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“Samsung School” pilot program launched in BC, students outfitted with 31 Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets

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Riverside Secondary School has about 1,400 students and is located in Port Coquitlam, BC. This is where Samsung Canada has decided to pilot a project called the “Samsung School.” This aims to be the “the classroom of the future” and a grade 11 physics class has been given with a “complete digital classroom” that includes 31 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, a 65-inch digital e-Board and “powerful Samsung software.”

Deb Nordheimer, teacher of the physics class, stated that in her 30-years of teaching this Samsung School pilot has been the most impactful system for teaching and learning. The software can track student attendance, distribute general info and look up grade history. The class is a completely digital experience and the course material is distributed to the students tablet. In addition, the student can interact and share what’s on their Note 10.1 with other classmates on a digital e-Board.

There’s no plans yet to roll this out to other Canadian schools. Anthony Ciolfitto, Principal of Riverside Secondary School, stated “As educators, there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a class full of students who are engaged and excited to learn. This is revolutionizing the classroom experience for our students and teachers alike.”

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