Magazine article Technology & Learning

Leaves No Child Behind

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Leaves No Child Behind

Article excerpt

Faced with funding cuts and larger classes, today's teachers are challenged to find creative ways to educate and motivate a diverse cross section of students. Technology can be a powerful tool in the classroom, but it often brings difficulties of its own: high expense, a steep learning curve and the intricacies of curricular integration.

Educators struggling to introduce meaningful technology into the classroom have discovered an exciting tool in Visual Communicator, developed by Serious Magic. Visual Communicator meets the demands of schools for technology that is reasonably priced, easily learned and adaptable to any curricular area--motivating a computer savvy generation of students to learn more, be more creative and retain information better.

Visual Communicator allows learners of all ages and levels to create professional-quality video presentations, tutorials and morning news announcements with easy-to-use, drag-and-drop technology. With a built-in teleprompter and editing that is instinctive and continuous within the inputting process, educators are finding ever more uses for video production, a process that formerly was considered too burdensome for classroom use.

Putting Video to Work in the Classroom

Visual Communicator's remarkably simple interface allows students as young as first grade to use it as part of the research process, providing an exciting alternative to pen and paper reports. Students research a subject and the information can be typed right into Visual Communicator's teleprompter. …

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