Welcome to our new blog series focused using video in your school. The goal of this blog series is to provide nine detailed strategies of how video can be the tool of choice for classroom management, student assessment and achievement, teacher growth, and more.
In this first blog, Lightspeed's Shaun Fagan will explore four ways to use video to transform professional development from just evaluation to a partnership of evaluation and coaching.
By Carolyn Hollowell
Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You agree to give a presentation at a big conference and spend weeks creating the perfect PowerPoint. You practice until you can recite your speech in your sleep. You arrive at the venue to discover you are presenting in a large room with no AV connector for your Laptop or audio equipment available. Or maybe the venue does provide a projector or audio system but when you arrive, the AV technician or engineer is nowhere to be found and you are left to fend for yourself, fumbling with cords and speakers while the crowd anxiously awaits your presentation.
by Malissa Etie
Transitioning in the classroom, whether it is from subject to subject or small-group learning to whole-group learning, can make or break a lesson. Heck, it can make or break the whole day or even the school year. Malissa Etie shares her 6 keys to transitioning successfully in her 3rd grade classroom at Diocese of San Jose.
by Carolyn Hollowell
Like me, I bet you didn’t know that a child’s auditory faculties are not fully developed until around age 15. Or that one-third of students between kindergarten and 3rd grade suffer some form of mild hearing loss. Listening is 75% of a child’s school day and the primary channel for learning. The simple truth, I learned when I joined Lightspeed, is that children who can hear clearly learn more.
By Jim Southard
It’s that time of year again! Birds are chirping, days are getting longer, and the school year is coming to a close. While you’re preparing to close up your classroom for the summer, here are 7 easy steps for shutting down your Lightspeed audio system to ensure it’s in tip-top shape when the new school year rolls around.
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