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With technology now playing a larger role in teaching and learning than ever before, effective solutions for managing students’ use of devices are in high demand.
Lenovo’s LanSchool classroom management software is designed to do just that – keep learning current, whilst minimising the strain on teachers.
LanSchool makes teaching with tech easy, both inside the classroom and when overseeing remote learning.
It boasts a number of features to help keep the learning process streamlined and safe, beginning with straightforward username/password access and the option to link user accounts to Google accounts.
The teacher interfaces on both the ‘Air’ and ‘Classic’ versions of the software are highly intuitive, and will take very little getting used to before teachers can fully utilise their functions.
The screen monitoring function lets teachers view all students’ screens, thus helping to keep learners on task while making it possible for teachers to monitor and provide feedback on their work in real time.
LanSchool also allows teachers to ‘blank’ students’ screens, for when their attention needs to be directed elsewhere.
Another nifty feature is the ‘push website’ function, enabling teachers to send a website to all connected devices at the click of a button, significantly increasing the fluidity of the lesson and reducing lost learning time.
LanSchool can give teachers valuable insights into what’s happening on every device in the classroom, to the extent that they’re even warned when the battery is running low on a specific student’s device.
Hopefully, that should mean no more major lesson disruptions when a laptop packs up half way through…
LanSchool does a great deal to encourage productive collaboration via nicely thought through features, such as the ‘raise a hand’ notification students can send to get their teacher’s attention, and a clear messenger system.
The latter is not only helpful for the classroom, but also when learning is taking place at a distance.
Such functionality isn’t new, of course, but what LanSchool does is allow teachers to efficiently manage all these functions at once via a unified interface, without having to frantically swap between remote calls and various classroom applications.
Power is placed completely at their fingertips.
Lenovo has pitched things just right with LanSchool. It’s sleek, simple and welcoming, while containing the functionality needed to make teaching and learning easier.
All the tools teachers will need can now be found in one place, neatly arranged in accessible pockets.
LanSchool is very much designed with educators and learners in mind. While there are other, similarly-specified packages available, they aren’t as closely tailored to the needs of schools, which for me is LanSchool’s most readily apparent advantage.
Lenovo has done a great job of making this software the perfect fit for teachers’ requirements.
You’re looking for an all in one classroom management system that’s easy for teachers to transition to, and actually helpful when it comes to teaching and learning, tailored as it is to education users, rather than business and corporate applications.
Find out more at lanschool.com/gb and read its recent Distance Learning in Review survey here.
Reviewed by Adam Riches
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