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Surface Pro 4 and OneNote help enhance education at Broadclyst Community Primary School

The Surface Pro 4 continues to find niches to fill and chief among them is its role in education. While the category-leading 2-in-1 was perhaps originally aimed at business and commercial interest, students, teachers, and school faculty are finding its Swiss-army-knife approach to productivity, more than useful.

Take for instance the student body at Broadclyst Community Primary School, who have been selected as a Microsoft Showcase School and are fortunate to get their hands on a Surface Pro 4 to enhance their educational pursuits.

The introduction of the devices into this lower school has been instrumental, with the versatility of the product allowing teachers to target different learners with different styles in alternative ways.

Although it may not be constantly visible, technology is at the heart of everything achieved in the school. The range of ways a Surface Pro can be used are endless, varying from empowering students to be able to collaborate on a OneNote via the touchscreen and seeing the work they’ve been set. Whether they’ll be working solo or in a group, taking the surface off using it as a tablet to take outside and record gymnastics or using the touchscreen to complete a project. The possibilities to increasing productivity are endless.

Transforming the tablet into a computer and vice versa allows both teachers and children to work from home efficiently, producing multi-media lessons in OneNote, projecting them easily and wirelessly in the classroom from anywhere. The wireless projection feature is extremely powerful; being able to move around the classroom whilst making notes on a shared OneNote document which the children can view instantly and at any time, a complete upgrade of what used to be standing at the front of the classroom and writing on a board.”

The Surface line of devices are proving to be useful and in some cases, a needed commodity among people who need versatility to accompany their productivity. Yes, many computing needs these days can be satisfied via smartphone, tablet or dedicated PC (laptop or desktop), but it’s becoming apparent that people are finding the Surface Pro 4 a more than adequate solution to the carousel of device choices.

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