Use The Right Tools For Schools

For years Mac-based teachers looked to Apple Remote Desktop or other sort of desktop management systems to help them manage their classrooms.

These solutions may have helped manage the class—improved communication, or to monitor the students’ computers—but they aren’t really meant for that sort of thing. Dedicated classroom management solutions however can do all that and a whole lot more.

Dedicated classroom management solutions have everything you need to manage your students without having access to the things you shouldn’t. These solutions allow you to educate, assist, monitor, and communicate with the entire class all from your computer.

When looking for a good classroom management solution, look for one with options that include:

·         Screen sharing
·         Ability to control student screens
·         Voting and testing capabilities
·         Attendance and student monitoring
·         Compatibility with iPad, iPod, and iPhone

Desktop management solutions are really meant for IT admins who need to manage their networks. Most of the features are for accessing key system functions and are not needed in a classroom. After all, you wouldn’t want to accidentally bring down the network because you were trying to stop a student from playing solitaire. Would you?

Kelly Batke

Kelly is the self-confessed technology laggard who works in technology. The good news is she is slowly reaching late adopter status. Kelly enjoys learning and writing about the psychology behind technology—as in why do we buy what we buy, and how does that impact our environment?