. It’s not healthy to stay stuck in front of a computer all day.

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7. Virtual Office Hours or Check-in Time

Staying connected with students and families is more crucial right now than ever.  Setting aside time for virtual drop-in hours or check-in times is helpful for both your students and families.  Consider creating a Twitter account, YouTube channel for instructional videos, or even a blog to post daily information and materials.

No matter what you set up now can still be used after the school doors open again.

8. Empower Change and Flexibility

You are both adjusting to change. While you are gathering feedback from the students and families, make it known to your students that you are open and flexible to their ideas. Perhaps creating an online suggestion box.

Or incorporate a question of the week,

  1. “What are you enjoying about virtual learning?” or
  2. “What do you find difficult in our new virtual classroom?”

Inviting students to participate is a good way to empower students to contribute to how they are learning. 

This process is and has not been perfect. We are learning as we go. But what we can do now is offer grace, compassion, and the means to create a positive learning environment for students.

For more ideas on best practices on Distance Teaching, Connect with our Education Consultants by clicking here I would like to speak with your Consultant

Better learning outcomes using Interactive Flat Panel Display

Better Learning outcomes from Front-of-Class Technology

Since lockdown, there can be no going back on technology: not only is it here to stay, but schools must be equipped to educate a generation of neomillennial learners who are ‘Digital Natives’.

In some schools, interactive whiteboards are the height of advancement. They are now being replaced by Interactive front-of-class technology like Interactive Flat Panel Display. Recent advances in the technology mean the traditional front-of-class screen is now more than simply a passive display. This type of technology can provide a full tablet-like experience that offers real productivity gains and acts as a central hub for all education technology.

During school closures, students have missed out on key social and soft skills. It has shown that being present in the classroom and working together is fundamental to learning. Student and parent engagement with learning fell dramatically during lockdown. We’ve realised that learning in the classroom is absolutely key to pupil development: by using collaborative, interactive tools like an Interactive Flat Panel Display, pupils can be engaged in learning all over again

Your teachers can use an Interactive Flat Panel Display to: 

  • Deliver interactive lessons with dynamic information flow between teacher and student devices (e.g. tablets, notebooks, laptops, Chromebooks.) 
  • Share digital content such as videos and images, quickly and easily. 
  • Customise content, tasks and lessons with free, accompanying software — myviewboard and Google Classroom. 
  • Create interactive lessons, polls, quizzes and team-based activities directly on the panel.
  • Share learning in real-time with the whole class, increasing discussion and participation. 
  • Allow pupils to learn the way they do at home, extending learning beyond the classroom and instilling independent problem-solving skills.  

“Technology alone is not enough: it works best with a teacher present, to answer the needs of a well-crafted digital learning strategy. In other words, it’s not having technology that matters – it’s how you use it.”

Connecting the class

Now schools are returning, it’s clear that classrooms are the nucleus of learning. Front-of class technology, like Viewsonic Interactive Flat Panel Display, is the ultimate tool to put the educator back at the heart of learning, while facilitating creative, interactive learning experiences. It connects to student devices and provides an interactive environment for advanced learning. This type of edtech allows for customised activities to cater for individual learning styles, and can be used for informal, formative assessment that gives your school more insight predicting pupils’ summative results.

It should go without saying that simply adding ICT doesn’t necessarily add value, so explore new pedagogies for how to use it to best advantage. For example, consider re-imagining your space; explore the ‘modern classroom’; maximise collaborative working among pupils; try ‘flipping your classroom’; implement strategies for pupil engagement and empowerment.

Training your Teachers

Studies reveal that 6 out of 10 teachers had never had any training on how to use ICT in the classroom.Your teachers must be not only willing but keen to share the lesson content, presentation and assessment of content with their pupils. This requires a shift from seeing themselves as teachers to seeing themselves as facilitators of learning. At C3 iT Xperts, we have been training teachers since 2007 on how to effectively use technology in classrooms for better learning outcomes.

Commitment from the Management

Above all else, the effective use of ICT needs strong leadership. Technology is powerful, and can certainly help to deliver better educational outcomes for students and a competitive advantage for the school – but it needs careful management, and commitment right across the school 

Attempting to add a new approach to technology to a classroom without taking into consideration core pedagogies will result in an ineffective wasteful and backward-looking compromise. 

At C3 iT Xperts, we’re focused on providing inspiring and engaging digital tools that redefine the modern classroom. We design interactive, award winning education technology, including the revolutionary front of class display Interactive Flat Panel Display that allows educators to enhance their teaching methods and improve attainment across their schools.