Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
eInstruction Corporation, a leading global education software and technology company, today announces the new Insight 360™ system, a first-of-its-kind formative instruction system. Designed to simplify and enhance the practice of formative instruction in conjunction with interactive teaching, Insight 360™ enables educators to obtain instant feedback on student learning through an easy-to-use suite of mobile devices, software and instructional material conveniently interoperable with existing technology and systems.
“For years we’ve created and refined our products to meet educators’ needs for mobility, interactivity and formative assessment,” said Rich Fennessy, President & CEO of eInstruction. “Today, we’re taking it to a whole new level and incorporating all of these needs into an enhanced, easy-to-use system that fits effortlessly into classrooms.”
The Insight 360™ system puts a combination of instructional tools, student feedback and progress tracking, and content right at educators’ fingertips. Within minutes, teachers can access the power of Insight 360™, and leverage the following benefits:
- Mobility: As instructional content is projected onto any surface at the front of the room, teachers lead instruction from anywhere in the classroom using either a Mobi 360™ – an advanced version of the market-leading Mobi View™ mobile interactive whiteboard – or Mobi 360™ for iPad®, a brand new Apple® iPad® application.
- Student Engagement: Teachers engage students in lessons with user-friendly, interactive Spark 360™ and Pulse 360™ student response pads and multiple Mobi Learner™ mobile interactive whiteboards.
- Interoperability: Teachers can contribute to and control virtually any instructional and assessment content with Insight 360™.
- Assessment Delivery: The Insight 360™ system includes a revolutionary new feature called CueTags™, which allows teachers to incorporate assessment content from any source into an Insight 360™ classroom lesson. Teachers can also create tests using the robust, standards-based eInstruction Learning Series test item bank that comes included with the integrated system. With the system, they can also use the award-winning ExamView® Assessment Suite software to create new student-paced tests and leverage tests already created in ExamView®.
Mobility, engagement and assessment capabilities have always been integral to eInstruction’s product line, and Insight 360’s new features allow teachers to incorporate these capabilities better than ever before. Its extended integration with third-party products and content gives more schools and districts the opportunity to leverage their existing investments and content into a powerful new classroom experience.
Mobi 360™ for iPad®
With Insight 360™, eInstruction is bringing the power of Mobi™ to iPad® with the Mobi 360™ for iPad® application. The new application allows iPad® users to run interactive lessons, review student feedback and deliver assessments just as Mobi 360™ would. Additionally, the application provides a real-time visual of what’s being projected to the class right on the teacher’s iPad® screen.
Insight 360™ introduces all-new “CueTags™” that allow virtually any question, regardless of format, to be used in a digital lesson to gain student feedback. With CueTags™, Insight 360™ automatically scans and recognizes an assessment question, and prompts a teacher to present the question. With just two touches, he or she can receive student feedback on those questions when answered with Spark 360™ or Pulse 360™ student response pads. Assessment content with integrated CueTags™ can be used, saved and shared in almost any format, including Microsoft PowerPoint® files, Adobe® PDF documents, image files, or even web pages in a browser. This eliminates the need to recreate content or lesson plans in a specific format and allows teachers to ask questions instantaneously.
Tailored for Teachers and Students
During instruction, students are only shown what the teacher needs them to see– instructional and assessment content. All teacher controls and reports are shown in a private view on their Mobi 360™ device or Mobi 360™ for iPad® application. This focuses student attention on the lesson material while providing teachers portable, private control of their lesson and assessment material.
Instant and Longitudinal Reports
When using Spark 360™ or Pulse 360™ student response pads in lessons, teachers can instantly measure student understanding through reports available on their Mobi 360™ or Mobi 360™ for iPad® application. Teachers can then decide whether to re-teach material, differentiate instruction or move forward in their lesson. After class, teachers can conduct a more intensive and standards-based review of student progress over time to make data-driven decisions for future lessons. Additionally, Insight 360™ software saves screenshots throughout the lesson, providing the capability to share actual lesson content with students, parents and administrators.
Fits into Classrooms
Insight 360™ works seamlessly with a variety of third-party software used for creating lessons, including Smart Notebook™ and Promethean ActivInspire®. For classrooms incorporating fixed interactive whiteboards, the system can integrate this existing technology, while allowing a teacher to move freely around the classroom.
“We know that seamless integration with existing products and systems is important to schools and districts,” said Eric Rohy, vice president of product management at eInstruction. “With Insight 360, they can continue to get the most out of existing investments while incorporating the system’s advanced instructional capabilities.”
Insight 360™ is available for order today starting at $1,299 USD for an integrated system featuring the Insight 360™ software, a Mobi 360™ for iPad® application, and 24 Spark 360™ response pads, or starting at $1,599 USD for an integrated system featuring the Insight 360™ software, a Mobi 360™ device and 24 Spark 360™ response pads. The system is available through eInstruction Authorized Resellers and Sales Representatives in the U.S. and worldwide. Insight 360™ supports English, French, Spanish, German and Italian languages.
eInstruction is a leading education technology company dedicated to providing interactive teaching and learning technology and services that help educators drive academic progress every day, and give administrators the ability to monitor, aggregate, and analyze student performance data. The company offers educators a family of software, student response systems, fixed interactive whiteboards, mobile interactive whiteboards, professional development, and content.
eInstruction’s research‐based solutions have been shown to increase student
engagement and achievement while providing real‐time feedback and performance data to educators and administrators. Millions of students, teachers, and professors use
eInstruction® technology in 600,000 K‐12 classrooms and more than 500 higher education institutions around the world. Available in more than 40 languages, eInstruction® technology is enhancing education in over 90 countries worldwide.
eInstruction has its global headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ and remote offices in Denton, TX; Cincinnati, OH; and Paris, France.
To learn more about eInstruction, please visit http://www.einstruction.com. For media inquiries, please contact Julie McKinney at Stanton Communications at (410) 727‐6855 or jmckinney(at)stantoncomm(dot)com.
PowerPoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Promethean ActivInspire is a registered trademark of Promethean Ltd. SMART Notebook is a registered trademark of SMART Technologies. Adobe Acrobat is a registered trademark of Adobe. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple. None were involved in the production of nor do they endorse these products.
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