To support schools with the ongoing challenge of providing remote and blended learning (a lasting impact from coronavirus), NetSupport has launched its new, easy-to-use, cloud-based teaching and classroom management platform, classroom.cloud.
Whether in a school classroom, at home, or a hybrid of both, classroom.cloud enables teachers to lead learning in any location with ease, and most importantly, deliver a sense of continuity. This not only helps to minimise disruption for students (which can have a negative impact on learning outcomes) but also supports teachers' wellbeing by removing the extra stress in having to switch platforms.
Using a simple dashboard, teachers can select the class they wish to teach and are automatically connected to the relevant student devices. Within minutes, teachers can run ‘live’ lessons that are engaging, interactive and will keep students immersed and on target for success. Combined with its classroom management tools, such as screen monitoring and website and application metering, teachers can also manage student behaviour online and ensure they are safe and on task.
Al Kingsley, Managing Director of NetSupport explains:
“During such unsettled times, maintaining continuity and consistency is so important – for both learners and teachers. Having one platform that can seamlessly switch between in-class and remote learning provides that continuity and helps minimise disruption. We have built the platform specifically to help teachers deliver quality learning experiences no matter where they, or their students are. Having developed classroom.cloud with the help of teachers, I am confident it is the easiest online platform teachers will ever use, with tools that capture feedback, monitor and manage online behaviour and ensure students remain engaged.”
Features of classroom.cloud include:
- Connect to students’ devices quickly and easily by a range of methods
- Interact with students in real time via chat, messages and help requests
- Assess progress and topic understanding with class surveys
- Monitor students’ screens, web and app use to ensure they’re on task
- Stay safe with ‘allowed’ and ‘restricted’ website and application lists
- Gain attention by locking or blanking students’ screens
- Designed for use with Microsoft SDS or Google Classroom platforms for maximum flexibility creating your classes
- Multi-platform support for use with a mix of devices
Easy to set up, configure, manage and use, classroom.cloud integrates directly with a school’s existing infrastructure, with the ability to easily manage teacher and student devices centrally.
Kingsley concludes, “For IT technicians dealing with the technical challenges of remote learning models, classroom.cloud is extremely easy to integrate and can be deployed in minutes. With clear central configuration and management, it is ideal for school districts and Trusts and, once set up, the IT team’s involvement is minimal – plus, for teachers, using its intuitive interface is a breeze. As schools gear up for a new academic year, we are keen to support teachers and IT teams to embrace technology that enables great teacher-led learning without the burden of onerous admin.”
As schools prepare for the new academic term, NetSupport is offering schools the chance to try classroom.cloud free for 30 days.
NetSupport is an award-winning developer of classroom instruction, IT management and eSafety solutions for schools worldwide. For over 30 years, it has been producing tried and trusted products that have an installation base of more than 18 million users in over 120 countries.