Technology Teaching Tools are short, online, asynchronous modules highlighting a technology teaching tool along with relevant pedagogical implementation strategies. Some of the CIRT Technology Tools discussed below rely on freeware downloads. Prior to utilizing these technologies, you are encouraged to understand the potential risks associated with freeware; see the article "Why Free Software Downloads Aren't Always Safe" for an overview of key considerations.
Screenleap is a screen sharing tool that stands out due to its simplicity and multiplatform compatibility. With Screenleap, a teacher can share their computer's screen with up to 100 students and there are no installs, downloads, or sign ins required. The screen sharing works both ways which makes this is a powerful tool for all sorts of collaboration.
If you have a web browser, you can view a shared screen! Now, you can view a shared screen on your tablet or mobile phone just as simply as on your home or office computer. Screenleap allows you to view a shared screen with any device that has a web browser.
In the classroom, Screenleap can be used in a variety of ways. Some ideas include the following:
Group Connection - Students use Screenleap to share the screen of the group project leader so they can collaborate from anywhere. No more having to travel across town just to do a group project!
Teacher Exclusive: Video Lesson - Use Screenleap to share your lesson screen with the entire class. No more making students strain to see a projector screen. No more teaching with the lights off. Students can see your shared screen right at their personal laptops!
Administrator Exclusive: Document Sharing - Use Screenleap to share the screen of your administrative assistant or business administrator anytime and anywhere. Never forget your presentation again! Always have the most current figures! You'll be glad you did!
How do you utilize this technology in your classroom?
Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for utilizing this technology to foster effective teaching and learning.
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