This week sees the opening of the annual BETT show at Olympia in London. It’s the largest education technology exhibition in the world. With 65 years’ experience in education HP is proud to sponsor the event and exhibit showcasing its wide range of solutions designed for inside and outside of the classroom.
Today, working with partners including Microsoft and Intel®, we have developed a range of computers, software and other technology that helps students learn, educators teach and administrators get the most out of their budget.
Freedom to learn means the right to education anywhere, at any time. It also means schools, colleges and universities that are student-centred and ICT-driven. For HP, this means powerful PCs, affordable Notebooks and accessories such as laptop carts, electronic whiteboards and classroom management software.
Freedom to teach means technology that empowers educators. For HP, this means computers that are fast and flexible enough to run a range of different software, Notebooks that are tough enough for everyday use in the classroom and computers that protect student and teacher privacy.
From leading-edge hardware to educational software, we bring the latest technology to the classroom to change the way students learn. We’ll also be there to show you how to use it all and we’ll support you with reliable technology and warranties that keep you teaching and not worrying about technology problems.
We recognise that widespread use of ICT is not the only change facing schools and colleges today. With budgets under pressure, we are also committed to delivering ‘learning for less’ with a range of products that use advanced technology to cut the cost of putting PCs in the hands of every student.
In particular, there are three products and one initiative that highlight our commitment to education:
- HP Mini 100e. The HP Mini 100e closes the digital divide by giving students and teachers an interactive learning experience at an affordable price. The Intel® Atom™-powered netbook is specially designed for a younger age group with rounded edges, a carry handle and extra tough hinges. It’s possible to customise the netbook with a school logo by changing the back panel, keyboard deck or bottom case. We built it for a younger age group and it has curved edges and hardwearing features.
- HP MultiSeat. Schools and colleges can cut costs by sharing a single Desktop PC with up to ten students using HP MultiSeat and low-cost thin clients. Each student gets a regular screen, keyboard and mouse and they can all run Microsoft Windows software but at a lower cost per seat. HP MultiSeat includes HP Classroom Manager, which gives teachers control over student PCs and the ability to share content. The result is a low cost, high quality instructional experience.
- HP Classroom Manager. This software puts teachers in control of their classroom technology. They can take over pupils’ PCs, see screenshots or thumbnails of student desktops, share content and text chat with students. The software supports HP MultiSeat and conventional Notebooks and PCs. It helps teachers control and direct computer-based lessons and helps them improve educational outcomes.
- PC4PE. You can support your local school when you buy PCs for your business. When parents, local businesses and teachers buy their own qualifying PCs from HP, we give them points (£1 = 1 point) which they can donate to the school of their choice to let them buy kit like footballs and netballs as well as classroom equipment such as pads, pens and stationery. Register at www.pc4pe.com.
- Want to visit HP at BETT? Get in touch today and you can arrange a meeting with an HP education specialist. Visit: www.hp.com/uk/freedomtolearn.