Samsung Canada has been testing the “Samsung School” digital classroom in a couple locations in BC and Alberta. This pilot project saw teachers and students ditch paper textbooks and notebooks to use the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as their main education and communication tool.
From the teacher perspective, the software – which is “a fully integrated one-to-one education solution” – tracks student attendance, distribute general info via screen sharing, and has the ability to easily look up grade history. From a student viewpoint, using the Tab 10.1 gives them the option to use technology and have an interactive learning environment.
According to the press release Samsung is ready to roll out Samsung School across the country and can be used for K-12 classrooms. “Samsung School is a complete classroom solution which consists of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet for student and teacher use as well as Samsung School software licenses. Additional Samsung components can easily be configured, including a 55 or 65-inch digital e-Board, wireless printer, notebook PC for class curriculum management and an AllShare Cast dongle for existing in class e-boards.”
No word on how much the Samsung School software licenses are, but Samsung also announced that they’ve partnered up with the National Film Board of Canada for Canadian content. This is certainly the direction schools should be going…