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    Can any 1 recommend classroom management software?
    The head of ICT wants it to automatically reconnect a PC back to the group if the kids shut down said PC as at his last school the kids worked out if the restarted their PC the teacher had to restart the group.

    He also wants it to keep all the PC from one Suite in a group & display a thumbnail of what they r doing, & the ability to send commands to the PCs e.g. Log off, close & shutdown.

    We have seen Ranger but it cost too much & try to take over the network are their any other you can recommend.
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    Re: classroom management software

    NetSupport Manager. You also get NetSupport School for free bundled with this.

    http://www.netsupportsoftware.com/ns...r_overview.htm

    Download the free trial, see how easy it is and go 'Oooooohh!'

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    Re: classroom management software

    NetSupport can do this sort of thing. I don't use it personally but I believe Dos Box has.

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    Re: classroom management software

    I forgot to add that there isn't a really cheap way of doing what you requested, and you have to pay a premium for that kind of functionallity.

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    Re: classroom management software

    AB Tutor as mentioned here recently.

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    Re: classroom management software

    AB Tutor tries to reconnect as many times as you set the threshold in it.

    Vision6 also reconnects them and adds them to the current mode.

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    Re: classroom management software

    We use NetSupport and it is great, it struggles on older machines e.g. less than 256MB RAM but otherwise very good. I personally use it as a teacher. It also has a testing module which is useful.

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    Re: classroom management software

    how much are you thinking of spending, we use impero here and have found it to be a godsend.

    You can arrange all your ict areas into groups with thumbnails, send messages, log kids off etc. the new version also allows you to broadcast your desktop to a class to show them how to do things as well as taking control of desktops.

    i could go on and on but i find it a really useful management toll

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    Re: classroom management software

    Quote Originally Posted by standunstan
    how much are you thinking of spending, we use impero here and have found it to be a godsend.

    You can arrange all your ict areas into groups with thumbnails, send messages, log kids off etc. the new version also allows you to broadcast your desktop to a class to show them how to do things as well as taking control of desktops.

    i could go on and on but i find it a really useful management toll
    NetSupport does all that to. It also supports not only the shutting down and logging off but also wake on LAN and in the newest version you can remotely log clients on.

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    Re: classroom management software

    Quote Originally Posted by Espada
    Quote Originally Posted by standunstan
    how much are you thinking of spending, we use impero here and have found it to be a godsend.

    You can arrange all your ict areas into groups with thumbnails, send messages, log kids off etc. the new version also allows you to broadcast your desktop to a class to show them how to do things as well as taking control of desktops.

    i could go on and on but i find it a really useful management toll
    NetSupport does all that to. It also supports not only the shutting down and logging off but also wake on LAN and in the newest version you can remotely log clients on.
    As does AB Tutor Control, but then they're all pretty standard features I'd expect from a remote control application. I guess it all comes down to your preferred interface, how much you're willing to spend and whether you envisage using some of the additional feaures (such as tests and lesson planners) offered in the more comprehensive (expensive) solutions.

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    Re: classroom management software

    The tests, surveys and application/website blacklisting/whitelisting features in NetSupport School are very good. By purchasing NetSupport Manager you get all these lovely features for the teachers and the more administrator-orientated tools for yourself. These include software/hardware inventory, deployment tools and a more sensible interface.

    When I last looked into buying one of these tools, I looked at NetSupport, NetOp and Impero - I ran trial versions of all of these. I went for NetSupport Manager for the added tools plus the licensing-method was more sensible. A simple price per PC and any machine could be a client or control machine - just install the components you required on that box.

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    Re: classroom management software

    Intresting thread. This is something I'm intrested in too due to the fact the school I'm in being 3 stories and a sprawling single story extension with PCs dotted everywhere I wanted to cut down my leg work

    I am deviod of cash for this particular pet project tho so I've been looking for open source / free ware posibilities and found eaglevision 2.

    http://www.calstatela.edu/its/techsu...aglevision.htm

    Its quite full featured with WOL, Remote shutdown, Remote login etc. Its based on VNC so it runs in many situations were windows itself has frozen up which I've found to be a boon so far. I want to make it a tool for teachers to monitor classrooms as well as me providing support and monitoring which is proving a little more difficult. I'm hopeful I'll get enough time in the next few weeks to start messing with its config files and see if I can get control of restircted views etc for each suite. At the moment the consol will list every machine in the school that is running Eaglevision.

    If anyone has success with this or can find some documentation on it I'd love to hear from you we can compare notes. Also if anyone finds a better free one I'd like to know that too

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    Re: classroom management software

    May I suggest you take a good look at MST-Softwares free LanView package?

    http://www.mst-software.co.uk/softwa...d=69&Itemid=47

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    Re: classroom management software

    I have just bought LanSchool and its had a great reaction from teachers.

    Even if the pupil shuts down the pc it restarts in exactly the same way as when it was switched off, so if the teacher had shut off the mouse keyboard and screen it would reboot in that state.

    http://www.lanschool.com/

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    Re: classroom management software

    Nice for teachers, but lacking in tools for network management I think.

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