As a rapidly growing number of educators turn to Apple’s iPad to support instruction, Netop today introduced Netop Vision Mobile, a new app for iPad classroom management. The worldwide leader in classroom management software is unleashing the power of the tablet to support instruction with a new free app for teachers that puts the full power of the desktop computer onto teachers' iPads. Available today on the App Store, Netop Vision Mobile allows teachers to access all of the educational resources on their desktop PC from iPad.
With the download of this new app and Netop Vision Mobile Connector for the PC, iPads suddenly become robust classroom management tools, allowing teachers to move freely around the classroom as they make presentations, provide individual students with guidance and access content to support instruction. If they are teaching in the school library or multipurpose room or even in a faculty meeting, they can quickly and easily find any resources they need with a swipe and tap of iPad. And when used in combination with Netop Vision or Netop Vision Pro, this iPad teaching app lets teachers actively manage and monitor individual student computers, wherever they are in the classroom.
Educators from around the country who tested a trial version of Netop Vision Mobile had high praise for the ways it provided them with access to powerful classroom management tools on the go.
Commenting on Vision Mobile, Jeff Buchanan, a business teacher at Andale High School in Kansas, said, “This product is a great addition to my classroom structure. I can easily move around the room and help students, but also display a student’s work to the rest of the class quickly and easily without having to go back to the front of my classroom to complete the task. Even when I am away from my classroom, I can still see exactly what is going on in my computer lab. It is a great tool that helps keep my classroom efficient and productive.”
Like an iPad environment, the Vision Mobile touch-screen lets teachers move through resources with the familiar and intuitive iPad gestures: tap, swipe, flick, pinch open and pinch close. It also puts standard desktop controls at their fingertips: drag and drop, full keyboard, hot keys and right/left mouse button control. When combined with Vision or Vision Pro, it provides full iPad classroom management functionality from the Vision dashboard. And like all Netop classroom management products, Netop Vision Mobile provides highly reliable connectivity and the highest levels of security.
“As schools explore the potential that tablets, such as iPad, have for improving the learning experience, Netop Vision Mobile transforms the devices into powerful classroom management and instructional tools for teachers,” said Kurt Bager, CEO, Netop. “With the download of our app, a teacher with an iPad and a PC is now teaching in a connected learning environment, with the full complement of teaching resources from the PC available at a quick tap wherever in the classroom or school they may be.”
After downloading the Vision Mobile app, free on the App Store, teachers must download the Vision Mobile Connector for their PC at www.netop.com/visionmobile. The Vision Mobile Connector is included free with Netop Vision Pro classroom management software or can be purchased separately from Netop.