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Appeared on: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Sony To Bring Its Tablets Into Classroms

Sony has announced a new K-12 Education Initiative which focuses on helping schools integrate devices into the classroom, allowing teachers to better harness the power of mobile technologies for education.

The program includes access to tablets and other devices at special pricing, but also provides schools with additional services and support needed for long-term success. The solution includes support such as a real-time, online community where resources are continuously updated by a network of distinguished educators, software to manage and protect devices and information, user training and tailored programs for districts and schools.

Sony will offer its Android-based, 9-4-inch Xperia Tablet S to the program.

In addition to access to special tablet pricing, educators can also utilize the Sony Education Ambassador (SEA) community, a free online destination that provides solutions for educators looking to implement technology in the classroom and fosters dialogue about how technology can enhance student learning. A group of teachers, IT managers and specialists across the U.S. have been tapped to be Sony Education Ambassadors. They have been equipped with Sony devices and have been trained on how to best use these devices in the classroom.

Additionally, the Sony Education Program offers educators security and content management options. Xperia Tablet S devices include a 1 year subscription to Kaspersky Tablet Security.

Educators can also centrally manage mobile devices and deploy apps and content that they choose to fit the class curriculum. Additionally, educators using Xperia tablets receive 50 GB of - cloud storage with Box.com.

The Sony K-12 Initiative is now accepting inquiries and orders from schools and educators. For more information, to submit inquiries or to access education resources, visit www.educationambassador.com.


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