Of course today’s modern classrooms are no strangers to technology, but the landscape is ever changing. The school ICT suite of a few years ago, a few dusty old desktops at best, has evolved into a different beast!
Not a problem for already tech-savvy students who take to new gadgets like a duck to water - bring on the latest Windows tablet! - but the traditional challenges for schools remain. Whatever the mix of technology in use, teachers still need the tools to ensure the required learning outcomes are achieved.
Classroom Management software has long been the trusted ally of teachers, delivering the required blend of PC monitoring, e-safety, collaboration and assessment tools needed to manage and instruct students in computer-based classrooms. But with schools now adopting a wider range of devices and platforms – laptops, tablets, notebooks, virtualised and thin client computing – equally high on the agenda for vendors is platform compatibility.
Microsoft Education’s classroom management software partner, NetSupport, supplies the highly popular solution, NetSupport School, and visitors to Stand C290 will have the opportunity to see how far the solution has come, not only keeping pace with current best-practice teaching requirements but also in extending its range of supported platforms to cater for the examples above.
Among the exciting innovations on show, visitors will be able to see how NetSupport School can be deployed in the latest Windows tablet environments and (as schools move towards mobile technology and the introduction of BYOD initiatives) how it can be used by teachers and students on other operating systems.