Since the pandemic forced schools to reformat and restructure instruction, hybrid learning has been a hot topic. With the new school year is in full swing, it is important to help students keep in touch with teachers, and up to date on the latest reading materials. Hybrid classrooms are only effective when supported with the right technologies.
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Here is how E Ink technology can power hybrid learning and instruction.
Introduce the Right Technology
Between assignments, reading materials and projects, students have a number of items to carry with them back and forth from school. From eReaders to eNotes, there are a number of options on the market available to make the school year easier.
The Kobo Elipsa eNote enhances the learning experience and allows students to put conventional paper away and have a more intuitive note-taking experience. With a larger 10.3” touchscreen and accompanying stylus, students can take notes in eBooks and PDFs. When studying at school or at home, students can easily grab the eNote instead of multiple heavy textbooks.
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While hybrid learning may not be ideal and students are missing out on after school activities, the PocketBook InkPad Color can at least make learning fun. With Bluetooth connectivity, students can play music, audio books and even practice language classes with text-to-speech technology – all on a full-color, eye friendly display.
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Take Care of Your Eye Health
Nowadays, both in and outside of the classroom students are constantly looking at screens. While traditional laptops or tablets are popular options for students, the blue light used in the screens can cause eye fatigue, headaches, blurred vision and overall eye health.
When students opt for a device that uses E Ink technology, seeing the display works like regular paper: with ambient light. This light form is reflected from the surface of the display back to the user’s eyes, rather than light-emissive devices that project harmful blue light.
Hybrid learning is a challenge in and of itself. The last thing students need are distractions that wear away at their focus. It is important for all students to maintain a healthy school-life balance and create a space at home that is dedicated to online learning.
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With a study location set up, everyone in the home knows not to interrupt his or her student. With the Joan Home display, students can inform the household of their work schedule by easily displaying if they are “free” or “busy.” This solution, powered by E Ink technology, is easy to mount, energy-efficient and can be updated in real time as schedules change.
Additionally, when using E Ink-powered eReaders and eNotes, students do not have the outside distractions that a traditional tablet who have like messaging platforms and social media notifications.
In the hybrid learning would, these are the E Ink-powered technologies that can help students stay on track to achieve their academic goals and lead to a successful school year.