This fully future-proofed solution continues to keep pace with the latest platform developments and embraces the changing IT landscape in schools by offering dedicated versions for all leading desktop and mobile platforms. Support includes Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebooks, Android and iOS – NetSupport School even allows teachers to connect to a full mix of students, all on different platforms.
At its heart, NetSupport School starts by providing a simple mechanism to connect to all the students in the classroom (irrespective of the types of platforms and devices being used). The teacher can browse and connect to students, use pre-designed lists of PCs and students or connect automatically to a range of Student Information Systems (including ClassLink One Roster and Google Classroom).
For teachers, there are many time-saving benefits in NetSupport School, such as its intuitive user interface with a host of easy-to-use tools available in just one click – helping teachers to maximise classroom time and ensuring their focus can remain firmly on teaching. Teachers are also able to turn multiple PCs on or off, monitor multiple PCs in a single view from one central point and send/collect files from all or selected students – and much more.
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 Technicians’ Console (Windows only) and provides a whole school view; grouping computers by classroom, highlighting those that are currently connected to teachers, as well as providing the all-important real-time status of each one.
There are practical ways you can save money with NetSupport School, such as powering on or off all the classroom computers from the teacher’s PC, ensuring 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. Reducing the load on the network can also be a major contributor to reducing power consumption and therefore impacting the school’s bottom line both in power and time.
As technology increases and becomes ingrained in everyday activities, it’s important for young people to be educated about positive digital interactions and how to behave responsibly online – as well as ensuring schools are providing a safe learning environment.
From showing a student’s screen to the class to promote positive use or showing a teacher’s screen to the class to demonstrate – to keeping students informed as to which applications or sites are available to use, NetSupport School can be used to promote a culture of good digital citizenship. Its keyboard monitoring, internet metering and application controls and “Safe Search” feature also help schools to provide access to appropriate online resources, yet retain control over the sites and content viewed by their students.
NetSupport School also provides tools to keep students on track to maximise teaching time. Teachers can gain attention by blanking and locking students’ screens and also control printer and USB usage. To save lost teaching time, quickly launch or close apps or web pages and control who has access to what – and when. Meanwhile, the dedicated Student Toolbar keeps the students informed about lesson details such as the lesson’s title, time remaining, any rewards they have been given by the teacher, lesson objectives and expected outcomes – again, helping them to focus on the lesson in progress.
Boost learning outcomes
Boost learning outcomes
By using best practice and with tools to help keep students on task, teachers are already on their way to boosting students’ learning outcomes. The assessment tools within NetSupport School also allow teachers to conduct informal classroom discussions and peer assessments to prepare for end-of-year external examinations. The more regular the feedback, the better the learning outcomes – equipping students with the knowledge they need to improve.
Many of the features in NetSupport School are specifically developed in line with educational recommendations and accepted “best practice.” NetSupport School includes the provision of lesson details and expected outcomes visible to all students – while Student Journals deliver 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 module in NetSupport School provides quick and easy 1:1, peer and group assessment tools – plus, teachers are able to group their students, allowing them to tailor teaching according to the different groups’ needs.
Being in full control of the classroom printers will have an immediate environmental impact on paper usage within the school. 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. Plus, you can power on and power off classroom computers remotely if any students have left theirs on by accident.
What they say about us…
NetSupport School has proven invaluable for classroom control and focusing the students. Mike Gomm, Maiden Erlegh School
An unbeatable range of classroom management features and is, in many ways, the best of its kind on the market. PC Pro Magazine
NetSupport has revolutionised teaching and learning at our school. An excellent classroom management tool that every ICT/Computing teacher should have. Robert Kent, Jack Hunt School
This is the way that software is supposed to work – quickly, easily and well. A joy 10/10. ICT for Education Magazine
NetSupport School has made a big difference in our classroom. Teachers love the fact that they can, just with a few clicks, actively monitor the students. Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust
Teachers especially love having control of creating their own internet lists as well as practical measures such as turning off printing, which are all things that really help keep the students focused. L.E.A.D. Academy Trust