Magazine article Technology & Learning

Faronics Insight

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Faronics Insight

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www.faronics.com/insight

Retail price: $599 per classroom (includes first year of maintenance)

Using Faronics Insight, a teacher has total control over the computing environment. She can turn the computers on and off remotely and share her screen with students. The teacher can lock the students' keyboards, mice, and screens so they are not distracted when she is talking. She can send a customized flashing message to the students' screens. The instructor can communicate with the student via instant messaging. The teacher can also transfer files to and from student computers to the network drive. Teachers also have the ability to load specific applications or Web sites on all student computers at one time or block application or Web sites from student computers. Instructors can also limit access to printers and USB drives. Insight has the ability to track student responses to yes/no and multiple-choice questions, so it can take the place of a student response system. …

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