Wednesday, October 6, 2010
TOS Lanschool Review
I am so excited for this review because I have enjoyed this product so much! It has been tremendous fun as well as amazingly useful.
I am talking about LanSchool. Have you heard of it? I never had, but I am so glad that I have now.
Let me tell you a little bit about it. Simply put it is classroom management software. LanSchool is software that allows you to network all your computers to the Teacher computer and see what they are doing, control their computer, send messages to the kid computer, limit access to programs or the Internet, and oh so much more.
I was completely stoked to be in on this review, but my kids wish that I hadn't been! I must admit that I have been tormenting them a bit with it. I set my laptop up as the Teacher Computer and the kids' computer and the main desk top as the Student Computers because I use my computer everywhere in the house and almost always have it with me. That means that I can be anywhere in the house and if the kids have a question about the schoolwork they are doing on the computer, they can send me a question through the LanSchool software and I can answer without having to stop what I was doing. I can also pop in to check on them through the software to be sure they are doing what they should be. Woohoo! Another cool feature is the ability to take control of the Student Computers to help out with something. We have used this feature many times while one of us was on a different level of the house. Let me tell you that as a mom of multiple levels of homeschooling, this is an invaluable tool to have.
One of the ways that I have been torturing my kiddos is the Blank Screen mode in LanSchool. As the Teacher Computer I have the ability to blank their screens to get their attention. It has been so much fun to do it when they least expect it and hear the "Oh Mom!" There is a message screen that appears when you blank the screen and you can put your in own message that will pop up on the screen. Oh my goodness do I love that feature! If I catch them playing games instead of writing their paper, I can blank the screen and they know they've been caught. Sweet!
There are so many more features that there isn't room to talk about them. You just have to go check it out for yourself!
This page on their website will give you more information to read through to find out more so you can get as hooked as I am!
This page lists some features and also gives some Demo Videos to watch, go check them out and this page has a Guided Tour video that will answer many of your questions.
Look at this page that shows all the new features LanSchool offers!
The Pricing for this wonderful tool is $99 for 1 home license that includes three years of technical support and three years of major upgrade protection are included. There is pricing for the Public/Private School setting as well. Their Pricing Page is very user friendly. ;-D
To find out more about this great resource, contact:
LanSchool Technologies, LLC
877.370.5546 (Toll Free USA)
email them at:
or visit them on the web at:
To see what other members of The Crew thought, head on over and check them out.
**I was given this product as a reviewer for The TOS Crew in exchange for my honest opinion.