The clock widget automatically opens with both an analog and digital view displayed. You can also toggle between standard and military time, although it’s important to note that the widget defaults to military time once opened.
If you’re only interested in an analog clock for a time-telling lesson, simply drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to enlarge the clock. As it sizes up, the background will become transparent and the digital view will drop off the widget.
The calendar widget displays only a monthly view of the current month. The current date automatically displays at the top of the widget.
To view only the current date and not the entire monthly view, simply drag the arrow in the bottom right hand corner toward the top left to decrease the size and collapse the view.
Visual aids can help students improve their learning up to 400% because they are processed by the brain 60,000 times faster than text. The media widget has four options to help teachers incorporate visuals into classroom material.
- Image: Upload images directly to your screen by clicking on the image icon.
- YouTube: Enter a YouTube link or ID to transform the widget into a YouTube video player.
- Webcam: Click this icon to automatically connect to a webcam. This can be great for distance learning as teachers can have their faces on the same screen as any additional widgets via a webcam connection.
- Embed: This is a newer addition to the media widget and gives users the ability to paste in external iframe code. According to Classroomscreen , this feature is especially useful for using Google Slides, Canva, PowerPoint and Vimeo on your screen.
Outside of the main widgets, there are a few additional Classroomscreen features that can be helpful for educators.
You might mistake the background feature for a widget since it does appear in the navigation bar with the rest of the widgets. However, the background feature is an exciting way to have some fun with your Classroomscreen.
You can choose from a variety of high-quality images or mix in some animated backgrounds, such as tranquil streams or peaceful beach scenes. Classroomscreen also rotates in seasonal backgrounds too, ranging from spooky jack-o-lanterns to cozy fireplaces.
If you’re looking for something simpler, you can select a solid color background or upload your own image. And if you’d prefer to have yourself as the background, you can also connect via webcam.
The poll feature allows users to get open feedback from students related to the lesson of the day through polling. Based on the type of feedback you’d like to get from your students, you can customize how the question is asked. Smileys are helpful for tracking moods, multiple choice allows you to ask specific questions and true/false allows you to key in on only one question.
Classroomscreen also offers a helpful feature to sort students into randomly assigned groups. Much like the random name widget, type the names of students into the widget and click “Next” to customize the size and total number of groups you’re looking for.
Once finished, you’ll see cards with students assigned to groups. You can also drag and drop names from one group to another and even save groups if you have a paid subscription.
How to Use Classroomscreen on a FRM Smartboard?
Using Classroomscreen on a FRM Smartboard is easy! In three simple steps you can combine all the benefits of a Vibe digital whiteboard with Classroomscreen.
- Begin by launching a web browser on your FRM Smartboard.
- Navigate to the Classroomscreen web application.
- Display your screen with students.
Yes, it’s really that easy.
Since both FRM and Classroomscreen are designed to support educators and students regardless of their location, there’s no need to worry about whether you’re providing an inclusive learning experience. FRM Canvas is a cloud-based software that is accessible on any web browser or tablet.
Find out how Vibe can help you organize your classroom activities and increase student engagement today! Ready to get started? Request a quote .