A very wise man once said:
“…by the year 2019 half of all classes for grades k-12 will be taught online” and he continued to say that schooling systems will reach their highest potential by “allowing all students to learn at their appropriate pace and path.” , thereby allowing each student to realize his or her fullest potential…”
That wise man is author and Harvard professor, Clayton M. Christensen, who also happens to be one of our advisors.
We think he’s on the money.
Buzz ushers in a new generation of learning technology by starting with a best-in-class Learning Management System (LMS), supplemented with our intuitive gradebook, course management and content/curriculum integration. The end result is enhanced student engagement and achievement.
Face it: students today are more computer-savvy than ever. Buzz is tailored to reach them “where they live” and help them become self-starting learners. With youth-tested graphics, navigation and language, Buzz stimulates students to take ownership of their learning path as it informs teachers of their progress and appropriate next steps.
For example, Buzz enhances student-teacher interaction with Facebook-like messaging that is fully compliant with student privacy and protection laws. Teachers can even record video and audio messages to students as a way to direct and encourage them.
Our enhanced LMS is great, but our difference emerges when you see our mastery gradebook with its dashboard view of a class or grade that allows you to quickly assess each student’s progress on trend then take action. Whether that takes the form of enrichment or remediation, solutions and guidance are a mouse click away for teachers.
As you teach, you can also monitor different tracks for students across the proficiency spectrum, ranging from ELL (English language learners) and special education to general education and honors students. As we fully personalize learning experiences, student engagement goes up and teacher precision increases.
It is designed specifically for K-12 learners. With its bright colors, customizable themes and even school-specific branding, it “speaks their language” as it holds their attention. Experts agree:
“Platforms that support individual learning progressions are the most interesting development and the area of greatest opportunity. The Buzz platform from Agilix… [is one of] the best examples of platforms that support an individualized course of study combining digital content and projects…Teachers can monitor the progress of all of their students at a glance. The combination of student choice, engaging content and lots of feedback on performance and progress yields a motivating learning environment.”
– Tom Vander Ark Smart Cities