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Submitted By: Harvey Cahoon - Web Site: www.stone-ware.com
LanSchool 7.7 Now Available
Stoneware, the leader in Unified Cloud computing, is pleased to announce that LanSchool v7.7 is now available and shipping. LanSchool v7.7 is a significant release that includes many new features but remains simple and easy-to-use, as teachers and tech coordinators have come to expect. LanSchool v7.7 includes the ability to provide Distance Teaching, expanded iOS Teacher Assistant, iOS Student, and Android Student support. For existing customers, it is available for download at LanSchool Login.
Stoneware is proud to be the first classroom management vendor to provide Distance Teaching over the Internet. With this release, classroom management is no longer bound to an internal school network. Teachers have the same ability to help students learn no matter where they are located.
Distance Teaching is made possible by combining LanSchool with the webRelay technology inside Stoneware’s webNetwork 6.1.
Other key features include:
Classroom Management from the Cloud
Because LanSchool 7.7 now integrates with webNetwork, districts can manage classrooms where students connect to the Cloud in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) setting. Students and teachers no longer have to install a LanSchool agent. They can authenticate to the webNetwork Unified Cloud, and the LanSchool On-demand agent runs on the device.
iOS Teacher Assistant
The Remote Control Student feature in LanSchool 7.7 allows teachers to be mobile in the classroom while still having access to remotely use the mouse and keyboard on a selected student’s machine. Remote Control Teacher allows teachers to use all the features of the LanSchool Teacher Console remotely.
LanSchool is the first classroom management vendor to monitor, limit and track web browsing on an iPad through the new integrated web browser. The iOS Student app also includes the ability to receive “Show Teacher” and “Show Student” screen broadcasts
LanSchool 7.7 supports Android smartphones and tablets so teachers can view student thumbnails, receive “Show Teacher” screen broadcasts, administer tests, send messages, receive voting results and reply to questions from students who are using Android devices in the classroom.
Pricing and Availability
LanSchool 7.7. is a free upgrade for customers under a current maintenance agreement. LanSchool educational pricing starts at $599 per classroom. Volume and educational discounts are available for the product.
Headquartered in Indianapolis and established in 2000, Stoneware is the leading manufacturer of Unified Cloud computing and Classroom Management software. Stoneware’s webNetwork software platform enables organizations to create a Unified Cloud, which delivers private cloud, public cloud and local device resources through a common webDesktop with a single password. LanSchool Classroom Management software is an award-winning product that helps teachers monitor their classes, remove distractions, and teach and assess student progress.