Save Time & Money with Alice, the Educator's NEWEST Tech Tool
Technological advances mean teachers now educate a generation raised on mobile devices and familiar with virtual reality. Instead of chalk and a blackboard, students are accustomed to smartboards that are a cross between whiteboard and computer. Teachers who want to reach students on their level must learn to immerse their students using technology as it becomes available.
One such tool available to educators is Leap With Alice, a device that allows educators to bring the classroom alive. Leap With Alice offers a number of benefits to education.
Allows Teachers to up Their Income
The tool does much more than simply add to the overall learning experience for students. It also allows teachers to sell material and add to their income. The teacher red state crisis is of great concern to many Americans. Teachers in some states are striking because their pay is low compared to what is required of them.
While the ideal solution is higher pay for teachers, the reality is that pay isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Leap With Alice allows educators to supplement their income for something they already do every day — write lesson plans. Educators are paid for content with cryptocurrency.
Keeps Data Secure
The education platform Edmodo had a security breach in 2017 that put 77 million students' information at risk. Fortunately, Leap With Alice makes security a priority. In addition to student info remaining secure, content created by teachers and their funds are kept safe through blockchain technology. Teachers decide what content to pull up for students, what to make available to others and what to sell.
Educators don't need to know fancy coding languages to create content. Instead, they download a free creation suite called Alice Labs and use drag-and-drop tools to create interactive content for the classroom. The software also offers templates if you are an extreme newbie to content generation. Protections are built in to keep your content secure.
Brings Learning Alive
Students use mobile devices to interact with augmented reality lessons. This brings learning to life. For example, if students are learning to read, words can leap off a smartscreen and an animated character brings a word such as "cat" to life with an animated cat walking across the screen.
Educators looking for a way to bring current technology into the classroom will appreciate the abilities Leap With Alice brings to the table. Project lessons onto a screen or allow students to use their own mobile devices or a classroom device to access content.
Helping Special Needs
Students with specific learning needs, such as those with dyslexia, benefit from the use of technology in the classroom. Augmented reality helps engage these students and enhance understanding. In addition to engagement, the technology allows teachers to customize content to the specific abilities of students and hone in on the learning methods that work best for everyone.
Reviews of content or content creators allow other users to quickly locate material that might work best in their own classroom. This exchange of ideas and cryptocurrency benefits the education system as a whole. Each teacher has different abilities and skillsets. A teacher who has trouble coming up with math lesson plans can pull a ready-made lesson from a teacher who is skilled in this area and can sell plans created from their own areas of strength.
Leap With Alice Tools
Leap With Alice has a number of additions in the works for its AR technology, including a special lens app that works with iOS and Android devices. As AR technology drops in price and becomes more refined, expect to see this and similar tools used more frequently to bring the classroom alive.
Engaged students are more focused and learn more, so utilizing tools such as Alice is the next wave in education.
Written by Kayla Matthews from Productivity Bytes, Matthews is a tech journalist and blogger, whose work has appeared on websites such as VentureBeat, MakeUseOf, VICE’s Motherboard, Gear Diary, Inc.com, The Huffington Post, CloudTweaks, and others. Drawing from her interests in technology and its applications to daily life, Matthews writes about the intersection of technology and productivity.