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Bridgeport Public Schools and Chromebooks: A 1-to-1 District Transformation

Cutting-edge technology plays an important role in district turnaround effort

Scaling Up to 1:1

Samsung Chromebooks and Galaxy tablets help Michigan school district expand computing access, achieve greater engagement

Surface Pro 3

This tablet can be laid flat to handwrite notes with a stylus in class and can be switched to laptop mode to record lectures. The Snap feature allows two apps to be open side-by-side on Surface Pro 3 so students can view research while they write a paper. Users also can store documents, videos or photos on the OneDrive cloud storage.

Mobile Device Management

Used for BYOD or 1-to-1 initiatives, FileWave’s all-in-one scalable software helps IT administrators manage a growing population of mobile devices, users and content. It supports both desktop and mobile devices across Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.

OmnID

Designed to handle K12 BYOD and 1-to-1 initiatives, OmnID is an identity management solution that provides single sign-on to a district’s web portal and configures to student information systems. It assigns web privileges and moves users to their appropriate location depending on rules defined by administrators.

LaunchPad

Accessible from any device, LaunchPad is ideal for BYOD and 1-to-1 initiatives in schools. Its personalized cloud desktop gives students and teachers access to school from anywhere with any PC, Mac or Android device. LaunchPad includes a homework dropbox, calendar and other collaboration tools, and allows users to access popular education applications.

LearnPad

Designed specifically for education, this tablet allows teachers to supervise and control students’ devices to help keep their focus on their studies and lessons. Educators can also provide differentiated learning through the LearnPad by selecting and assigning appropriate classroom resources for each student’s skillset.

iPad

Administrators can use iPads to measure the performance of students and teachers through interactive lessons. The thousands of education-specific apps available for iPad can be used to download textbooks, play educational games and watch videos.

Chromebook

These laptops from Google boot up in seconds and have batteries designed to last all day. Chromebooks give students access to a world of information and educational tools through the web and the thousands of educator-approved apps, books and videos in Google Play for Education. The web-based management console allows administrators to configure and manage Chromebooks for a student, school or district.

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