Learning Beyond the Classroom: A Hybrid Primer

Learning Beyond the Classroom: A Hybrid Primer

New and still-evolving health and safety guidelines for schools require teachers, administrators, and IT directors to quickly transform educational settings to adapt to a new normal. While solutions may vary from school to school, the goal will be the same: to provide the same quality of education for millions of students despite unprecedented circumstances.

To ensure learning continues for students, teachers will be required to reimagine the classroom, with technology that delivers lessons simultaneously, in real time, for both students who attend class in person, and for those connected remotely using their devices.

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Six elements of the hybrid classroom

ACTIVPANEL ELEMENTS SERIES
Promethean’s interactive panel helps teachers deliver more dynamic and interactive lessons and content. Lessons for students can be placed in any cloud-sharing platform, where students can easily access them from home.

COMPUTER
Promethean offers Chrome OS, Android, and Windows compatibility, so schools can choose the computer operating system that works best for their IT ecosystem.

MULTI-DEVICE MIRRORING
Promethean’s Screen Share application within the ActivPanel Elements Series allows you to duplicate and control student devices and collaborate from anywhere.

INTERNET CONNECTION
A high-speed Internet connection is essential to ensure that the Screen Share collaboration and video conferencing tools work smoothly.

CAMERA
The choice of camera depends on the size and layout of your classroom. Install the camera from the ceiling of the classroom or at a certain height on the wall or stand in front of the panel, so that the teacher is framed alongside the interactive panel.

VIDEO CONFERENCE SOFTWARE
Use videoconference software with robust security settings that enables communication from any device. Promethean is compatible with all of them.

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How can teachers and students use ActivInspire in a remote learning environment?

Teachers can record ActivInspire lessons and share via Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Box, or any cloud sharing platforms. Students can access the personal version of ActivInspire (for free) and share activities for offline interactions and view lessons on their devices. Teachers can export flipchart lessons to pdfs and share them via the virtual classroom of their choice. Students can connect to a flipchart lesson via a browser (device agnostic) for quick and easy polling.

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How can I leverage Interactive Panel Displays in a hybrid environment?

The Promethean ActivPanel interactive display empowers secure, multi-device collaboration via screen sharing across networks using smartphones, Chromebooks™, tablets, and laptops. This frees teachers to move anywhere in the classroom and create small/large group interactions that drive student engagement. Plus now with Cloud Connect (which connects the Teacher Profile directly to their Cloud accounts including Google Drive and One Drive), teachers can build content anywhere, access it at the ActivPanel, then take content from the ActivPanel and share it in any virtual classroom.

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How can I get access to free content and resources for classroom instruction?

Promethean has libraries of content available to educators with hundreds of thousands of ClassFlow free teaching resources that can be shared with students. ClassFlow is an online cloud-based lesson delivery software service that allows for instructional materials in a teacher’s presentation to be shared with any student device while maintaining student interaction.

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How can educators learn or sharpen their remote teaching skills?

Professional development is critical to address hybrid or remote scenarios. Teachers can access Promethean training courses from anywhere, anytime, and learn about remote learning with Promethean, Google, and Microsoft. Virtual training – teachers can attend regional virtual training webinars delivered by Promethean Education Consultants on how to teach in a remote environment with applicable classroom examples. where permitted, in-person, on-site training is customized to specific school scenarios to address remote and hybrid learning requirements.

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What is the difference between remote and hybrid learning?

Remote learning happens when the student and teacher are separated by time and/or distance. In other words, they are not in a traditional classroom setting. Hybrid learning combines traditional classroom teaching with online/remote activities. For educators who are interested in remote learning, take a look at Promethean’s new section ‘Learning Beyond the Classroom: a Hybrid Primer.’

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