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Samsung Announces Enhanced Version of Samsung School

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced major updates to Samsung School, its fully integrated one-to-one learning solution, available now for school districts for the 2014-2015 academic year. Designed to be more intuitive and participatory, the latest version of Samsung School will be on display at Booth #1514, ISTE 2014 in Atlanta from June 28-July 1 alongside the company’s full line-up of educational products and solutions.

Samsung School has experienced rapid adoption with deployments in nearly 50 countries worldwide, and large-scale implementations in schools ranging from elementary to high school. Samsung School combines Samsung Galaxy tablets, large-format classroom displays and other technology, melded together with powerful interactive management software to create a student-centric learning environment. The latest version (Samsung School v1.5.6) will be compatible with the new Galaxy Tab® 4 Education – Samsung’s first tablet specifically designed to support one-to-one learning and providing support for Google Play for Education.

“Samsung is committed to transforming education through technology, and schools across the globe have increased student engagement and improved teacher effectiveness with Samsung School,” said Tod Pike, Senior Vice President at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Samsung School creates a dynamic digital classroom environment, melding together the very best classroom technology with interactive teaching tools to improve student outcomes. Now available on the Galaxy Tab 4 Education, it’s a scalable solution that is ideal for districts seeking to deliver a new learning experience that is more personalized and participatory.”

In addition to popular classroom management tools such as screen sharing, student screen monitoring and device control, the new Samsung School features provide enhanced usability, foster greater collaboration and offer additional configuration options. Teachers can now create a customized Lesson Toolbar providing the ability to instantly launch an app on all student devices, send a resource or URL, or initiate a group activity. With the newly designed and more intuitive user interface, teachers can create advanced quizzes that allow students to answer with images, sketches and other multimedia. Group collaboration features enable students to simultaneously contribute on a shared screen using personal tablets, or merge individual assignments into one to submit seamless group projects.

Samsung School is available in several packages and configurations for school districts to choose from, depending on their needs. With the latest version of Samsung School, districts can build their system with or without a school server. With “class mode,” course material and student information can be managed using a teacher’s PC or tablet within the classroom, while “school mode” uses a central server and can be used to share materials with teachers and students in other classes.

In addition, Samsung today announced plans to make an EDU SDK (Software Developers Kit) available to partners and developers that will enable them to integrate Samsung School’s in-class features and device management capabilities into their own applications for Samsung Galaxy tablets. The Samsung EDU SDK, which will be available globally this fall, will further expand the Samsung School ecosystem.

Schools have seen tremendous success with Samsung School. As one of the first U.S. schools to license the solution, Eloy Elementary School District experienced greater student engagement and nearly 100 percent student attendance at time of rollout due to excitement for the new curriculum. Doddridge County Schools recently deployed 16 Samsung School classrooms at its middle school and is preparing for a similar initiative in its high school this fall.

“Students at Doddridge County Schools are digital natives, so classrooms must provide a technology-driven learning environment that meets their needs,” said Doddridge Superintendent Ora Coffman. “Samsung School better enables us to help students develop the critical 21st century skills needed for their futures in college and the workforce.”

The full line-up of Samsung’s education products and solutions will be on display at ISTE 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Booth #1514, and includes:

  • Galaxy Tab 4 EducationExclusively developed to support scalable one-to-one learning programs in K-12 schools, the Galaxy Tab 4 Education comes classroom-ready with simple set up and device management, and integrates with Google Play for Education to provide access to curated educational content. With a web-based console, IT administrators can easily manage and update the fleet of devices, freeing up resources for technology training and development.
  • Samsung Chromebook 2The leading provider of Chromebooks to K-12, Samsung has helped more than 4,000 U.S. schools move a step closer to one-to-one computing. With its extensive battery life, bright display and student-friendly design, the new Chromebook 2 – available in 11.6” and 13.3” modelshelps teachers engage students and deliver new learning experiences.
  • Interactive WhiteboardsSamsung’s interactive whiteboards solution, powered by the MagicIWB 3.0 management software, provides schools a collaborative centerpiece for learning that is interoperable with PCs and tablets on all major operating systems. Ideal for Bring Your Own Device environments, MagicIWB also enables schools to combine multiple displays for greater engagement and collaboration.
  • Samsung Printing Solutions Samsung’s award-winning portfolio of printers and multifunction devices (MFDs) provides the versatility to meet school and district needs for printing and document management. With Samsung’s MobilePrint App, Samsung devices also allow teachers and students to effortlessly print documents from smartphones or tablet PCs.
  • Wireless Enterprise Product PortfolioSamsung’s wireless network infrastructure provides students and teachers fast and reliable connections to access resources online and connect with display and printing equipment in the classroom. The Wireless Enterprise portfolio (Access Point series, WLAN Controllers, Samsung WLAN Manager) helps address each school’s unique requirements for capacity, speed and coverage, as well as cost-efficiency, control and security.

More information on Samsung’s full technology portfolio for education is available at www.samsung.com/education.

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to sales. We believe technology brings business and customers together — to better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter: @SamsungBizUSA.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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