With Microsoft operating systems becoming more and more customisable, it can be extremely frustrating taking time to set your machine up only to have to do it again and again. So enters the mobile machine, aka the laptop. Used in this day and age almost every teacher in the UK, these devices have become an integral part of the school environment, whether it be to taking your work home with you, bringing in essential resources or even driving your interactive whiteboard solution in your classroom, there is no replacement for the ease of use and functionality of the teacher laptop.
In our experience, one of the most appealing alternatives or best aids of the traditional ICT suite has always been the use of student laptops. With many school environments in the modern day, space is ever becoming an increasing issue within the educational sector. With the use of wireless data connections and battery power, a classroom can instantly become an ICT suite without the additional costs of data and electrical socket installations. Please look at our networking section to ensure you have the wireless hardware required in your school or contact us directly for further advice.
As within any IT sector, there will always be the need for custom built machines according to the requirements of the software being used. This can range from hardware changes such as high quality graphics for video editing software to high amounts of RAM for massive database manipulation. With this just being a few examples we always encourage direct contact with EdIT so that we can better advise what would be ideal for any particular situation.
TABLETS & IPADS
Mobile touchscreen devices are becoming a huge part of the teaching spectrum and can provide the classroom with a whole new experience and way of learning. Here at EdIT we can help you choose what is the correct device for your requirements, whether it be a a series of new touchscreen Windows tablets or a bunch of new Apple iPads. Often Apple iPads can get mistaken for doing things that for example a Windows laptop is capable of doing which is not the case. iPads are promoted to be used alongside your current IT equipment and be used as an additional teaching and learning resource. Our engineers and staff regularly attend Apple seminars to keep up to date with the latest products and software so that we can provide our schools with exact intentions from Apple.
Apple iPads inspire creativity and hands-on learning with features you wont find in any other educational tool, on a device that pupils really want to use. Powerful apps from the App Store like iTunes U and iBooks let pupils engage with content in interactive ways, find information in an instant and access an entire library wherever they go. iPad apps are expanding the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. From interactive lessons to study aids to productivity tools, theres an app for every learner. With an iPad, the classroom is always at your fingertips. Right now at the App Store, there are more than 20,000 educational apps for all kinds of learners, teaching them everything from science to sign language. Pupils can track their assignments, take notes and study for finals. Teachers can give lessons, monitor progress and stay organised. Easily show web pages, lessons, photos, videos and more on the big
screen. Connect your iPad to an Interactive Whiteboard with a video output
cable or use AirPlay to stream wirelessly to any display via Apple TV.
Tablet PCs are soley aimed at replacing current IT equipment such as teacher and pupil laptops. We recommened a range of Toshiba tablets that can fully support the Windows operating system which in turn enables everything that can be done on a laptop, to be done on a tablet. Tablets are a great new way of bringing interactive teaching and learning into the classroom. They will support all applications on your network so there is no need to worry about compatibility issues.
If you are interested in any of the touchscreen devices we can offer, please get in touch with us and we can arrange our sales team to visit you and discuss your requirements.