The pandemic has changed the way we work forever and that doesn’t just apply to the business world, we are seeing increasingly innovative technology solutions being introduced into the education sector as well. Education professionals and students need reliable, trustworthy IT tools that give teachers the power to teach in new ways and that give students equal access to a secure, robust virtual classroom.
There really is no right or wrong classroom device, it is whatever suits your individual needs, but we are seeing a lot of schools switching to Microsoft Surface, which brings together analogue and digital worlds and allows both teachers and students to do their best work from anywhere, with modern devices that let them connect, collaborate and communicate in new ways.
This technology paired with the Microsoft 365 suite of products is quite a powerful combination. Student and Staff devices can be enrolled and controlled using Microsoft Intune, to ensure school policy is enforced regardless of location. They can sign in with Azure AD to authenticate their user account on the go. Autopilot can be used to quickly provision new devices with the policies and apps that the user will need right out of the box.
There are a range of flexible buying options for these devices; we are seeing monthly payments over 3, 4 or 5 years as a popular option, to spread the costs and reduce the initial outlay.
Surface devices are light, thin, very versatile and secure.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is one of the very latest devices for teachers and pairs the 2-in-1 versatility of an ultra-light laptop with the convenience of a Pen-enabled tablet. It’s easy for teachers to record and write notes directly on the tablet but still gives them the flexibility of a fully functional laptop.
The Pro 7 has a processor that is twice as fast as the Surface 6 making this tablet one of the best for fast-moving teachers who want a device that can keep up with the speed of their classroom. It has a battery life of more than 10 hours and can recharge in just over an hour.
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 and the brand-new Go 3 are compact 2-in-1 devices perfect for students who are looking for a lightweight, affordable laptop for their day-to-day school and college work. Paired with Microsoft Classroom Pen 2, an affordable inking option in a size that works for everyone, students can retain information and express themselves more effectively.
The Go 2 has a sleek modern 10” design that students are excited to use and can power through a full school day with 9 hours of battery life.
If you would like to know more about how Microsoft Surface could work for your school, university or college please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We work with schools up and down the country designing, installing and supporting their ICT networks, so we know the increasingly important part technology plays in both the classroom and the administrative function of a school. If you need some IT support for your school, we can definitely help!