Mobile Device Solutions

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With the number of mobile devices growing at a rapid rate, individuals and businesses are facing the challenge of managing all devices safely and securely.  Howard carries the latest mobile education technology from the following brands and more.

AVer CartAVer Carts
Classroom technology you can count on.
The new AVer TabSync is sleek, compact and full of energy; ready to charge, store, secure and transport up to 32 tablets, and sync iPads at the same time.  TabSync is made to significantly save schools time and money when deploying and managing multiple tablet devices.

Earthwalk Cart_MobileEarthwalk Carts
Customized solutions for your classroom needs.
Earthwalk has worked tirelessly to develop and provide the industry’s most comprehensive selection of computer charging carts and mobile computer labs.  With Earthwalk you are sure to find the solution that fits your specific needs.

Lenovo NotebooksLenovo_Mobile
Best in class.
Designed to make teachers more effective, IT managers less stressed and students further empowered.  Lenovo Notebooks also save time, money and resources.

Samsung_MobileSamsung Notebooks
Smart choice solutions.
Samsung mobile education solutions let learning happen anywhere with durable, cost effective laptops designed to keep students interested and engaged in and out of the classroom.

HP_MobileHP Notebooks
Power boosters.
HP Notebooks have a best-in-class design, leading technologies, and are feature-rich with greater security, enhanced manageability and premium customer support.

Mimio_MobileMimio Wireless Pen Tablet
A better way to learn.
Teachers rejoice! With the new MimioPad wireless pen tablet, you can break free and control your interactive whiteboard from anywhere in the classroom.

Lenovo Tablet_MobileLenovo Tablets
Redefining the industry.
ThinkPad tablets combine ultra-mobility, complete connectivity and smooth multi-touch comfort with the virtues of rugged reliability and unmatched security.

Tablet Case_MobileTablet Accessories
Enhance your investment.
Many classroom tablets are damaged or broken.  Protect your investment with tablet cases and accessories offered by Howard Technology Solutions.

 

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Is your school ready for PARCC assessments?

What is PARCC?

PARCC

PARCC is an alliance of 22 states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts (ELA)/literacy and mathematics, anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.  The CCSS call on students to have not only a solid content knowledge but also the skills to apply their knowledge in ways demanded by colleges, careers and citizenship in the 21st century.  Measuring the full breadth of the CCSS will require new kinds of tests that measure what matters for students’ futures.  Moving to such an assessment system will require re-imagining assessments as we know them.

The next-generation assessment system envisioned by PARCC will have several benefits not found in current assessment systems including benefits to: students, who will know if they are on track to graduate ready for college and careers; teachers, who will receive results to guide learning and instruction; parents, who will have clear and timely information about the progress of their children; states, which will have valid results that are comparable across the member states; and the nation, since the assessments are based on the college and career-ready, internationally-bench marked CCSS.

The PARCC Vision:

PARCC’s assessments will yield significant advantages for educators, state policymakers, parents and students. The PARCC assessments will measure what matters-the full range of the content and skills called for in the ELA/literacy and mathematics Common Core State Standards.  Students will take parts of the assessment system at key times during the school year-closer to when they actually learn the material-giving teachers more timely information so they can adjust instruction and student supports as appropriate throughout the school year.

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PARCC assessments will be computer based in order to maximize technology and engage students and to deliver faster turnaround of student results.  PARCC’s high school assessments will be developed in collaboration with higher education and will tell students whether or not they are ready for entry-level post-secondary courses. Finally, states in PARCC will adopt common performance standards that will allow policymakers to compare results within and across states to identify pockets of innovation and achievement.

  1. Build a Pathway to College and Career Readiness for All Students
  2. Create Better Assessments
  3. Support K-12 Educators in the Classroom
  4. Make better Use of Technology in Assessments
  5. Advance Accountability at All Levels

Budget Now for Technology Upgrades Compatible with PARCC Computer Based Assessments in 2014-2015

Recommended Guidelines for New Hardware PurchasesPARCC_Guidelines Table

Howard Technology Solutions is your complete source for PARCC technology upgrades

Mobility (Laptops & Tablets)                                          Howard, HP, Lenovo, Acer

PARCC_Mobility Devices

Desktops & Thin Clients                  Howard, HP, Lenovo, Ncomputing, VMware

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Infrastructure                      Xirrus, Aerohive, Enterasys, Extreme, Brocade, HP

PARCC_Infrastructure

Mobile Device Management                                                                           Airwatch

AirWatch_Mobile Device ManagementAs tablets, smart phones, iPads, and e-readers ease their way into the education system, school networks need a way to secure, configure and manage all of these mobile devices.  Mobile Device Management (MDM) is the key.  it not only provides support for the increasing number of users but also the ability to automatically identify and profile all devices and users on a network, enabling complete visibility and control.

MDM wireless solutions from AirWatch and Xirrus make it easy to enroll devices in your network quickly, configure and update device settings over-the-air, enforce security policies and compliance, and remotely wipe or lock managed devices.  Let Howard help you take control with comprehensive, customizable MDM solutions.