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Help schools achieve better learning outcomes with the best devices for secure learning

Microsoft can help schools no matter where they are on their hybrid learning journeys. By pairing affordable hardware purchasing plans with Microsoft’s best-in-class software solutions, K-12 schools can ensure they have effective, accessible, and highly secure learning environments. Providing teachers with free educator training and no-cost solutions that help keep students safe, data secure, and disruptions minimal means educators can scale their hybrid classrooms in a sustainable way that they haven’t been able to do before.

Manage uncertainty in education

It’s hard to plan for an ever-changing mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Microsoft Education helps with best-in-class devices for learning anywhere.

Empower teachers

Engaging students online takes different skills. Microsoft provides training, tools, and resources that help teachers transform their online classrooms​.

Keep students safe and data protected

Teachers need controls that make it simple to administer their classrooms. Microsoft’s easy-to-manage technology helps keep students safe and protects data.

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Whether students are remote or in the classroom, Microsoft helps create a foundation for learning so they can succeed.

Accessible, highly secure devices for learning online and off

Built for education, Windows 10 devices help educators deliver personalized instruction in today’s mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person classrooms. Wherever students are, these 2-in-1 devices let them either touch and type or use a pen. Built-in accessibility tools mean that learning and resources are available to all students, including those with physical or invisible disabilities, such as dyslexia or ADHD. With Microsoft Teams, students can communicate through text, voice, or video. There’s built-in, comprehensive security that includes antivirus, antimalware, and antiphishing protection. Devices even come with spill-proof keyboards, a more rugged chassis, latest-gen processors, and all-day battery life.

Solutions that prioritize inclusive learning

Microsoft Teams is purpose-built for education and customized for how educators and students work together. Teachers can create collaborative classrooms that engage students in multi-modal, inclusive, and safe spaces by bringing all their class conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. Assigning tailored lessons and providing transparent feedback in one easy-to-access location helps improve student outcome. Teachers can also bring the apps they use into Teams, including learning management systems where they document assignments and track grades. And most importantly, Teams enables students of all abilities to participate by providing accessibility tools, live caption translation, and Immersive Reader.

Ensure teachers are ready for any type of learning

When schools changed to remote learning in March 2020, more than half of K-12 teachers said they were not prepared to teach online.1 Their most critical need, and the one most closely tied to better learning outcomes, has been the training and best practices that build confidence and skills in remote and hybrid teaching. The Microsoft Education Center provides teachers with free instruction, professional development, and the tools they need to transform their classrooms, while Microsoft Store specialists offer remote learning support. Teachers can provide a student-centered approach to personalized learning online in Teams. Together, Teams and Microsoft Office 365 help educators streamline collaboration and build professional learning communities.

1 Most Teachers Say They Are ‘Not Prepared’ To Teach Online Forbes, March 26, 2020.

Safeguard your students and keep data protected

Recent research shows that only 49% of teachers feel students are safe in their remote learning environments.1 In remote and hybrid learning situations, many devices are online for hours each day, making them susceptible to attacks and disruption. Attacks don’t only impact students’ learning, but also their social and emotional well-being. Microsoft Education can help. When educators teach through Microsoft Teams, they can be confident that their online classes are highly secure. Teams safeguards identities, data, apps, and devices to create a classroom environment that’s safe, whether it’s online or in-person. Teachers also have access to classroom controls that allow them to minimize disruption.

Affordable devices with free training

Microsoft knows schools don’t have the budget to buy all-new computer hardware. That’s why it’s providing affordable devices to thousands of education users, offering free training to educators, and providing them with no-cost solutions that help protect students online. Microsoft has affordable pricing models for up-front payment, or through DaaS (device as a service) and SaaS subscriptions for hardware and software, respectively. This offers a much more affordable path for schools not able to make a large capital investment. Furthermore, Windows 10 devices are built specifically for remote learning and start at only $219, and they come with free professional development when schools purchase 15 to 300 eligible devices. Schools that buy more than 1,000 Windows 10 devices through the Microsoft Education Shape the Future program get special Windows and Surface pricing licensing. And it all comes with free training, tools, and live workshops.

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