HP today announced the distribution of new HP computing products to Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers, administrators and lighthouse schools for the advancement of the school system’s digital learning program, Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.).
BCPS awarded Daly Computers a multiyear contract to deploy HP Elite PCs, using Microsoft® operating systems, to more than 120,000 students and teachers.
Before school begins in August, BCPS will distribute the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2—a combination notebook computer and tablet using Windows 8.1—to all teachers and to students in grades one through three in its 10 lighthouse schools. HP desktop PCs and charging carts will also be used in classrooms, offices and libraries.
“This is a culture shift for BCPS,” said Dr. S. Dallas Dance, superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools. “For me, it is all about getting kids engaged and connected with learning by leveraging technology. One-to-one technology can extend educator capacity to engage students with tools that are intuitive to them, differentiate instruction and provide timely feedback to support more rigorous demands.”
The HP EliteBook PC offers features of both a tablet and a notebook computer, including both a keyboard and a touch screen, a camera and a pivoting, high-definition 11.6-inch diagonal display screen. The Windows 8.1 operating system provides students access to the same applications being used by the majority of businesses in the United States.
The S.T.A.T. initiative will include training for staff, students and the school community about the transition from traditional classroom instruction to a digital-learning landscape.
“Daly Computers has become a trusted IT service provider by combining innovative technologies and services into solutions to help our customers succeed in their mission,” said Ryan Yu, president, Daly Computers. “Each solution is customized to our customers’ unique specifications and environments for optimal benefit, matching industry-leading technology with a sound deployment and execution strategy.”
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