Vivi for Teachers Launches to Bring Free Classroom Technology to Educators

Vivi, the only wireless screen mirroring and digital signage solution purpose-built for education, today announces the launch of Vivi for Teachers. The free web-based application makes it simple for teachers to actively engage with their students using their individual devices and displays. 

With Vivi for Teachers, students can share their content and screens directly to the classroom display in seconds, without wasting valuable class time finding the right cable or dongle to connect. Vivi for Teachers also includes a built-in virtual whiteboard that students can use to work out problems – encouraging more students to participate by reducing the anxiety often accompanying speaking up in front of peers.

“A big pushback on tech post-COVID has been that it can easily turn students into passive learners,” says Juliana Finegan, VP Educator Experience at Vivi. “Schools have made big investments in 1:1 devices, but they need to be used effectively to have the intended result – active engagement in learning. Vivi for Teachers offers a free solution to encourage and enable collaboration, peer feedback, and student-driven learning. With it, students can easily share their thinking, show off their creativity, and give class presentations faster and with less stress.” …Read More

Are cables in the classroom a thing of the past? Maybe

HDMI over wi-fi is ready to obsolete cables and transform the classroom—almost

cables-wifiWires in classrooms are an inconvenience, yet they have been an inescapable fact of life for over a decade. With the advent of mobile technologies, things haven’t changed quite as much as one might expect.

Many traditional classrooms and learning spaces have a data projector or TV screen that is used by the teacher or students to present information. They usually connect to a computer via HDMI cable or similar that is placed in a “convenient” location.

However, a convenient location for one person may not be the best location for another person. Cables force the teacher to stay at that location while navigating the materials on the computer.…Read More