As technology continues to make its way it the school system, Waterloo-based NetClick recently released its new Cloud-based solution that helps educators transform their lessons and lectures into engaging, interactive classroom experiences in seconds and with use of existing class infrastructure. It is a unique, patent pending service, not available in any other Classroom Response System.
The startup was Co-Founded by CEO and President Krzysztof Pietroszek, and VP and CIO Darren Abramson, an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, NetClick allows educators to simply create a NetClick account online, upload their static slide content and within seconds, existing materials are transformed into clickable, interactive content.
Students then see the presenter’s slides both on the projection screen and on their smartphone, laptop, tablet, or any other mobile device. Students use their devices to interact with the slides in real time, enabling a more engaged and participatory classroom experience. Answers to questions posed during the lesson or lecture are displayed in the form of a heat-map or pie chart that is displayed on the spot in class, or accessible later for review. Student interaction can be anonymous, which often helps to encourage participation among shy students, or non-anonymous, which allows interaction to translate into a percentage of final grade.