Technology should enable education, not inhibit it. Stoneware's LanSchool allows you to take control of technology in the classroom so that you can monitor, collaborate and communicate with your students more effectively.
Monitor students by using the Thumbnail view to quickly see each student's screen. You can monitor up to 3,000 students at a time, and dual monitors are supported. The Details View shows columns of information about students. Useful information, such as last application run, as well as last website visited is shown. ScreenFeed rotates through student screens, allowing teachers to monitor student screens from a distance. Other features such as Screen Snapshot, Internet History and Keystroke Monitoring helps maintain a safe environment for all students.
Getting the attention of students with technology in their hands is difficult at best. The Blank Screens feature allows you to focus your students’ attention to the front of the classroom by blanking all student screens. In addition, you can keep your students focused on the task at hand by limiting their access to specific web sites and applications that are running on their computers.
Teach more effectively by broadcasting the teacher screen to the rest of the class. Show a student screen to the rest of the class as positive reinforcement. Remote control a student's desktop to help with key concepts. You can easily co-browse the internet, so students go exactly where you do. Make questions fun by randomly choosing a student using LanSchool.
The communication features found in LanSchool help teachers more effectively communicate with students within the classroom. Teachers can audio chat, send a message to keep a student on task, chat with an individual or group of students and answer questions quickly with the communication features found in LanSchool.
LanSchool is set up for teachers to easily access the functions they use most. The Button Bar at the top of the console allows teachers to access the features they use most, and is configurable so you can put your favorite buttons where you want them. You can also use the shortcut menu to quickly launch the console to show your screen to students, blank screens and limit web and applications. The shortcut menu is the fastest and simplest way to keep students on task.
Use the powerful features of LanSchool to assess student progress, either by asking for quick responses with the voting function, or using Assessment Mode for a test. Assessment mode addressed the PARCC testing requirements to lock down a device during a test, preventing students from leaving the test, or going to unauthorized websites or applications. An audit log lets you know what actions were performed on both the student and proctor machine.
Save precious teaching time by using LanSchool to send and collect homework assignments to students. Use the capabilities of LanSchool to power on, logoff, restart and power off machines from the teacher console.
Support 1:1 initiatives with LanSchool by using Class Lists to automatically discover and bring in student devices at the start of class. Monitor battery life on student devices so that you are never caught unaware by a low battery.