Devices School Districts Are Using
The vast majority of the school districts we work with agree that 1:1 computing is ideal – not only because it helps meet Common Core Standards but also because it promotes collaboration, incentivizes engagement and gives students access to curriculum throughout the day and at home for homework. When moving to a 1:1 model, districts are faced with a number of device options. So we thought we’d share with you a few examples of what devices K12 Districts are deploying.
- HP Chromebook14: Visalia Unified School District in California uses the Chromebook in an effort to comply with regulation on conducting standardized testing, but they have since integrated these devices for daily use. The Chromebook is very affordable (D&D can provide the device, Google OS management license and theft-preventing engraving) and works off of the Google cloud, making secure use across multiple apps seamlessly simple.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education: The Plainfield Public School District in New Jersey was looking for a device that they could use with Discovery Education and Google. Students in grades 6-12 are using these devices. They come to the students pre-installed with apps (the IT department has blocked student download of applications), electronic textbooks, and internet access. Plainfield is primarily using Google Apps for Education.
- Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Notebook: When Leander Independent School District in Texas started using the ThinkPad, their goal was to equip their students with technological expertise that would give them greater options upon graduation. This touch-screen device allows students to write directly on the screen. It also works with digital probes, which is great in the science classroom. Leander is using Google Apps for Education and Web 2.0 to create presentations and poll students.
If you would like to talk to an expert about which device could best meet your school’s needs, contact D&D Security by calling 800-453-4195 or by clicking here.