Mariah Carey playing in stores? Check. Inflatable reindeer on lawns? Double check! It must be winter! Cozy up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and the MyVRSpot December newsletter. This month we bring you instructional ideas inspired by the holidays, a tech tip about bookmarks, and a fascinating article about how MyVRSpot helped to increase educational equity in rural Utah. Happy holidays!
Are you looking for ways to engage antsy students? Well, look no further! MyVRSpot has ideas for how you can incorporate the season into your instruction while also keeping students engaged. Create a SmartSpot quiz about different winter holidays; design a holiday VRS assignment that is curriculum-based; or even have your students create their own diagrams of how they celebrate the holidays using our built-in image creator. Finally, communicate that end-of-year information to parents using our winter themed classroom newsletter template in MediaSpot!
Did you know that MyVRSpot has a Bookmarks feature? This is truly one of our hidden gems. Click on a video in your account and scroll down below the video player. There on the bottom left is a space for you to create bookmarks. Better yet, you can grab a link for each bookmark to share out with students. Imagine if you have specific parts of a video that you want to call attention to. Simply create that bookmark and grab the link to share with your viewers. What a great way to organize and segment your videos!
Increasing Educational Equity in Rural Southwest Utah
Last Spring the Utah Southwest Educational Development Center's executive board was looking for a safe and secure way for teachers to manage and share educational media. They were also looking for a solution that would allow them to create a protected video library of exemplary teaching strategies for their growing community of educational coaches -- and they wanted this library to be easily accessible by their members, without having to share it out publicly. Click the button below and read on to see how MyVRSpot helped to meet their needs.
MyVRSpot offers FREE training webinars every month for our users! We offer 4 different sessions: MyVRSpot 101, which goes over the basics of uploading, search, and sharing media; The Media Tools Menu, where we show you how to use all of our media creation tools; Interactive Instructional Tools, in which we go over the SmartSpot quiz creator and Video Response System; and Live Broadcasting where we demonstrate live broadcasting with a mobile device and with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Watch the video and click the red button below for more information!
As our executive team is extremely proud of the exceptional job our Customer Success team does throughout the year, we have decided that during the week of December 26th, they will all have the week off so they can spend more quality time with their family and friends. While they will be busy searching for the post-holiday shopping deals, you can rest assured that you will still receive the same outstanding service that week, though email response times may be a bit slower, and don't be surprised if your calls and emails are answered by our CEO, CTO, or COO. 😀
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