Inspire new learning experience with Samsung School

Inspire new learning experience with Samsung School
Inspire new learning experience with
Samsung School
Student-centric learning for the next generation
Discover new avenues for students to learn and educators to manage.
Explore new ways to enhance learning and productivity
Schools have an essential role in preparing students to become
Digital education solutions for the next-generation
productive members of society. Educators around the world have the
As demand for digital education tools grows, device manufacturers
same vision for their schools:
and solution providers are realizing emerging opportunities in
the academic field. Governments are beginning to understand
• Provide a superior-quality educational experience
the importance of adapting to the changing needs of tech-savvy
students. As a result, many governments are implementing aggressive
• Nurture a professional, highly skilled teaching staff to help
students reach their full potential
initiatives, such as digitalized public school textbooks. Their primary
goal is to make fundamental improvements to education through
• Manage schools in an efficient and cost-effective manner
interactive teaching tools in the classroom.
As education needs have evolved, the availability of educational
software, digital books and applications has increased. Also, as
Although most educators are aware of these planned changes, many
technology advances with the proliferation of Internet-connected
are uncertain about how the classroom teaching environment will
mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, users are finding
change. However, progressive schools are implementing electronic
new ways to share information. As a result, educators are exploring
classroom teaching tools and are finding improved results in learning
how to use these tools in the classroom to enhance learning and
engagement and classroom management.
productivity. Most modern classrooms are expected to be connected
The Samsung School solution helps boost student retention by
to the Internet through Wi-Fi or wireless broadband and are equipped
providing an interactive learning environment where students actively
with desktop PCs, notebooks and even tablet PCs. Internet access
participate in the lessons. Students become more engaged with the
in schools, along with digital content development and learning
subject matter with hands-on experience and collaboration, thus
management systems, have fostered communication between
increasing knowledge retention.
students and teachers. Classrooms are evolving from isolated
learning environments into global collaborative learning centers.
Making learning easy, effective and fun through better management.
Create an engaging, manageable and collaborative
learning environment with Samsung School
The Samsung School solution incorporates large display devices,
such as e-Boards, projectors, LCDs and so on, with interactive
devices in each classroom. Teachers can choose and use either
Teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to provide personalized
attention to students. This challenge is becoming a serious concern
among K-12 educators. As a result, teachers are looking for dynamic
new ways to engage students in the learning experience. Educators
must focus on tools that not only motivate students to learn, but
also increase collaboration and enthusiasm. Advances in digital
technology have opened new avenues of communication, which are
being translated into valuable teaching tools.
tablets or PCs, according to their needs in different educational
situations. They can switch between devices to meet their needs
based on the automatic synchronization of devices. The tablets or
PCs are mirrored to large display devices through Samsung-owned
Allshare technology. The wireless screen mirroring is enabled through
the Samsung AllShare Cast Dongle accessory. Teachers can also
share their screens with students’ tablets to create an interactive
Samsung School is a total digital education solution that integrates
an array of Samsung’s mobile devices with interactive software. This
innovative solution helps teachers engage their students and provides
educational system management at heightened levels of efficiency.
class with enhanced student participation.
Samsung School’s key characteristics create the new student-centric
learning experience:
School Mode has a central school server that stores and manages
• Manageable. Features such as Student Device Control, Screen
Monitoring and Lesson Toolbar help teachers monitor students’
activities and progress, employ various, interesting educational
applications and maintain students’ attention during class. In
addition, Course Administration and Content Management
features keep everything running smoothly and provide ready
access to information.
can effectively manage information and can support seamless content
• Collaborative. Separable Canvas, Group Discussion and
Group Report enable students to learn together, sharing ideas
and interacting with digital resources while they improve their
interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.
can be readily adopted and easily installed without the need to install
Samsung School provides two modes for the ultimate in flexibility and
adaptability: School Mode and Class Mode.
course materials and student information. With this system, schools
and information sharing among classes.
Class Mode enables users to store course materials and student
information on teacher’s and students’ devices within a classroom.
Thereby, Class Mode can help enrich lessons by providing quick,
easy access to content and information. The Samsung School system
• Engaging. Teachers and students can share various, dynamic
lesson materials and apply innovative technology to the learning
experience through the Screen Sharing and S Pen digital
handwriting features. Teachers can quickly assess student
comprehension and give immediate feedback through the
student-engaging Quiz and Poll feature. All class participants
can view files in various formats with Viewer, and communicate
through the Texting and School Announcement features.
“Technology and innovation are at the core of the everchanging world of education. Academic success is our
top priority, and incorporating technology (of Samsung
School) into academics better prepares our students for
the world outside school walls.”
— Dr. Kriner Cash, Former Superintendent, Memphis City School
Figure 1. Student-centric learning of Samsung School.
Advanced management capabilities for a better learning environment.
Encourage students to learn with more effective education management
A highly manageable educational organization allows teachers to better engage students for increased student participation. Samsung School
empowers educators to provide a variety of lesson content, to monitor each student’s progress and understanding levels, and to control the
students’ activities and devices. The solution also facilitates easy course administration and content management. Following are some key
Samsung School manageability features.
Screen Monitoring
Student Device Control
feature increases student comprehension
The Screen Monitoring feature helps
With Student Device Control, teachers gain
by allowing the teacher to quickly write on
teachers provide individual help more
the ability to control an individual student’s
content displayed on the screen. Screen
quickly, and encourages student
device or all devices in an entire class. If a
Sharing enables better interaction through
engagement and class participation.
student becomes distracted, a teacher can
near-instant sharing of teacher and student
send that student’s device a block message
screens. With Screen Sharing, teachers and
to regain the student’s attention. Teachers
students can see the content on the other
can further block interactions so that the
participants’ screens to further enhance
student can only see the current screen and
interactivity. Screen Monitoring and Screen
can’t manipulate the device.
Lock help students stay focused in class.
Students’ screens can be viewed in a
thumbnail format on the teacher’s tablet
or PC. From the thumbnails, a student’s
screen can be selected and displayed in
a larger format on large display devices
such as e-Boards. The teacher can ask the
Teachers can use the app whitelist to
student to present the material while the
manage a list of applications that students
student controls his or her own tablet. The
can access during the class. Teachers must
Lucky Stamp feature encourages student
grant permission for launching specific apps,
motivation and interest and enables the
which discourages students from activities
teacher to praise the students’ efforts. A
unrelated to the curriculum. If required, all
teacher can give a Lucky Stamp to a student
student devices can be powered-off at the
who did well on his or her presentation. This
same time.
Auto Run provides easy access to content
and applications through bookmarking. And,
File Transfer supports seamless, continuous
learning with the easy transfer of files among
class participants.
feature also informs other students in the
class of the award by displaying the Lucky
Stamp on their devices.
Figure 4. The Lesson Toolbar for easy access to content and
interactive class management tools.
The Screen Monitoring feature enables
teachers to monitor each student’s progress
or activity. Teachers can help any student
who isn’t keeping up with the class by
Teachers can use the primary functions of
Figure 3. The Student Device Control feature for controlling a
single student’s device or an entire class’s devices.
while they view other learning content
remotely controlling the student’s device
with the Private Coaching feature.
Lesson Toolbar
installed on the teachers’ tablets on their
Lesson Toolbar provides students with a
screens. Without the need to switch
highly enriched, dynamic learning experience
between the content and Samsung School,
while giving teachers more flexibility to
the Lesson Toolbar allows teachers to use
meet spontaneous student needs that arise
various sources, including web content or
during lessons. It includes features that
educational applications, more easily.
facilitate the use of content, and interactive
Figure 2. The Screen Monitoring feature for observing the
students’ progress and activity.
Samsung School through Lesson Toolbar
management tools that enhance classroom
productivity. For example, the Annotation
Easier class and content management with dynamic group collaboration.
Remote Launch
Course Administration
Remote Launch helps teachers use learning
This feature is designed to help educators
resources and guide students during class.
easily create and organize courses through
Teachers can send website connections
the use of simple management tools. Only
needed for the assignment directly to the
basic information, such as the names of
students’ tablets. They can also activate
teachers, students and courses are needed
learning applications or a timer on every
to create courses.
student’s device at once to time specific
learning activities or exams.
“I used to hand out pictures or
copies of articles, but now students
can search for themselves. So I
don’t need to spend time in front of
the copy machine.”
Content Management
Public Library enables effective content
management by storing a large amount of
data on a central server which students
can access. As an information hub, the
server enables individual users or classes
to conveniently and efficiently share or use
The Samsung School solution’s interactive,
intuitive user interface helps students
participate in classes more easily. In
Class Mode, students can conveniently
join the class through a Quick Response
(QR) code or by an invitation message. In
School Mode, students can automatically
participate in classes.
— Gi-Sung Cho, Teacher Gyeseong
various content.
Local Library on teachers’ and students’
PCs and tablets allows fast, easy content
access. Teachers can share course
materials in Public Library, which includes
My Box for teacher-only use and Public
Box for students. Students can access
Public Box and download learning content.
In addition, teachers can centralize and
Elementary School
manage student questions, quizzes and
polls with Quiz Bank.
Help students share ideas and improve interpersonal skills through collaboration
Samsung School’s classroom collaboration features help encourage interactive group participation among students.
Group Discussion
Group Report
Separable Canvas
Up to six participants can simultaneously
A group leader can assign each group
An image can be split into sections, with
write on the screen while implementing
member a piece of a report. Then, using
each section containing an assignment.
Screen Sharing. The concurrent multiple use
individual tablets, each member can write a
Students complete the individual
of a screen greatly enhances interactivity
report section on provided templates. When
assignments, and the sections are then
and the chance for more collaborative group
the members complete the sections, the
reassembled by the group leader, who then
group leader combines the individual work
sends the finished work to the teacher.
sections into a final completed report.
Figure 5. The Group Discussion feature for interactive screen
sharing and collaboration.
Figure 6. The Group Report feature for creating a composite
Figure 7. The Separable Canvas feature for completing a
composite image lesson through teamwork.
A classroom that comes to life with engaged, digitally-enabled students and
Engage students with dynamic, innovative tools and technologies
Samsung School keeps students engaged in lessons by providing shareable educational content in various formats. The solution also offers
quick, easy assessment features and an appealing learning method. In addition, Samsung School helps students and educators communicate.
Screen Sharing
responsive, pressure sensitive handwriting
Content can be displayed on the students’
functionality for a realistic writing experience.
devices through the Screen Sharing feature.
The S Note mini button on the right corner
While sharing a screen, a teacher can
of the screen helps capture handwritten
authorize a student to write on the screen,
notes instantly. Students can make personal
which, in turn, is shared with classmates. This
notes and save them on Local Storage
function encourages student participation.
Figure 9. Quiz and poll features for creating and organizing
engaging tests and polls.
In addition to sharing screens, the instructor
can distribute files to students during class.
Educators can check students’ answers on
The file transfer feature enables the class
their tablets and track individual student
participants to share files, and enables
progress Automatic synchronization among
teachers to distribute content to students or
devices enables teachers to continue
specific groups.
lessons seamlessly while on the move or
for reviewing later. Additionally, teachers
can write teaching notes in the whiteboard
section of their devices. The notes can be
shared with students through large display
devices and the teacher can annotate the
notes. The annotations are mirrored on the
large display device.
from PCs at their desks.
Teachers can save their quizzes in the Quiz
Bank for other teachers to use. Scores can
be checked conveniently through the course
information section and displayed using
Figure 8. The Screen Sharing feature for sharing notes,
content and files.
graphs or tables. Teachers can encourage
Quiz and Poll
plans based on student comprehension.
To enthrall and delight students, teachers
can easily create and implement diverse
types of quizzes and polls using various
templates. The templates provide a
straightforward way to generate shortanswer, single-choice, multiple-choice, and
true-or-false questionnaires. Teachers can
also use various images to make quizzes
more engaging and creative. For polls,
teachers have many options including using
colors or drawings instead of text.
Automatic synchronization of lesson data
and screens between PC and tablet devices
during class enables teachers to maintain
control over the classroom.
Figure 10. Handwriting capability with S Pen for a realistic
writing experience.
participation by creating customized learning
Teachers and students can access, view
Teachers and students can communicate
with the Texting and School Announcement
features. Students can ask questions or
send their opinions to the teacher and
get answers using the Texting feature.
In addition, students can check school
information through School Announcement
and use various types of lesson content
with Viewer. File types include: Microsoft®
PowerPoint®, Microsoft Word®, Microsoft
Excel® and PDF. Images in JPG, PNG,
GIF and BMP formats can also be viewed.
Students can automatically access content
prepared by the teacher before the class.
Using Viewer, teachers and students can
directly access hyperlinks and web links.
Digital Handwriting Capability
Content is automatically fitted to the Viewer
The included Samsung S Pen enables
screen with the auto-rotation function, which
teachers and students to take private
enables the viewing of horizontal content in
notes on their devices during class using
a vertical format.
the S Note function. The S Pen provides
Samsung School solution: dynamic, student-centric learning in everyday
practice for great results.
Envision a smart learning environment with Samsung
School classroom scenarios
the web pages and applications in use to enhance the students’
understanding. With the various immersive learning features, the
teacher runs the classroom in a spontaneous and flexible way that
Following are examples of how the Samsung School solution can be
increases interaction.
applied in typical smart school environments.
4. Encouraging collaboration
1. Preparing for class
Group Discussion, Communication
Course Administration, Content Management, User Management
A teacher assigns group collaboration work to the class. Then, the
Teachers and school administrators create and set up classes
students work in groups and simultaneously write on the same screen
conveniently with the Samsung School solution’s easy-to-use
to brainstorm. Group leaders assign sections of assignments to
administration and management tools. The teacher needs only basic
members, and compile the individual completed assignments using
information, such as the students’ names, teachers’ names and
the Separable Canvas and Group Report features. When students
course name, to set up a class. Using the Content Management
have questions or opinions, they send them to the teacher’s device
feature, teachers and students can conveniently share or use various
through the Texting feature. The teacher responds to the questions or
content from the school server in School Mode or from the teacher’s
sends comments to the students using Texting.
PC in Class Mode. Student participation is simple and easy with
Class Mode and School Mode. In Class Mode, the students access
5. Assessing students’ understanding
the class with a QR code or invitation message. In School Mode, the
Quiz & Poll
students’ class participation is automatic.
Teachers create quizzes to monitor and evaluate the students’ degree
of understanding and performance using a variety of quiz templates
2. Holding students’ attention
and question formulators. When creating the quizzes, teachers
Screen Monitoring, Remote Launch, Viewer, Student Device
choose from short answer, true or false, or single and multiple choice
questions. The data from the quizzes helps teachers assess the need
During class, a teacher monitors the students’ screens in a thumbnail
for individual attention. Teachers take an instant poll during class
format on a tablet or PC to ensure that everyone is focused on the
to collect the students’ opinions and ideas to better address the
lesson. By monitoring students’ screens, the teacher discovers when
students’ needs.
students aren’t participating in the activities. The teacher controls the
pace of the class, waiting for any pupils who aren’t ready to move
6. Providing access to learning materials
on to the next step. By sharing URLs, the teacher directs students to
Content Management
video clips related to the classroom discussion, helping increase the
After class, students check Public Library for lesson materials,
students’ interest. The teacher also shares the content from his or
and then download the content related to the class. They store
her device with the students’ devices and blocks non-class-related
the materials in local content libraries on their devices for fast and
applications, making sure that everyone stays on the same page.
convenient use, and for the added benefit of continued learning at
home. With access to an array of content, students review what they
3. Engaging students in learning
learned in the class, conduct self-directed learning in areas of interest
Screen Sharing, Handwriting Capability, Remote Launch, Lesson
and prepare for the next lesson.
With Screen Sharing, a teacher shares a screen and notes with
Initial testing in actual classrooms showed that
Samsung School increased school competitiveness
and improved student concentration by 23 percent.
Teacher productivity was improved by approximately
10 percent.1
students. The teacher then grants students the ability to write on
a screen that is being shared with the class. Students take notes
using the S Pen and S Note to hand write the information to help
their understanding. The teacher launches educational applications
on the students’ devices to lead discussions. Using Lesson Toolbar,
the teacher quickly accesses bookmarked content, and writes on
Student-centric learning for today’s classroom.
Create an inspired new learning experience with the
Samsung School solution
Samsung is a major electronics manufacturer that has developed
a total learning solution tailored specifically to the education
environment. The Samsung School solution provides rich interactive
Educational institutions are always seeking new ways to enhance the
teaching features designed to encourage students to become active
learning experience. Activities such as providing critical personalized
participants in the classroom. Studies have shown that this type of
attention to students, managing classes, tracking students’ progress,
interactive teaching method greatly improves student retention.2
and planning lessons can be daunting for teachers. These tasks drive
an increasing demand for digital technology within the education
With extensive expertise in developing tablets and related software as
well as large display devices, Samsung has successfully implemented
its school solution in more than 50 schools in South Korea.
As the technology industry continues to evolve, it brings new
opportunities for schools and teachers to find innovative tools
The Samsung School technology keeps students engaged, fosters a
to enhance student education. Today’s tech-savvy K-12 pupils
positive learning experience and helps teachers provide personalized
have grown up with electronic devices. As a result, they are more
attention and improved classroom management.
responsive to technology and better engaged in the learning
experience when these tools are part of their classroom environment.
Samsung School
Features and benefits
Screen Sharing
Teachers and students can share content with each other, providing dynamic interaction among all participants in the class.
Screen Monitoring
To enhance student learning and provide individual help more quickly, educators can remotely monitor students’ progress and
activities. Students’ screens can be shared on large display devices for improved class participation and easier delivery of student
Student Device
Teachers can remotely lock students’ applications, screens and input functionality. This capability improves learning by enabling
teachers to keep students focused on assignments and maintain better control of the classroom.
Remote Launch
Educators can activate and connect to useful websites and applications on students’ tablets to provide a wealth of classroom content
and enhance the educational experience for students.
Lesson Toolbar
Easy access to Samsung School’s interactive functionalities such as Screen Monitoring and Screen Sharing enables teachers to better
engage students by utilizing various web content or educational applications that can be annotated for added flexibility.
Quiz & Poll
Teachers can easily design and administer creative quizzes and polls to better engage students. They can also quickly assess how well
the class comprehends materials to help them optimize future lessons.
Classroom collaboration improves students’ interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities by connecting students and teachers and
enabling them to effectively interact with digital learning tools and resources.
Students have an enriched learning experience with a wide range of easily available content.
Teachers and students can take private notes on their devices using the included S Pen and S Note function. This appealing
functionality enhances student engagement.
Course creation and modification can be managed with greater ease. Class participation is made simple with an intuitive UI.
Teachers and students can store, share and utilize content more easily for a richer learning experience.
User Management
Teachers’ and students’ information can be centrally managed and teachers can track students’ progress to improve their educational
Teachers and students can improve communication by corresponding digitally with the Texting and School Announcement features.
Samsung School
Solution system requirements
Server for Class
Varies according to number of concurrent users
O/S: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Virtual Machine
Web Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9 (Recommended)
Prerequisites: Java™ 1.7 / Apache Tomcat™ 7 / PostgreSQL 9.1
Tablet Client
(Mobile App)
Model: Galaxy Note 10.1 for teacher and student, Tab3 10.1 for only student
OS: Android Jelly Bean
PC Client
(Windows S/W)
CPU: Intel Pentium Processor 1.8GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or higher recommended)
RAM: 1 GB or higher
HDD: 500 MB of free space or higher
O/S: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Resolution: 1024 x 768 (600), 32 bit
Prerequisites: Microsoft.NET Framework v4.0 Client Profile / Microsoft DirectX v9.0 or higher
Wireless Network
Wireless AP: Enterprise-level, 802.11n, 5GHz, Channel Bonding (20 concurrent users per access point)
Note: Network quality may be affected by environmental conditions such as classroom space, arrangement, network device models, so it
is recommended to get professional support for network setup.
File Formats
(Contents Viewer)
Document Types: ppt, pptx, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, hwp, txt
Image Types: jpg/jpeg, png, gif, bmp
Document Types: none (external applications needed)
Image Types: jpg, png, gif, bmp
Note: It is possible to save handwriting with types of pptx for documents and jpg for images in all the formats except for pdf and hwp
Large Display
- GALAXY Note 10.1 features wireless screen sharing for large displays using AllShare Cast dongle (HDMI supported)
- Samsung School PC client enables interactive E-board input (HID USB interface supported)
Samsung School
Solution system requirements
Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1
Samsung GALAXY Tab3 10.1
25.64 cm (10.1 in.) Wide Extended Graphics Array (WXGA)
25.64 (10.1 in.) Wide Extended Graphics Array (WXGA)
(1280 x 800, 149 ppi) TFT
1.4 GHz quad-core
1.6 GHz dual-core
16, 32, 64 GB + MicroSD
16, 32 GB + MicroSD (up to 64GB)
Front camera
1.9 MP FF (720 p HD recording)
Rear camera
5 MP AF with LED Flash (720 p HD recording)
262 mm x 180 mm x 8.9 mm (10.32 in. x 7.1 in. x 0.35 in.)
243.1mm x 176.1mm x 7.95 mm (0.09 in. x 6.93 in. x 0.31 in.)
600 g (1.32 lb)
512 g (0.01 lb)
7,000 mAh
6,800 mAh
OS version
Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (JB)
Android™ 4.2 Jelly Bean
Additional features TouchWiz, Hubs, AllShare Cast, Wi-Fi channel bonding, Dropbox
Digital pen writing
S Pen embedded, Pen UX (S Note, S Planner) Adobe®
Photoshop® Touch
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz, Ch. bonding), Wi-Fi Direct, BT 4.0
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1. The survey of Samsung Smart School pilot class in Gyeseong elementary
school, Embrain, December, 2011.
2. IDC Government Insights, “The Next-Generation Classroom: Smart,
Interactive and Connected Learning Environments.” Document #AP779305V,
a white paper sponsored by Samsung, October 2012.
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