MassCUE was a great success by most accounts. The venue was unique and set up surprisingly well for a trade show. I have to admit I was like small child being set loose in a toy store. Gillette Stadium was fantastic.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Activate is by far the most versatile system Lightspeed has ever created. There are a number of features that set Activate apart, but the Bluetooth functionality is one that has the ability to make a teacher’s life infinitely easier.
To explain what really makes Activate’s Bluetooth features stand out, here’s a quick Q&A with our in-house Activate expert, VP of Product Development Shaun Fagan.
“The district set up model classrooms so teachers could observe brain-friendly lesson styles and strategies like using an “adult voice,” which is supportive and nurturing, rather than a “parent voice,” which is loud and directive and can cause resistance.”
by Shaun Fagan
In today’s videocentric world, it’s easy to get caught up in the importance of the visual aspect of teaching. In the classroom, though, the primary channel for learning is something that can’t be seen: listening. Interactive whiteboards and projectors are useful tools, but if you take away the audio—or, more crucially, the ability to understand that audio— you get maybe half the story, probably less.
If you analyze the word “education,” you will find that our English word derives from the past participle of the Latin word educare, similar to educere (or, “to lead out,” which is the source of our word “educe.”). In other words, one of the purposes of education is to bring forth from a student that which is innately in them: their talent and passion in life.
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