Our significant increase in funding for the 2012 grant program illustrates our commitment to ensuring that teachers in all schools have access to the classroom management software necessary to leverage the power of technology...
PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Recognizing that today's schools are struggling more than ever to find and stretch precious funds for classroom technology, Netop's Gifts and Grants for Education program is upping the ante for 2012. Funded by Netop, the world leader in classroom management software, this year's GAP Grant program will provide an increase of more than 50 percent in funding for ensuring that schools and teachers have access to tools for teaching with technology.
The application period is now open for educators to apply for and receive grants ranging from $150 to $1,100 to support putting classroom management software into school labs and classrooms. More than 200 GAP Grants, totalling more than $100,000, were awarded last year.
"The response that we saw to our GAP Grant program in its first two years quickly made us realize how many schools are looking for support to provide educators with tools for teaching with technology," said Kurt Bager, CEO, Netop. "Our significant increase in funding for the 2012 grant program illustrates our commitment to ensuring that teachers in all schools have access to the classroom management software necessary to leverage the power of technology to improve teaching and learning for students."
Schools can use GAP Grants to defray the cost of purchasing or upgrading to Netop Vision™ Pro. A new powerful classroom management solution that combines ease of use with enhanced features for best-in-class performance, Vision Pro gives educators unsurpassed flexibility and control over student computer use, which ultimately results in improved student achievement. Developed to support the myriad multimedia resources used in instruction today, Vision Pro features new high-speed screen-sharing functionality that allows teachers to share videos and graphic-intensive applications quickly and efficiently. The high-speed screen-sharing functionality in Vision Pro allows for collaboration with applications such as AutoCAD, QuickTime and 3-D Studio Max, while not degrading computer performance.
Schools can also use the grant funds to support the purchase of Netop Vision, the world's most popular classroom management software. Vision gives teachers complete control over classroom computers from an easy-to-use console that shows each student computer screen. Using Vision, they can monitor student progress, engage students with on-screen demonstrations, control web browsing and guide student learning.
For a grant application or more information, visit http://www.netop.com/NGAGE.
About Netop Solutions A/S
Netop develops and sells market-leading software solutions that enable swift, secure and seamless transfer of video, screens, sounds and data between two or more computers. The company has three business areas: Secure Remote Control, Classroom Management and Live Chat.
Netop Remote Control is the most secure, trusted and scalable remote support solution on the market today. Used by half of the Fortune 100, it helps businesses reduce support costs and meet security and compliance standards. In Classroom Management, Netop is the world leader in software, helping teachers in 75 countries make teaching with technology easier and more effective. Higher efficiency and better grades are some of the results. And in Live Chat, Netop Live Guide is the live chat solution that helps companies provide better customer service, increase efficiency and sales, and turn website visitors into customers.
Headquartered in Denmark, Netop employs 130 people and has subsidiaries in the United States, Great Britain, China, Romania and Switzerland. The company sells its solutions to public and private clients in more than 80 countries. Netop Solutions A/S shares are listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange OMX. Read more at: http://www.netop.com.