The LanSchool teacher console will run on the Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod. It is called the Teacher’s Assistant. When paired with a LanSchool Teacher console running on either Mac or Windows, the Teacher’s Assistant can perform the following features on Mac, Windows or Thin Client students:
Reduce Student Distractions
Teachers can reduce student distractions by Blanking Screens, Limiting Applications and Limiting Web Browsing on student computers. This helps direct student attention from their computer to the teacher.
Ideal for monitoring student activity within a classroom setting, the Thumbnail feature allows you to view all screens as well as see the current application and website that the students are running.
Assess Student Understanding
Students can be quickly polled during a lecture with true/false or multiple choice questions.
Help Individual Students
Students can silently Request Help from the teacher. A small question mark appears on the thumbnail with the student question.
LanSchool Teacher’s Assistant Features:
Discover Student Computers
The Teacher’s Assistant will automatically discover student computers on the Teacher’s Console channel.
The Teacher’s Assistant will display resizable high color thumbnails of the student computers.
Control Student computers from your iOS device.
The blank screens messages can be modified and selected from the Teacher’s Assistant.
True/False, Multiple Choice or Verbal questions can be sent to the students. Student results are tabulated and shown in real-time to the Teacher’s Assistant.
Customized messages can be sent to one, multiple or all students. Select the students or use the implied all by selecting no students and touch the Send Message icon. Input a message or select and existing message and touch the Send button.
When the Teacher’s Assistant pairs with the Teacher Console, the current app limiting settings are downloaded to the Teacher’s Assistant. To limit apps on the selected students, touch the app limiting icon. An app limiting icon will be displayed on the thumbnail. To stop app limiting touch the app limiting icon again.
When the Teacher’s Assistant pairs with the Teacher Console, the current web limiting settings are downloaded to the Teacher’s Assistant. To limit the web on the selected students, touch the web limiting icon. A web limiting icon will be displayed on the thumbnail. To stop web limiting touch the web limiting icon again.
To view the details about a student such as their battery information, last used application and last visited website, tap a thumbnail twice.
Students can raise their hands electronically by clicking on the LanSchool icon on their computer and typing in a question to the teacher. That question is then displayed on the Teacher’s Assistant.
The LanSchool Teacher’s Assistant for iOS is a free app but it is only functional within a LanSchool Classroom Management controlled classroom.