Virtual education and virtual classrooms are a must in today’s field of learning. Brick and mortar schools experienced challenges in keeping their students in a solid learning environment due to the recent pandemic. They realized they were not prepared to offer a virtual solution when schools suddenly closed. Blended learning, which means offering in class and virtual classes, offers a great way for school systems to be ready for the next potential pandemic while providing virtual learning for those students and parents who want virtual classes.
Prioritizing individual student needs and managing differentiation in the classroom isn’t an impossible task if the right strategies are in place
Using Jigsaw’s assessment option, quizzes, tests and polls are easy to build, can be saved, re-used and shared among teachers in your school. You get immediate results when students finish the quiz so you can quickly correct any misunderstanding or errors that students have while they’re still in class.
The second largest virtual school in the nation saw an increase in their “Closing the Gap” scores of 44.4 points over previous years, after switching to Jigsaw Interactive.
Learning Effectiveness Is Directly Related to Student Engagement. 96% of teachers and administrators surveyed agreed that digital learning positively impacts student growth and achievement. Engaged students are 2.5 times more likely to get excellent grades and do well in school, and they are 4.5 times more likely to be hopeful about the future than their actively disengaged peers
By switching to Jigsaw’s Intelligent classroom, instances of student inactivity decreased by 74% in the first four months
Both formal and informal data are essential to informing instruction
As one of the only virtual schools in Wisconsin that requires attendance to live virtual classes, iForward can’t afford any reliability issues with their virtual classroom. When iForward’s virtual classroom became inaccessible two days before the end of the semester, the decision was made to look for a new platform. Four separate platforms were piloted by the teachers and administration.
One of Virginia’s Largest School District uses the Jigsaw Intelligent Virtual Classroom to Connect Thousands of Students
One of Virginia’s largest school districts has achieved amazing results in the past five years including twelve stucents earning the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT, two teachers reciving the Presidential Excellence Awards in Science Mathematics and Enginnering Teaching (PAEMST), and for the eleventh consecutive year, reaching a record-high On-Time Graduation (OTG) rate, which now stands at 93.9%.
The South Carolina Department of Education’s virtual program, VirtualSC, serves over 45,000 students for 393 schools in 81 public school districts, 39 home school associations, 76 provate schools, and 21 adult education centers located throughout the state. They rely on Jigsaw to help their students engage with their learning and overcome barriers that other technologies cannot.