ATLANTA – Jan. 21, 2014 – AirWatch®, the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider, announces the launch of Teacher Tools to empower teachers to manage mobile devices in the classroom. The application allows teachers to guide the learning experience effectively and improve classroom management, with features including All Eyes Up Front, Single Application Mode and Clear Passcode in an intuitive user interface.
As part of AirWatch for Education, Teacher Tools enables educational institutions to extend the real-time management capabilities used by IT administrators to teachers in a simplified interface. AirWatch’s multi-tenant architecture allows for simple management across students, classrooms, schools and districts. Teachers can associate each student with the assigned device and manage devices for different classes, groups of students or individuals.
The All Eyes Up Front feature helps teachers to orchestrate the classroom by locking devices during whole class instruction to ensure students are paying attention to the instructor and to remove device distractions. Single Application Mode supports the movement towards the flipped classroom by providing teachers with the opportunity to lock a student or a small group of students into an application selected by the instructor for a specified amount of time. The Clear Passcode function allows instruction to continue by enabling teachers to instantly clear and reset a passcode without having to lookup the device serial number.
“We are working with educators around the world to continually develop solutions that support the transformation of education,” said Preston Winn, director of business development for education, AirWatch. “We developed Teacher Tools to help ensure mobile devices become a powerful resource for educators instead of a hurdle for teachers. We are excited to be part of an ecosystem that is changing education worldwide. Our goal is that technology will fade into the background so that teaching and learning stay front and center.”
Teacher Tools is available on Apple iOS devices and joins AirWatch’s suite of tools for educational institutions. AirWatch Secure Content Locker™ distributes sensitive files, such as a textbook, syllabus or legacy content, to student and faculty devices. With the AirWatch Browser, IT administrators and teachers can whitelist or blacklist websites, ensuring students navigate only to approved sites, whether over cellular or Wi-Fi networks. AirWatch is committed to the education industry and has an education-specific research and development team to ensure the latest mobile technologies are utilized for schools. Education-specific pricing models and discounts are available through a dedicated team of account executives who understand the market.
AirWatch will feature Teacher Tools at the following upcoming events:
• Bett in London, January 22-25, Booth #C370A
• FETC in Orlando, January 28-31, Booth #651
• TCEA in Austin, February 3-7, Booth #1429
AirWatch® is the world’s largest mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider with more than 1,600 employees across nine global offices. More than 10,000 organizations in 150 countries leverage the AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Platform, which includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content, laptop and browser management solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions stand-alone for unique Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios, in the dual persona AirWatch Workspace containerized solution, or as a comprehensive, highly scalable, enterprise-grade mobility platform. With the largest research and development team in the industry, AirWatch ensures the broadest mobile platform support, develops innovative solutions like AirWatch Secure Content Locker™, and integrates with the leading device manufacturers and technology solution providers in the mobile ecosystem.
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