Devices in the Classroom

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Devices in the Classroom

These days there are many different devices that find their way into the classroom; from laptops and netbooks to tablets and phones. What sets Windows apart, is that it provides a common, stable platform that supports them all, including the most popular education and productivity apps.

Increasingly these apps are hosted in the cloud to make them more portable, shareable and resilient; ensuring that the old excuse of 'the dog ate my homework' are most definitely history!

Secure by design

Firstly, there's the crucial issue of Security, where the need to encourage innovative learning techiques must be balanced with protecting student and school privacy. Microsoft was one of the first companies to sign a "Student Privacy Pledge" on how data is collected, protected and used. For instance, our Bing for Schools service guarantees that no student data is mined for advertisements.

This superior security and connectivity underpins why so many teachers and schools are now committed to Windows devices - even where alternatives are used outside the classroom. Here are just a few of those devices, and why they are making such an impact:

  • Surface Pro 3 - With its Pro 3 model, Surface now combines the connectivity and functionality of a top-end laptop with the portability of a tablet. See here for more about the Surface Pro 3
  • Tablets - Although tablets are no longer the dominant trend, the combination of low cost and an appealing design has ensured their continuing popularity. See here for just some of the latest Windows tablets.
  • Mobile phones - The most popular learning apps like Office 365 are now available for all the most popular operating systems. However, Windows Phones continues to grow in popularity with teachers . See here for some of the latest models.

To find out more about the ways Microsoft helps you to teach with technology, visit Education Empowered

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