In an official press release, Microsoft revealed that more schools across the nation are making the move to Windows 8, the company’s latest operating system. These schools will be using Windows 8 to collaborate and inspire creativity in the classroom, as well as improve the learning outcome for students.
The schools that now use Windows 8 include: Albemarle County Schools (Virginia), Auburn City Schools (Alabama), Clear Creek Independent School District (Texas), Laredo Independent School District (Texas), Leon County Schools (Florida), Palmer Trinity School (Florida), San Diego Unified School District (California), Somers Central School District (New York), Springfield Public Schools (Massachusetts), and Walnut Valley Unified School District (Calif.), as well as 24 school districts within Maine’s Department of Education, including Scarborough School District, Brewer School Department, Maine School District #74, and Maine School District #60. These are in addition to Atlanta Public Schools (Georgia), Fresno Unified School District (California) and San Antonio Independent School District (Texas).
With Windows 8, along with the modern Office 2013/365 experience, students can engage in a modern and improved learning environment by utilizing a touch device. Schools are using Windows 8 devices rather than Apple’s iPad because Microsoft’s offering is much more personalized and project-based.
“Educators who experience the difference of a touch tablet running Windows 8 realize that with one device, they can have both a touch tablet and a laptop with no compromises. Teachers using Windows 8 tell us they are seeing a renewed excitement to learn among their students and that Windows and Office are the tools they need to prepare students to succeed in college and career,” Microsoft added.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8