Technology that Enhances the Classroom Experience for Students and Teachers
From GPS maps to mobile apps, we’ve come to rely on technology for many aspects of our daily lives like navigation, banking, shopping, entertainment and…yes, education. In today’s blog, we’ll explore how web conferencing, screen sharing, and online apps are transforming the way students and teachers interact.
1. Online Conferencing
Web conferencing has many practical applications both inside and outside the classroom. Features such as audio and video conferencing capabilities and call recording, web conferencing allow students and teachers the option to connect online if convening in an actual classroom is not feasible. Additionally, many web conferencing platforms like FreeConference offer tools that allow the sharing of screens, documents, and presentations between online participants for free.
Socrative by MasteryConnect is a classroom app that allows teachers to engage students and assess student learning in real time with quizzes, prepared activities, games, and reports.
Quizlet is a platform for teachers and students to exchange learning materials. For each subject, you can enter terms, definitions, flashcards, spelling, tests and much more. Other teachers can also peer review your material to ensure the information disseminated is correct.
If you enjoyed Quizlet, you could also try Quizlet Live which features in-class quiz games in real time.
4. Screen Sharing
Honestly, I cannot imagine being in a digital classroom without Screen sharing. It is a favorite tool for all educators, allowing students to follow your document, slideshow or screen in real time. Screen sharing is a feature that provided for free on many free web conferencing services like FreeConference.com and can be accessed from a downloadable app or by copy-and-pasting a link into your web browser.
Animoto is a service that allows users to easily create videos for business, marketing, and education. Videos are a great way to engage students—especially those that are visual learners—and make classroom lessons more fun. Animoto offers several video styles and soundtrack choices to choose from that teachers can customize by adding their own images, video clips, and text.
Are You a Teacher? Add Web Conferencing to Your Tech Toolbox!
FreeConference offers audio and video web conferencing so that you and your students can connect online—for free! Start online meetings for your students to access through Google Chrome or the FreeConference app by signing up using the form below.
FreeConference.com the original free conference calling provider, giving you the freedom to choose how to connect to your meeting anywhere, anytime without obligation.
Create a free account today and experience free teleconferencing, download-free video, screen sharing, web conferencing and more.