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NetSupport School

NetSupport School helps teachers and trainers improve the efficiency of ICT teaching by centrally instructing students on their computer.

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The need for managing the use of technology in today’s modern classrooms has never been greater. PC-savvy students present several challenges to teachers who are required to maximise the benefits of computer-led instruction, ensuring students are spending time on assigned tasks rather than allowing them to use the equipment as an extension of their social life!NetSupport School helps teachers and trainers improve the efficiency of ICT teaching by centrally instructing students on their computer. Maintain student focus by monitoring application and web usage, track language lab audio activity, improve support through online help and chat requests and save time by automatically sending and collecting work files or quickly polling the class and showing instant results.With educational budgets under increasing pressure, NetSupport School enables schools, colleges and training institutions to maximise the return from the IT infrastructure already in place.

Benefits

Collaborative learning is a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together and NetSupport School has been specially designed to facilitate this. Collaborative learning is promoted by Ofsted in the UK and NetSupport School takes this into consideration not only with its support for Ofsted best practice, but also with the provision of dedicated features to aid in the delivery of Assessment for Learning (AFL) in the classroom. Working together in a class will promote discussion, team work and problem solving abilities.

There are practical ways you can save money with NetSupport School installed, such as powering on or off all the classroom computers from the teacher’s PC. No more accidentally left on computers and you don’t have to check them all individually to make sure they are all turned off. Printer management can also be controlled centrally, meaning no more unnecessary paper wastage or unauthorised printing.

For teachers, there are many time-saving benefits in NetSupport School, from turning multiple PCs on or off to monitoring 30 PCs from one central point. NetSupport School also helps technicians save time by remotely responding to problems and fixing them immediately and securely. Network monitoring is made easy with the Technician’s Console and provides a whole school view; grouping computers by classroom, highlighting computers that are currently connected to teachers, as well as providing the all-important real-time status of each computer.

NetSupport School delivers all of the key features required to allow a school to monitor pupils’ online behaviour, ensure teacher access is available and assistance can be requested by any student – plus educate them about the risks and responsibilities of using the internet. NetSupport School is also designed to integrate with NetSupport Protect to shield computers from unwanted or malicious changes and control access to removable media such as USB devices – as well as combine with third-party products like Securus to create even broader e-safety profiles.

Being in full control of the classroom printers will have an immediate environmental impact on paper usage within the classroom. NetSupport School also provides a View/Set Power Management policy for students and teachers, allowing you to set a Windows update policy for PCs so you can choose the cheapest time of the day to update. In addition, as a teacher, you no longer need to hand out paper; you can push your electronic document out to the whole classroom in one go.

Many of the features in NetSupport School are specifically provided in line with Educational recommendations and accepted “Best Practice”. NetSupport School includes the provision of lesson details and expected outcomes visible to all students and Student Journals delivering a full contextual record of key content for any lesson (and a valuable resource for absent students). For effective assessment in the classroom, the unique Q&A mode in NetSupport School provides for quick and easy 1:1, Peer and Group assessment tools.

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