How can Annotate enable instruction during emergency school closures?
Learning does not have to stop when school is closed. Annotate has several tools and features to support instruction when students are not able to attend school. Here are a few ways in which you can use Annotate for remote learning/ digital learning/ e-learning days:
1. Start Livestreaming
With Livestream, you can stream content (PDF, Word, PowerPoint, or SMART Notebooks) from your account directly to student devices. Use the annotation tools to annotate content just as you do on a whiteboard or interactive display. We also support audio streaming through your computer’s mic and your students will be able to hear you on their devices as you speak. Students are also able to make a private voice call to speak with the instructor or ask a question privately using the raise hand feature. If you enable notetaking, students are able to annotate directly on notebook pages during Livestream and you can review their work and provide personalized feedback and comments in real time.
2. Use Screen Sharing in conjunction with the Web Annotations extension
The Screen Sharing feature lets you get outside the walls of Annotate and stream a browser tab, an application, or your entire computer’s screen to student devices. Use the Web Annotations extension for Google Chrome to use the same annotation tools that are available in a notebook to annotate web pages and highlight text content. You can also take screen captures and insert images directly into your notebook.
3. Remote sessions are as interactive as a real classroom
Embed 10 different assessment types, including fill in in the blanks and short answer, directly in your notebook to keep your students engaged and check for student understanding during your Livestream. Pass control to students so that they can annotate a slide and share their understanding with the rest of the class. Or use the collaboration feature to allow up to 5 students to interact and collaborate together in a small group.
4. Record your lessons for students to watch later
Record a Livestream or Screen sharing session for review by students later. You can also create clips from your existing notebooks by recording your annotations with voiceovers. You are able to embed assessments at specific points within a clip to test for student understanding. You can also embed videos from YouTube and Khan Academy or upload videos from your computer or mobile device.
5. Publish content directly to student accounts, share privately, or to Google Classroom.
Publish notebooks and clips to your courses in Annotate for self-paced review by enrolled students. All published content is available to students from their accounts. If students do not have accounts, you can share content privately by sharing a private link through email. If your school uses Google Classroom, you are also able to share notebooks and clips directly to Google Classroom.
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