Windows 10 S Laptops For Students
These laptops are beamed at students who don’t want to compromise on Chromebooks. Well, Microsoft has unveiled four new Windows 10 S devices that supposedly offer more than Chrome OS. All the (mentioned) four laptops are spill resistant, ruggedized for students, and promise long battery life to avoid having wires all over the classroom.
Two are standard laptops: Lenovo 100e powered by Intel Celeron Apollo Lake for USD 189 and JP’s Classmate Leap T303 with Windows Hello for USD 199. The other two are 2-in-1s: the Lenovo 300e convertible with pen support for $279 and the Trigono V401 with pen and touch for $299.
In addition to that, Microsoft is adding a new Office 365 for Education. The latest suite will get a dictation feature, so students can write papers using their voice. It is worth noting that Dictation feature will be added onto Word, Word Online, PowerPoint, Outlook Desktop, OneNote for Windows 10, and OneNote online in more than nine languages.
Other Added Features
- Immersive Reader functionality will be expanded to support 10 new languages.
- OneNote Class Notebook will be getting the assignment and grade integration with the most widely used School Information Systems in the U.K. (SIMS Capita) and the U.S. (PowerSchool), next month.
- Assignments support – Students can access upcoming assignments, receive new assignment notifications, and turn in their work from their mobile phone or tablet.
- Assignment Analytics will now allow teachers to track assignment engagement in real time to see who’s viewed and turned in their work.
- PowerPoint now allows teachers to record their lessons — including slides, interactive ink, video, and narrations.
Microsoft is also bringing a new mixed reality and video curricula from partners like BBC Worldwide Education, LEGO Education, PBS, NASA, and Pearson. Microsoft won’t let Google take over schools that easy.