Brest, Belarus (PressExposure) August 08, 2009 -- Net Software P.C., software development company has recently released an updated version of their award winning software application for classrooms, Net Control 2. The new version (8.0) opens the doorway to a revolution in the way teachers manage classes and teach students, with features that promise to make learning easier and more fun.
For instance, the days of asking kids to "raise your hands" could be over thanks to the new Quick Question tool, making it easy to conduct a class poll or ask a question to either the whole class or individual students by computer. Results are delivered in real time, saving the effort of counting hands, or needlessly using and handing in sheets of paper. Lesson-planning is also made easier with the new Quiz Player and Quiz Constructor tools which allow teachers to create interactive quizzes which can then be seamlessly sent to and played on user computers.
In view of the new trend towards multimedia lessons with teachers increasingly playing DVDs or short films to their classes, often on expensive White Boards or T.V screens, Net Control 2 has found a more convenient and cheaper solution. Teachers can now stream a film playing on their screen to every other screen in the class, synchronising the sound and pictures so that every computer plays the same film at the same time.
For those looking for a full White Board replacement, their Broadcast Desktop feature allows the teacher to display their own screen on the screen of any number of the pupils in the class. In fact, the Virtual White Board tool allows the school to have all the functions of a whiteboard, using just a computer network. This feature alone has the potential to save schools with existing I.T laboratories thousands of dollars in Audio/Visual expenses.
However, the new version does not abandon any of the simple network management tools that made Net Control 2 famous including the option for teachers to send and collect work at the click of a mouse, as well as being able to watch and take control of the screen of every pupil connected to the network. If necessary, teachers also have the option of instantly locking a pupil's screen, preventing any further activity and helping to enforce class discipline.
All in all, it seems that the new version Net Control 2 has every aspect of classroom management taken care of: supervision, issuing and submission of work, discipline and the delivery of lessons. With every aspect of teaching being streamlined and the benefits of new technologies being made accessible to more and more schools, only time will tell the impact that this could have on education the world over.