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January 9, 2018
3 Tech Tools that Inspire Collaboration in the Classroom
3 Tech Tools that Inspire Collaboration in the Classroom

By Stacey Ryan

After 17 years in the classroom, I’ve discovered what works and what doesn’t. I’ve been able to adapt my approach to teaching so that I can assess student understanding in the moment.

When getting students ready for the real world, we have to teach them the importance of collaboration and problem-solving, especially when working in small groups. My classroom model includes a lot of group work where students complete tasks in groups of four to six, or sometimes with just one partner. For some educators, this approach can make it challenging to gauge student understanding through formative assessments.

In order to be successful, every teacher needs to have a few tools that can assist them in their journey. Here are a few of the tech tools that keep my classroom inspired every day

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October 24, 2017
4 Ways to Use Video in the Classroom
4 Ways to Use Video in the Classroom

By Carolyn Hollowell

Educators are the most innovative population of people on our planet. Thanks to their insight and usage of technology in the classroom, Lightspeed has been able to broaden our focus from classroom audio systems to the world of video.

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September 14, 2017
3 New Teaching Strategies You Should Try in 2017
3 New Teaching Strategies You Should Try in 2017

By Carolyn Hollowell

I talk to educators across the globe, and one thing they have in common is their passion for innovation. The start of the new school year is a time when many teachers are refreshed, energized after their break and are willing to try something new. If you are looking for some new ideas, I have gathered three new teaching tactics in this blog that have been successful with our customers. Give them a try for the 2017 school year!

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September 5, 2017
10 Tips for Troubleshooting Your Audio System
10 Tips for Troubleshooting Your Audio System

By Jim Southard

Your Lightspeed audio system plays a pivotal role in your daily classroom operations, so on the rare occasion when it doesn’t work as expected, you need it fixed, quickly.

The good news is that you can solve the vast majority of issues without calling your technology specialist. Just use these easy tips to troubleshoot your system by identifying an issue and following the steps. It only takes a few minutes—I promise!

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June 22, 2016
4 Tips to Success Small Group Learning
4 Tips to Success Small Group Learning

by Carolyn Hollowell

When I was visiting Darcie, a middle school teacher from Alberta, last month.  She found herself dealing with a particular student who struggled with discipline problems all through the year. While we she was working with her small group, she heard the very same student perform very well during a group activity. Seizing the moment, she encouraged her for her brilliance. I noticed the impact that encouragement made on the student.  It was almost as big as the grin on her face. With Darcie's support, she seemed more confident in herself and more productive that day.

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