Video Management: It’s Easier Than You Think


Did you know that February is National Library Lover’s Month? There are thousands of libraries across the United States, and each one has qualities that make them unique. In addition to the physical buildings that house various materials for reference and personal use, there are also digital libraries being used to house and organize electronic media. With the move by many school districts to remote and blended learning environments, video libraries have become an essential tool to provide meaningful and authentic instruction. So, what is a Video Library? Just like a brick and mortar library, it is a specific location to [...]

Video Management: It’s Easier Than You Think2022-02-07T22:08:09+00:00

How Educational Technology Improves Instruction


As more and more school districts across the country move to 1:1 environments, the topic of whether technology enhances or hinders education has become a common conversation. Many believe that technology is a hindrance in the classroom. Students play games on their phones in class; there are constant dings and vibrations as students receive messages; and students are fixated on how they are perceived on social media. Why shouldn’t educators lock up their students' phones? Schools have become more reliant on technology and remote learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020. Students are immersed in technology now more than [...]

How Educational Technology Improves Instruction2022-01-13T23:14:31+00:00

How Technology Can Revolutionize Your Formative Assessments


As educators, making and sticking to a well-designed plan can be the key to success in many endeavors. Each school year begins with a meticulously planned curriculum map, along with detailed lesson plans designed to engage students in meaningful instruction. However, effective teachers also acknowledge the value of constantly monitoring and evaluating the success of said well-designed plan, and pivoting where necessary. What works great for one group of students may not fit the particular needs of the next group. This is where formative assessments come in. By providing frequent, informal, and low-stakes opportunities for students to demonstrate proficiency and knowledge, [...]

How Technology Can Revolutionize Your Formative Assessments2021-11-16T21:40:33+00:00

Content Creation 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Great Instructional Videos


There’s no denying that high-quality video content is here to stay in the world of education. Even when many of today’s teachers were students in school themselves, their eyes widened with excitement the minute they saw the TV cart being wheeled into the classroom, now traded out for projectors and touch-screen boards. However, we’ve come a long way since the days of TV carts in terms of who is making that high-quality relevant content. Gone are the days of having to search the library or video store for the latest and greatest VHS tape. These days, there are no better content [...]

Content Creation 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Great Instructional Videos2021-11-08T18:13:46+00:00

Big Ed Tech Solutions for Small School Districts: 3-in-1 District Profile


When you think of a tech-savvy school district who provides their students with modern and powerful ed tech tools that prepare them with the skills needed in the digital age, you might typically think of a large organization in an urban metropolitan area. However, we here at MyVRSpot understand that technology is for everyone and not to be relegated to only the largest of school districts. Students everywhere deserve equal access to technologically engaging and relevant curriculum, and MyVRSpot strives to help educators do just that. As living proof of this concept, we spoke with three of our “small but [...]

Big Ed Tech Solutions for Small School Districts: 3-in-1 District Profile2023-12-22T22:19:21+00:00

3 Reasons Your Schools Need a Video-on-Demand Library


It’s no secret that the use of video has become a key factor in overall educational success over the recent years. Whether it’s creating awesome instructional videos, documenting all the amazing things their students are doing, or sharing engaging video resources with one another, educators everywhere have truly become video experts. Why not take advantage of that expertise and create district-wide, school-wide, and even classroom-specific libraries of video content? Here’s three reasons your schools need a video-on-demand library: Community Outreach: Students, parents, administrators, and community members all benefit when everyone works together toward a common goal. Keep your community in the [...]

3 Reasons Your Schools Need a Video-on-Demand Library2021-10-12T22:00:15+00:00

5 Ideas for Using Digital Media in Your Summer School Program


With days getting longer and temperatures getting hotter, that can only mean one thing - it’s finally summer! When planning out our summertime adventures, summer school is likely toward the bottom of our lists. However, creating and implementing an engaging summer learning program is the reality that educators across the country are facing. Enrollment in summer school programs is at an all-time high this year. Students and teachers are working hard to close a widening achievement gap caused by instructional disruptions due to COVID-19. To help take off some of the heat, we’ve gathered 5 ideas for using digital media [...]

5 Ideas for Using Digital Media in Your Summer School Program2021-06-16T16:50:22+00:00
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