Mobile Computing

Educational Resources Debuts Classroom, Device Management for Tablets

Educational Resources has launched EdRedi, a tool designed to combine device, content and instructional management for tablets in one-to-one computing environments.

"The EdRedi platform consists of Educational Resources' system-level APK installed directly on name-brand student devices," according to a news release. "Devices 'made EdRedi' from Educational Resources' proven partner manufacturers can seamlessly connect to the EdRedi Cloud Management Platform; automatically update teacher generated changes from the EdRedi Cloud; upload and deploy digital content of all forms from the EdRedi Library; and supervise, control and view student devices enabled with the EdRedi app."

Unveiled this week at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference on an Acer Iconia 10.1-inch tablet, EdRedi allows teachers to use devices anywhere in the network to access the EdRedi Cloud to supervise and control student devices, deploy lessons and other activities or differentiate instruction.

"Tablets are the perfect size device for education," said Chris Klein, head of community and engagement at Educational Resources, in a news release. "However, while these devices have the power to greatly enhance the teaching and learning processes, to date they have not included the management tools to make them suitable for classroom use. Our new EdRedi application helps ensure that students use the devices in an instructionally safe environment, one in which teachers can easily supervise use and control content in order to individualize instruction."

More information is available at edresources.com.

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