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Education today isn’t just about lectures, homework, and textbooks. Now don’t worry, the fundamentals aren’t going anywhere—but for career success after high school, students need an in-depth understanding of the latest tools and technologies as well. Nebraska’s Hershey Public School District knows the value of IT in education, which is why they partnered with Lenovo and the PC Connection, Inc. family of companies to build a 21st century learning environment.

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Microsoft Student Advantage - Office 365 Plus Pro in the Classroom

Take Advantage of Microsoft's Student Advantage

Ready Your Students for the Real World

by Brian Hanson | 03.06.14

Recently, Microsoft announced a new program called Student Advantage, which allows academic organizations to get Office 365 Pro Plus for their students for free. Read on to find out what the Student Advantage program can do for your school.

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Are You Ready for Your Next Technology Refresh

Having an Expert IT Partner Is Invaluable

by Chris Thum | 01.06.14

If you’re looking to refresh all or part of your fleet of systems, having a trusted IT partner can prove to be your greatest asset. When Lee University, a private four-year liberal arts college with more than 4,000 students, was looking to roll out a new set of desktop systems, they turned to our team of experts at GovConnection. As the BDM on their account, I was able to put them in touch with certain Lenovo systems, including some all-in-one form factors, that have really been a great fit in their classrooms and faculty offices.

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Securing BYOD with Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solution

BYOD Is Here to Stay In the Classroom

Got MDM Security?

by Chris Roux | 12.10.13

Traditionally, textbooks have steered classroom curriculum. But over the last few years, BYOD has changed the direction of teaching. More and more, students are turning on their tablets, iPhones, and notebooks to research relevant topics. BYOD is coming of age in many classrooms, creating greater learning opportunities, and changing the educational landscape. Caution is needed, because with this new mobile makeover come security challenges. 

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Student with a tablet participating in 1-to-1 program.

The Future of Learning

1-to-1 Programs Are Critical to Student Success

by Camden Haley | 12.05.13

Whether you have kids of your own or not, they’re our future. Our doctors and nurses. Our lawmakers and lawyers. Our Supreme Court Justices. And, yes, even our President. That said, their educational success often falls back onto the school district and not the students themselves—and rightfully so. Seriously, have you ever tried to motivate a teenager? It’s not always as easy as you may have been led to believe. And that’s why programs like 1-to-1 are a natural way to help a student remain involved in their learning process.

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