Annotate.net Allows Teachers Completely Untethered Instruction and Assessment

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Combines Chromecast & Airplay screen mirroring, a mobile interactive whiteboard, and formative assessments in a unified cloud based solution.

Simpliphi Inc. announces today the launch of Annotate (http://www.annotate.net), a new cloud service that allows instructors to be completely mobile in the classroom and effectively engage students. Using their tablets, instructors can now teach completely untethered, conduct formative assessments in real time, and mirror their screens onto their projectors or smart boards for truly immersive learning experiences.

Successfully field tested within schools in New York City, Annotate runs on all HTML5 compliant browsers like Safari, Chrome, and IE on desktops as well as popular tablets running iOS, Android, Windows RT, and Fire OS. Screen mirroring and interactive whiteboard require a small client to be downloaded on a user’s Windows or Mac computer.

Chromecast and Airplay Screen Mirroring to a PC or Mac
With the rapid growth of iPads and Android tablets in classrooms, teachers have been looking for novel ways to leverage them for instruction. Annotate is perhaps the only solution that allows screen mirroring and recording from both Android tablets and iPads to a PC or Mac.

Mobile Interactive Whiteboard
Shrinking school and college budgets have left little money to invest in expensive hardware like interactive whiteboards. Annotate enables teachers to use virtually any tablet as an interactive whiteboard, annotate over content, and control PowerPoint or Keynote remotely while being completely mobile in the classroom.

Real time Student Response System for Formative Assessments
Increased focus on student performance has put pressure on instructors to be more effective in the classroom. Annotate saves precious class time by allowing instructors to conduct formative assessments directly from their instruction slides. It supports data driven instruction by collating student responses in real time, enabling teachers to tailor instruction on the fly. Students can respond using web enabled devices or via text messaging from basic cell phones. 

Pricing
Annotate is free to sign-up. Teachers at schools or colleges can sign up for an educational license with extra features. Premium features are on promotion at 50% off.

About Simpliphi Inc.
Simpliphi Inc, an education startup, created Annotate to enable teachers to use just a tablet and existing classroom technology to engage their students. For more information, please visit http://www.annotate.net.

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