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NetSupport's Latest Classroom Management Software Embraces Windows 10
The latest version of NetSupport School classroom management software coincides with the worldwide availability of Windows 10. The new version of Microsoft’s operating system encompasses desktop and tablet learning resources; and after a year of development, NetSupport is set to capitalize on this flexibility by delivering NetSupport School Tutor, a new Windows Store app designed to allow teachers to orchestrate classroom activities from any Windows 10 tablet or PC.
According to Managing Director Al Kingsley, in NetSupport School 12, “management and e-safety controls still exist, but they play second fiddle to the orchestration and collaboration features key to the IT-enabled classroom.” Kingsley added that classroom-management features of the new Teacher app include allowing teachers to remotely launch Microsoft Office 365 apps on all student tablets and deliver documents and lesson resources to a class.
The Teacher’s Launchpad feature also facilitates remote launching of cloud-based Office Mix presentations, OneNote or any other online curriculum content onto every student’s screen. NetSupport School 12 also integrates with the new Microsoft Edge browser, providing launching of websites, as well as monitoring and blocking of all student Web activity. In addition, closer OS integration allows NetSupport School to deliver the same functionality for both desktop and Windows Store apps within the classroom.
The new Teacher app also includes a Question and Answer module that supports “basketball questioning,” peer assessment and rewards and team-based assessment tools.
NetSupport School 12 is available for download from the NetSupport School website and the new NetSupport School Teacher app is available from the Windows Store.
Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.