MetaMoJi, a leading global provider of business productivity and industry efficiency applications, today announced that its ClassRoom application is now available for Chromebook and able to support real-time teacher and student interactions during face-to-face and remote student lessons.
Introducing MetaMoJi ClassRoom
MetaMoji co-founder Hatsuko Ukigawa explains: “ClassRoom is a cost-effective real-time learning support application that can flexibly respond to a wide range of subjects, from simple note taking functions to advanced collaborative learning.”
Added Ukigawa, who oversees product development teams at MetaMoji and is one of the highest-ranking women in the highly-competitive global IT industry: “ClassRoom can now be used to support active learning using desktop computers, laptops or tablets at any level. From elementary school through to university, ClassRoom provides students and teachers with all the tools they will need on their mobile device to aid the learning process.”
MetaMoJi ClassRoom for Chromebook Hardware Requirements
- Chromebook compatible with touch panel that officially supports Android* applications
- 4 GB or more Memory is recommended
*Android based devices are not supported.
Popularity and hardware choices
MetaMoJi ClassRoom for Chromebook provides the same functionality found on the iOS and Windows versions of the app, providing educational institutions with a wider range of cost-effective hardware choices.
A Chromebook is a laptop running the Linux-based Chrome operating system. The devices, priced for and hugely popular in schools, are primarily used to perform a variety of tasks using the Google Chrome browser, with most applications and data residing in the cloud rather than on the machine itself.
The most popular Chromebook manufacturers in 2017 included Acer, ASUS, Samsung, HP and Dell.
Create and distribute lesson plans
ClassRoom provides teachers with a means to create and distribute lesson materials, arrange students into working groups, and to collect their work for review. During lessons, teachers can view the work students are doing in real-time, with a split screen allowing multiple students to be monitored at any time. A particularly powerful feature for remote learning assistance is the ability for the teacher to edit the student’s workbook directly in real-time.
For students, ClassRoom allows individual or group activities to be completed as though using pen and paper, but with the added benefits of automated back-ups. During lessons students can request assistance from a teacher, directly from within the application. The teacher can then provide 1:1 assistance where it is needed.
Said MetaMoji’s EMEA sales director Ben Walshaw : “For students working on projects in groups, ClassRoom provides a real-time, cost-effective collaboration feature where they can remotely access the same document and see each other’s changes happen in real-time.”
Added Walshaw: “Older students can use ClassRoom as their primary note taking tool, even where the lesson materials are not delivered through ClassRoom. When presenting lesson materials, teachers can use ClassRoom projected to a whiteboard or connected to a TV. During this time the teacher can lock student’s devices to ensure they are given their full attention.”
Tools and sharing
ClassRoom comes with a large variety of tools to create content. A huge variety of pen shape and colour combinations can be used along with images, website capture, stamps and more.
The final content can be saved in shared folders within the application, or saved as PDF documents and stored or emailed.
To request a free trial for your school please contact Ben Walshaw (ben(at)metamoji(dot)com).
About MetaMoJi Corporation
MetaMoJi is a premier application developer offering an advanced suite of products designed to be used by consumers, business and education.
MetaMoJi, co-founded by legendary IT innovators Kazunori and Hatsuko Ukigawa, is committed to producing applications that help people perform tasks more efficiently, allow organizations to improve their processes and deliver a consistent user experience across multiple mobile devices and platforms.
Decades ago, the couple were the first in Asia to introduce a complete word processing system that relied on the keyboard insertion of kanji characters. Kazunori Ukigawa was also instrumental as a senior consultant to Sun Corporation in the introduction of much of the open-source code that other programmers used to create the very first user applications targeting the languages of Asia. This brilliant coding lives on today in many of the most popular stroke-based text programs that most Japanese, Chinese and Koreans use on their mobile phones.
Recent awards for MetaMoji include a winning place at the International Business Awards, two Envisioning awards at the Computer Electronics Show, and Tabby and Appy awards.