Dell announced last week the advancements on their Connected Classroom learning environment with a number of products and solutions. These help provide schools and teachers with the necessary technology to turn the traditional classroom into a digital one making teaching more engaging and accessible to students.
In 2009, Dell launched the Connected Classroom offering with inputs from educators to help schools integrate information and communication technologies beyond the PC lab into every aspect of the teaching and learning environment.
And here are some instances on how the Connected Classroom has evolved to help teachers adopt individualized and collaborative learning practices while enhancing traditional teaching methods, increasing student engagement and promoting mastery of content.
Dell Latitude 2120. The next evolution of Dells’ popular netbook offers several enhancements that support the rapid adoption and use of digital content in the classroom. In addition to the rubberized coating on the chassis, the optional keyboard featuring anti-microbial protection now also includes a "tamper-resistant" design to help prevent loss of key caps. This netbook also sports a hi-def 1366 x 768 resolution. It can also be outfitted with a 128GB SSD for even lower power consumption and fast access to data.
Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet PC. The XT2 is a system designed with intuitive input capabilities from via its keyboard, capacitive multi-touchscreen and pen. At just an inch thin with an ultra-small power supply, the XT2 can comfortably go almost anywhere with its great features and plenty of options such as a high-capacity battery slice, media base for docking and an optical drive.
Ergotron TeachWell Mobile Digital Platform. It’s a mobile workstation which allows teachers or students to conveniently accommodate all their devices and accessories on a single portable unit. The unit includes a cart, laptop/tablet pivot, document camera tray and bracket, integrated worksurface, wrist rest, keyboard tray with left/right mouse tray, mouse holder, open-front compartment, rear handle, document bin and four dual caster rollers. Ergonomically designed with negative-tilt keyboard tray ensures wrists remain in a neutral position during data entry.
Dell S300wi Interactive, Short Throw Projector. Combining the capabilities of an interactive pen with this multi-purpose, short throw projector, teachers can make virtually any smooth surface an interactive learning space. It also ships with an eInstruction Interwrite Workspace providing interactivity in no time.
"Dell’s Connected Classroom has been welcomed by schools around the world as a means to connect students and teachers through technology and promote collaboration both inside and away from the classroom. Dell is placing the needs of students and teachers at the heart of the learning environment by providing the tools that schools and teachers need to plan and deliver engaging and effective lessons.", says Ricky Lopez, Country Manager – Medium and Large Enterprise, Dell Philippines.