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Insight 360

By Sally Finley - Posted May 1, 2012
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Company: eInstruction Corp., 14400 N. 87th St., Suite 250, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, (800) 856-0732, Fax: (480) 948-5508, www.einstruction.com

Price: Pricing information is available at training@einstruction.com or by phone at (866) 496-4949.

Audience: Insight 360 is geared for use by K–12 teachers and administrators.

Format: This is an online subscription service.

System Requirements: Internet access via computer is needed.

Description: Insight 360 is an integrated system of mobile, interactive hardware, and intuitive software that delivers formative ongoing assessments to track student progress.

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Overall Rating:5 Stars
Installation:A
Content/Features:A
Ease of Use:A
Product Support:A

Reviewer Comments:

Installation/Access: An initial training period is required to learn how to operate all the hardware and software that will be used on the system. The software is easy to use, and Insight 360 works seamlessly with existing technology. Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: Mobi 360 is a mobile interactive whiteboard. The Mobi 360 for iPad app allows educators to move around the classroom and to interact with students during lessons. Insight 360 works with existing technology and content, such as SMART, Promethean ActivInspire, and iPad. Instant, in-class reports of student understanding are available for reteaching.

Pulse 360 and Spark 360 are student response pads that provide opportunities for student interaction during a lesson.

Insight 360 software helps teachers prepare for their classes and review student performance. It delivers data for immediate remediation and provides a tool for the teacher to track student progress over a longer period of time. Student or class performance trends can be shared with peers and parents. The software allows student progress across state and Common Core Standards to be measured throughout the year.

CueTag incorporates assessment items into lessons regardless of format or source for instant assessment that is aligned with 18,000 state and Common Core items. Tagging existing content permits the continued use of PowerPoint, Word, the internet, ActivInspire, or SMART Notebook content, so instruction is never stopped for assess­ ment.Content/Features Rating: A

Ease of Use: Insight 360 is easy to use with clear and intuitive instructions. Ease of Use Rating: A

Product Support: Technical assistance is available at (888) 333-4988. Live support is available online for instructors and students. Product warranties and end-user license agreements can be viewed online. Customized online training sessions can be scheduled as needed and can be tailored to individual needs. Self-help training videos are available. Free weekly seminars provide short online training sessions through a registration link. An FAQ is available at Knowledge Base. Product Support Rating: A

Recommendation: Insight 360 offers intuitive software and easy-to-use devices to aid in making instruction and assessment streamlined and effortless. The size and mobility of the tools make it possible for a teacher to move around the classroom and continuously interact with students. Instant class reports are generated allowing the teacher to provide needed reteaching of concepts in a timely manner. Insight 360 does an excellent job in engaging the student in interactive learning. One of the best features is how efficiently Insight 360 integrates with existing technology and systems. Too often, teachers spend a great deal of time learning how to operate technology; and once they become adept, a new technology appears, and the teacher has to begin all over again. This doesn’t happen with Insight 360. I especially liked the idea that data is generated daily to help the teacher provide the best learning experiences for each student. Instant assessment is available by using the CueTags that are aligned with more than 18,000 state and Common Core items. This is one tool that you can use every day. Highly Recommended.

Reviewer: Sally Finley, educational consultant, Coral Springs, Fla.; sallyfinley1@yahoo.com.


 
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