IRVINE, Calif., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. today 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.
"Students, teachers and parents face evolving challenges in education, including new learning standards and legacy information management tools that aren't optimal," said Patrick Mani, vice president of B2B field sales, Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division. "By identifying products designed to address the needs of all the stakeholders rather than focusing on any one individual requirement, we are able to use technology to motivate and excite students while validating that they are gaining the required knowledge that meet state and federal standards."
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 ideal for Toshiba's line of tablets and ultrabooks, including Toshiba Excite® tablets and the new Portege® Z10t Detachable Ultrabook. Toshiba Excite tablets are durable, thin, stylish and perfect for the classroom. They feature HD AutoBrite® Displays, NVIDIA® Tegra 3 Super 4-PLUS-1 Quad-core Processors, and run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Portege Z10t Detachable Ultrabook is an 11.6-inch Full HD, touchscreen display with digitizer and pen that connects to a detachable keyboard to become a feature-packed Ultrabook for greater versatility. Powered by the latest Intel® Core processors with vPro technology and equipped with all the ports needed for a "dongle free" environment, the Portege Z10t delivers excellent speed and performance.
Toshiba will be demonstrating these solutions on its latest PCs and tablets at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference June 23-27, 2013 in San Antonio, TX.
The software applications can be purchased a la carte or bundled together on new Windows-based Toshiba PCs and tablets.
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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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