Osmo For Schools Celebrates Five Years and Upgrades to Plastic Manipulatives in School Bundles for Classroom Hygiene & Safety
Osmo Projector App for Educators Reaches 100,000 Downloads
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Osmo for Schools, the educational department of Tangible Play that promotes in-classroom usage of Osmos award-winning educational systems, celebrates its 5th anniversary March 30, 2021 and highlights current accomplishments. These consist of updating to plastic pieces in all its school packages to preserve the greatest standards of class health, along with reaching 100,000 downloads of the Osmo Projector App intended for teachers, which helped grow Osmos community of active users..
” Osmo for Schools started thanks to all the exceptionally passionate instructors throughout the U.S. and Canada who adopted Osmo as an educational device for classroom settings, promoting its use, so that schools and districts started to acquire it,” explains Jan Richards, head of education sales and marketing at Osmo for Schools.” In all my years teaching, Ive constantly sterilized my mentor tools as a STEAM instructor; from robotics, to iPads and now my Osmo for Schools packages– this is a life saver for my trainees and myself,” states Frances Amato Dominguez, Ed Tech Model and STEAM Teacher in New York. Due to the unexpected shift to virtual finding out one year ago, Osmo reacted to teachers sobs for a more reliable ways of engaging trainees in a virtual classroom, by providing Projector App. The app began as a complimentary download to all thanks to Osmo Cares, the charitable arm of Osmo. Osmo for Schools, a department of Tangible Play, Inc., focuses on structure in-classroom usage of Osmos acclaimed academic systems.
” In all my years teaching, Ive always sanitized my teaching tools as a STEAM instructor; from robots, to iPads and now my Osmo for Schools packages– this is a life saver for my students and myself,” states Frances Amato Dominguez, Ed Tech Model and STEAM Teacher in New York. Adds South Carolina kindergarten teacher Keri Lewis, “I love how resilient these pieces are. Being plastic, they are able to be cleaned thoroughly in between uses without fear of harming the pieces.”.
In January 2021, Osmo for Schools upgraded all nine school packages to consist of plastic pieces throughout the board, changing ones made from cardboard. This makes it easier for schools to sanitize and tidy Osmos manipulatives, which are used in conjunction with Osmos technology inside class, and permits schools to preserve the greatest standards of classroom hygiene. Osmo for Schools plastic pieces are lasting, simple to sterilize when utilizing EPA-registered disinfectant spray, and dishwasher-safe..
” Osmo for Schools started thanks to all the extremely passionate instructors across the U.S. and Canada who embraced Osmo as an instructional device for class settings, promoting its usage, so that districts and schools started to acquire it,” discusses Jan Richards, head of education sales and marketing at Osmo for Schools. “In early 2016, Osmo began our department by forming a sales team, a conference strategy, plus a Classroom Kit for schools, which truly took off.
Projector App Reaches 100,000 Downloads.
” Its terrific that the totally free download of Projector App presented many teachers to Osmo for the really very first time, who were formerly unaware of the terrific variety of academic items we use,” states Richards..
Projector App utilizes a powerful reflective AI technology that permits the video camera to “see” the desktop in front of the screen and job an instructors real life text, notes and drawings onto the screen, even 3-D designs they hold in their hand, while working with Zoom and other video conferencing technologies (video). Projector App is the 2020 recipient of EdTech Breakthrough Awards “eLearning Innovation of the Year.”.
” The entire world holds a mirror to each schools health standard and approaches of cleaning and disinfection– this is particularly real in classrooms where numerous hands are touching various products every day,” says Richards. “Our plastic pieces are an exceptional academic tool, now made even much safer for classrooms, and only teachers have access to them. Educators are so excited to have all-plastic pieces in their sets!”.
Osmo for Schools, a division of Tangible Play, Inc., focuses on building in-classroom usage of Osmos acclaimed educational systems. Using proprietary AI innovation, these systems help teachers foster collaboration, interaction, imagination, vital thinking, and increased engagement in knowing, in students. Osmo is used in more than 30,000 schools in North America. Concrete Play is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. To learn more about Osmo for Schools and its items, go to schools.playosmo.com..
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All Learning System Bundles Upgraded To Plastic Manipulatives for Effective Sanitization.
Due to the abrupt shift to virtual finding out one year ago, Osmo responded to instructors weeps for a more efficient methods of engaging trainees in a virtual classroom, by offering Projector App. The app began as a totally free download to all thanks to Osmo Cares, the charitable arm of Osmo. Introduced in late March, the app is now being utilized by instructors of all levels (pre-K to university) across the country to make the virtual learning environment more fun, appealing, and comparable to an actual class; it just recently reached 100,000 downloads, and assisted to grow Osmos community of active users..
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These packages including all-plastic pieces are special to Osmo for Schools, and educators who formerly purchased packages with cardboard manipulatives can now purchase the plastic piece sets separately, with a 25-percent discount rate.
Carol Argumaniz, Assistant Principal at Lillie Jackson Early Childhood Center in Lewisville, Texas, speaks about the success her instructors are having with virtual knowing, thanks to Osmo Projector App. “It allows teachers to provide the exact same quality lesson through virtual learning, as they would provide through in-person learning at school,” states Argumaniz. “And it enables them to perform small group lessons with really high quality images so trainees feel like they are actually next to the teacher.”.