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

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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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Five Reasons why a Free Calling App will will help make your Work Environment Happier & More Productive

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How a Free Calling App Can Improve Employee Morale and Increase Productivity

If you run your own business or are in charge of managing people you work with, you’re probably well aware of the relationship between employee morale and productivity. If you haven’t, allow me to briefly summarize: studies have found that employees who are happy at work and have a good relationship with their bosses are better workers. So, what does employee morale and productivity have to do with a free calling app you may wonder?

The whole idea of conference calling for businesses is to facilitate communication and collaboration—two things which also, incidentally, are crucial for building trust and morale in any organization. While many employers turn to tools and programs like time trackers to make sure their workers are maximizing their productivity, these same measures can also create trust gaps between workers and management if not accompanied by free and open lines of communication between all parties involved.

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Board Meeting Promises to Make and Keep in 2018

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Run Shorter, More Effective Board Meetings in 2018 with FreeConference.

The new year is a time when we set goals for ourselves to help us look better, feel better, and be more successful. If you are involved with a business or nonprofit, the start of 2018 is the perfect time to rethink the way your organization conducts meetings. In today’s new year blog post, we’d like to share with you some ideas that can make your group or company meetings better and more productive in 2018.

Here are our 4 top conference meeting tips:

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Vision Casting with Conference Calls: How to Refine the Art of Inspiration

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What is Vision Casting?

One of the first steps to success is the to have a goal, a vision if you will, then construct a strategic plan to achieve that goal. A variation of this first step is defined in churches as Vision Casting: sharing your “vision” to others so they make your “vision” their own. Having a good vision and vision casting can be a powerful tool for your institution, there are countless stories of managers refusing to quit, employees putting in extra effort, and customers showing loyalty and commitment, all because of good vision casting. In this post, we discuss the importance of vision casting, and how it can be enhanced through video conferencing.… Read more →

4 Bad Conference Call Habits to Kick Before the New Year

Bad conference call habits can make a conference less pleasant and less productive

Conference call etiquette: While the unwritten rules of conference calling are certainly not hard to follow, there are a few bad conference call habits to be aware of that can drive your fellow callers nuts (whether they tell you or not). While some of these conference calling no-no’s may seem like common sense (like calling in late to a conference), you might be surprised at how often some of these bad habits can detract from the overall experience of a conference call for all involved. With the new year just around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our top bad conference call habits.… Read more →

How To Deal with Conference Call Interruptions

many conference call participants sitting around a table, with many conference call interruptionsThe very definition of a conference call is a telephone conference in which several people can talk at the same time. This technology structure makes it very susceptible to conference call interruptions, or just interruptions in general. Not only is it annoying, conference call interruptions can become a recurring obstacle to time management and efficiency, especially on a conference call; a platform designed to get things done. So in the spirit of getting rid of it, here is how to deal with conference call interruptions.… Read more →

Dealing with Conference Call Anxiety: A 4-Step Guide

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Stay Calm and Conference on: How to Overcome Conference Call Anxiety

For professionals of all types, conference calling can be a (surprisingly) stressful ordeal. Unlike with traditional face-to-face meetings where you can rely in part on body language and other visual cues to aid with communication, your success with conference calling depends almost entirely on how well you conduct yourself over the phone. If you’re leading a conference call or taking part in a phone interview, this can add to the pressure you feel to make sure every word that comes out of your mouth is perfect. But fear not, conference callers, conference call anxiety is very common and can be dealt with by following these steps:… Read more →

How using a Free Call in Number Grew her Business in 1 Week

How using a Free Call-in Number Grew Alicia’s Business in 1 Week

boy riding on a bicycle in the street There’s nothing quite like biking, the rush, the focus, the wind against your skin, I don’t think anything else gets me up in the morning like having to bike to work. Not to mention the health and environmental benefits we get, low-impact, stamina, time efficiency, no exhaust produced, I can talk about biking for hours. Conversely, not crazy about my part-time job, the long hours and tedious nature, I always wished biking could somehow pay the bills.… Read more →