Educators are Innovating Classrooms
One of the great things about working for a company that sells products in foreign countries is you sometimes get to see first-hand how other cultures’ educators are innovating in classrooms.
That was my experience a couple of weeks ago when I went to London to meet with some of our foreign distributors at the Bett 2014 educational tradeshow.
eSchool News Reviews Flexcat
eSchool News recently published their review of one of Lightspeed’s newest innovations in classroom audio. This portable audio system, called Flexcat, can facilitate instruction in small group settings. The system consists of a teacher headset with microphone and tabletop speakers for student groups placed throughout the classroom.
Is “Speaking Up” Good Enough?
One of the great ironies of teaching is that many teachers probably think that as long as they speak loudly enough, every student in their class will not only hear them, but also understand them.
There’s certain logic in that kind of thinking, because we often think that turning up the volume will enable everyone to hear us. But do students in a large classroom really understand every word a teacher is saying? I think, often, they do not.
Create Purchasing Criteria and Decide
Full disclosure: I love the holiday season and most everything that goes along with it.
I have two young children and watching the excitement of the season sink in recalls magical memories when I was their age. With that said, the constant bombardment of product promotions is exhausting, bordering on nauseating!
Managing technology, curriculum and language issues
Teachers face new challenges every day. Recently I read an article discussing the trials that teachers face with the constant advancement of new technologies, curriculum reforms and ever-changing make-up of languages within the classroom.