There are still a lot of questions going into the 2021/2022 school year as to the future of teaching and learning. While most schools and districts plan to go back full in-class, the influx in variant cases have caused spiking in most areas and changes in climate, going back to some kind of remote learning is seemingly inevitable, even for short periods as deemed necessary. Furthermore, with a good portion of the K-12 student population being ineligible to receive vaccinations, it is unknown how quickly the virus could spread again.
With this in mind, multiple rounds of emergency funding began in 2020 are being scheduled through 2024 to help schools and districts prepare for every scenario. AVer education solutions, including Distance Learning Tracking Cameras, Document Cameras and UV Sanitizing Charging Carts all qualify to be purchased with this funding.
A brief description and schedule of this funding is below
|CARES ESSER||CRRSAA ESSER II||ARPA ESSER III|
|Funding Amount||$13.1 Billion||$54.2 Billion||$122.8 Billion|
|State Distribution Timeline||June 2021||January 2022||Begin by May 23, 2021 / 1 year to distribute all funds|
|District Obligation Timeline||Sept 30, 2022||Sept 30, 2023||Sept 30, 2024|
|Eligible Use of Funds||Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors||Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors||Purchasing educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students who are served by the local educational agency that aids in regular and substantive educational interaction between students and their classroom instructors|
|Focus of Funds||Preventing, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19||Learning loss, preparing schools for reopening, testing, repairing and upgrading air quality||20% to learning loss, preparing schools for reopening, testing, repairing and upgrading air quality|
“One of the ways to make screen time more meaningful is to use available technology to create as dynamic an environment as possible. Video streaming the best way to do this. Blending a mix of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (pre-recorded) lessons will help mix learning modalities so that students remain engaged.”
— Tech & Learning Magazine: How to Encourage Communication and Collaboration in Distance Learning | 3/19/2020
AVer AI Auto Tracking Distance Learning Cameras give your remote students a real, in-class experience while they learn from home, maintaining their connection with both you and fellow classmates. Utilizing advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automatically track and follow your full body movements instead of voice tracking, facial tracking, or the need to wear a lanyard, there is never a worry about classroom noise or a PPE mask confusing the camera and losing the tracking. All-in-one solutions are also available that include built-in microphones and speakers along with a tracking camera. Compatible with all major distance learning platforms and free software including lesson recording, AVer AI Auto Tracking Distance Learning Cameras give all of your students equal opportunity to experience your lesson material.Learn more
Clearly display your physical lesson material to both your in-class and remote students simultaneously. Able to connect with your AVer Auto Tracking Camera, your in-class and remote students will experience your instruction and demonstration material in real-time, without missing a beat. Portable, and Distance Learning-Ready, AVer Document Cameras can also be used as your high definition Distance Learning camera, and can easily be taken home if the situation calls for it. Compatible with all major distance learning platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangout and more, your AVer Document Camera can become the heartbeat of the new classroom!Learn more
Whether you have full time in-class students, part time in-class and remote students, or a combination of both, AVer Charge and Storage Carts will safely charge and store the devices they use in the classroom. With certified UV sanitizing options that kill common microbials in under 5 minutes, student devices will be safe, clean and ready for use. With options ranging from 12 to 42 slots including adjustable and customizable slot dividers, AVer Carts can accommodate just about any classroom device regardless of how many students are in-class size on any given day.Learn more