How Online Meetings Can Engage Students And Educators To Be Here Now

Lecture EducationIn the field of education, running an online school or facilitating a study group can sometimes feel like herding sheep! There is a lot to take into account. For students, it’s providing a virtual space for them to connect and collaborate. For teachers, it’s recording lectures and for administration, it’s connecting face-to-face with colleagues and recruits from home without breaking the bank on expensive software.

Between students, professors and administrators, there are a lot of costs, schedules and course content to consider. A free conference call and video conferencing might just be the exact approach you need to get everyone present and engaged. This is how your next meeting can be made more hard-hitting, effective and most importantly, fully attended by hosting a free conference call (or free video call):… Read more →

How Video Conferencing Can Make You a Better Teacher in 2019

TeachersWhen you hear the words “video conferencing,” what pops into your head? Corporate boardrooms? Long tables with lots of chairs? CEOs huddled together discussing plans for the next quarter? Now, try replacing that image with a classroom filled with middle school children in the city or a small, private class in the middle of a jungle.

Believe it or not, the ways in which video conferencing can be used to enhance education are plenty and very advantageous! It’s an educational tool that not only creates more student engagement, but it also makes history, geography and any other class all that more interesting. But as a teacher, how exactly can you use video conferencing to its full potential? Here are 5 ways to use this technology in the classroom.… Read more →

How to Set up a Conference Call for Student-Teacher Interviews

Setting Up Conference Calls for Student-Teacher Meetings

how to set-up a conference call for student teacher meetingsStudent-teacher meetings are important for keeping the lines of communication open in an academic environment. When utilized for student-teacher meetings, conference calling is a useful tool that can allow for easier, more convenient dialogue between teachers and their students. In today’s blog, we’ll go over some of the ways in which teachers can use conference calling as well as some tips on how to set-up a conference call or online meeting.… Read more →

5 Tools for Digital Classrooms

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.

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How Educators use Video Conferencing with Youtube Streaming to Escape the Classroom

How Educators use Video Conferencing with Youtube Streaming to Escape the Classroom

YouTube Streaming ConferenceEvery teacher knows the power of adding a little variety to their lesson plans. Historically, this has meant bristol boards, DVDs, show-and-tells, and art projects. But in our modern age, there’s a new way to break through the monotony of teaching young and impatient students for several hours a day or week. The next time you are looking for a new and inventive way to reach your students, why not hold a video conference and stream through Youtube?

Still thinking about it? Here are some reasons why it would be a great idea.… Read more →

How Screen Sharing Has Changed the Way Students Learn

Why Screen Sharing is a Game-Changer in 21st Century Education

Thinking back to our school days, many of us probably remember sitting in class while the teacher stood in front of a whiteboard conducting the day’s lessons. Even today, this remains the primary way in which classroom education is conducted around the world. Until relatively recently, it was the only way classroom lessons were conducted. Now, 21st century digital technology has expanded the tools available for teachers and students to interact with one another both inside and outside the classroom. While many digital tools have made a profound impact on education, such as video conferencing, file sharing, and online classroom portals, today we will be taking a look at some of the ways teachers and students utilize screen sharing.

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Monthly Dial-In Conferences Turn Parents into Participants

woman making conference call / phone conferencing

How Parents and Teachers Can Use Phone Conferencing to Facilitate Communication

Whether you are a teacher dedicated to your students’ academic success or a parent actively involved in your child’s education, parent-teacher meetings help to bridge the communication gap between what’s going on at home and in the classroom. In today’s blog, we’ll explore how parents and teachers can utilize phone conferencing to support student learning.
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Why you should be using screen share in the classroom in 2018

As technology becomes more prevalent in our lives, it is increasingly important for students to familiarize with computers at a young age. Many schools are starting to designate computers to students because of the importance of developing technological experience. Likewise, teaching methods evolve as education demand shifts, teachers are starting to expand their lessons into the realm of computers. Screen-sharing is, and should be a popular tool in the classroom, since it’s a helpful tool to engage students in many parts of the lesson, which we will discuss throughout this post.

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Think Outside the Classroom: Video Conferencing for the Modern Teacher

Online Video Conferencing video conference call

Web-based video conferencing has quickly become a preferred method for virtual meetings between friends, families, and business professionals in the 21st century. As technology enables more and more actions to be performed virtually, it’s no surprise video conferencing has also become a widely-used medium for online education. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some of the ways that teachers of all kinds can utilize video conferencing to make their courses more accessible, more interactive, and more engaging.

Creating virtual classrooms

In the old days, students had to be physically present in a classroom in order to receive the teacher’s lecture or lesson. Now, thanks to video conferencing and online education, teachers and students are no longer bound the confines of an actual classroom. Not only does this make educational courses accessible to students anywhere in the world, it eliminates any overhead expenses associated with having a classroom of students under one roof. This savings can be used to make classes more affordable and thereby accessible to more students.

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