LanSchool Publisher's description
LanSchool is the one essential tool teachers need to be successful in a computer-based classroom.
Teachers today are faced with the challenge and opportunity of using technology to teach. Computers are amazing educational tools, but they can also be a huge distraction to learning. The Internet, instant messaging, email and games are a constant temptation for students.
LanSchool v7.4 removes these distractions so you can teach more effectively. No classroom management solution is simpler to install, easier to use or better suited for teaching in a computer-based classroom.
The decision on what classroom management solution to purchase is critical because teachers will be using it in the classroom everyday.
Here's why our current customers chose LanSchool as their preferred solution.
* LanSchool is clean, simple and easy-to-use. Teachers love it.
* It is reliable and uses significantly less network bandwidth than other solutions.
* It is complete, no add-ons are required to block the Internet, Applications, Printing and USB drives.
* It keeps working even when students try to disrupt it.
* It costs less and is better supported than any other solution on the market.
* It supports PCs, Macs and Thin Clients such as NComputing, Terminal Services and Citrix.
Teacher's Assistant for the Apple iPad
The LanSchool v7.4 teacher console will now run on the Apple iPad. It is called the TeacherвЂ™s Assistant. When paired with a LanSchool Teacher console running on either Mac or Windows, the TeacherвЂ™s Assistant can perform the following features on Mac, Windows or Thin Client students:
Reduce Student Distractions
Teachers can reduce student distractions by Blanking Screens, Limiting Applications and Limiting Web Browsing on student computers. This helps direct student attention from their computer to the teacher and keeps students on task.
Ideal for monitoring student activity within a classroom setting, the Thumbnail feature allows you to view all screens as well as see the current application and website that the students are running. Teachers can send messages to all or individual students.
Assess Student Understanding
Students can be quickly polled during a lecture with true/false or multiple choice questions.
Help Individual Students
Students can silently Request Help from the teacher. A small question mark appears on the thumbnail with the student question, which indicates they need help.
What's New in This Release:В· LanSchool Tech Console
В· Ubuntu Linux supported as a student
В· Vernier LabQuest science device supported as a student
В· WMS Console Plug-in for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
В· Automated class lists from SIS
В· ScreenFeed вЂ“ slideshow of student screens
В· Testing enhancements
В· Add tardy students to a test
В· Secure essay (electronic blue book)
В· Screen blanking and Show teacher screen before login
В· Send/Collect subfolders
В· Faster install
System Requirements:В· 166 MHz IntelВ® Pentium processor or faster
В· At least 48 MB RAM
В· All computers must be configured with TCP/IP
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall