Monday, May 4, 2015

Gynzy ~ Get the out of your interactive whiteboard!

It lets you use your computer just like a smartboard without the complicated interface and the multitude of complicated options. There are several characteristics about Gynzy:

User friendly interface

First of all, If you like Smart boards/Active boards, but you are looking for a user friendly version of the basic software, then Gynzy is just you. It also works with all brands of interactive whiteboards! So teachers don't have to use the software developed to run on the brand of the board you purchased. This saves so much time and effort, this cannot be stressed enough. Teachers do not have to worry about the Activinspire / Smartboard issues. Gynzy is such a great resource for teachers struggling with time constraints!

Common Core aligned 

Gynzy offers hundreds of ready-made lesson plans for each grade level (K-8th) and common core standard.

Free for 6 months

Instructors first have to create a free account on Gynzy’s website. They then must log into their Gynzy account in order to access lessons and utilize various tools. These lessons can consequently be shared online for students to access everywhere through any data hosting websites

  • For teachers, parents and other individuals - $79 per year / $9.95 per month
  • School: Site license (unlimited teachers per building) - $796 per year
  • District subscription

Easy tab system

Its friendly interface works with a tab system that separate your whiteboard in four different sections: the board section, the tool section, the lesson section and the favorite section. The board section is the whiteboard display section where the class content is displayed during class. The tool section will be explored later and the lesson and favorite sections are the placeholders for your created lessons and your favorite lessons from other teachers.

Free tool section

The tool section hosts all the tools used with the program. Some of those tools are add-ons such as activity creator, timers and quiz maker used to build work and lesson to use in classroom.  For its part, the lesson section is the place where every lesson created is conveniently stocked and classified by alphabetical order or by customized categories. Finally, the favorite section contains ever lesson made other teachers that you liked and that you would like to use during your class. Gynzy is great for teachers, but it is also a plus for students since four convenient options are available quickly and easily for the teacher to use in order to help students understand better.

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