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Classroom Technology Management Needs a Major Upgrade

by DAVIS BROWN PRC Agency

Ask most parents or teachers and they’ll tell you the move to a hybrid learning setting has been a little rough. Many school districts have used a patchwork approach for remote classroom management that’s confusing students and impacting the educational process as teachers and students have to juggle between platforms and programs.

In the remote or hybrid learning environment, 3 platforms are being used:

1. Classroom Management

2. Video Conference

3. Learning Management

Teachers are less focused on teaching and more focused on managing technology and moving between these three platforms. VISO TeacherView consolidates all three into one easy-to-use platform. This lets teachers focus on teaching and students focus on learning.

CURRENT PLATFORMS ARE LIMITING

Students have often become reduced to a thumbnail in a box. Using video software such as Zoom, Team, or Meet provides only the most basic level of interaction. In a classroom, teachers can walk around, check students’ work, and see whether they’re engaged. With these video conferencing tools designed for business, you’re only seeing their face.

Missing is the ability for teachers to view remote students’ desktops to see how they’re working on assignments while still being able to see them to make sure they’re paying attention. Also missing is the ability to work one-on-one with students during class time without addressing the entire class. VISO TeacherView provides that functionality that’s so important in learning.

Switching between platforms makes it easy for things to get missed or lost in translation. Consider the communication process between teachers and classes or teachers and individual students. A survey by the EdWeek Research Center demonstrates how difficult it is to handle basic teacher-student communication. Here are all the different ways teachers have had to use to manage interactions:

Email

Posting messages

Posting videos

Text messages

Phone calls

Printing work to be picked up

Social media

Mailing assignments

20% of schools doing remote learning are still sending paper home for students to do their work.

Educators have gone to extraordinary steps to stay in touch with students but the situation’s messy at best. When everyone is juggling so many different communication channels and software platforms, is it any wonder that people are frustrated?

SCHOOLS NEED BETTER REMOTE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Nearly 93% of US households with school-age children are now engaged in some form of distance learning from home. It’s exacerbated problems for low-income or struggling students. Families trying to juggle work and manage a home learning environment are frustrated (and often angry) about the way their children are performing. Students are getting decreased learning time and attention and it’s showing in decreased test scores and benchmarking.

Most schools have done the best they can in making the rapid transition to remote learning. They’ve adopted practices and tools to try to help students and teachers and they’re trying to manage the problems that arise rather than fixing the problem. They believe the software platforms they are dealing with now are the best that they can get.

That’s simply not the case.

THERE'S A BETTER WAY FOR REMOTE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

VISO TeacherView is a new kind of cloud-based classroom management solution. It’s equipped with a built-in video conference system, enabling remote, local, or hybrid learning with the click of a button.

VISO TeacherView provides teachers with the tools they need to have a seamless experience that mirrors a traditional physical classroom virtually. This includes the ability to share the screen, camera, and whiteboard in lecturer mode or for group collaboration. It allows teachers to remotely monitor and assist students in real-time in a group setting or individually in a private mode to avoid embarrassing students


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