Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lanschool Technologies-TOS Review

 As a member of the Old Schoolhouse review crew, I received access to an interesting new product from Lanschool Technologies.  I can't say that I was overly enthusiastic, just because I'm not terribly computer savvy; but I was pleasantly surprised.

Lanschool has created a way for the homeschool parent to network the multiple computers in their home and to remotely monitor them.  If you have younger students in your homeschool, this will enable you to look at any problems they might be having and help them from another room; i.e. if the computer freezes or something doesn't properly load.   If you have teens, I can't tell you how invaluable it is to be able to limit access to internet during school time, limit specific websites to safeguard your child and just look at their screen to see what they are working on.  For example, we found in our childs history that he may have accidentally surfed an inappropriate site, I was able to go in and block its URL.  Awesome, right!!!

This is an example of what you would see on the Teacher console of  Lanschool.  You get active screenshots of the Student computers and can work on their screen if need be.  You can even blank their screen and send messages to force them to respond.  I would say things like, "See mom, before continuing to play games."  It let them know that I was watching and able to see what they were active in.  Fun, fun, fun.

So let's discuss the nuts and bolts of it all, this product was easy and quick to download.  It is worth it's weight in gold, for the simple fact that it enables the Teacher or parent in this case to remotely control the students computer.  It allows you to block inappropriate content or all content if necessary.  We loved it and would recommend this to anyone who has children regularly using the computer.

Head over here other homeschool families have to say about this truly aweome product.

{Disclaimer: I received this product free as part of TOS Homeschool Crew to review. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.}

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