The BigBlueButton online classroom is an excellent system for teaching online courses for both K12 and Higher Education. With features such as smart slides, screen sharing, multi-user whiteboard, chat, quick poll and more, K12 teachers as well as university professors have everything they need to convey their lessons. The main difference is that teachers are likely to use different software features for different age groups.Sometimes, a particular function may not be covered as often in a specific age stage but may come back later. BigBlueButton can be used for students of all ages and as a WCAG accessibility product, offers a functional, inclusive platform.
The only exceptions to this may be the gymnasium and the chemistry room – but we have solutions for these classes as well:
- To ensure that children and students get the exercise they need, apps can track sports performance via GPS.
- As for the chemistry classroom, we honestly doubt that we will ever convert a Bunsen burner and a series of Erlenmeyer flasks into binary code. However, nothing needs to keep a teacher from strategically placing their webcam in the school’s laboratory to give their lesson and document it by live experiments. Moreover, YouTube demonstrations and 3D animations already exist to further provide an immersive experience for the children. They will be able to follow how an experiment in a laboratory proceeds, what elements it requires and what the results are.