|[June 29, 2014]
Samsung Announces Enhanced Version of Samsung School
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics America, Inc. today announced major updates to
Samsung School, its fully integrated one-to-one learning solution,
available now for school districts for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Designed to be more intuitive and participatory, the latest version of
Samsung School will be on display at Booth #1514, ISTE 2014 in Atlanta
from June 28-July 1 alongside the company's full line-up of educational
products and solutions.
Samsung School has experienced rapid adoption with deployments in nearly
50 countries worldwide, and large-scale implementations in schools
ranging from elementary to high school. Samsung School combines Samsung
Galaxy tablets, large-format classroom displays and other technology,
melded together with powerful interactive management software to create
a student-centric learning environment. The latest version (Samsung
School v1.5.6) will be compatible with the new Galaxy Tab® 4
Education - Samsung's first tablet specifically designed to support
one-to-one learning and providing support for Google (News - Alert) Play for Education.
"Samsung is committed to transforming education through technology, and
schools across the globe have increased student engagement and improved
teacher effectiveness with Samsung School," said Tod Pike, Senior Vice
President at Samsung's Enterprise Business Division. "Samsung School
creates a dynamic digital classroom environment, melding together the
very best classroom technology with interactive teaching tools to
improve student outcomes. Now available on the Galaxy Tab 4 Education,
it's a scalable solution that is ideal for districts seeking to deliver
a new learning experience that is more personalized and participatory."
In addition to popular classroom management tools such as screen
sharing, student screen monitoring and device control, the new Samsung
School features provide enhanced usability, foster greater collaboration
and offer additional configuration options. Teachers can now create a
customized Lesson Toolbar providing the ability to instantly launch an
app on all student devices, send a resource or URL, or initiate a group
activity. With the newly designed and more intuitive user interface,
teachers can create advanced quizzes that allow students to answer with
images, sketches and other multimedia. Group collaboration features
enable students to simultaneously contribute on a shared screen using
personal tablets, or merge individual assignments into one to submit
seamless group projects.
Samsung School is available in several packages and configurations for
school districts to choose from, depending on their needs. With the
latest version of Samsung School, districts can build their system with
or without a school server. With "class mode," course material and
student information can be managed using a teacher's PC or tablet within
the classroom, while "school mode" uses a central server and can be used
to share materials with teachers and students in other classes.
In addition, Samsung today announced plans to make an EDU SDK (Software
Developers Kit) available to partners and developers that will enable
them to integrate Samsung School's in-class features and device
management capabilities into their own applications for Samsung Galaxy
tablets. The Samsung EDU SDK, which will be available globally this
fall, will further expand the Samsung School ecosystem.
Schools have seen tremendous success with Samsung School. As one of the
first U.S. schools to license the solution, Eloy
Elementary School District experienced greater student engagement
and nearly 100 percent student attendance at time of rollout due to
excitement for the new curriculum. Doddridge
County Schools recently deployed 16 Samsung School classrooms at its
middle school and is preparing for a similar initiative in its high
school this fall.
"Students at Doddridge County Schools are digital natives, so classrooms
must provide a technology-driven learning environment that meets their
needs," said Doddridge Superintendent Ora Coffman. "Samsung School
better enables us to help students develop the critical 21st century
skills needed for their futures in college and the workforce."
The full line-up of Samsung's education products and solutions will be
on display at ISTE 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Booth
#1514, and includes:
Tab 4 Education - Exclusively developed to support
scalable one-to-one learning programs in K-12 schools, the Galaxy Tab
4 Education comes classroom-ready with simple set up and device
management, and integrates with Google Play for Education to provide
access to curated educational content. With a web-based console, IT
administrators can easily manage and update the fleet of devices,
freeing up resources for technology training and development.
Chromebook 2 - The leading provider of Chromebooks to
K-12, Samsung has helped more than 4,000 U.S. schools move a step
closer to one-to-one computing. With its extensive battery life,
bright display and student-friendly design, the new Chromebook 2 - available
in 11.6" and 13.3" models - helps teachers engage students and
deliver new learning experiences.
Whiteboards - Samsung's interactive whiteboards
solution, powered by the MagicIWB 3.0 management software, provides
schools a collaborative centerpiece for learning that is interoperable
with PCs and tablets on all major operating systems. Ideal for Bring
Your Own Device environments, MagicIWB also enables schools to combine
multiple displays for greater engagement and collaboration.
Printing Solutions - Samsung's award-winning portfolio
of printers and multifunction devices (MFDs) provides the versatility
to meet school and district needs for printing and document
management. With Samsung's MobilePrint App, Samsung devices also allow
teachers and students to effortlessly print documents from smartphones
or tablet PCs.
Enterprise Product Portfolio - Samsung's wireless
network infrastructure provides students and teachers fast and
reliable connections to access resources online and connect with
display and printing equipment in the classroom. The Wireless
Enterprise portfolio (Access Point (News - Alert) series, WLAN Controllers, Samsung
WLAN Manager) helps address each school's unique requirements for
capacity, speed and coverage, as well as cost-efficiency, control and
More information on Samsung's full technology portfolio for education is
available at www.samsung.com/education.
About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise
Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business
experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to
healthcare, hospitality to sales. We believe technology brings business
and customers together - to better share, collaborate and discover new
opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a
division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary
of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC (News - Alert)). For more information, please
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones,
tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE (News - Alert) systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people
across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover
more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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