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Classroom in a Box leverages digital solutions for achievement


Recent survey cites 91 percent of teachers believe training on technology in the classroom is important to achieving success

classroom-digitalSamsung Electronics America at ISTE 2015 announced its Classroom in a Box suite of services to K-12 schools.

According to a recent survey of K-12 teachers conducted by Samsung and GfK, 91 percent of teachers surveyed feel that access to up-to-date training on how to use technology in the classroom is important to achieving success. Based on the survey findings, 81 percent of surveyed teachers agree that technology in the classroom enables students to get more hands-on experience during lessons. However, 60 percent of teachers surveyed feel they are inadequately prepared to use it.

“Technology can have a dramatically positive impact on student success, but it’s important to ensure that educators are equipped with the resources and skills needed to leverage its power,” said Ted Brodheim, vice president of Vertical Business at Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung is committed to developing the best in classroom technology, and supporting teachers and schools with professional development that offers a deeper exploration of 21st century learning to improve student outcomes.”

In partnership with McGraw-Hill Education, Samsung’s Classroom in a Box is a fully-integrated pilot program that includes components needed to transform classrooms into technology enabled learning environments.

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This pilot is designed to let schools access market-leading digital solutions that are designed to increase student achievement. Schools have a choice of thirty GalaxyTab® 4 Education 10” Tablets or thirty 11.6” Samsung Chromebook 2 equipped with Intel® Celeron Processor for fast performance. Both choices also include:

• Professional Development: Curriculum based professional development provided by McGraw-Hill Education to help teachers excel in the digital classroom.
• Classroom Management: Google Chrome Management Console, which comes on every device and allows teachers to control student access, track assets and provide layers of security as well as access to Google Play for Education.
• Deployment Services: This includes a site visit by a Samsung representative to ensure Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 Education or Chromebooks are setup and ready for the classroom.
• Digital Curriculum by McGraw-Hill Education:
o THRIVE: Thirty 1 Year Licenses of McGraw- Hill Education Thrive ELA and Math for Grades 3 – 8, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry.
o ALEKS®: Thirty 30 Day trial licenses of McGraw-Hill Education adaptive learning solution for math, grades 3-12.

“Classroom in a Box will provide educators with everything they need to jump start digital learning in their schools,” said Scott Drossos, senior vice president of digital partnerships at McGraw-Hill Education, School. “Combining the advanced technology of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 Education or Chromebooks with the proven practices of Thrive digital lessons make Classroom in a Box a rich digital-learning experience, while also being easy to implement, scale and manage.”

Samsung’s WLAN Solution, built on its own LTE technology, delivers superior Wi-Fi connectivity for multimedia content streaming and other learning applications. Ideal for schools implementing 1:1 computing initiatives, Samsung WLAN’s innovative integrated technologies optimize wireless networks to support a greater number of connected devices with no loss of service and higher throughput, creating a truly connected classroom experience.

To learn more about Samsung’s Classroom in a Box and Professional Development, please visit https://youtu.be/cZXP02Az6ds. More information on Samsung’s full technology portfolio for education is available at www.samsung.com/education.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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