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  1. 1. BROCHURESamsung School - smart education solutionAn interactive and collaborative learning environment for the next-generation classroom
  2. 2. Digital education solutions for the next-generation classroomAs demand for digital education tools grow, device manu-facturers and solution providers are realizing emergingopportunities in the academic field. Governments arebeginning to understand the importance of adapting to thechanging needs of tech-savvy students. As a result, manygovernments are implementing aggressive initiatives, suchas digitalized public school textbooks. Their primary goal isto make fundamental improvements to education throughinteractive teaching tools in the classroom and beyond.Although most educators are aware of these plannedchanges, many are uncertain about how the classroomteaching environment will change. However, progressiveschools are implementing electronic classroom teachingtools and are finding improved results in learning engage-ment and classroom management.The Samsung School solution helps boost student reten-tion rates by providing an interactive learning environmentwhere students actively participate in the lesson. Studentsbecome more engaged in the subject matter with hands-onexperience and collaboration in the classroom and beyond,helping them to retain what they learn.Discover new avenues for students tolearn and educators to manage.BROCHURE2Explore new ways to enhance learning andproductivitySchools have an essential role in preparing students tobecome productive members of society. Educators aroundthe world have the same vision for their schools:• Provide a superior-quality educational experience• Nurture a professional, highly skilled teaching staff tohelp students reach their full potential• Manage their schools in an efficient and cost-effectivemannerAs education needs have evolved, educational software,digital books and applications have increased in availability.Also, as technology advances with the proliferation ofInternet-connected mobile devices, such as smartphonesand tablets, users are finding new methods to share infor-mation. As a result, educators are exploring ways to usethese tools in the classroom to enhance learning andproductivity. Most modern classrooms are expected to beconnected to the Internet through Wi-Fi or wireless broad-band and are equipped with desktop PCs, notebooks andeven tablet PCs. Classrooms are evolving from isolatedlearning environments into global collaborative learningcenters.Internet access in schools, along with digital content devel-opment and learning management systems, has fosteredcommunication between students and teachers.Figure 1. A paradigm shift is occurring in education from teacher-centric tostudent-centric learning methods.1Participatorylearning,less interactiveRetention rates5%LectureReadingAudio-visualDemonstrationGroup discussionPractice by doingTeach others/immediate use10%20%40%50%60%30%Participatorylearning,more interactive
  3. 3. Create an interactive and collaborativelearning environment with Samsung SchoolTeachers are finding it increasingly difficult to providepersonalized attention to students. This challenge isbecoming a serious concern among K-12 educators.As a result, teachers are looking for dynamic new ways toengage students in the learning experience. Educatorsneed to focus on tools that not only motivate studentsto learn, but also increase collaboration and enthusiasm.Advances in digital technology have opened new avenuesof communication, which are being translated into valuableteaching tools.Samsung School is a total digital education solution thatintegrates the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet withinteractive software. This innovative solution helps teachersengage their students and provide classroom managementat heightened levels of efficiency. Thus far, no other elec-tronics manufacturer has developed a total learning solutionspecifically for the education market.Samsung School includes the following key features:• Interactive Teaching. Supports in-class interactionusing functions such as Screen Sharing, ScreenMonitoring, Student Device Control and much more.Enhance classroom engagement withadvanced digital technology solutions.BROCHURE3• Class Management. Aids teachers in CourseAdministration, Content Management, UserManagement and Communication.The Samsung School solution incorporates an e-Board anda network environment in each classroom. A central serverin the school stores course content and user information.Teachers can use either a tablet or PC, which are mirrored tothe e-Board, and can share their screens with students. Thewireless screen mirroring is enabled through the SamsungAllShare Cast Dongle accessory. Students can participate inan interactive class using their tablets.“At Memphis City Schools, our studentscome first and we strive to provide themwith a well-rounded education and all thenecessary elements to thrive, both in schooland in their future adult lives.”— Cleon Franklin,Director of Instructional TechnologyMemphis City School DistrictScreen SharingScreen MonitoringStudent Device ControlRemote Content SharingQuiz & PollTeacher’s PCServerTVe-BoardMirroringTeacher’s TabletStudent Group A Student Group BCourse AdministrationContent ManagementUser ManagementCommunicationGroupCollaborationFigure 2. The Samsung School solution helps teachers with student engagement and more efficient classroom management.
  4. 4. Build an interactive classroom bysharing content and monitoringstudents’ screens.BROCHURE4Screen MonitoringStudents’ screens can be viewed in a thumbnail format onthe teacher’s tablet. From the thumbnails, a student’s screencan be selected and displayed in a larger format on thee-Board. The Screen Monitoring feature enables teachersto monitor each student’s progress or activity and share itwith the class through the e-Board. Teachers can help anystudent who is not keeping up with the class by remotelycontrolling the student’s device with the Private Coachingfunction.The Screen Monitoring function also helps teachers provideindividual help more quickly, and encourages studentengagement and class participation. By using this presenta-tion tool, a teacher can display a specific student’s screen ina large format. The teacher can ask the student to presentthe material while the student controls his or her own tablet.Encourage students to learn with InteractiveTeachingThe Samsung School solution provides a dynamic studentlearning experience with instant interactions between theteacher and fellow students. Using Samsung GALAXY Note10.1 tablets and Interactive Teaching features, designedto enhance teacher-to-student interaction, students canactively participate in the learning experience. Implementa-tion of this solution can result in better student engagement.Screen SharingContent can be displayed on the students’ devices throughthe Screen Sharing function. While sharing a screen, ateacher can authorize a student to write on the screen,which is shared with classmates. This function encouragesstudent engagement and participation.In addition to sharing screens, the instructor can distributefiles to students during class. The file transfer functionenables the class to share files, and enables teachers toshare content with students or specific groups.Figure 3. The Screen Sharing feature enables screen sharing and file transfersbetween teacher and students.Figure 4. A teacher can see students’ screens in thumbnail format on theteacher’s tablet and mirror them on the e-Board.
  5. 5. BROCHURE5Guide the learning process bycontrolling devices and sharingcontent remotely.Student Device ControlWith Student Device Control, teachers gain the ability tocontrol an individual student’s device or all devices for anentire class. If a student becomes distracted, the teachercan send that student’s device a block message to regainthe student’s attention. Teachers can further block interac-tions so that the student can only see the current screenand not manipulate the device.Teachers can use the app whitelist to manage a list of appli-cations that students can access during the class. Teachersmust grant permission for launching specific apps, furtherdiscouraging students from activities unrelated to classsubjects. If required, all student devices can be powered-offat one time.Remote Content SharingRemote Content Sharing enables teachers to send websiteURLs needed for the class directly to the students’ tabletsor activate learning applications. They can also activate atimer, visible to students on their tablets, to time specificlearning activities or exams. This feature is designed to aidteachers in using learning resources and to guide studentsin class.Figure 5. The Student Device Control feature enables a teacher to lock a studentdevice with a message to regain his or her attention.Figure 6. Teachers can open apps or URLs directly on student devices with theRemote Content Sharing feature.
  6. 6. Motivate students with tools thatenable them to interact with thethe teacher and classmates.BROCHURE6Group CollaborationThe Group Collaboration feature helps encourage interac-tive and group participation among students. Included in theGroup Collaboration feature are the Separable Canvas andCollaborative Presentation functions.Under a group leader’s guidance, an image is split into sec-tions on the tablet for group collaboration. The group leadershares one part of the assignment with each member of thegroup. When the members of the group have completedtheir individual parts of the assignment, the group leadercombines the parts using the Separable Canvas function.The group leader then sends the combined group assign-ment to the teacher.The group leader can assign a presenter to navigate thepages or add notes on the screen to share among groupmembers or class. This process uses the CollaborativePresentation function and encourages group activities.Figure 8. The Group Collaboration function enables students to work togetheronline and helps with group discussions.Quiz & PollVarious quiz and poll templates are provided so teacherscan easily create quizzes and polls for their classes. Thequizzes and polls can be conducted during an interactive classto help the teacher assess student retention and stimulatestudent interaction and interest.Teachers can save their quizzes in the Quiz Bank for otherteachers to use. Scores can be checked convenientlythrough the course information section and are displayedusing graphs or tables. Educators can track individual stu-dent progress and encourage participation by creating cus-tomized learning plans based on student comprehension.Figure 7. Teachers can administer quizzes or conduct polls and receive resultswith the Quiz & Poll feature.
  7. 7. View external files and share notes onthe tablets and e-Board.BROCHURE7Handwriting CapabilityThe included S Pen enables teachers and students to takeprivate notes on their devices during class using the S Notefunction. Samsung’s S Pen provides responsive, pressure-sensitive handwriting functionality for a realistic writingexperience. The mini S Note button in the right corner of thescreen helps capture handwritten notes instantly. Studentscan make personal notes and save the notes on the localdevice for reviewing later.Additionally, teachers can write teaching notes in the white-board section of their devices. The notes can be displayedon the e-Board and the teacher can add annotations to thenotes. The annotations are mirrored on the e-Board.ViewerMicrosoft®PowerPoint®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel®and PDF files can be viewed using the Viewer feature.Images in JPG, PNG, GIF and BMP formats can also beviewed using this feature. Students can automatically ac-cess the content prepared by the teacher before the class.Using Viewer, the teacher and students can access hyper-links and web links directly. Content is automatically fittedto the Viewer screen with the auto-rotation function, whichenables the viewing of horizontal content in a vertical format.Teachers and students can access, view and use varioustypes of content with Viewer.Figure 9. Students can access content previously prepared by the teacher ontheir tablets with Viewer.Figure 10. Handwritten notes can be taken using the S Pen with whiteboard orS Note functions.
  8. 8. Manage classes including courses,content, and communications directlyfrom the tablet.BROCHURE8DDR4CommunicationA teacher and student can communicate with the Texting,Course Bulletin Board and School Announcement features.Students can ask questions or send their opinions to theteacher and get answers using the Texting feature. Studentsalso can leave comments and share their opinions on theCourse Bulletin Board. In addition, school announcementsare shown on the main page so that students can receiveinformation more quickly.“I used to hand out pictures or copies ofarticles, but now students can search forthemselves. So I don’t need to spend time infront of the copy machine.”— Gi-Sung Cho, TeacherGyeseong Elementary SchoolManage course and user information withClass ManagementClassroom management and lesson planning can be daunt-ing tasks for teachers. With Class Management, teacherscan handle these functions more easily by performing themelectronically using their GALAXY Note 10.1 tablets. TheSamsung School solution includes the following valuablefeatures for administrators and teachers to use in themanagement of school information.Course AdministrationThis feature is designed to help schools manage semesterscheduling, course and class modifications, and assign-ment management. Schedule-based courses and temporarycourses can support flexible learning environments and situ-ations, including enabling students to instantly participate ina temporary interactive class. The assignment managementfunction can also help manage students’ learning activities.Content ManagementContent Management enables teachers to share local files,photos, audio recordings, movies, applications and URLsin Content Library. Content Library includes My Box forteacher-only use and Public Box for sharing with students.Students can access the Public Box and download learn-ing content previously uploaded by the teacher. In addition,teachers can centralize and manage student questions,quizzes and polls with Quiz Bank.User ManagementUser Management is a central management functiondesigned to manage teachers’ and students’ profiles onthe server. This feature enables teachers to track studentprogress, such as attendance and grades.
  9. 9. Plan and conduct daily class activitieswith the Samsung School solution.BROCHURE9Envision a smart learning environment withSamsung School classroom scenariosFollowing are examples of how the Samsung Schoolsolution can be applied in typical smart school environ-ments.1. Preparation using Course Administration, ContentManagement and User ManagementAt the beginning of the academic year, class administratorscan create and set up school terms, subjects, and teacherand student information. After the information is finalized,teachers can plan their class schedules and upload classmaterials. Students can gain access to the class materials inadvance and can prepare for the upcoming class.2. Starting class using Screen Monitoring, RemoteContent Sharing and ViewerAs the class commences, teachers can monitor students’screens in thumbnail format on their tablets to determineif everyone is ready to participate. By monitoring students’screens, teachers can discover which students are notready for or participating in the class. Teachers can re-engage those students in the learning activity by promptingthem for their attention. Also, by sharing URLs, teachers candirect students to video clips related to the class materials,helping to increase student interest. When the class starts,students can access the content prepared by the teacher.3. Class in progress using Screen Sharing, HandwritingCapability, Remote Content Sharing, Communication andStudent Device ControlWith Screen Sharing, instructors can share their own tabletscreens and notes with students. A teacher can give a stu-dent permission to write on the screen that is being sharedwith the class. During class, students can take notes usingthe S Pen and S Note features. The teacher can launcheducational applications on the students’ devices to helplead the class.When a teacher assigns a group collaboration project tothe class, students can produce their finished work with theSeparable Canvas and Collaborative Presentation functions.If students have questions or opinions, they can send themback to the teacher’s device through the Texting function.The teacher can answer the questions or share opinionswith students using Texting, as well.To ensure that all students pay attention in class, theteacher can use the Student Device Control feature to blocknon-class-related applications. A screen with a specificmessage can be presented to students.4. Evaluation using Quiz & PollVarious quiz templates enable an educator to create a quizto monitor and evaluate students’ degree of understanding andperformance. Teachers can also give an instant poll duringclass. Because teachers can instantly check response rates,they can determine if students need individual attention.5. Wrapping up using Content Management andCommunicationAfter class, students can check the Content Library anddownload materials related to the class. This access en-ables students to review what they learned in the class andprepare for the next class. Students can discuss the subjectmatter with fellow students and share their thoughts usingthe Course Bulletin Board feature, which is available foreach subject.Initial testing in actual classrooms showedthat Samsung School increased schoolcompetitiveness and improved studentconcentration by 23 percent. Teacherproductivity was improved by approximately10 percent.
  10. 10. Foster a more positive andpersonalized learning environment.BROCHURE10DDR4Features and benefitsFeatures BenefitsScreen SharingTeachers and students can share content witheach other, providing dynamic interaction among allparticipants in the class.Screen MonitoringEducators can remotely monitor students’ progressand activities, and students’ screens can be sharedon an e-Board for student presentations.Student Device ControlTo help ensure proper and secure use of studenttablets, teachers can remotely lock students’applications, screens and input functionality.Remote Content SharingEducators can activate and open useful URLs andapplications on students’ tablets.Quiz & PollTeachers can administer quizzes, conduct polls andquickly assess how well the class comprehendsmaterials.Group CollaborationContent can be split on multiple screens to shareand compare side-by-side. Students can have agroup discussion by sharing screens and assigninga group presenter.ViewerClasses can view Microsoft PowerPoint, MicrosoftWord, Microsoft Excel, PDF and JPG files withoutmaking format modifications.Handwriting CapabilityTeachers and students can take private notes ontheir devices using the included S Pen and S Notefunction. Notes can be displayed on the e-Board.Course AdministrationManaging information such as terms, timetablesand content related to subjects can be customizedfor each school.Content ManagementEducators can upload various class and learningmaterials. Students can download the materialsthey need on their devices.User ManagementThis central management function is designed tomanage teachers’ and students’ information onthe server.CommunicationTeachers and students can communicate digitallywith the Texting, Course Bulletin Board and SchoolAnnouncement features.Transform the education experience with theSamsung School solutionEducational institutions are always seeking new ways toenhance the learning experience. Providing critical per-sonalized attention to students, the management of classactivities, students’ progress, and lesson plans are dauntingtasks for teachers. These tasks drive an increasing demandfor digital technology within the education market.As the technology industry continues to evolve, it bringsnew opportunities for schools and teachers to find innova-tive tools to enhance student education. Today’s tech-savvyK-12 pupils have grown up with electronic devices. As aresult, they are more responsive to technology and betterengaged in the learning experience when these tools arepart of their classroom environment.Samsung is a major electronics manufacturer that hasdeveloped a total learning solution tailored specifically tothe education environment. The Samsung School solu-tion provides rich interactive teaching features designed toencourage students to become active participants in theclassroom. Studies have shown that this type of interactiveteaching method greatly improves student retention.1Interactive features include Class Management, whichcontains robust functions to help teachers connect witheach other. They can use these functions to more efficientlyshare lesson plans and quizzes. Students and teacherscan collaborate and communicate with the Public Box andTexting functions. Each task is handled directly through theteacher’s tablet or PC.With extensive expertise in developing e-Boards, tabletsand related software, Samsung has successfully implementedits school solution in more than 50 schools in South Korea.This technology helps keep students engaged, helps fostera positive learning experience and helps teachers providepersonalized attention and improved classroom manage-ment. Educators can no longer ignore the potential benefitsof electronic learning tools in the classroom environment.
  11. 11. Samsung SchoolBROCHURE11Items RequirementsServer hardware(Based on 100 student users)CPU: Quad-core processor 2.0 GHzRAM: 8 GAboveHDD: 1 TB (7,200 RPM)OS: Microsoft Windows Server®2008 R2Browser: Windows®Internet Explorer®8, InternetExplorer 9Note: When multiple users download files at thesame time, the network environment may beaffected.Server softwareJava™: 1.6WAS: Apache Tomcat™ 6DB: PostgreSQL®9.1ClientTablet GALAXY Note 10.1PCCPU: Intel®Pentium®Processor 1.8 GHz (IntelCore™ 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or higher recommended)RAM: 1 GBHDD: 500 MBOS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista®, Windows 7Resolution: 1,024 x 768 (600), 32 bitPrerequisites: Microsoft.NET Framework v3.5 SP1,Microsoft DirectX®v9.0 or higherWireless networkAP; Enterprise-level, 802.11n, 5 GHz, ChannelBonding (20 users per access point)Note: Network quality may be affected byenvironmental conditions such as classroomspace, arrangement and network device models.Therefore, professional support for network setup isrecommended.TVs and e-BoardsNote: GALAXY Note 10.1 features wireless screensharing for TVs by way of AllShare Cast (High-Definition Multimedia Interface®(HDMI®)) supported.*Samsung School PC client enables e-Board inputfrom electronic boards (HID interface supported).*Available on HDMI supported devices only.Items Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 specificationsDisplay25.64 cm (10.1 in.) Wide Extended Graphics Array(WXGA)Processor 1.4 GHz quad-coreMemory 2 GB RAMStorage 16, 32, 64 GB + MicroSDFront camera 1.9 MP FF (720 p HD recording)Rear camera 5 MP AF with LED Flash (720 p HD recording)Dimensions262 mm x 180 mm x 8.9 mm(10.32 in. x 7.1 in. x 0.35 in.)Weight 600 g (1.32 lb)Battery 7,000 mAhOS versionAndroid™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean(JB)Additional featuresTouchWiz, Hubs, AllShare Cast, Wi-Fi channelbonding, DropboxDigital pen writingS Pen embedded, Pen UX (S Note, S Planner)Adobe®Photoshop®TouchSolution system requirements Device specifications
  12. 12. 12Copyright © 2013 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. Samsungis a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Specificationsand designs are subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights andmeasurements are approximate. All data were deemed correct at time ofcreation. Samsung is not liable for errors or omissions. All brand, product,service names and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks oftheir respective owners and are hereby recognized and acknowledged.Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks ofAdobe Systems Incorporated in the United States, and/or other countries.Android is a trademark of Google Inc.Apache Tomcat and Tomcat are trademarks of the Apache SoftwareFoundation.HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trade-marks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United Statesand other countries.Intel, Intel Core and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S.and/or other countries.Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registeredtrademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.Juniper is a registered trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the UnitedStates and other countries.Microsoft, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, Excel, Windows, Windows Serverand Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the UnitedStates and/or other countries.PostgreSQL is a trademark of EnterpriseDB Corporation.1. IDC Government Insights, “The Next-Generation Classroom: Smart,Interactive and Connected Learning Environments.” Document#AP779305V, a white paper sponsored by Samsung, October 2012.Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.416, Maetan 3-dong,Yeongtong-guSuwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 443-772, and additional informationAbout Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technol-ogy, opening new possibilities for people everywhere.Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are trans-forming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personalcomputers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE sys-tems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions.We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annualsales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please more informationFor more information about the Samsung School solution,visit