Samsung Electronics America has launched its updated version of Samsung School, which will be available for 2014-2015 academic year, at ISTE 2014.
The latest version – Samsung School v1.5.6 – will be compatible with the new Galaxy Tab 4 Education, first tablet from Samsung, specifically designed to support one-to-one learning and providing support for Gollgle Play for education.
In addition to popular classroom management tools such as screen sharing, student screen monitoring and device control, the new Samsung School features provide enhanced usability, foster greater collaboration and offer additional configuration options.
Teachers can now create a customized Lesson Toolbar providing the ability to instantly launch an app on all student devices, send a resource or URL, or initiate a group activity.
Group collaboration features enable students to simultaneously contribute on a shared screen using personal tablets, or merge individual assignments into one to submit seamless group projects.
Samsung School is available in several packages and configurations for school districts to choose from, depending on their needs. With the latest version of Samsung School, districts can build their system with or without a school server.
With “class mode,” course material and student information can be managed using a teacher’s PC or tablet within the classroom, while “school mode” uses a central server and can be used to share materials with teachers and students in other classes.
Tod Pike, senior vice president, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division said: “Samsung School creates a dynamic digital classroom environment, melding together the very best classroom technology with interactive teaching tools to improve student outcomes. Now available on the Galaxy Tab 4 Education, it’s a scalable solution that is ideal for districts seeking to deliver a new learning experience that is more personalized and participatory.”
In addition, Samsung has announced plans to make an EDU SDK (Software Developers Kit) available to partners and developers that will enable them to integrate Samsung School’s in-class features and device management capabilities into their own applications for Samsung Galaxy tablets.
Samsung also showcased its other products such as Galaxy Tab 4 Education, Samsung Chromebook 2, Interactive white boards, Samsung printing solution and Wireless Enterprise Product Portfolio.