Aerohive Networks has released a new connected learning application known as HiveSchool, designed to help primary and secondary schools leverage technology in the classroom.
Digital classrooms are becoming more common, and as such computers, tablets, projectors and other smart devices are necessary tools, Aerohive says.
However, with this technology adoption, teachers face challenges in leveraging them effectively for the learning environment.
To help unlock the potential of classroom technologies, teachers need a way to connect and utilise the devices students use during class, Aerohive says.
This is where HiveSchool comes in. This application allows teachers to present digital content during class, collaborate with students, monitor student activity, keep students on task, and assign a variety of learning resources, according to Aerohive.
Other key features include:
Aerohive is offering HiveSchool to schools as a free application. It can be run on any wireless network infrastructure - an Aerohive network is not required.
The app is optimised for use on Chromebooks, but will also work on any computer that has a full Chrome browser installed, the company says.
An intuitive user experience and simple deployment means a shorter learning curve and minimal IT workloads, says Aerohive.
The app is the latest addition to Aerohive’s portfolio, and builds on existing education-focused applications such as TeacherView, which was introduced in 2010, and StudentManager, which was introduced in 2011.