Samsung is proud to showcase hybrid learning solutions at the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference. Today, Samsung and Boxlight Corporation are a leading provider of interactive technology solutions, come together for a roundtable to help school districts across the country meet the challenge of finding the right technology that not only works with existing infrastructure, but is also easy to learn and use for educators on a daily basis .
Blended learning is an adaptable and flexible approach that provides teachers with attractive multifunction display tools for their classroom. The holistic solution developed by Samsung and Boxlight helps bridge the gap between in-person and online learning through interactive displays and educational software platforms specifically designed to help students achieve their educational goals.
“The educational environment is changing rapidly and the demand for digital solutions is at an all time high as districts across the country approach education during a global pandemic,” says Chris Mertens, vice president of US sales, displays, Samsung Electronics America. “To meet the challenges teachers face, Samsung offers a comprehensive ecosystem of products and solutions. From large format interactive displays and outdoor LEDs to tablets and monitors, Samsung is dedicated to investing in the future of education. We’re proud to work with partners like Boxlight to provide schools with technology that’s right for them. “
“When the schools moved away this spring, we saw an opportunity to use technology to change the way students learn,” says Mark Quiroz, Vice President of Marketing, Display Division, Samsung Electronics America. “Regardless of the setting, the four main functions of the classroom remain the same: lesson planning, teaching, assessment and sharing. Samsung’s interactive display technology, paired with Boxlight’s personalized solutions, allows teachers to connect with their students ensuring that no child is left behind. “
Interactive tools that teach
Samsung’s new 85-inch interactive display visually commands the learning space with its canvas that fills the walls and its 4K UHD resolution. Designed for engaging and collaborative learning, the huge screen offers easy annotation and built-in screen mirroring. It can also handle up to 20 simultaneous touchpoints when a group of students are working hard.
The screen has an on-board computer to handle most teaching and interactive tasks. And in demanding circumstances that require more computing power than what’s already on board, you can use the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) slot on the screen (on the back of the screen) which can connect to a compatible external PC.
Creating and sharing content is also quick and easy. In addition to serving as a digital collaboration tool, the large 85-inch screen can function as a multimedia canvas, displaying student artwork or class project visuals that can then be saved, revisited, and shared. Additionally, notes and other class documents can be stored and shared with students or individual groups directly from the screen.
Boxlight’s blended learning platform, MimioConnect, creates seamless and seamless learning experiences from anywhere, combining innovative course creation and instructional tools to create an active, functioning learning environment. seamlessly with Samsung’s range of school displays.
In blended learning environments, MimioConnect enables:
- Real-time collaboration between teachers and students on the same document, regardless of location
- Assignments that can be sent to students in class or at home with just one click
- Video conferencing for face-to-face discussions – building stronger relationships in hybrid classrooms
- Engage learning using tools like polls and interactive questions
- Analyzes of student understanding, using data on assignments, including overall scores and time spent on tasks
- Complement current teaching with lessons developed with critical learning objectives as a basis
When lessons are presented live, MimioConnect allows students to follow along on their devices while they are in class and at home. Teachers can foster connected, collaborative experiences by giving students the opportunity to share their work with the class.
“Improving student outcomes is at the heart of what we do. The Samsung-Boxlight combo solution meets the needs of today’s hybrid and distance teaching and learning environments. ” said Michael Pope, CEO of Boxlight. “The combination of Samsung classroom displays, Boxlight’s blended learning software platform, and professional development allows teachers to focus on teaching, encouraging students to engage in their learning, and give district leaders confidence that their investments in electronic technologies are making a difference.
Additionally, with Boxlight’s MimioMobile app, students can work on MimioStudio activities on their mobile devices and see their ideas shared by their teacher on the screen at the front of the classroom. Students gain more collaborative and cooperative learning, and their teachers gain a better understanding of their learning understanding and the dynamics of team learning.
To learn more about Samsung’s portfolio of interactive displays and its partnership with Boxlight, visit: https://www.samsung.com/us/business/products/displays/ or log on to Hybrid Learning on Display: Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning, a panel discussion hosted by Ed Lydon and Mario DiAntonio from Samsung at ISTE 2020 on Monday, November 30.