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Stoneware Revs LanSchool, Adds Windows 8 Support

Stoneware has released a new version of its classroom management software, LanSchool 7.7.2. This new version includes support for Windows 8 and improved support for iOS and Linux operating systems.

LanSchool is a classroom management tool for teachers with students working on computers. According to the company, LanSchool enables teachers to eliminate student distractions, demonstrate concepts, monitor students, and assess progress. Teachers can blink students' screens to get their attention, lock out their keyboards and mice during instruction time, and screen share with students. When students are working on their computers, teachers can monitor and restrict online activity.

LanSchool 7.7.2 adds support for more devices and operating systems, in addition to other new features.

"We understand that most computer environments contain a variety of devices and operating systems, and we support that by allowing our customers to purchase just one license to use on all platforms," said Rick German, CEO of Stoneware, in a prepared statement.

New features in LanSchool 7.7.2 include:

  • Ability to manage students running Windows 8 in both Metro and Desktop interfaces;
  • Support for iPhones and iPads in LanSchool Distance Teaching;
  • Support for iPhone 5;
  • Ability to load class lists on iOS devices;
  • Support for testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch;
  • Ability for teachers to start and maintain group chat sessions to aid in student collaboration sessions; and
  • Support for the most popular LanSchool features on Ubuntu 12.

Customers with a current maintenance agreement can upgrade to LanSchool 7.7.2 for free. Educational pricing starts at $599 per classroom, and Stoneware offers volume and educational discounts.

Further information is available at stone-ware.com.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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