How is NetSupport School unique?
Set and then display lesson objectives and outcomes for all students to view, record all lesson activities, resources, notes, screenshots, web links, discussions and test or quiz results to a digital journal for the teacher. The journal ensures the teacher has a full record of the lesson, and equally important, a resource to share with any absent students. (Students get a unique version as well to support home learning and revision).
Provide visual and instant access to key resources and classroom restriction status with our unique Student Toolbar. Highlight which websites are available for use, when printing is restricted, what the current lesson objectives are – even rewards that have been given during the class. The Student Toolbar also highlights when help is needed, delivers one-click access to shared documents, the student journal and even their USB pen drive.
There are dedicated versions for all leading desktop and mobile platforms, including Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, Android and iOS – and NetSupport School even allows teachers to connect to students using a full mix of different platforms.
Teacher App for Windows 10 –
In addition to all the expected core classroom features, the dedicated Tutor app for Windows also gives particular focus to the integration of key Windows 10 and Office 365 educational services.
iOS / Android support –
The NetSupport School Student for Android and iOS ensures students using these devices can still join with your NetSupport School-managed lessons. The Tutor Assistant for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones delivers the freedom for a teacher to move around the classroom while still being able to monitor and interact with the class.
With NetSupport School, it is possible to Show the teacher’s screen to a number of connected Students. It is also possible to show an individual Student’s screen on selected or all Students’ screens. This is useful in situations when Student ‘A’ has produced some work which you wish to show to rest of the class. Plus, the teacher can show just a selected application to students, a replay file and much more!
Ideally suited for the modern foreign languages classroom. Simultaneously view all student screens and see in an instant which computers have live audio activity. Select one of the displayed student thumbnails to listen to the audio being played on that PC. Listen to a student’s microphone feed and correct pronunciation, chat or simply engage with each student individually without disrupting the lesson. Plus, audio activity can also be recorded and played back to students.
A full screen interactive whiteboard is integrated directly within the Tutor software and is supported by a wealth of drawing and annotation tools for improved collaboration within the classroom. It can be shown in real time to all students in the class and, when needed, they can all interact with it.
Conduct instant assessment of student understanding with our unique Question and Answer Module: deliver questions verbally, select students to answer by random, first to answer or in teams, and then bounce the questions to multiple students; ask the whole class to peer assess a response and score responses throughout the process. No lengthy preplanning, no resources needed in advance; simply assess and vary the questioning as the topic develops.
Student Feedback mode
Teachers can choose between several visual options to gauge feedback from the students; helping to capture how they feel, their confidence in a topic and whether they need extra support – allowing teachers to take appropriate actions where needed. Teachers can drill down into each student’s mood/understanding – or view the class average result, helping the teacher to see the general mood/understanding across the class at a quick glance.
As schools continue to invest in edtech, it’s important there are as few barriers to its use as possible. With this in mind, NetSupport School ensures its features and functions are accessible to all teaching staff – regardless of their tech experience and knowledge – with its three modes for using the Tutor Console’s user interface: Easy, Intermediate and Advanced. The new ‘Easy’ mode will allow technology-shy teachers to only see and use the core tools needed to maintain control over the class – supporting simplicity and ease of use.
Want to control IT across the school as well?
NetSupport School can also be integrated with IT Asset Management solution, NetSupport DNA, to help schools manage technology both in the classroom and across the school (and its sites) with ease. Click here to learn more.