Tips for Creating the Modern Classroom: 5 Key Capabilities the Modern Classroom Must Have

Takeaways

  • The classroom of tomorrow must support hybrid education and offer a rich, immersive learning experience to all students.

  • The Intel Unite solution is a fast, reliable collaboration platform that uses your institution’s existing infrastructure to minimize costs and speed implementation.

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5 Key Capabilities the Modern Classroom Must Have

From K-12 to college, the way students learn is changing. The rapid transition to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic hastened the adoption of advanced technology in the classroom. With hybrid learning here to stay, educational institutions must ensure they have the right solutions in place to enable seamless and more secure in-class and remote instruction.

How can you best equip your classrooms for success, both today and tomorrow? A robust digital collaboration tool should do five things:

  1. Give instructors control of the classroom. Collaboration is key to a hybrid learning experience, but instructors must remain in control of how learning takes place. Look for a solution that puts instructors in charge of what information is shared, how it’s shared and who can participate.
    The built-in education settings of the Intel Unite® solution let instructors easily preview what students will share from the students' devices, whether they are in class or learning remotely. They can even help students share, which saves time, especially with younger children. If students accidentally join the wrong class or unwanted visitors intrude, instructors can easily disconnect those individuals without terminating the session.
  2. Support a hybrid classroom. Screen-sharing and annotation are key to effective digital collaboration, but many solutions limit sharing or don’t allow real-time annotation. With the Intel Unite solution, up to four users can share to one display at once. Built-in annotation tools let student or teacher presenters draw or notate content on displays in real-time — it’s as easy as clicking a toolbar and choosing a marker.
    Students and instructors often use different devices and platforms, which can cause problems for many digital collaboration tools. But all Intel Unite users see the same simple interface, whether they’re on Windows PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets or Linux-based devices.
  3. Upgrade and modernize the classroom at minimal expense. Many schools have already made substantial investments in digital technology and don’t want to start from scratch. Choosing a solution that works with your existing infrastructure and hardware minimizes the cost of modernizing classrooms. The Intel Unite solution — plus a PC with Windows 10 and an Intel® Core™ i5 or higher processor that acts as a hub — are all you need to upgrade existing interactive whiteboards in your classrooms. Additionally, the Intel Unite solution integrates with a variety of popular educational apps and classroom peripherals. Costs are kept to a minimum and instructors can keep using familiar technology tools.
  4. Untether instructors from PCs. To instruct and engage students effectively, teachers must be free to move around the classroom. But some digital collaboration tools tie instructors to a PC, limiting their ability to convey concepts and assist students. The Intel Unite solution turns touchscreens into interactive whiteboards and enables instructors to easily share content wirelessly to any display or device, in or out of the classroom. Teachers can share content from the internet or their device via typical classroom tools, such as document cameras and other whiteboard apps.
  5. Maximize classroom instruction time. Digital collaboration often requires physically connecting devices, which can be time-consuming and confusing. Precious instructional time is wasted searching for the right cable, linking user devices to displays or struggling with settings before class can start. Eliminate setup delays by using the Intel Unite solution for reliable, wireless collaboration. Students and instructors simply use a PIN code to log in and link to displays wirelessly, without the need for cables or dongles. Recapture instructional minutes and reduce hassle so teachers can focus on managing instruction instead of managing cable connections.

The Modern Solution for the Modern Classroom

The classroom of tomorrow must support hybrid education and offer a rich, immersive learning experience to all students. It’s a tall order but updating your classroom to facilitate student success can be affordable if you choose the right digital collaboration solution. The Intel Unite solution is a fast, reliable collaboration platform that uses your institution’s existing infrastructure to minimize costs and speed implementation. It’s the simple, streamlined solution to create an active, engaging learning environment for students, wherever they are and whatever device or platform they use.

To learn more about how the Intel Unite solution can help your school, college or university modernize its learning spaces, visit Intel.com/unite.

See the Intel Unite® Solution in Action

Find out how you can deliver an easy, open, and extensible hybrid workplace collaboration experience by requesting a guided tour of the Intel Unite® solution.