MARKHAM, ON, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Education software specialist NetSupport is delighted to announce the latest update to its leading classroom management and instruction tool, NetSupport School (v 11.30), introducing support for Android tablets.
The NetSupport School Student for Android gives teachers the power to interact with students' tablets from their desktop*, delivering engaging real-time instruction and support within the flexibility of a mobile environment.
"Given the increased access today's students have to mobile technology, it's great that schools have been quick to recognise the role that tablet devices can play in the classroom," said Al Kingsley, NetSupport's Managing Director. "For classroom management vendors such as ourselves, it's vital that we continually develop not only the feature set of our solutions (as seen with our latest OFSTED-based assessment tools) but also ensure our platform support is as broad as possible and accommodates the latest developments in IT − helping teachers to remain in control of computer-led collaboration and assessment and encouraging students to engage with classroom technology and peer-based learning."
As well as NetSupport School's chat, message and request help capabilities, other key instructional tools available for teachers to use with student Android tablets include: the ability to broadcast their screen directly to tablets; lock tablet screens to gain attention; involve students in class surveys; and display lesson objectives and expected outcomes.
With education investing heavily in the latest innovative classroom technologies and embracing the move towards BYOD learning environments, this is a timely extension to NetSupport School's cross-platform support and comes hot on the heels of the recent addition of Windows 8, Google Chrome OS support; NetSupport's compatible Mac and Linux sister product, NetSupport Assist; and, for the mobile teacher or teaching assistant, the Tutor Assistant app that runs on both tablets and smartphones (Apple, Android and Kindle).
The NetSupport School Student for Android app is available as a free download for existing customers, or to evaluate, from Google Play.
Visit www.netsupportschool.com for more information or to download a trial copy of the Windows Tutor*.
*Version 11.30 Windows Tutor required.
Headquartered in the UK, NetSupport has been delivering market-leading remote control and desktop management software solutions to corporate and education customers since 1989.
Its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager remote control and PC management application - and NetSupport School, the market-leading classroom management and training software solution.
NetSupport's developing product range also includes: NetSupport DNA, delivering advanced enterprise asset management; web-based ITIL-compliant incident management solution NetSupport ServiceDesk; NetSupport Notify, its mass notification and desktop alerting tool and NetSupport Protect, a security tool designed to protect the content and configuration of desktop PCs. The latest addition to the range is NetSupport Assist, a classroom monitoring solution for Mac and Linux environments.
NetSupport solutions and their derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy market-leading status in many countries. NetSupport is recognised as one of the fastest- growing technology companies in the EU and was recently nominated for Education ICT Exporter of the Year at both the BETT and Education Resources Awards. NetSupport is a member of BESA.
For more information about NetSupport, visit www.netsupport-canada.com
SOURCE: NetSupport Canada Inc.
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