The device-agnostic, Google Classroom-integrated, collaborative tool allows teachers and students to build lessons, activities, and interactive games
At ISTE 2016, EXO U Inc., a software development company, will launch Ormiboard, a front-of-class visual creation and collaboration tool. Ormiboard gives teachers and students the freedom to build lessons, activities, and interactive games for use in any classroom that has displays and/or mobile devices.
The device-agnostic Ormiboard goes beyond presenting and testing by opening up whole-class creation and participation. With ping-pong sharing and group collaboration, Ormiboard users create sessions where everyone can watch and participate in the lessons. In a classroom setting, teachers can select a screen from a student device and share it on the font-of-class display.
In seconds, teachers can fully integrate Ormiboard with Google Classroom, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, and other common resources. With browser-driven publishing, lessons are assigned links and can be sent to students using Google Classroom. Ormiboard users can also share their creations with anyone, anywhere in the world through an online marketplace.
“Ormiboard is the next generation of classroom technology integration,” said Kevin Pawsey, the CEO of EXO U. “The user-friendly interface and Google Classroom integration makes the application intuitive for users who aren’t tech-savvy. With Ormiboard, devices no longer run the classroom, but add to the experience keeping students more engaged with lessons on their 1:1 devices and the front-of-class display.”
Ormiboard comes in two editions: Go and Pro.
The Go edition is designed for teachers and is accessed via web browser; enabling students to easily connect and collaborate online. Go is offered at a subscription rate of $89 per year and seamlessly integrates with resources like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Classroom, Drive and other cloud services.
The Pro edition is designed for schools and districts and is primarily offered through distribution channels. Pro is an installed software with a perpetual license and enables complete device integration and collaborative sharing over existing networks via local WIFI (no internet access required). Pro is optimized for blazing-fast speed and split-view capabilities for multi-touch panels and tables, and gives administrators dashboard control over buidling, classroom, teacher, user and content grouping.
A limited evaluation trial is available at Ormiboard.com. Users signing up for the Go edition before September 15th get a discounted price of $30 a year. ISTE participants can see Ormiboard in person by visiting EXO U’s partner booths 3928 or¬ 204, or by requesting a demonstration at EXOU.com.
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