Samsung Electronics America Inc. has partnered with Memphis City Schools to carry out a pilot learning project to demonstrate the potential of the digital classroom.
For the pilot, Memphis’ Geeter Middle School will be equipped with a Samsung Smart School Solution package consisting of 35 Galaxy Note 10.1 units, a 65-inch interactive whiteboard and a wireless printer.
The solution will enable teachers to lead interactive lessons and real-time group activities through its convenient screen and content sharing features. Also, learning management tools help students to access course materials, school notices and forums, through their Galaxy Note tablets.
“Partnering with Memphis City Schools on our Smart School Solution Pilot Program represents an important part of our continued effort to deliver the classroom of the future,” said Tod Pike, Senior Vice President of Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division.
Pike adds: “This innovative solution frees educators from the confines of standing at a chalkboard or projector and allows them to move about the classroom, conducting interactive lessons and activities through their touch screen tablet or notebook computer. We’re confident Memphis City School instructors will find it to be a powerful and effective platform for engaging students, elevating learning, and fostering a truly interactive classroom learning environment.”
The Samsung Smart School Solution has been successfully deployed in South Korean schools and elsewhere, with research showing improvements in class convenience, student engagement and lesson comprehension.