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 →

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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How Call Recording helped this Graduate Grow his Online Tutoring Business

Every day after university lectures, Sam would head back to his dorm room as fast as he could

musical instruments for sam's online tutoring business

It wasn’t to change his clothes for a party, or even to sleep – he did it to hold online music tutoring lessons. He’s always had talent on multiple musical instruments, excelling in music at a young age to earn a full scholarship for his Bachelor’s degree in music. Tutoring started as a way to make money on the side, but the more Sam taught, the more he loved it.

Following graduation, Sam started his own online tutoring business to combine his two passions, and from then on it has been an up and down experience.… Read more →

360–Degree Video Conferencing: The New Face of Online Education

sample image of camera for 360-degree video conferencingWhen the 360-degree camera was first introduced to the mainstream last year, I couldn’t help but to think it was a gimmick, a fleeting trend, or at least it would have nothing to do with me. But wait, it’s not just a horizontal panorama? It has multiple lenses that give you the points of view from all around you? It integrates with virtual reality or even just a regular Go-Pro footage? The wonders of the 360-degree camera venture far off the millennial playground and video enhancement, and have made their imprint on education, especially online and distance education. 360-degree video conferencing could be in your future.… Read more →

How Screensharing Can Make Group Study Sessions Even Better

How to use screen sharing and chat to hold group study sessions with FreeConference.com

freeconference.com online meeting room during group study sessions

In many cases, the transfer of knowledge requires a personal touch, but sometimes study-mates could be in remote locations. This is often the case for university and religious study groups, while online/distance education is an industry testament to the success of online group studies that took this concept to a whole new level.… Read more →