COVID-19 Educator Help Desk

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COVID-19 is posing unprecedented challenges to schools around the globe. In this community, educators are coming together to help meet those challenges. Ask questions, get advice, and learn what other educators are doing around the world.

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  • My pleasure! As a point of clarification, it doesn't come with a speaker, but it does need one to amplify-- it comes with a receiver that would connect to whatever speaker options you have. I bring a small portable speaker but I have also connected the ...

  • Thank you Kristin! I have seen the Qball but didn't think of it! I didn't realize that it had a speaker. I knew that it was a microphone. I will look into this! Thanks again! ------------------------------ Audra Brownlee Distance Learning Director South ...

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  • Hi Audra!  Our teachers have had a lot of success using the Q-Ball . It has helped immensely with voice amplification within the classroom as well as with student engagement! I know things are different now and there may not be a desire to toss the ...

  • As most of you are planning to wear masks in the classroom, I am interested if anyone has given thought to anyway to amplify the instructor's voice (while wearing a mask) and in a video call?? My instructor is currently using a Polycom to connect through ...

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