Tips for Choosing the Right Device

Consider the needs of your students and teachers based on learning environment, functionality, manageability, and costs.1

Learning and teaching platforms need to provide the best support for a broad range of ages and activities while being cost-effective, manageable, and secure. Ask yourself the right questions and consider learning environment, functionality, cost, and operating system when choosing devices to meet your needs.

What to ask when looking for the right education device:

Learning Environment

  • Can it handle your curriculum-based digital content and tools?
  • Will it support both online and offline learning?
  • Will it support new learning models?
  • Does it enable peripherals and other devices?

Device Functionality

  • Does it allow students and teachers to get their work done effectively?
  • Is there enough battery life for the school day?
  • Is the screen size adequate to support student tasks?
  • Can it handle productivity software and web applications?

Manageability and Deployment

  • How do you protect your investment?
  • Is it intended for institutional use?
  • Does it have appropriate security management features?
  • Will it protect the privacy of student data?

Cost Considerations

  • Support, maintenance, storage, charging, and repair
  • Software, apps, and content
  • Peripherals and replacement purchases
  • Education training, 1:1 adoption time, professional development

Choose the Right Operating System2

 

iOS*3

Android*

Chrome*

Windows* 8

Supports full range of tasks that students require

 

 

X

X

Can install full Microsoft Office productivity suite

X

MS Office Mobile, limited productivity

X

X

Is fully functional when not connected to the Internet

 

 

 

X

Runs Flash*-based content

 

X

X

X

Fully supports USB peripherals and related drivers

 

USB, but limited driver support

USB, but limited driver support

X

Apps available in app store

X

X

X

X

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Produkt- und Leistungsinformationen

1

Die Funktionsmerkmale und Vorteile von Intel® Technik hängen von der Systemkonfiguration ab und können geeignete Hardware, Software oder die Aktivierung von Diensten erfordern. Die Leistung kann je nach verwendeter Systemkonfiguration unterschiedlich ausfallen. Kein Computersystem bietet absolute Sicherheit. Informieren Sie sich beim Systemhersteller oder Fachhändler oder unter http://www.intel.de.

2Source: Choosing the Right Device for Digital Learning, By Bob Moore, RJM Strategies, LLC.
3*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.