Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. has announced a new Education Solutions Program, a suite of software offerings for teachers, students, administrators and parents designed to address the needs of all the stakeholders in a student’s education rather than focusing on fulfilling an individual requirement. The software available through the program addresses five key elements important to K-12 educational institutions: Creation, Collaboration, Investigation, Validation and Protection.
Create: Teacher and Student Tools for Building Ideas, Thoughts and Work
Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 includes the latest versions of the essential Office applications – Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint – enabling students and teachers to create, work, plan and share more easily at home and at school. Developed specifically for education, Microsoft Office Home & Student is essential to equip students and teachers to be creative and productive.
Collaborate: Teacher, Student and Parent Tools That Create a Learning Community
Designed for whole-school and district-wide use, ePals Learn365 offers a complete learning environment with the tools and resources educators can use to implement project-based learning and STEM-related educational experiences in their classrooms. Learn365 enables students to participate in authentic social learning experiences which develop digital literacy skills and prepare them for college and the modern workplace. The system is easy for administrators to deploy, manage and scale through robust integration with major SIS systems and control panels provide safety and privacy settings that ensure COPPA, CIPA, and FERPA compliance even as districts integrate popular services like Gmail and Google Drive. New enhancements also embed into Learn365 world-class projects and resources that align to Common Core and other state and national standards, and integrate classrooms from around the world through the ePals Global Community.
Investigate: Reinforce Learning through Self-study Tools
Highly detailed and interactive, SOLARO Study Guides feature an overview of all curriculum concepts and comprehensive practice question sets with full solutions for students to self-study and fully test their knowledge. The Bing search engine is also available for students to research and find information on any topic.
Validate: Curriculum-aligned Lessons, Activities and Exercises That Meet State Requirements
The SOLARO Validation Tool offers state-specific and Common Core standards-aligned lessons, activities and exercises that validate the evolving required learning standards for greater student success. It’s designed for grades 3 through 12 and provides tens of thousands of lessons in mathematics, English language arts, science, biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences. Teachers can create automatically-scored online or print practice assignments from SOLARO’s database of standards-aligned questions with full solutions and students can practice and review anytime, anywhere through web and mobile access.
Protect: Secure Student Content, Ideas and Personal Information Online and Off
Norton Internet Security defends a school’s digital community against viruses, malware, spyware or unauthorized access, protecting student assets, personal information and other school resources.
The system uses multiple layers of security that work together to proactively block attacks and remove threats and all downloads, files and applications are checked before use.
The Toshiba Education Solution Program is suited to Toshiba’s line of tablets and ultrabooks, including Toshiba Excite tablets and the new Portégé Z10t Detachable Ultrabook. The software applications can be purchased a la carte or bundled together on new Windows-based Toshiba PCs and tablets.
Source: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS), www.toshiba.com/tai/