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Press Release: NetSupport School extends its classroom management capabilities for mobile and BYOD learning environments
Atlanta, GA – June 2014 – Education software developer NetSupport announces the latest development to its fully multi-platform compatible classroom management solution, NetSupport School – the highlight being the recent advancement of its Student app for Android tablets.
NetSupport School, the most widely used solution of its kind, reassures teachers can remain in control of the classroom using computer led instruction whatever the mix of technology – developing over the last 25 years from a Windows- based solution to one that also supports Mac, Linux, Chromebook, and both Android and Apple iOS tablets.
The latest update to its Student app for Android tablets and Kindle fire introduces even more of the product’s core classroom management tools – the Question and Answer module, File Transfer and further Screen monitoring support.
A recent addition to NetSupport School’s PC version, the Question and Answer module gives teachers the ability to deliver instant student and peer assessment, use different questioning styles and gauge student understanding at any point during a lesson. This most recent update also enables students using an Android tablet to also participate in a teacher-led Q&A session.
File Transfer, always a favoured time-saving tool to help speed the flow of work between teacher and student, is also now supported on Android tablets, enabling teachers to transfer files from their desktop to selected student tablets or multiple devices in an instant.
The Student app also delivers real-time screen viewing capabilities via apps which have been validated and signed by many of the leading tablet manufacturers. NetSupport School is unique in ensuring teachers can see student activity on Android tablets without the need for compromising device security.
Other enhancements in the latest version include the ability to launch the Student app when tablets are switched on at the start of a lesson and, for added convenience, devices can be configured to automatically sign in to the required NetSupport-managed classroom.
Commenting on the latest update, NetSupport’s Managing Director Al Kingsley said:
“The increased use of mobile technology in the classroom and the growing popularity of BYOD schemes sets the challenge for classroom management vendors to ensure that relevant teaching tools are available across a range of devices.”
Mr Kingsley continues: “NetSupport School offers a unique set of assessment tools to aid teachers in their delivery of best practice in the classroom, so we are naturally delighted to be able to bring our Q&A features to our Android version. The ability to move documents quickly between teacher and students is another key component of successful classroom management and the inclusion of one-to-one and one-to-many File Transfer is another major addition.”
The NetSupport School Student app for Android is available for free download from Google Play and the Amazon App Store.
If you’re new to NetSupport School visit www.netsupportschool.com to learn more and to download a free 40-PC trial copy of the Windows desktop Tutor application.
Atlanta based NetSupport Inc, a member of the NetSupport Group of Companies headquartered in the UK, 2014 sees NetSupport celebrating 25 years as a market-leading developer of remote control and desktop management software.
Its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager remote control and PC management application − and NetSupport School, the market-leading classroom management and training software solution.
NetSupport’s developing product range also includes: NetSupport DNA, delivering advanced enterprise asset management; web-based ITIL-compliant incident management solution NetSupport ServiceDesk; NetSupport Notify, its mass notification and desktop alerting tool and NetSupport Protect, a security tool designed to protect the content and configuration of desktop PCs; and NetSupport Assist, a classroom monitoring solution for Mac and Linux environments.
For more information about NetSupport, visit www.netsupport-inc.com.
Ms Allison Hedges