Texas school district will give students and teachers Dell Venue 11 Pro tablets with Windows 8.1, Office 365

Pasadena Independent School District in Texas is joining the growing number of districts around the country that are choosing Microsoft technology to help transform the student learning experience in the classroom.

The district will give students and teachers 12,900 Dell Venue 11 Pro tablets with Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 365 with OneNote. A primary consideration in the district’s decision was the innovative digital inking technology available in Windows 8.1, brought to life with OneNote and a touchscreen device like the Dell Venue 11 Pro.

“We believe in providing students with the best technology, and after carefully evaluating our device options, we concluded that the inking capabilities in Windows 8.1, combined with the power of OneNote, gave students and teachers the most engaging experience possible,” said Steve Wentz, chief technology officer for the Pasadena Independent School District.

The announcement was made Sunday at the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Atlanta.

Read the press release for more information, including some of the other districts that are choosing Microsoft’s technology for education.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff