Whole Group Instruction
FLEXCAT enhances teacher communications to the entire classroom. Teachers set up lessons and give instructions, knowing they’ll be heard by all.
Small Group Instruction
Today's Common Core Standards require higher-level skills such as comprehension and problem-solving. The four 21st Century skills: communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and creativity are now classroom priorities.
Small Group Monitoring
The teacher can listen to any small group at any time, without the students knowing. This allows teachers to monitor and assess authentic student interaction and collaboration from anywhere in the room.
Small Group Redirection
When a student or group wanders off-task, the teacher can redirect them without disrupting the whole class or leaving the group they are with. 2-way communications makes for a quick, efficient exchange.
Student Group Sharing
As a teacher catches a student group shining, he/she can empower that group to communicate with the whole class from the comfort of their own table. The teacher selects that audio pod and it will project their voice to the whole class for all to hear.
I love the FLEXCAT for my station time! It allows me to be able to communicate with groups that I am not working with as well as monitor them for on task behavior.
Michelle S. - Elementary School Teacher, Louisiana
I love the "big brother" feature that allows me to eavsdrop on the students as they discuss with one another. This is an excellent feature when I ask deeper levels of thinking to the students. Now I can easily collect data on their processsing skills without them being intimidated to speak when I stand closer to ther desks.
Dyane S. - Middle School Teacher, Kansas
I feel that the system does allow me to be a more effective teacher in that what I do and say is now localized to the students personal space. Where before a student could tune me out, they are paying greater attention and not as easily distracted. I feel as though I am no longer a figure that meanders around the room speaking and helping children out, but a constant presence in all 6 groups. I'm no longer "out of reach".
Ashleigh S. - Elementary School Teacher, Louisiana