Classroom Superpowers: Real-time Data Analytics

November 26, 2015 | By: Time To Know staff

Everyone knows that teachers are superheroes. And with new advances in real-time analytics, teachers can truly have super powers. With real-time data analytics for the classroom, teachers no longer need to rely on guess work or wait for test scores to assess student progress and achievements. Real-time data analytics allow a teacher to immediately recognize the exact level of student understanding at each point of the lesson. Here’s what you need to know about real-time classroom analytics.


Better individual learning—A classroom can be filled with dozens of students, each with a different set of strengths and weaknesses. This can make teaching a lesson challenging, as some students fall behind and others become under-stimulated and bored. But with real-time data analytics, teachers can immediately identify each individual student’s progress, and intervene with assistance. This may mean additional explanations for some students, or providing advanced options for others. In the end, each individual student is provided with an enhanced learning experience.

Enriched classroom experience —With classroom analytics, a teacher can get real-time updates for the progress of the class as a whole. There is no need for a teacher to wait for the final exam to realize whether or not a lesson was effective. This is because a teacher can see immediately if there is an issue which should be addressed, and then address it in a variety of ways.

Greater empowerment for teachers—With digital classroom technology, teachers are empowered with faster and more accurate knowledge, as well as enhanced teaching options. If students are missing a certain question or question set, the teacher can pinpoint the issue immediately and take action. For example:

  •   Adjusting the students’ differentiation levels.
  •   Pausing the lesson to provide for additional instruction.
  •   Resetting the digital lesson to allow for immediate re-learning of the same lesson.
  •   Adding additional content, such as a movie, file or link, to reinforce the learning process.

With these new advances in Ed-Tech, teachers are able to adapt their teaching strategies in real-time to the real needs of the class. This allows for better and more empowered teachers, more successful classroom processes and happier learners. However, for teachers and learners to obtain the greatest impact, an expert Ed-Tech provider who specializes in real-time analytics must be involved in the process. If you’d like to learn more about real-time classroom analytics, check out the state-of-the-art digital classrooms solutions offered by Time To Know.

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