New Collaboration Software Allows Teachers Students Access From Any Device
New software designed to allow
teachers and students to create and share content on almost any
device has been introduced to the education market. Ormiboard is a digital
platform with lessons, assessment tools and activities.
by EXO U for real-time
collaboration on any operating system, Ormiboard's shared canvas for
to combine with device management tools to transform an entire
classroom — or anywhere
a group of people have devices — into a giant, immersive whiteboard.
example, in the classroom,
teachers can select a screen from any student's device and share it on
display — or multiple displays — at the front of the room. Teachers can
Ormiboard with Google Classroom, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and
well-known educational resources.
platform will come pre-loaded
with a database of searchable lessons and activities that include six
instant assessment, click-and-drag assignments, games and exams. EXO U
adding more content as it becomes available and teachers can create
games and lessons — and give their students the ability to do so as
are two versions, one for
school districts and another for individual teachers.
designed for teachers who
want fast access on any device via web browser. It allows up to 30
students to open
a browser, enter a PIN, and start collaborating online. It is
offered at a
subscription rate of $89 per year.
is designed for schools and
districts, delivered as a downloadable or pre-installed software with a
perpetual license ($599). It enables device integration and
sharing over existing networks via local WiFi (no Internet access
is quicker than Go and offers
split-view capabilities for multi-touch panels and tables. It also
administrators dashboard control over buildings, classrooms, teachers,
and content groupings.
versions will be available
by August 15 and those who sign up for Go before September 15 will receive a
discount on the first year.
online Ormiboard Academy will
students in the fourth grade or above.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.