WHO: Teachers with interactive whiteboards or at minimum a projection system (Television, projector). Classroom Screen is the toolkit teachers have been searching for! No more visiting multiple sites for timers, name pickers, and noise meters. Classroom Screen is a one-stop shop for simple tools teachers are asking for.
HOW: No sign-up required, which means no password to remember! Simply head on over to https://classroomscreen.com/ and get started right away!
WHEN:Classroom Screen has built-in tools that are great to use during any part of your lesson! Tools include; Random Name/Roll the Dice, Sound Level, QR Code generator, Full Screen and widget drawing, Text, Work Symbols, Traffic Light, Timer, Clock/Calendar, and Exit Poll.
WHO: Teachers that need an easy way to share student screens with the class.
HOW: Teachers install Google Cast for Education to their Chrome browser from the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, teachers then set up a name and sharing capabilities. Students can be added via GAFE e-mails, groups, or classes. Using a future version of Chrome, students will be able to select the cast feature and show the class their work.
WHEN: Most commonly, this can be used to display student projects. However, teachers can use it as a “show me how you solved this” moment. It is also useful for getting feedback from the class on a difficult problem. It could even be used for digital show and tell.
There are many options out there to mirror student displays. The difference here is that no additional hardware (e.g. AppleTV) or paid software (e.g. Reflector 2) is needed to purchase. The system administrator simply adds the chrome app to the teacher computer that is connected to the classroom presentation system, and the student devices have an up-to-date version of Chrome when it is released.
Using Google Apps For Education in the past has allowed students to click the share button and have the teacher show the work from the front of the classroom. Google Cast for Education now allows the student to control the screen from their seat. The added benefit is that the teacher can now walk around the classroom. Educators will be able to help students while the work is being displayed.