LanSchool v7.3 Sets the Standard for 1:1 Computing

Orem, Utah May 26th, 2009 – LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced that LanSchool v7.3 is available. This release has many innovative and unique features to help support schools in their 1:1 initiatives.

“For the past 6 months we’ve been working closely with current customers that are using LanSchool in their 1:1 schools.” said Dana Doggett, president of LanSchool. “We love putting engineers in the classroom, because it allows them to interact with teachers and solve real problems. Battery monitoring and the ability to quickly load a class with the associated settings were a direct result of listening to teachers.”

For years, LanSchool has been the leader in wireless performance. The efficient use of wireless bandwidth is the foundation for a successful implementation of classroom management software in a 1:1 environment. LanSchool v7.3 extends that advantage by providing the following features:

  • – Class lists and settings profiles allow teachers to start class in seconds vs. minutes.
  • – Battery monitoring gives critical insight to the state of laptop batteries
  • – Co-browse the Internet
  • – Randomly select a student
  • – Students can ask the teacher questions electronically without raising their hand
  • – Up to 3000 students can be monitored from a single console

 

In addition to the 1:1 enhancements, LanSchool v7.3 now supports Windows Vista 64 and Windows Server 2008. Many new features were added such as the ability to blocked IP address browsing, randomize test questions, immediately block current web pages, show students available web sites, unlimited Internet history and snap-to-grid in the thumbnail layout.

Roger Bower, with The Principia School in St. Louis, selected LanSchool for their 1:1 tablet program. “After evaluating all of the classroom management tools, we selected LanSchool because it was simple to install, easy to use and it just works. Based on our use of LanSchool v7.2, we had some ideas on how to decrease the time it took for teachers to start the class and LanSchool worked closely with our teachers to implement the changes. In a 1:1 environment, we see LanSchool as a classroom tool that can transform education by increasing student participation and accountability and facilitating real-time assessment.”