Netop School 6.0 offers teachers an easy-to-use, feature-rich set of tools for using technology in every aspect of the instructional process.
Chicago (PRWEB) October 22, 2008 -
Netop, the world's largest provider of classroom management software, today launched a new version of Netop School with an innovative new interface design and increased capabilities to support teaching and learning. The company's premier classroom management software offers schools a complete solution for teaching with technology in a networked classroom with powerful tools for preparation, instruction and evaluation.
To develop the innovative new interface for this state-of-the-art classroom management software, Netop spent countless hours evaluating how teachers interact with classroom management software. The result is Netop School 6.0 with a user interface based on the Microsoft "Ribbon" design used in Office 2007. Described in the technology industry as "revolutionary," the "Ribbon" design moves away from traditional pull-down menus, grouping commands in a "Ribbon" at the top of the screen. Teachers will find this new user interface both familiar and intuitive, providing them with easy access to a rich set of features. They now have one-click access to commands with clear labels, making it easy to find functions. In addition, Netop School 6.0 takes this easy-to-predict interface to the next level by allowing teachers to customize the "Ribbon" to match their individual needs and preferences.
"Netop combined its expertise as the leader in both classroom management software and remote control technology to design this intuitive, clean interface for our premier classroom management solution," said Kurt Bager, CEO, Netop. "Netop School 6.0 offers teachers an easy-to-use, feature-rich set of tools for using technology in every aspect of the instructional process."
Netop School 6.0 also provides enhanced capabilities to support teachers using technology for planning, teaching and evaluation. With this newest upgrade, teachers can more easily create and edit lessons outside of the classroom - from their living room or any location - and save them on a USB stick to easily upload to the classroom management software.
Teaching with Netop School 6.0 is also even easier than before. Improved
views of student computers give teachers a clearer picture of what students are working on, making it easier to monitor progress and see if students are having difficulties. Netop School's improved workflows allow teachers to quickly limit student access to inappropriate applications and Web sites, and now include port blocking capability to eliminate distractions such as instant messaging. Plus, previously taught lessons can be recorded by Netop School 6.0, stored and easily accessed in the "Ribbon" so that they can be replayed for future classes or for students who were absent.
Netop School 6.0 provides enhanced support for evaluating student work. With this upgrade, test results can be exported from the classroom management software in a variety of formats for incorporating into a standard electronic grade book or other data management program.
Technical enhancements to Netop School 6.0 include support for Windows 64-bit operating systems with improved support for terminal servers. The upgrade is available worldwide in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. Netop School 6.0 is available free to current customers with Netop Upgrade Insurance (NUI). For more information or to download a free trial, visit http://www.netop.com.
About Netop Solutions A/S
Netop Solutions A/S, formerly known as Danware A/S, develops and markets software solutions that enable swift, secure and seamless transfer of screens, sound and data between two or more computers. The company has three business areas: Netop Desktop Management, Netop Education and Netop Live. The core Desktop Management product, NetOp Remote Control, enables remote control of one or more computers. The Netop Education business consists of Netop and Vision software solutions for computer-based classroom teaching. Netop Live consists of modern solutions for unified communication and collaboration and includes products like Web, video and audio conferencing; secure chat; one-button click to talk; and desktop and file sharing. Netop has subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland, and the Netop solutions are sold in more than 80 countries. Netop Solutions A/S shares are listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and are part of the SmallCap+ index. For further information, please see http://www.netop.com.