Samsung Canada Announces Commercial Availability of Samsung School classroom technology solution

Juni 27, 2013

Following successful Canadian pilots in BC and Alberta, Samsung School is a proven and tested digital classroom solution

Toronto, ON – June 24, 2013 – Today Samsung Electronics Canada announced the commercial availability of Samsung School in Canada, a fully integrated one-to-one education solution that combines the latest tablet and display technology to create an interactive, student-centric learning environment.

“Samsung is committed to enabling new learning experiences for Canadian students and educators through the use of our technology,” said Philippe Lozier, Director of Business Solutions for Samsung Canada. “After a successful Canadian pilot program, we’re pleased to announce that Samsung School is available for commercial purchase across Canada.”

An Integrated Solution

Samsung School is an integrated digital education solution for K-12 classrooms, combining Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablets with learning management and interactive teaching software. The easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) helps teachers with course administration and content management. In class, interactive teaching tools include: screen sharing; student screen monitoring, screen lock, instant quizzes, group collaboration, dynamic access to content as well as controls to track student progress and lesson plans, all the while making use of the GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet and the sophisticated S Pen.

Samsung School is a complete classroom solution which consists of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet for student and teacher use as well as Samsung School software licenses. Additional Samsung components can easily be configured, including a 55 or 65-inch digital e-Board, wireless printer, notebook PC for class curriculum management and an AllShare Cast dongle for existing in class e-boards.

First Samsung School Implementations

Over the past year, Samsung has partnered with over 20 school districts globally to pilot Samsung School, including two schools in Canada: Riverside Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, BC and Robina Baker Elementary School in Devon, AB. The pilot programs helped ensure the technology is teacher- and student-tested and approved prior to the commercial launch.

“In my 30 years as a teacher, this is the most impactful technology solution I’ve ever seen in the classroom,” said Deb Nordheimer, Grade 11 teacher at Riverside Secondary School. “It’s not only made it easier for me to manage my classroom, it’s brought an energy to my students because it’s so interactive.”

“Samsung School has brought such a dynamic energy to the classroom,” said Matthew Kierstead, Principal of Robina Baker Elementary School. “Through these easy-to-manage digital tools, we are able to truly focus on education instead of the technology. This is revolutionizing the classroom experience for our students and educators alike.”

Partnerships to Support Smart Education

Samsung Canada is partnering with leading educational content and curriculum providers such as the National Film Board of Canada to offer school districts implementing Samsung School access to rich learning resources. In particular, Samsung partnered with Canadian-based SOTI to provide Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions to educational institutions. Using Samsung’s open APIs, SOTI has optimized its solution for managing large numbers of Samsung devices for one-to-one learning initiatives. Already operational at more than two dozen districts across the U.S. and Canada, SOTIMobiControl allows schools to easily deploy and update applications, scan and protect against viruses, and filter inappropriate web access on school grounds. Samsung Canada has also partnered with Advanced Education, Canada’s premier classroom technology provider for the K-12 education market, to facilitate the commercial purchase process.

Samsung School will be on display at the San Antonio Convention Center, Booth #9186, from June 24-26 alongside the company’s full line-up of education products and solutions. To learn more about Samsung School classroom technology solutions, please visit samsung.com/school.

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada enables Canadians to Pursue their Passions by offering a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, IT, telecommunications and home appliance products for consumers and businesses. The Canadian arm upholds Samsung's global mission to provide users premium experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the electronics industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand 100 Best Global Brands breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011.

For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
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About Advanced Education
Advanced Education, a division of Advanced Inc., is at the forefront of the educational revolution by introducing and supporting the integration of interactive technology into classrooms throughout Canada. The company assists with any type of integration solution from a single projector or interactive whiteboard to technology plans for an entire school district. Advanced Education is much more than a technology provider. Their team of education consultants also work directly with teachers, school districts, colleges, and universities to develop and deliver relevant, curriculum based professional development sessions for educators.

Samsung School purchases can be made either through direct purchase order to Advanced Education or through purchases made at a specially created online store located at http://www.advanced-education.com/store/samsungschool.html

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For more information, please contact:

Natalie Preddie
North Strategic (for Samsung Canada)
647-222-7972
Natalie.Preddie@northstrategic.com

Kate Harrington
Griffin Integrated Communications (for Advanced Education)
212-481-3456, ext. 25
kharrington@griffinpr.com