In Tallahassee, Florida, Leon County schools turned to Windows 8 and Office 365 as it began a 1:1 digital learning initiative for its 34,000 students in the 2013-2014 school year.
“Our vision is to provide a competitive, 21stcentury learning environment that provides engaging, differentiated and individualized instruction for our students,” writes Bill Nimmons, IT director of Leon County Schools, in a post on the Microsoft in Education blog. “We also believe it is important to extend the learning environment beyond the regular school day to support learning as an on-going process.”
Choosing Windows 8 aligned with the district’s focus on using the existing curriculum and applications, allowing them to minimize the need for additional training. It also helped maintain a constant infrastructure despite the different devices used by students of all ages.
Leon County joins other U.S. school districts who are forging 1:1 mobile learning paths including the Miami-Dade Public School District, West Virginia Department of Education, Chester County School District, Fresno Unified School District, Baltimore County School District and Houston Independent School District.
To read the rest of Nimmons’ post, head over to the Microsoft in Education blog.
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