New Software Empowers Collaborative Instruction, Student Engagement, and Real-Time Assessment When Used With Any Technology in the Classroom
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – eInstruction, a global education software and technology company, continues to revolutionize the convergence of interactive instruction, student engagement, and real-time assessment with enhancements to its Insight 360™ classroom instruction system. The powerful, next generation of easy-to-use software seamlessly integrates with existing technologies in the classroom, enabling educators to boost student engagement and gain immediate results on comprehension. Now, districts can bring best practices into the classroom, bridge the gap to higher level learning, and meet new digital assessment requirements regardless of the technology being used.
“Insight 360 is a classroom instruction system that offers complete adaptability at any stage of technology implementation and in every type of learning environment, from schools implementing BYOD programs to those with 1:1 iPad initiatives,” said Eric Rohy, Vice President of Product Management, eInstruction. “As more districts adopt educational technology to boost interaction, collaboration and assessment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to integrate new tools from disparate providers. Insight 360 is the solution.”
As the iPad continues to rapidly emerge in classrooms throughout the United States, eInstruction is meeting the need for easy integration with a new Student App for iPad. This new app transforms the iPad into an intuitive and fun student educational tool. As a result, student/teacher interaction in the classroom can be significantly strengthened. For example, responses to teacher questions are delivered immediately to the educator who can seamlessly conduct real-time assessment and re-teach immediately if necessary. Paper is no longer required due to the scratch pad functionality that lets students conveniently solve hand-written work directly on the device.
Educators can also bridge the gap to higher level learning by incorporating Insight’s new constructed response feature into lessons and exams.
“Our new Constructed Response capability is designed to allow students to thoughtfully develop and compose answers rather than selecting from a list of answers,” said Rohy. “Constructed response questions in a curriculum effectively drive higher levels of thinking versus rote memorization, which is key to student achievement both in school and after graduation.”
In addition, constructed response with Insight 360 allows every student to work individually, while also offering teachers the option to show and compare work on- screen for a group activity or discussion. The Insight 360 system continues to be tightly integrated with eInstruction’s ExamView® software, providing educators a way to seamlessly navigate, deliver, and recalculate high-quality assessment questions during instruction from anywhere in the room with a simple touch of a screen. They can lead assessment exercises one question at a time and review and segment session-based results more quickly.
Whether leveraging BYOD, implementing 1:1 initiatives, using computer labs, or sharing resources from classroom to classroom, educators can use Insight 360 to integrate all existing technologies. The classroom instruction system can be deployed at virtually any phase of technology adoption and deployment.
This new edition of the Insight 360 Classroom Instruction System will be available in Q1 2013 through eInstruction Authorized Resellers and Sales Representatives in the Americas.