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HP tablet PCs transform teaching and learning in mathematics class
HP Workstations deliver professional experience to animation students.HP Z Workstations speed students’ work in leading animation education program.
Simcoe County, Ontario, on the north edge of the Greater Toronto Area, is home to several urban areas as well as historic villages and
lakes. It’s a sprawling school district with the challenge of preparing 50,000 students from diverse backgrounds for the digital world.
Located in Canada's Technology Triangle, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is comprised of 52 schools, five adult education campuses and two
administrative centres–employing 3,000 full and part-time staff and serving 30,000 students. The emphasis is on quality, inclusive, faith-based education.
Standardization and imaging lets the school district provide excellent IT support with a very small IT staff.
Based in Toronto, York University is Canada's third largest university, with 50,000 students and 7,000 staff. Among the most respected
business schools in the world, York University's Schulich School of Business was the recipient of an HP Technology for Teaching Grant in
2007, and a subsequent 2008 HP Technology for Teaching Leadership grant to expand the project's impact. The Schulich School of Business
also holds the HP-endowed chair for Corporate Social Responsibility.
It’s the kind of scenario that wakes up systems administrators in a cold sweat: You’re in rural Canada
supporting IT for a geographically large school district and your legacy mail server fails. There’s no server to
fail over to, minimal email backup, and your storage is on the same box as the server. What do you do?
Doing their homework: Selecting HP One hundred twenty years ago, three nuns in Edmonton, Alberta began to teach
23 Catholic students. Their work grew. Then it grew again. Today, the Edmonton Catholic School District provides
publicly-funded Catholic education to 32,000 students in 84 area schools.
Learn how Vassar College is using HP Tablet PCs to change the student learning experience for field science courses. This “student produced”
documentary looks at how Vassar used their 2004 Technology for Teach grant to integrate technology in the classroom.
The first thing that strikes a visitor about the campus of the Vancouver Film School ("VFS") is its
super-charged creative atmosphere. The students pursue the art of storytelling with a passion that
is contagious. Whether their focus is animation or acting, visual effects or live-action film production,
game design or sound design, at VFS artists discover how to bring their ideas and characters to life.
"Students with access to HP Tablet PCs are doing more work. They’re more engaged in exploring and learning,"
says Beverly Wilkinson, a science teacher at the school. "Teachers are becoming facilitators for
learning. It’s a whole new classroom dynamic."
"We hope HP realizes the impact of these grants on our school. Our students are
hooked, our teachers are hooked, and there’s this tremendous level of excitement and
passion. Thanks to HP, we now have a progressive, technology-oriented culture at every
grade level. The value to Grand Manan’s school district and the community as a whole