Technology that powers personalized learning
In today’s digital world, students speak the language of technology and educators are listening. More curriculums are embracing learning models that support digital inclusion, while managing changing expectations for student achievement. Choosing to make an investment in high-performance laptops can future-proof your investment, netting you devices that are better equipped to handle STEAM applications that need a lot of power to process as time goes on. Asking the right questions can help you select the optimal PC device that meets your learning needs. A comprehensive assessment of your education environment, manageability and functionality needs, and cost considerations can help you identify the right device for learning and teaching today and into the future.
Encourage active learning
Students are now expected to create, not just consume, and develop problem solving skills.
On the path to personalizing learning, technology empowers students by giving them ownership of how they learn, making education relevant to their digital lives and preparing them for their futures. With PC technology and access to resources beyond classroom walls, students become problem-solvers, critical thinkers, collaborators, and creators. One of the best ways to create lifelong learners is to equip them with the right tools for success.
By supporting cutting-edge educational programs, the right PC technology can inspire tomorrow’s inventors, engineers, developers and more. Device performance plays a critical role, driving the visual and interactive capabilities that brings lessons to life. Devices need to support the curriculum you already have and be future-ready to accommodate changes and updates. For maximum practicality, they need to enable both online and offline learning. They should support new digital learning models such as personalized, online and project-based learning. And they need to be flexible enough to support the multiple input methods that are becoming standard for digital learning, like keyboard, mouse, and digital pen—so that they can adapt to how children are learning. Next generation PCs—like those powered by Intel® Core™ processors—are better equipped to keep up.
Transform traditional instruction
Educators have always faced challenges. But today, those challenges include not only achieving better student results, but also fundamentally changing how they teach to keep up with an increasingly digital world. Teachers that routinely have technology available can make learning more relevant to students’ lives, transforming the classrooms into a student-centered space, and moving from lecturer to facilitator.
Untethered by static textbooks and limited visual aids, teachers can offer students a visually-driven 21st century classroom solutions that support interactivity and encourages spontaneous collaboration. Meanwhile, improved classroom management capabilities let teachers try new approaches for more personalized instruction and better facilitate communication among students, staff and parents.
Surveying your learning environment
While cost will always be a consideration, it shouldn’t be the only one when choosing PC technology for the classroom. If your school goals include getting students ready for college and career, they will need devices that can perform complex tasks, for example creating documents with multiple media like text, graphics, sound, and video.
There are also many specific tasks teachers and students need to perform every day. Ideally, the features and functions of the devices you choose will not only allow these tasks, but make them easier and better. Battery life is another critical consideration. And of course, you want to make sure your investment will be protected. Features like durability, ruggedness, a protective case and a good warranty can help.
In the end, make sure you’re asking the right questions in order to select the best and most versatile PCs your organization can provide.
- Can it handle your curriculum-based digital content & tools?
- Will it support both online and offline learning?
- Does it allow students & teachers to get work done quickly and effectively?
- Does the battery life last the school day?
- Can it handle productivity software and web apps?
- Does it have the appropriate security features?