The goal of education is to create the best learning opportunities for as many students as possible. Unfortunately, not all educational institutions have the ability or resources to offer the enriched programs that they wish they could offer, and students may be left hungry to learn. With video conferencing, you can bring the world into the classroom. Tenveo is leading the way to a more interconnected, inspiring learning experience, and our background working with school districts and universities all over the world has helped us tailor our technology to meet the particular needs of educators. In this guide, we will look at some of the best uses of video conferencing technology in education.
"As an educator, I find that the most successful technology solutions we have are those that are simple to use, manage and deploy. At Educational Service Unit , we’ve deeply integrated video in our curriculum through programs such as virtual field trips, guest lecturers, and cross-campus collaboration. This is a critical tool as we continue to offer enriching, video-enabled programs to our students across the district."
Imagine a class enriched through the addition of virtual field trips, collaboration exercises with remote classrooms and accessibility to subject-matter experts all around the globe. From visiting world-renowned museums to learning about the stars from astronauts who have seen them from space, the power of HD video in the classroom can facilitate incredible, interactive learning experiences. All educators want to make coursework more engaging, and video conferencing enhances curricula without straining resources.
"Video conferencing allows our students to see things that they would have never experienced any other way. For this county in particular, it is critical to show these students the options, opportunities and potential they all have."
Enable Distance Learning
In the past, students in sparsely populated rural areas have missed out on many of the opportunities that their urban and suburban peers have taken for granted. Connecting these rural students via video conferencing can dramatically improve the quality of their learning experience. This enables them to attend school from home and gives them access to field trips and experts they would otherwise never have the opportunity to experience.
"Suddenly we can offer our students a much wider variety of subjects, which will give them a vital advantage before heading off to university. It is a major boost to rural schools who previously could only offer a limited choice of course options."
In our increasingly global society, it’s more important than ever for students to have an appreciation for and understanding of the world around them. Instantly connecting to other classrooms in countries all over the globe puts a face on geographically distant communities and cultures, preparing students to be citizens and stewards of the more open, more tolerant and more interconnected world of tomorrow.
With video conferencing, Alief Independent School District connects its schools with other schools around the globe. One school, Chancellor Elementary, uses this technology to cross traditional classroom boundaries and celebrate literacy and reading around the world. Students present book reports over video and share a brief overview of their location, the time of day it is and current weather conditions. Because of the program, the children are able to meet new students and even be introduced to new cultures, all while sharing their experiences with various books to a broader audience.
"Students don’t want to watch movies anymore — they want to be able to see other people and what they’re doing and talk and have actual conversations. If you’re not using video conferencing in your library, you’re not reaching your potential or your kids’ potential."
Record and Share in the Classroom
Video sessions can be recorded for students to watch later, whether they were absent or just wanted to go over the content during study time. Video recording and sharing enables the delivery of recorded course material to be displayed in the classroom, at home on a laptop or via mobile device while on the go.
"We don’t want our students to have to worry about the technology; it should be an enabler, not a hindrance. The students are excited to use it, and, most importantly, they can focus their attention on what matters most — learning how to become the best counselors and therapists they can be."
Use Video Beyond the Classroom
The in-classroom video benefits may be the leading reasons for investment, but there are enormous benefits of using video conferencing as a tool for internal and administrative practices too.
Broadcast administrative updates and school news straight to the classroom over video rather than holding assemblies.
Conduct remote parent-teacher conferences to help minimize scheduling conflicts using just an Internet connection and a webcam.
Host video staff meetings and provide a recorded session for those who are unable to attend the live meeting.
Use video to train teachers and teaching assistants wherever they are, on any device.
Record onboarding sessions and stream HR updates for personnel throughout the district.
"Technology is not an issue with Tenveo. The quality is superb. A student assistant can easily set up a video meeting and manage the conference. The only thing to worry about is agreeing on the right schedule, the right time zone, the number of participants and the booking of the room."
Tenveo in the Classroom
Video conferencing solutions for education can bring the world to your classroom more simply and cost-effectively than you’d imagine. We invite you to explore how video conferencing from Tenveo will help you optimize learning opportunities and extend the reach of your classroom.
Share Your Screen with the Classroom
We make it easy to share your screen with others during class. You don’t have to sacrifice your video feed for your PowerPoint® or graph — with Tenveo, you can narrow in on a single app or share your whole desktop with your audience with a single click.
Whether you log in from a Tenveo® ™ video conferencing system in the classroom or a laptop or mobile phone from your couch, it’s easy to connect face to face with Tenveo. We support a wide range of devices to support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies and user preferences with apps for PC and Mac® computers, Android™ and iOS phones.
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