Windows 8

Windows combines the power of a PC with the mobility of a tablet. With Windows, the promise of anytime, anywhere learning becomes a reality as students are productive and engaged both in and away from the classroom.

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Designed for 21st Century Learners

Devices running the new Windows uniquely support 21st century learning by providing powerful learning tools that empower communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
Windows engages today’s learners through an intuitive interface, interactive learning experiences, and the ability to create and produce.
Windows personalizes learning by enabling students to access the curriculum in his or her own way according to individual abilities and needs.

The Power of a PC and the Mobility of a Tablet

Windows combines the full power and functionality of a PC with the flexibility and mobility of a tablet.
Windows enables “anytime, anywhere learning” with access to content and files online and offline on any device, helping learners to stay organized and productive.
The flexible interface and input modalities of Windows tablets (touch, stylus, mouse and keyboard) enable familiar and new modes of teaching and learning.
Teachers can move freely around the classroom, and students have all the resources they need in one durable and lightweight portable device.

Powerful Learning Devices

Create dynamic learning experiences in and outside of the classroom with devices that deliver the power of a PC and the mobility of a tablet. Explore Devices >>

  • Dell Venue 11 Pro
    Dell Venue 11 Pro
  • HP ProOne 400
    HP ProOne 400
  • CTL NL4 *U.S. only
    CTL NL4 *U.S. only
  • Surface 3
    Surface 3
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
  • Toshiba Satellite NB15T
    Toshiba Satellite NB15T
  • HP 215 G1 Business Notebook
    HP 215 G1 Business Notebook
  • Dell Venue 8 Pro
    Dell Venue 8 Pro
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X131e
    Lenovo ThinkPad X131e
Engage Students with Learning Apps

Windows supports existing and new educational resources and apps. Windows enables the full experience of interactive digital textbooks, supports Flash content, and Office applications. Side-by-side app support facilitates multi-tasking, research and exploration, with up to four windows open at the same time.

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Compare Windows to iPads & Chromebooks

Windows 8 devices just do more. All the functionality students and educators want in a tablet is just a finger tap away with a Windows 8 device.

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Classroom Seminars

Classroom seminars are a source of inspiration for school leaders and educators who want to understand how to optimize Windows and Office in the classroom.

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Easy to Manage in any Device Deployment Model

Windows devices are easy to manage in all deployment scenarios - including lab, shared, and one-to-one device usage.
Windows provides a sustainable computing environment due to its compatibility with existing hardware and devices, peripherals, current and future software, and educational resources and services.

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School Stories

  • Leon County Schools 1:1 Digital Initiative
    Leon County Schools 1:1 Digital Initiative
    See how teachers are using Windows 8 tablets in the classroom and the impact using the devices has had on student engagement.
  • Miami Dade County School District
    Miami Dade County School District
    Miami-Dade County Public School District share their enthusiasm for providing over 100K Windows 8.1 tablet devices for their students.
  • Fresno Unified School District rolls out 15,000 Windows 8.1 devices
    Fresno Unified School District rolls out 15,000 Windows 8.1 devices
    Fresno Unified rolls out 15,000 Windows tablets to meet testing requirements and to support their 1:1 device vision.
  • Managing shared devices
    Managing shared devices
    Microsoft empowers schools with Windows 8 manageability solutions.
  • Preparing students for the workforce
    Preparing students for the workforce
    Students at Willis Independent School District use Windows 8 devices that will prepare students prepare to enter the 21st century world of college and the workforce.
  • Anytime, anywhere learning
    Anytime, anywhere learning
    Broadclyst Primary School makes anytime, anywhere learning a reality.