On September 27th2012, Samsung Electronics announced its role in the ‘Global Flagship Classroom’ project, which incorporates Samsung Smart School Solution into classrooms, starting with Memphis Tennessee’s Geeter Middle School. From there it will launch around the world and grow to cover 27 countries, including the United States, China, and France.
What is Samsung Smart Solution?
Samsung's Smart School Solution is a fully integrated 1:1 learning platform that empowers teachers to deliver an interactive learning environment. The pilot is the first deployment of the Samsung Smart School Solution at a school in the U.S., and will serve to demonstrate the potential of the digital classroom platform that harnesses the latest Samsung technologies including the new GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet and interactive whiteboard displays.
Samsung’s Smart School Solution operates in conjunction with the GALAXY Note 10.1, Samsung’s latest Android-powered tablet device featuring the advanced S Pen technology. The S Pen provides the functionality and precision of a pen and paper on the tablet’s 10.1-inch display, opening up new opportunities for digital learning. Students access the solution via WiFi with a single convenient log-in, while teachers can instruct the class using an interactive whiteboard display, or TV or projector wirelessly controlled by a tablet or notebook PC.
The Samsung Smart School Solution delivers three integrated systems that empower teachers to create an interactive and engaging virtual learning environment:
Interactive Management Solution allows teachers to easily deliver contents to students, share their own or an individual student’s screen with the class, and monitor student progress in real-time. Instructors can conduct group activities, Q&As, tests or instant polls, and then instantly call the class to attention by locking student screens via voice command.
Learning Management System allows teachers to provide course materials including e-textbooks, learning apps and timetables, as well as delivering school notices and forums for extracurricular activities, which can be accessed by students at any time.
Student Information System is a management tool which enables teachers to track student attendance, general information, grade history and prizes or demerit points.
Geeter Middle School Gets the First Glimpse
Samsung Electronics announced an education partnership with Memphis City Schools to carry out a classroom pilot of Samsung's Smart School Solution.
For the pilot, Samsung is providing the 6th grade math class at Memphis’ Geeter Middle School with a Samsung Smart School Solution package consisting of 35 GALAXY Note 10.1 units, a 65-inch interactive whiteboard and a wireless printer. The Smart School Solution provides teachers with the ability to lead interactive lessons and real-time group activities through its convenient screen and content sharing features. It also delivers learning management tools enabling students to access course materials and information, as well as school notices and forums, through their tablets.
The pilot program was officially launched at an event held at the Geeter Middle School on Friday, September 21. Video footage from the event, as well as commentary on the program from Samsung executives and school officials, is available here. To download video footage, please click here.
Since the solution has been deployed at schools in South Korea and elsewhere, research shows improvements in class convenience, student engagement and lesson comprehension. As a result, hopes are high for the world-wide launch of the Smart School Solution Pilot. It is Samsung’s hope to not only educate students, but to truly incorporate technology into many different aspects of the classroom. The Smart School Solution Pilot is another step towards interaction and connectivity.