App Enhancement Gives Teachers More Control in iPad Classrooms
The enhancement of a classroom workflow app is
give teachers more control over the learning process in classrooms where
are in wide use.
introduced an updated version of its Vision
workflow app that is designed to provide expanded control features and
capabilities. A version is also available in German, with those in other
languages besides English to follow.
Vision ME has a number of mobile device management
capabilities, including the ability for teachers to selectively apply
features like "Attention" and "Web Lock" to individuals, groups or entire
"The updated features in the app were designed in
some of the biggest challenges that teachers in iPad classrooms face,"
Netop CEO Kurt Bager. "Teachers still need the ability to control and
what their students are doing so that everyone stays on task."
It also has sharing and saving features that will
easier to eventually move to completely paperless classrooms.
Among a number of features, with the Vision ME app,
iPads to present lessons to every student in a class as well as
groups or even individual students;
to make presentations to the rest of the class from their iPads;
with students as well as those outside the classroom;
chat to deliver messages to the entire class or individuals;
during instruction or block Internet access when appropriate;
online and conduct instant quizzes and polls; and
of assessment tools.
"The first thing that struck me about it is how
simple and user-friendly it is," said Rabbi Aaron Fleksher of the Hebrew Academy in Long Beach, CA. "Many teachers are not yet comfortable implementing
technology into their classrooms. This certainly eases that
gives the educator the peace of mind that they can manage their class."
Pricing starts at $7.50 per use with volume discounts
30-day trials available.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.