To help make tablets more classroom ready, Education Resources created its EdRedi application which allows classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices, such as the Acer Iconia 10.1 tablet, the first EdRedi-enabled device. Launched at the 2015 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, the new software application is equal parts device, content and instructional management combined into a single cost-effective application that is ideal for 1:1 learning environments.
“Tablets are the perfect size device for education,” says Chris Klein, head of Community and Engagement at Educational Resources. “However, while these devices have the power to greatly enhance the teaching and learning processes, to date they have not included the management tools to make them suitable for classroom use. Our new EdRedi application helps ensure that students use the devices in an instructionally-safe environment, one in which teachers can easily supervise use and control content in order to individualize instruction.”†
Teachers can access EdRedi-enabled devices from anywhere within their network and can access the EdRedi Cloud anytime from any device that can connect to the Internet, including a school desktop, iPad, and smartphone. Once in the password protected instructional environment, teachers can supervise and control their students’ EdRedi-enabled devices, deploy lessons and activities, and differentiate instruction. This solution enables the delivery of new and existing materials at the right pace and level for each student’s needs.
The EdRedi platform consists of Educational Resources’ system-level APK installed directly on name-brand student devices. Devices “made EdRedi” from Educational Resources’ proven partner manufacturers can seamlessly connect to the EdRedi Cloud Management Platform; automatically update teacher generated changes from the EdRedi Cloud; upload and deploy digital content of all forms from the EdRedi Library; and, supervise, control and view student devices enabled with the EdRedi App.
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