SmartClass+ Digital Language Lab platform

SmartClass + enables the following in a Digital language lab:

  • Interactive, multimedia exercises: Students interact with multimedia materials in which native speakers of the target language are communicating in authentic situations.
  • Recording exercises: Students record themselves and listen to themselves speaking the target language – comparing their responses to a model speaker.
  • Live speaking & listening exercises: Students converse in the target language with their fellow students in pairs or in groups – giving every student sufficient time to practise their listening and speaking skills.
  • Live testing activities: Students are able to participate in live testing activities, such as advanced placement (AP) testing to assess their progress.
  • Making Presentations: Teacher and student presentations to the class are easily configured using the Broadcast, Model, and Blank Screens functions shown below. This provides an excellent way of sharing with the class

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Broadcast: Send the instructor’s screen and sound to the class for teacher presentations.

  • Monitoring Students: Teachers are able discreetly listen to students and view the student’s screen using the Monitor/Autoscan function. Teachers can intervene by speaking with or chatting with students who need help. Teachers can even take remote control of a student station using the Remote Control function.

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Blank screen: Blank student screens and lock all keyboards and mice to focus student attention on the instructor for oral presentations.

  • Launching Partnering Activities: Teachers can organize students into pairs or small groups for speaking practice and/or for team projects. Screen sharing is also supported within groups. Partners can be randomly assigned, teacher-selected, or student-selected.

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Partnering: Pair (or group) students randomly, with teacher selected partners or with student selected partners.

  • Running Media Exercises: Teachers are able to launch media exercises using any media file or exercise in the media library and students are able to execute teacher-selected exercises in class. Recording control can be collectively managed by the teacher or individually managed by the students.
  • Conducting Tests & Quizzes: SmartClass + supports live testing activities where test materials are broadcast from the teacher’s microphone or local CD/DVD player, and control the source from the panel. (A special test mode is also provided for Advanced Placement (AP) testing.) Quizzes with auto-correction are supported as a media exercise.
  • Managing Student Stations: Teachers are able to launch programs or websites on student workstations, block access to applications from student stations, and remotely power-on or power-off student stations.

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Remote control: Take remote control of any student station using your keyboard and mouse to demonstrate an idea or a solution.