Student leaders use tablets to create change

Lenovo (opens in new tab) announced today that students in the Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) program are using the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet (opens in new tab). SGLI, an annual initiative that brings together students and government leaders globally to address world issues, recently deployed 65 tablets to its elite youth participants. Students will use the devices to help them stay connected, track project progress and record their experiences as they address current, pressing energy issues through field studies and community services.

Students are using the IdeaPad K1Tablets for serious education, not just for play with apps like Angry Birds and Facebook. Following last week’s group program at Punahou, where they met with government leaders including U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu and Hawaii Lt. Governor Brian Schatz, students returned to their home schools help with community service projects around energy conservation, using apps like eBuddy Messenger and Documents to Go.