Klowd launches social teacher app
Klowd.com announced last month the release of SlideKlowdTM– a student engagement app that allows a teacher to share content and interact with a students via their SmartPhone, tablet, laptop or other mobile devices.
At SlideKlowd’s core is a patent-pending technology for connecting a teacher to the student’s mobile devices via a private “Klowd”. This connection allows a teacher to perform instant testing, measure student engagement and increase classroom collaboration. Unlike clickers, texting and other survey engagement tools, SlideKlowd creates an entire classroom experience – all managed by the teacher.
In looking at the crowded presentation tool market, Klowd.com decided to take a different approach. “There are some fantastic tools out there to help create great presentations, but they don’t address the core of the presentation issue, the skills and engagement capabilities of the presenter or teacher. ” says Ken Holsinger, Klowd.com’s Founder/CEO. “Our goal with SlideKlowd is simple: Create better presenters”, says Holsinger.
The Klowd.com team believes that the best way to create better teachers is to allow the students to participate in the presentation. “Even boring content becomes more interesting if you get to participate,” says Holsinger. Teachers are often concerned that student participation leads to a loss of control. SlideKlowd allows the teacher to determine the level of interaction by selecting when to add interaction to content, turning questions and comment features on or off and by managing what the students sees on their devices. Furthermore, if the student moves off the app for more than 30 seconds, the teacher will know. “We had to choose between the teacher and the student,” says Holsinger. “We choose to focus on the teacher”.
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