Ruby Brings Manipulatives to Remote Learning

Ruby Wright understands all too well about the challenges facing teachers and students as they continue classes virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Ruby, an elementary teacher at Como Primary School in Mississippi, had to adjust her teaching style that relied heavily on the use of manipulatives for early math concepts. It has been a tough adjustment, but thankfully help is on the way.
Ruby is one of 100 teachers who will receive a TutorCam Go as part of our "One Hundred Heroes" TutorCam giveaway.
Ruby's new TutorCam Go will add a second camera to her remote learning classes. “It has been difficult teaching adding and subtraction to my students," Ruby told us. "I am so used to using manipulatives to show my students how to do it, but it is hard to hold
manipulatives in the air.” When schools closed and classes went online Ruby searched high and low to find technology that would allow her to conduct virtual lessons in a way similar to regular face-to-face classes. When she saw TutorCam and the 100 TutorCam Go giveaway she immediately entered. “With TutorCam I can use the manipulatives and work problems out on paper and they can
see it!" she said. "I was just browsing through different sites and ran across your site. When I first saw it, I knew it was something I needed to reach my students.”
 
Congratulations Ruby! Enjoy your free TutorCam!
Your desire to see your students succeed no matter the obstacles is clear. That is why you’re one of our One Hundred Heroes.
TutorCams are easy to use, inexpensive and do not need an app or additional software. They allow students to watch their teacher’s pencil and paper as the teacher demonstrates live how to complete a math problem, English exercise or science quiz. TutorCams have a special optical lens to focus on documents, workbooks etc. on their desk by using a mobile phone or tablet camera.
 
NBC’s Today Show just declared TutorCam a “must-have” in a segment hosted by style expert Jenn Falik, who told the iconic morning show’s audience the device was one of her favorite products for fall.
 
The One Hundred Heroes giveaway began October 13 and ends October 27.
 
Do you know a teacher who has struggled with tech, budget or other issues and could benefit from a free TutorCam Go? Tell us her/his story.
In your entries please tell us the teacher's name, school, state and why you believe she/he
deserves a free TutorCam Go. There are several ways to enter.
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