The Future of Canadian Classroom Education Arrives with Samsung School

The Future of Canadian Classroom Education Arrives with Samsung School 
BC's Riverside Secondary School is first in Canada to pilot Samsung School, 
consisting of Samsung software, 31 GALAXY Note 10.1 units and a 65-inch 
digital e-Board 
PORT COQUITLAM, BC, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada today announced that 
the classroom of the future has arrived. Port Coquitlam BC's Riverside 
Secondary School is the first school in Canada to pilot Samsung School, the 
innovative, complete digital classroom package. Samsung School delivers a 
fully integrated 1:1 educational interface that empowers Canadian teachers and 
students to experience a truly interactive learning environment. 
Samsung School works as a total, convergent eco-system, rather than just 
one-off devices or third-party software not designed for use with specific 
device hardware. Samsung School brings a more interactive form of classroom 
communication to life, delivering improved classroom management for teachers, 
and enabling deeper learning for students through real-time screen and content 
sharing and interactivity features. 
For the first Canadian pilot, Samsung is providing the 11(th) grade physics 
class at Riverside Secondary School with Samsung School, which seamlessly 
integrates 31 Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 units, a 65-inch digital e-Board and 
powerful Samsung software. 
"Samsung School is the classroom of the future, and it's here today for 
Canadian teachers and students," said Philippe Lozier, Director of Business 
Solutions for Samsung Canada. "In a technology-savvy world, educators have 
been eager to see digital classroom innovation move beyond just piecemeal 
device integration and toward a fully integrated solution. The pilot program 
in partnership with Riverside Secondary School will help us showcase that the 
solution is here and ready, and can give educators the ability to digitally 
engage their students like never before." 
To date, more than 20 schools around the world from Africa to Asia, Europe and 
North America have piloted Samsung School. As will be the case with Riverside 
Secondary School, each of these real-world pilots have helped enhance and 
prove Samsung School before it launches. Research has shown improvements in 
class convenience, student engagement and lesson comprehension. 
"Although we've only just introduced Samsung School, it's already bringing 
such a dynamic energy to the classroom," said Anthony Ciolfitto, Principal of 
Riverside Secondary School. "As educators, there is nothing more fulfilling 
than seeing a class full of students who are engaged and excited to learn. 
This is revolutionizing the classroom experience for our students and teachers 
Samsung School 
Samsung School offers a variety of classroom management tools for teachers and 
tools to accelerate learning for students, which are accessed through WiFi 
with a single log-in. The Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1's advanced S-Pen technology 
and pop-up note features replace the conventional pen and paper, further 
building out the digital classroom experience on the 10.1-inch screen display. 
Samsung School delivers three integrated systems that empower teachers to 
create an interactive and engaging virtual learning environment: 
1. Interactive Management Solution - For use during class, the 

     solution allows teachers to easily deliver content to students,
     share their own or an individual student's screen with the class,
     and monitor student progress in real-time. For example, educators
     can bring up a student's screen wirelessly on the digital e-Board
     so the student can show their work in real-time to their peers.
     Educators can also conduct group activities, tests or instant
     polls, and then instantly call the class to attention by locking
     student screens. A key feature is the ability to share screens
     privately, enabling educators to work 1:1 with students in the

  2. Learning Management System - Allows teachers to provide course 

     materials including e-textbooks, learning apps and timetables, as
     well as delivering school notices and forums for extracurricular

 activities, which can be accessed by students at any time. 
  3. Student Information System - Management tool enables teachers to 
 track student attendance, general information, grade history and 
 prizes or demerit points.  
Samsung School was officially introduced in Canada at an event at Riverside 
Secondary School on April 4. Video footage of the Canadian pilot program is 
available for download here, with a photo gallery of hi-res event images 
available here. 
Finally, online media can link to the Samsung School video hosted on Samsung 
Canada's Youtube channel. 
Please visit for more details. 
About Samsung Electronics Canada 
Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer 
electronicsincluding televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, 
cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductorsand LED 
solutions.The Canadian arm,selected as one of Canada's Top 10 Marketers of 
the Year in 2012 by Marketing Magazine, upholds Samsung's global mission 
toopen new possibilities for people everywhere,providingusers premium 
experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung'sinnovative technology and 
stylish design. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in 
theconsumerelectronics industry both in terms of business leadership and 
brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best 
Global Brands" breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one 
of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011". 
To discover more, please visit 
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North Strategic for Samsung Electronics Canada: Paul Cartwright (647) 969-7285 
Image with caption: "Port Coquitlam, B.C.'s Riverside Secondary School is the 
first Samsung School classroom in Canada. The classroom of the future, Samsung 
School is a complete digital education package that seamlessly connects 
Samsung software and hardware. Students are joined by Samsung Canada's 
executives HT Kim (President and CEO) and Philippe Lozier (Director of 
Business Solutions) as well as Port Coquitlam dignitaries. (CNW Group/Samsung 
Electronics Canada Inc.)". Image available at: 
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