In the olden days, students would be called on to share their thoughts one at at time. The class rarely heard from all of its members, due to the sheer amount of time it would take for everyone to participate. For example, in a classroom of forty students, it would take at least 20 minutes for each student to give a 30 second response. It was nearly impossible for all students to be heard, causing many students lose interest in learning.
Advances in technology are changing that. Audience response systems increase student engagement through active participation. Using an internet connected device, such as a smartphone or a laptop, students share their thoughts for the whole class to see. Ideas are displayed instantaneously.
Founded by a veteran teacher, Vizaroo understands the need for simple and useful teaching tools. We will be starting with a suite of collaborative graphic organizers. We can’t wait to share them with you, and we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions.