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 it comes to careers, there is no question our children are heading into the unknown.
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.
Guest access to Vivi has been made easy thanks to our Guest Code feature, which allows a temporary code to be generated that gives external visitors the same capabilities and access to the Vivi App features as a presenter (for the specific room), apart from being able to create more guest codes.
Guest presenters can access your Vivi-enabled displays without having to waste time being registered as a user, making your class or meeting more efficient. All they’ll need is to be connected to your schools’ WiFi network.
With the release of Vivi 2.2, changes have been made to the App interface to give teachers added control over feature settings at an individual presenter level. These changes particularly benefit Vivi users in shared classrooms and prevent teachers from having to inherit settings from previous presenters.
Further to this, we have also optimized the Vivi Chromebook experience, improving performance on these popular machines and delivering on our commitment to be a truly cross-platform solution.
Last month, a group of IT Managers from a range of Victorian independent schools met at Scotch College for the annual Victorian ICT Network for Education (VINE) meeting. Four IT Managers shared their personal experiences of navigating the changes in school IT support over the past ten years and get set for some exciting trends on the horizon.
The Vivi app is intuitive to use and accessing its features are only a couple clicks away.
However, we know teachers are multitaskers and like their students, are ongoing learners of technology.
So, we've prepared three posters for you to hang in your classrooms and meeting spaces to assist staff, students and visitors.