The Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone devices provide an incredible platform for delivery of educational content to students worldwide. Thousands of app developers all over the world are providing new, exciting and innovative content, games, videos and educational apps.
At LanSchool we are passionate about educating the upcoming generations and want to help parents, teachers and professors adopt these new platforms. A critical element to that adoption is classroom management functionality. However, without the ability to run multiple applications at the same time, the ability to perform traditional classroom management is limited.
The purpose of the EdApp Certification is to provide teachers and professors the ability to monitor, manage and interact with students using iPads, iPods and iPhones. If an application is EdApp Certified it means that LanSchool has verified that the app has implemented some basic classroom management features. These features are accessible to the teacher from either the LanSchool Lite console (free to educators) or the LanSchool v7.7 paid version.
Discover and monitor student devices
Once an EdApp application is launched, the student’s device will be discovered and displayed as a thumbnail or a device in list view of the console.
View the current app and last visited URL
Teachers will be able to see which EdApp certified app is running. If all of the students are supposed to be in an Algebra app and practicing math, the teacher will know. The teacher will also see the last website the student visited.
Monitor student progress through an app or see a final score
As students progress through an app’s exercises or quizzes that information is sent back and displayed to the teacher.
Student request for help
Students can silently Request Help from the teacher. A small question mark appears on the thumbnail with the student question, which indicates they need help.
Monitor battery status
The charged state of the device’s battery is sent and displayed in the teacher’s console. A warning indication is made when the device is below 50% and a critical indication when the device is below 20%.
Assess student understanding
Students can be quickly polled during a lecture with true/false or multiple choice questions.
Send student messages
Teachers can send students messages to answer questions or get them back on task.