Technology drives learning experiences for primary school students

The learning landscape for primary schools has undergone significant transformation in recent years. In large part because of the innovative drive to deliver exceptional digital experiences that enhance learning outcomes and the large-scale adoption of personal devices as vital tools for productivity.

The modern classroom is no longer constrained to the physical campus. Primary schools wanting to deliver immersive and student-enabled learning environments need technology and solutions that inspire and engage, regardless of where learning happens.

HP devices are tested to high standards, designed and built tough for anytime, anywhere learning, delivering an affordable, resilient and practical option for primary schools.

With the right technology selection, schools can deliver great learning experiences daily. Through the lens of one hypothetical school day, here are five examples of unique experiences that you can deliver with HP devices for your students.

1. Research, learn and present with the one device

It’s mid-morning and the teacher has just set a research task to be executed and presented  after lunch. With the term’s history topic being Australian Parliament and Prime Ministers, each student is given one hour to research a Prime Minister of their choice before reconvening to present their findings to the class.

With a range of x360 Education Edition enabled devices, students can use their HP devices in notebook mode to compile information and develop a short presentation, before flipping to tablet mode to present their findings to the class.

2. Mistakes happen, but downtime can be avoided

The saying often goes ‘kids will be kids’, and when it comes to technology and devices in particular, the possibility of damaged devices is ever-present. Picture this, it’s lunchtime and one student is showing a friend from another class the research they’ve just been working on for their Prime Ministers of Australia task. While the notebook is open their friend accidentally spills some water over the keyboard which prompts the student holding the device to jump up, resulting in the device falling to the ground and hitting the concrete on its side.

Had this been a consumer-grade device there would be a strong likelihood of damaged keys from water exposure and potentially cracks to the screen and chassis. But with HP Education Edition devices, they’re built tough having undergone durability testing to accommodate drops from up to 122cm[1] and protect against minor liquid spills of up to 350ml.

The student can simply wipe the liquid from their device and enjoy lunch before returning to class ready to present.

3. Learning and collaboration continues regardless of who is on campus

As the year has developed it’s become clear that the ability to facilitate blended learning is imperative for schools’ continued delivery of learning. Natural disasters, uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic, and the approaching flu season mean many students have already had to or will need to be at home at certain times throughout the year.

On this day, two students are interacting with their classmates from home having had to isolate while awaiting COVID test results. But just because they’re at home it doesn’t mean they can’t still be part of the class. With HP devices they’re able to participate in the morning session and work on their presentations, before easily presenting to the class securely thanks to user-facing HP Privacy Cameras.

4. Take learning beyond the physical classroom

As the day develops and the students wrap up their Prime Minister presentations, attention turns to the afternoon, which will centre around biology and in particular, local insects and other fauna that can be found around the school grounds, or in the case of the two students at home, their backyards. The teacher does a short presentation of some insects likely to be living close by before encouraging the class to go out into the grounds and document what they find by taking a photo using their devices Privacy Cameras in tablet mode.

It’s a lovely afternoon and the students enjoy their time in the grounds, documenting a range of different fauna that complement their theoretical learnings, but provide tangible advancements through first-hand discovery. And with strong connectivity thanks to a 2×2 antenna and latest the 802.11 AC wireless technology[2], students promptly return to class upon receiving a notification to do so from the teacher, including the two students at home.

5. Encourage hands-on experiences

After returning to class and a quick open discussion about their findings, the students are asked to return to their desks and draw their two favourites. But these drawings will be a little different. With two students at home and so everyone can see the findings, the students are asked to do their drawings on their HP devices and then upload them into a shared drive for everyone to access.

How?

By placing the devices in tablet mode and leveraging their HP Pro Pen G1’s for a hands-on drawing experience without all the unnecessary paper. With access to a plethora of colours, the students are encouraged to be creative and deliver what they found in the colours of their choice, with a class vote at the end of the day to crown the most creative and visually appealing drawing.

We understand technology can be costly which poses difficulties for you and your students. A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme can help your school to plan and deliver education to students using consistent, education-specific devices. And it gives parents access to affordable devices tailored to your school’s learning environment.

Learn More about HP Education Edition Devices Visit the BYOD Portal

 

[1] Drop test is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack. 122 cm test on plywood and 76 cm test on concrete.

[2] Included standard on the HP Pro Tablet 10 EE, HP Pro Slate 10 EE and HP Chromebook 11 EE and available as an optional feature on other EE platforms.