Microsoft Surface – Teacher Feedback

Technology is changing the way education professionals teach. It frees them from their desks and gives them new ways to engage students, energize the classroom, improve the learning experience and deliver results. In the above video, see how teachers from Kerikeri High School and Nelson College use the versatility and intuitiveness of Surface devices and O365 to be more productive and improve the quality of teaching.

Listening to Jarrod Aberhart in the video he talks about the difference between students typing notes (which leads to effective verbatim copying), compared to handwriting the notes on a Surface Pro where they are actually processing the content they’re learning. It’s a key point and something the team at Churchie School in Queensland also discovered during their three year longitudinal study of device interface and impact on learning. You can read this study and my thoughts on it here.

Increasing OEM providers are releasing education focused devices with a digital stylus of some sort across a range of price points, allowing schools and students even greater choice in this area.

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