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Samsung launches new WAD interactive classroom display

Samsung has launched the Google-compatible display as Part of Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6-12

Samsung Electronics America has announced the launch of its new WAD series interactive display. The WAD is Samsung’s first Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)-certified classroom display, allowing educators to use Google tools. The display has built-in support for Google programmes such as Classroom, Drive, Chrome and YouTube.

To increase classroom engagement, the WAD supports up to 40 simultaneous touchpoints and infrared (IR) touch. Additionally, teachers and students can wirelessly cast up to nine screens on the WAD simultaneously for maximum productivity to engage every student.

This feature allows bidirectional content broadcasting between the display and connected devices to engage every student. The display includes a 3-in-1 USB-C port that simplifies connectivity and allows connected devices to charge at up to 65W, as well as HDMI output for easy content sharing.

The launch comes ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10) in the US, during which Samsung will offer exclusive savings on monitors and interactive displays for educators and administrators.

“My wife teaches fourth grade, and I have seen first-hand how hard our educators work to overcome growing challenges as they guide the minds of tomorrow,” said David Phelps, head of the display division, Samsung Electronics America.

“Educators are facing rising expectations from parents, increasing class sizes and declining levels of student engagement. Classroom technologies like our new Interactive Display are designed to empower teachers to build upon their successful teaching practices while unlocking collaborative tools to deepen student connections, engagement and personalised learning.”

School leaders can remotely monitor and control the displays using Samsung’s Device Management Solution (DMS). In an emergency, the DMS’ Advanced Messaging feature can distribute urgent communications across all classroom displays and public spaces to alert students, faculty and staff in real time.

Powered by the Android 13 operating system, the Interactive Display WAD series is available in 65-, 75- and 86-inch models.

Continuing Samsung’s Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations, Dr Micah Shippee, director of education technology consulting and solutions, Samsung Electronics America, and an educator with over 22 years of classroom experience, will lead a team of Samsung education coaches in a week-long free webinar series.

Scheduled sessions will provide professional training for educators looking to embrace innovative teaching practices and explore the future of learning. Samsung launched its Virtual Professional Development programme for educators in 2023 with monthly online guidance curated by the education coaches.

During Teacher Appreciation Week, the Samsung education coach-led webinar sessions will cover diverse topics ranging from innovative classroom strategies to tech integration tips, including:

  • Design Thinking Amplified—Making Global Change Accessible for All Students: Presented by Samsung education coach and author Dee Lanier, this session explores design thinking as a tool for tackling global challenges through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Dee will discuss the Solve in Time framework, share student-led solutions and explain how to integrate design thinking into the classroom.
  • The Deets on Empowering Digital Citizens: As the school year comes to a close, students will be off on their own with their devices. Samsung education coach Shay Shakes will share how educators can guide their students on safe device usage. Participants will gain insights into age-appropriate resources, interactive tools and curriculum materials, equipping them to foster responsible online behaviour among students while navigating the digital world safely and ethically.