UC Advanced - issue #7


Q How can teachers use effectively in lessons?


easy and enjoyable to use, students can learn without distraction. Tools need to be designed and tested with the students and teachers in mind, and the focus must be on providing AV equipment that helps to spark the imagination and keep students collaborating, while also being simple for schools to deploy and manage.” Q How is the education market changing? Martin McDermott “Schools and academies are always looking for new solutions that can improve learning environments, taking into account the individual needs of each pupil, with the aim of improving lesson engagement. Giving students greater freedom to choose how they learn, through interactive online resources, provides increased learning opportunities and introduces the opportunity for them to work more independently. “Equally important is that schools strike a balance between ensuring students can remain engaged with educational materials, whilst also providing a safe and secure learning environment for all. “At the heart of this is the support of a stable and secure networking infrastructure. Eliminating dips in connectivity minimises interruptions to lessons and helps students and teachers maintain focus, which ultimately enhances learning outcomes.” Matt Waring “As the traditional classroom is becoming increasingly digital, teachers are looking for more engaging ways to deliver their lessons. Students are being encouraged to get creative with tools that match their learning style, which can make the overall learning experience more enjoyable. This continues to drive exponential growth of solutions like tablets in the classroom, alongside their accessories such as rugged keyboard cases and styluses. “Additionally, flexible learning is taking students out of the traditional classroom. From private studying spaces at home to smaller seminar rooms to lecture theatres, each of these spaces has different technology requirements. Technology partners must work closely with schools and universities to deliver a consistent, quality experience, whether that’s intelligent video conferencing solutions or high-quality headsets for remote learning.”

collaboration tools more

Simon Port “The use of any collaboration tool should be determined by how engaging it makes the lesson and how easy it is to use for the teacher and the students. So, for teachers to use collaboration tools more effectively, the crucial factor is access to training. Without training, teachers will only scratch the surface of EdTech potential. Take interactive flat panels for example. Without training there’s a risk that teachers will simply use them as a front-of-class display tool rather than making the most of their collaboration potential. “From a software perspective, teachers can use tools more effectively in lessons if they are able to prepare in advance. As an affordable, web-based lesson creation and delivery software, the recently launched Explain Everything Advanced does exactly that. Teachers can prepare captivating lessons full of multimedia and other content away from the classroom, then immerse students in imaginative learning when delivering the lessons, all from within Explain Everything. Collaboration is even more effective when feedback is encouraged. Explain Everything Advanced gives teachers polling features that can be used to facilitate idea sharing or knowledge checking, all of which promote increased collaboration.” Martin McDermott “Collaboration, agile processes and swift, high-quality execution are essential. However, translating these concepts into practical implementation can be challenging. Comprehensive support and training are crucial to fully leverage collaboration tools. Notably, Microsoft, with its longstanding commitment to education, plays a pivotal role. Again, seamless tool delivery relies on a reliable network, and this is where network providers can partner with educational establishments to provide essential networking support.” Matt Waring “Successful hybrid learning is dependent on equipping students to easily take part in discussions, develop peer relationships and share resources. The main goal here is to promote engagement, increase confidence, boost interaction and enhance digital learning. “By ensuring that collaboration tools are

Simon Port

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Without training,

teachers will only scratch the surface

of EdTech potential.

Matt Waring



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