In this week’s episode of Innovations in Education, hosted by Kevin Hogan:
- How to flip the classroom and create avid learners
- Flipping the classroom: Now more important than ever
- 8 principles to help you advance to Flipped Learning 3.0
Explore the full series of eSchool News podcasts hosted by Kevin Hogan—created to keep you on the cutting edge of innovations in education.
Hall Technologies, a leading designer and manufacturer in the AV industry, announced today that its EMCEE200 Multiview Presentation Switcher is now shipping. This highly anticipated presentation product offers a wide range of features and is ideal for any collaboration type projects.
Ken Eagle, VP of Technology for Hall Technologies says, “Some things are just worth waiting for, and the EMCEE200 is one of them! The EMCEE200 4K Multiview Presentation Switcher is uniquely engineered to give end users the ability to customize their onscreen content layout in various multi-view formats. They can customize the visual hierarchy of content based on the contents size and position on screen giving their audience a visually seamless experience that is uniquely them.”
Built-in USB 3.0 4K soft codec support makes the EMCEE200 perfect for live events or to stream content live in the best quality possible. Presenters can also record the presentation to an external storage device directly from the device. Capable of simultaneously processing up to four 4K @60 video sources with virtually seamless switching, dedicated confidence monitor and presentation HDMI outputs, dual MIC mixer, and a wide range of audio embedding/de-embedding options, the EMCEE200 is the perfect presentation system. The unique modular expansion slot design and growing assortment of expansion cards add adaptability and functionality whenever needed.…Read More
Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has collaborated with Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, and international IT consultancy Fincons Group to create a first-of-its-kind prototype Next Gen TV application that helps bridge the gap in access to learning and helps with the goal of creating educational equity for all. By utilizing ATSC 3.0 technology, students without access to the internet could use such an application to participate in home learning, do homework, take quizzes and access additional learning resources — all through their Next Gen TV screens, thanks to data broadcasting.
The demonstration, taking place during an NAB Amplify session on June 24 at 2 p.m. EDT, will showcase the simplicity of the application and how datacasting works. These include having the class schedule presented in a TV guide-style with easy navigation and a traffic light color-coded system that indicates to students: work that is outstanding, ongoing and completed. When work is complete, a QR code is generated, allowing students to submit their work to their teacher with a mobile device. This innovative feature allows two-way communication between the school and the students, which is crucial for remote education to be effective.
Kathryn Procope, head of school at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science, said, “What became incredibly apparent since the start of this pandemic is that so many children are simply not receiving equitable resources for their home learning needs. Educational equity means that every child is provided with an equal opportunity to succeed and have the necessary support to do that. We have seen across the country digital deserts, and while schools can support by providing devices, a device that cannot connect is no help at all. Rather than focusing on what households don’t have, we looked at what the majority of homes do have and how it could be utilized to provide much-needed home education, and that is a television.”…Read More
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today announced that a supplemental K-5 math computer program will be made available to school systems through TEA’s Texas Home Learning 3.0 (THL 3.0) initiative. Like other THL 3.0 offerings, these instructional materials are optional and aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)—the state standards for what grade-level knowledge and skills students should possess.
“ST Math is an effective and engaging program that will help students stay on track whether they are in a classroom or learning virtually,” said Governor Abbott. “The State of Texas will continue to expand the THL 3.0 program and ensure access to dynamic learning opportunities for students across the state.”
“We’re excited that ST Math’s adaptive online product for grades K-5 will be made available to all Texas school systems and families at no cost to them. ST Math’s unique approach provides students with equitable access to learning through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback,” said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath. “Each curricular offering through THL 3.0 is dynamic and innovative; these new instructional materials for math will not only be fun for kids, but will also help the lessons to really stick.”…Read More
HuddleCamHD, a well-known manufacturer of affordable USB-based video conferencing cameras and audio solutions, announces two new electronic PTZ webcams: The HuddleCamHD Pro (USB 3.0), certified by Zoom Video Communications, and the Pro IP (4K NDI*). These 4K webcams, that come with a handheld IR remote to control PTZ functions, are like none on the market today. Both models feature 4K video, a dual-microphone array, and can easily clamp to a monitor or attach to a tripod to deliver a simplified video conferencing and livestreaming solution for any application.
“With today’s virtual work, learn, and entertain movements, having the right AV production equipment plays a major role in our ability to deliver engaging content and online experiences,” said Paul Richards, director of business development for HuddleCamHD. “Whether you’re running a Zoom meeting, hosting a YouTube or Facebook Live show, or creating an instructional video, the HuddleCamHD Pro is the ideal all-in-one audio and video hardware solution. There is no better entry-point electronic PTZ webcam on the market, period.”
Versatility & Mobility…Read More
Wired.com reports: It may not be “The Winds of War.” It may not even be as exciting as “Sharknado,” but I would argue that the role of ed tech in Education 3.0 is far more important than anything Hollywood has produced (and definitely more valuable than sharks dropping from the skies?) Education 3.0 is what we can achieve when we begin to transform education. It’s the underpinning for things that we know, frameworks that we are creating, and models that we have studied for years. Education 3.0 is what I believe we can aspire to so as to educate our students, at all levels, in ways that actually promote 21st-century skills and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow (aka, the jobs that don’t exist today but which will be required in the future). It’s the coming together of creativity, outcomes, critical thinking, big data, personalization, and much more……Read More