NetSupport launches teacher app

Over the last 25 years, NetSupport School has evolved from just a Windows-based solution to one that also supports Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, and both Android and iOS tablets.

The new app comes loaded with NetSupport School’s core classroom management functionality, including: view thumbnails of all student tablets for a real-time view of the classroom; for more detailed monitoring, view a selected student’s device; conduct instant student and peer assessment and interactive questioning with Question & Answer mode; send files to a selected student or multiple student devices in a single action; chat with and send messages to the class; lock and blank student screens to ensure focus when presenting; remotely launch a selected website on student devices; give students instant visual rewards to recognize good work or behavior.

Commenting on the latest update, NetSupport’s Managing Director Al Kingsley said: “Many schools are now using tablet technology to good effect, either through their own investment or the introduction of BYOD initiatives. Given the typical student’s enthusiasm for the latest technology, there’s no doubting the positive impact tablets can have on learning. Albeit, the usual caveat applies in terms of the devices being used appropriately during lessons! Backed by our new App, teachers now have NetSupport’s tried and trusted management and monitoring tools available to them on their own tablet to ensure they achieve the required outcomes in a fully Android- based classroom.”

Both the NetSupport School Tutor and Student apps for Android are available for download from Google Play and, for Kindle Fire users, on the Amazon App Store.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Laura Ascione

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