As social distancing becomes the new norm we’ve all had to get creative with how we work, communicate, and teach. At Vivi, we went into overdrive to meet the needs of many schools adapting to this new reality. Live Broadcast is one part of a new feature that we have accelerated ahead of our next major release. Still in beta, Live Broadcast enables schools to display live broadcasts via the Vivi Box. To keep things simple, it works seamlessly with third party software.
Schools and students have had to make significant adjustments to the way they teach and learn during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Educators strive to provide the best learning experience for every student. But this can be difficult when not all students arrive in the classroom with the same readiness to learn.
Some students arrive to class hungry and tired. Others feel ill-prepared for the demands of the day. They may lack the necessary resources to succeed or experience any one of many external disadvantages. All educators do their best to create an equitable classroom experience so all students have an opportunity to succeed. And utilizing the right education technology can significantly help achieve this.
Here are five ways technology is helping education regain its status as the “great equalizer.”
1) Equal access to devices
The digital divide is shrinking. Most Americans, according to PEW research, have a smartphone. But when it comes to accessing technology at home for educational purposes, the divide is still significant. research showed that only 54 percent of low-income Americans have a desktop or laptop at home, in contrast to 80 percent of people who fall into the middle-income category.
When our customers speak, we listen. And that’s exactly how our new release of features evolved from pipe dream to reality.
In today’s 21st Century classrooms, flexible learning spaces and the ability to seamlessly move between digital resources during a lesson are crucial to a successful learning environment.