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Today's technology. Tomorrow's leaders.
There are few places where technology matters more than in education. HP is honored to be part of your schools’ 1:1 education success with the WSCA-NASPO Learning Technology Initiative. Because, it is not just about the power of technology, it is about the power of people when technology works for them.Watch the video
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HP and you
Empowering teachers and students
With an eye towards the future, HP shares your emphasis on the importance
of college and career readiness. To support effective instruction in 1:1 learning, we
offer professional development that focuses on integrating technology across the
Keeping you connected
HP’s 1:1 learning program includes: HP ProCurve powered wireless network, a
helpdesk for hardware or software questions, and LaunchPad. LaunchPad is a
personal cloud system that provides access to applications, single sign-on to
web sites, and storage. And, because LaunchPad is in the cloud it helps to
prevent disruption to learning if a device is lost, damaged or stolen.
Personal cloud computing with LaunchPad — access anytime, anywhere you have internet access.
Meets PARCC and Smarter Balanced digital testing requirements.
High performance with up to 8 hrs. of battery life1 on the HP ProBook 4440s.
What comes with the HP hardware solution?
There are two choices of approved HP devices for your 1:1 learning initiative, including ProBook 4440s and the ElitePad 900 tablet. The ProBook 4440s has a spill-resistant keyboard, brushed aluminum finish for durability, Windows 7 and a battery pack capable of delivering up to 8 hours1 to last the full school day. The ElitePad 900 is a Windows 82 tablet (capable of running legacy Windows 7 software as well as new Windows 8 apps) which, when combined with an expansion jacket with secondary battery, can deliver up to 18 hours of battery life.3
What can I expect from HP as it relates to professional development?
Professional development is the most essential element of a successful 1:1 learning program. Our offering includes professional development specialists, instructional workshops, leadership and technical seminars, and a one-stop portal for all PD resources for any educator in the state, leveraging best practices globally from HP, Intel and Microsoft. Deliverables will vary from state-level consulting to leader-led and train-the-trainer workshops to online facilitated classes, video tutorials and a wealth of online resources designed to meet the needs and varied learning styles of educators across your state.
How will the HP devices be supported?
HP includes a custom support and maintenance program that features our helpdesk – accessible by phone or email, preventative maintenance, licensing, updates for software and firmware, and warranty service accomplished by the use of “hot-spare replacement units.” Further, by leveraging the LaunchPad solution, students and teachers can quickly access their applications, and their personal files stored in the cloud from any loaner device.
What is the LauchPad solution?
HP has included LaunchPad, a personal cloud desktop from ClassLink, for every user. It provides access to all cloud-based applications, single sign-on to any web sites your school/district subscribes to, and provides cloud storage for your files. Identities can be managed by several means, including Microsoft Active Directory, making deployment very easy for school IT departments.
Will my device be ready to use when I receive it?
HP devices will be asset tagged and pre-imaged by HP and shipped with the approved standardized gold image. Equipment will arrive directly from HP to the school district ready for asset assignment and deployment, including a Targus case for the device. Ongoing updates and support of the customized image will also be provided by HP.
What other educational tools will I have access to with the HP solution?
HP’s partners Intel and Microsoft support our vision of college and career readiness. Their offerings include , Internet Explorer, Windows 7 (for ProBook) or Windows 8 (for ElitePad) and a wealth of optional academic and productivity tools such as Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2013 that empower educators to integrate technology into all curriculum areas and support Common Core Standards.
What local resources will HP have in place?
HP will have a local team of experienced professionals dedicated to the success of the MLTI program. The team will include education specialists, professional development specialists, sales representatives, deployment and maintenance resources, technical engineers, and in-state project management personnel.
Best in class for Maine school districts
HP today said it was awarded a four-year contract by the Maine Department of Education to provide students and teachers a
technology solution to prepare the next generation's workforce.
Maine welcomes HP into it's home.
On behalf of the Department of Education, we would like to welcome Hewlett Packard to the MLTI family. As you know, HP has been selected
to be the preferred provider for the MLTI program.
1 Windows 7 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time usage. See www.bapco.com for additional details.
2 Not all features are available in all editions of Windows 8. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers and/or software to take full advantage of Windows 8 functionality. See http://www.microsoft.com. The integrated display resolution of this system is below the threshold for snapping apps, a new feature that allows two Windows apps to be viewed simultaneously side by side. This feature may be enabled by attaching an external display which supports a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 or higher.
3 Requires separately purchased HP ElitePad Expansion Jacket with additional battery. Testing conducted by HP consisting of full battery discharge while running a series of productivity scripts against the following applications (which may or may not be included with your particular product): Adobe ® AcrobatReader 7.0, Adobe® Illustrator® CS2, Adobe® Photoshop® CS2, Apple® Quicktime 7.1, Intervideo® WinDVD® 8, Macromedia® Flash 8, Microsoft® Office® 2003 Pro, Microsoft® Project 2003, and Winzip® 10.0. Prior to testing, the system was fully charged, display brightness was set at 60 nits, wireless was turned off, and auto dim, suspend, hibernate and all other programs, utilities, and services not essential to running the computer system or battery life test were disabled. Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage.