Sanako Study 1200 Presentation Sanako Study 1200 Interactive Language Learning Environment Enjoyable and productive language teaching at all levels Easy to use and dynamic –pure SW solution Fully scalable to meet teaching needs large or small environments Many ways to make classes attractive and interactive, simulating real life situations: group discussions, role plays, mock interviews, voting games, text messaging and chat exercises, translation exercises... Less time used to organize and do exercises – more practice achieved without jeopardizing the overall study plan Any content is possible to use – not restricted to certain suppliers Any language can be taught User-friendly Hi-tech • • • • Integrate with existing IT resources Compatible with Windows® 7 and soon Windows® 8 Compatible with the Microsoft®.NET platform Only MP3 Certified Language Lab Software provider Windows 7 Certified Study 1200 is both Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit compatible as noted on Microsoft’s Website: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows7/en-us/default.aspx Study 1200 does not need to run in XP compatibility mode within as it runs on the native Windows 7 32 and 64 bit operating systems Soon Study 1200 will be Windows 8 compatible. .net Study 1200 runs on the most current .net platform thus providing the latest and greatest development tools and functions. Advantages of .net for language learning software: Security Interoperability Simplified deployment .net was developed by Microsoft specifically for Windows and thus makes updating Study a simple process. MP3 Licensed Sanako is the only MP3 licensed language learning software manufacturer, therefore, only Sanako can use MP3 encoding in our solutions. MP3 encoding enables our solutions to use the most common audio format used on virtually all modern audio devices from iPods to PCs to MACs, etc. Don’t take our word for it. Please go to http://mp3licensing.com/licensees/index.asp Tools for Teaching • • • • Offers listening-based as well as intensive voice-based activities Familiar communication tools for students and teacher Uses variety of teaching content: Files, CD/DVD, Internet Monitor and manage students’ PCs Activity Based Makes teaching with technology easier not harder. Easy to learn. Buttons are kept to a minimum. Fun. Keeps students engaged in learning through individual and collaborative tools. Modern. Familiar and simple appearance to teachers and students. Flexible. Advanced users can go beyond the activity approach or customize activities as desired. Easy Class Management for Teachers All the functions and features needed for teaching can be used through the same user friendly Tutor interface. Activity View Classroom View Easy Class Management for Teachers Divide students into color-coded sessions and start different activities for the sessions Variety of Preset Teaching Activities • • • • • • • • • • • • Self-Access AP Exam Discussion Listening Comprehension Model Imitation Reading Practice Round Table Discussion TEM 4 oral test TEM 8 oral test Tutoring Vocabulary Test Web Browsing Wide Range of Media Sources Deliver audio/video for the students using variety of different media sources • Tutor – teacher’s voice to students • Tutor PC – teacher’s computer • Student – model student’s voice to students • File – stream/copy/share files to students • External source – plugged into Tutor PC • Audio CD – PC CD drive • Video stream – DVD, VHS, file • Tutor player - file playback / control Easy Way to Distribute Files Efficient file management: prepare deliver - manage Session files Tutor files Guided and Controlled Web Browsing Strict policy Open policy Live Interaction and Communication Teacher Student Group • Talk / Discuss • Messages • Chat Entire Class Whiteboard for collaboration between students and Teacher Screen Transfer with Audio and Marker Tool Monitor, Collaborate & Remote Control Full Control of Student PCs Application Blocking • • • • Easier management of class and student activity Easy elimination of distractions Better focusing of student attention on key tasks or lessons Greater support for differentiated learning by allowing or blocking selected applications for individual students or selected sessions. Homework • Easy and convenient distribution and collection of homework assignments Text-to-Speech • Copy and paste text from any source, such as a Web page and convert automatically into an audio file in the target language. • Bookmarks and subtitles for each sentence. • Created audio files are added to the Study Playlist. • Benefit from native voices even in the absence of native staff. Tireless language teacher. • Selection of high-quality voices for different target languages available Sanako Study 1200 Student Application Additional panels open (Media Recorder, File Area, Chat) Call teacher / Send message to teacher Volume All status information Sanako Study 1200 Student Application Media Recorder File area Chat Subtitling and instructions Teachers and students can add subtitles using the Study player Subtitling and instructions Teacher can include instructions in .mff files Ripping Tool • • • Copy media content directly onto the Playlist from a CD, an Internet source, or from an external source. Content is ready for use in Study lessons and added to digital library. Eliminates need for separate timeconsuming ripping software as the tool is integrated into Study 1200 Learning content for Study • • • A selection of readymade content modules for English readily available. Sanako provides Service for creation of customized content packages to match requirements of local curriculum. Modular content is integrated into Study and includes different types of exercises supporting all four key skills of language learning. Sanako Study Solo Study Solo – Interactive multimedia content and language learning application in one package. One solution for independent and teacher-led learning. Integrated multimedia elements support all four key skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Wi-Fi compatibility • Study software optimized for new generation 802.11n wireless networks. • Well suited for popular laptop-cart applications as well as for “one laptop per learner” -type educational environments. • Sanako Study 1200 v.6.0 has full functionality in a wireless environment and does not lose features in a wireless enviroment System requirements Minimum requirements for Teacher and Student PC As per the requirements for the Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system • Microsoft .NET Framework® 2.0 SP2, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 • DirectX 9.0c or higher • 1.5 GHz processor • 1 GB of system memory, 2 GB recommended for Tutor PC • 100 MB of free disk space for installation * • 1024*768 display resolution with 16-bit colors • AC97 or HDA compatible sound card • Network Adapter, TCP/IP support required • PC Headset – recommended Sanako models to ensure high quality audio • QuickTime® 7.0.3 or later is required for displaying certain file types and for the Sanako Study Video Live Module • Internet access during Server component installation** *) The amount of free disk space required during the use of Study 1200 varies primarily according to the use of the recording functionality - longer recording times require more disk space. **) If there is no Internet connection on the Server computer, you may perform an offline activation process. Instructions for offline activation can be found later in this guide. Note: Sanako Study only supports Microsoft OneNote 2007. In order to use the OneNote feature, Microsoft OneNote must be installed on the student computers before installing Study Student. Otherwise Study will be unable to connect to OneNote and tutor notes cannot be sent to students’ OneNote applications. Note: Actual requirements may vary based on your system configuration. It is essential to make sure that the operating system runs smoothly on each computer where a Study Tutor or Student application will be installed. System requirements Network Requirements The following requirements should be met by the network. • Multicast must be enabled in the network. • All computers must be in the same TCP/IP sub-net in order to allow multicast transfer of screen and audio to students • It is recommended that all workstations within a room are connected to the same network switch with support for multicast transmission • Student and teacher workstations need to be able to PING each other and the Study Server with TCP/IP packets • If the computers have multiple network adapters, the adapter used by Sanako Study must be bound first, because Windows operating systems send multicast data to the first adapter • In LAN minimum of 100Mbps speed or greater dedicated to each workstation. For Wi-Fi implementations, please refer to the Sanako Wi-Fi Deployment Guide found on the installation DVD for requirements and suitable wireless hardware • For optimum performance in file operations, we recommend using a file server for storing media files and collected student recordings. However, the teacher computer may be used for file operations if a separate file server is not available. • Teacher and students should have unrestricted access to the server • Schools may use an existing server with Linux, Windows NT or Windows Server operating system • A NAS (Network Attached Storage) server may also be used System requirements Firewall settings Sanako Study adds required Windows firewall exceptions automatically during installation. If a non-Windows firewall is used please verify that the following programs have been added to the firewall exceptions list. • Tutor.exe (Tutor computer) • Student.exe (Student computers) • StudyServer.exe (on computer with Study Server software) The default TCP ports used by Sanako are: • Port 5060 for audio packets • Port 15525 for screen packets • Port 15535 for remote control data • Ports 6310, 6311 and 6312 for Study Server operations Sanako Study 1200 is Modular Modules enhance language teaching with new functionalities Available modules: • Study Examination Module • Study Video Live • Study Solo Sanako Study 1200 Product Package • • • • Study 1200 Software CD License Printed User Guide Packaged in normal software box In addition to standard PC and network hardware, headsets are required. Thank you!