Intel launches education tablet in PH
|Ramon Morales, Latin America education regional manager at Intel Corporation, introduces the Intel Education Tablet in the Philippines. Photo: Handout|
MANILA, Philippines - Intel Philippines on Tuesday launched the Intel Education Tablet, a device aimed to help students learn in schools.
Designed by Intel Education Solutions and sold institutionally, the Intel Education Tablet aims to transform the classroom by creating a collaborative and interactive learning and teaching environment where students are more engaged and teachers are more innovative in their method of instruction.
"Intel believes that education is the foundation for an Innovation Economy. Curiosity, critical thinking and quality education are needed to prepare today's students for the jobs of tomorrow. Intel is committed to empowering students for success in life through Intel Education Solutions by bringing together hardware, software, and professional development to help teachers use technology in their lessons and assist students in achieving better proficiencies in academics," said Ramon Morales, Latin America Education Regional Manager at Intel Corporation.
Intel's tablet is designed for education, with multi-touch display and e-Reader software. The device also has a camera, which can capture data and be analyzed using the Intel Education Software.
What sets Intel Education Tablet apart from the iPad and Galaxy Tab?
The Intel Education Tablet has a ruggedized design, with buffered screens to keep it protected in the event of a fall and a tethered stylus for easier touch-screen operation, which is conveniently tied to the tablet to prevent being misplaced.
Intel Education Solutions have also been built into the tablet to complement the curriculum, such as:
Foxit Mobile PDF – which lets students easily read online texts and explore rich content;
Lab Camera - makes abstract concepts tangible for students through natural science exploration application using built-in camera;
SPARKVue - a software that enhances critical thinking and analysis skills with meaningful and engaging sensor-based data analysis tool, so students can collect, evaluate and analyze data interactively;
My Notes - a simple, effective note-taking and information organizer for students;
Media Camera – imaging device to enhance student’s creativity and media literacy skills to communicate more effectively;
ArtRage - allows students to foster their creative thinking and artistic skills using digital art materials;
Classroom Management - enables effective 1:1 eLearning infrastructure, allowing teachers and students to use a range of learning, collaboration, facilitation and management tools in the classroom;
Theft Deterrent - enables schools to protect capital and operational investments with a hardware-hardened, robust asset management infrastructure;
McAfee Antivirus Plus/Mobile Security - 5 years of trusted malware protection for schools and students to help ensure a safe and secure carefree digital classroom;
HDD Protection - Reduces risk of data loss for students and hard drive replacement costs for IT by sensing potential damaging jolts and drops;
Intel Education Solutions have also been pre-installed in each tablet, such as British Council Learn English and Intel skoool Learning & Teaching Technology.
"These applications were specially developed to improve students’ performance in problem solving, reading comprehension, scientific analysis, and the arts," said Calum Chisholm, Intel Philippines Country Manager.
“Intel believes that the Intel Education Tablet is a tool that can enrich students’ lesson comprehension and retention, increase participation and dynamism in classrooms and heighten the desire to learn.”
Powered by a single-core processor Intel Atom Z2460, the Intel Education Tablet runs on Android 4.0 operating system and is protected by McAfee Mobile Security. It has a 10-inch screen and over 6.5 hours of battery life. Ideal for use by young children, the tablet weighs less than 1 kg.