TabPilot Tablet Manager, the leading classroom tablet management system for Android tablets, has added new content distribution features that allow teachers to push eBooks and PDF files to students for off-line reading. In addition, teachers can lock down groups of tablets by designating specific apps as accessible to students during class, enabling or disabling them as needed. Limiting student access to apps, the camera and system settings keeps students focused and on task.
“As schools increasingly adopt Android tablets, easy and effective management of the tablets is essential so that teachers can maximize their instructional time,” said TabPilot President Jarrett Volzer. “TabPilot also supports a secure testing environment by preventing students from accessing other apps or areas of the device during online testing such as Common Core Assessment or state standardized tests.”
For many schools, the affordability and capabilities of Android tablets make them an attractive alternative to Apple’s iPad. A recent Pew Research study noted that device ownership in the U.S. is currently at approximately 48 percent for Android devices and 51 percent for iPads. School district share of Android vs. Apple installations will be available nearer the end of this school year.
TabPilot 2.0 brings several other new key enhancements:
- Custom wallpaper backgrounds, ideal for school logos
- “My Device” feature to allow teachers to register their own devices as sources for apps to be distributed to student devices
- Custom permissions settings for administrators to enable or disable teacher functions
The management system also functions as an app distribution system with the ability to remotely install or remove apps from a group of devices wirelessly. This cloud-based system is managed through any standard web browser. Also, each teacher in the school can have their own configuration of apps.
TabPilot runs on a variety of Android-based tablets, including a low-cost TabPilot-branded device and most third-party tablets. The company offers loaner devices to school technology departments to use for evaluation purposes.
TabPilot 2.0 Expands Content Controls for its Android Tablet Management System – Page 2
About TabPilot Learning Systems
TabPilot is a cloud-based management system that puts teachers in control of entire sets of classroom tablets. Teachers choose from thousands of apps available on the Android platform and are able to limit students’ access during class to specific apps approved for classroom activity. Accessible through any web browser, TabPilot also functions as an app distribution system to remotely install or remove apps from a group of devices wirelessly. TabPilot is suitable for both K-12 and higher education settings. Visit tabpilot.com for more information and a free trial.
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