Following successful Canadian pilots in BC and Alberta, Samsung School
is a proven and tested digital classroom solution
TORONTO, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Today Samsung Electronics Canada
announced the commercial availability of Samsung School in Canada, a
fully integrated one-to-one education solution that combines the latest
tablet and display technology to create an interactive, student-centric
"Samsung is committed to enabling new learning experiences for Canadian
students and educators through the use of our technology," said
Philippe Lozier, Director of Business Solutions for Samsung Canada.
"After a successful Canadian pilot program, we're pleased to announce
that Samsung School is available for commercial purchase across
An Integrated Solution
Samsung School is an integrated digital education solution for K-12
classrooms, combining Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablets with learning
management and interactive teaching software. The easy-to-use learning
management system (LMS) helps teachers with course administration and
content management. In class, interactive teaching tools include:
screen sharing; student screen monitoring, screen lock, instant
quizzes, group collaboration, dynamic access to content as well as
controls to track student progress and lesson plans, all the while
making use of the GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet and the sophisticated S Pen.
Samsung School is a complete classroom solution which consists of the
Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet for student and teacher use as well as Samsung
School software licenses. Additional Samsung components can easily be
configured, including a 55 or 65-inch digital e-Board, wireless
printer, notebook PC for class curriculum management and an AllShare
Cast dongle for existing in class e-boards.
First Samsung School Implementations
Over the past year, Samsung has partnered with over 20 school districts
globally to pilot Samsung School, including two schools in Canada:
Riverside Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, BC and Robina Baker
Elementary School in Devon, AB. The pilot programs helped ensure the
technology is teacher- and student-tested and approved prior to the
"In my 30 years as a teacher, this is the most impactful technology
solution I've ever seen in the classroom," said Deb Nordheimer, Grade
11 teacher at Riverside Secondary School. "It's not only made it easier
for me to manage my classroom, it's brought an energy to my students
because it's so interactive."
"Samsung School has brought such a dynamic energy to the classroom,"
said Matthew Kierstead, Principal of Robina Baker Elementary School.
"Through these easy-to-manage digital tools, we are able to truly focus
on education instead of the technology. This is revolutionizing the
classroom experience for our students and educators alike."
Partnerships to Support Smart Education
Samsung Canada is partnering with leading educational content and
curriculum providers such as the National Film Board of Canada to offer
school districts implementing Samsung School access to rich learning
resources. In particular, Samsung partnered with Canadian-based SOTI to
provide Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions to educational
institutions. Using Samsung's open APIs, SOTI has optimized its
solution for managing large numbers of Samsung devices
for one-to-one learning initiatives. Already operational at more
than two dozen districts across the U.S. and Canada,
SOTIMobiControl allows schools to easily deploy and update
applications, scan and protect against viruses, and filter
inappropriate web access on school grounds. Samsung Canada has also
partnered with Advanced Education, Canada's premier classroom
technology provider for the K-12 education market, to facilitate the
commercial purchase process.
Samsung School will be on display at the San Antonio Convention Center,
Booth #9186, from June 24-26 alongside the company's full line-up of
education products and solutions. To learn more about Samsung School
classroom technology solutions, please visit samsung.com/school.
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada enables Canadians to "Pursue their Passions"
by offering a broad range of award-winning digital consumer
electronics, IT, telecommunications and home appliance products for
consumers and businesses. The Canadian arm upholds Samsung's global
mission to provide users premium experiences that are unparalleled due
to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result,
Samsung has become a true leader in the electronics industry both in
terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was
ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top
ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most
Innovative Companies of 2011".
For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
Follow Samsung Canada @ facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on twitter @SamsungCanada
About Advanced Education
Advanced Education, a division of Advanced Inc., is at the forefront of
the educational revolution by introducing and supporting the
integration of interactive technology into classrooms throughout
Canada. The company assists with any type of integration solution from
a single projector or interactive whiteboard to technology plans for an
entire school district. Advanced Education is much more than a
technology provider. Their team of education consultants also work
directly with teachers, school districts, colleges, and universities to
develop and deliver relevant, curriculum based professional development
sessions for educators.
Samsung School purchases can be made either through direct purchase
order to Advanced Education or through purchases made at a specially
created online store located at http://www.advanced-education.com/store/samsungschool.html
SOURCE: Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
For further information:
North Strategic (for Samsung Canada)
Griffin Integrated Communications (for Advanced Education)
212-481-3456, ext. 25