Selinsgrove Area School District Chose Surface Pro 3 Over A Traditional laptop And Kindle Fire HD, Find Out Why (Video)

Microsoft today posted a video about Selinsgrove Area School District in the US which has recently selected Surface Pro 3 as their device for students and staff over traditional laptops and Surface Pro 3. There are obvious advantages like the thin and light form factor, stylus support, all day battery life and more. Find the video above to know more about it.

In 2013, Selinsgrove Area School District applied for and received a “Keystones to Opportunity” literacy education grant from the US Department of Education. Selinsgrove used its literacy grant funding to supply students and teachers in the fourth through twelfth grades with Microsoft Surface tablets. The district chose the Surface tablet over a traditional laptop and the Kindle Fire HD e-book reader due to its battery life, two-in-one form factor, and versatility. District leaders and Educators have already seen increased interactivity in the classroom, support for creative learning, and improved study skills due to the Surface deployment.

  • sri_tech

    This is great.
    One issue with surface pro 3 is its pricey and many schools may not be able to afford it. MS should release surface 3 with pen support which will be compelling for many schools who cant afford pro 3.

    They should develop more apps which work like courier.

    • Rikkirik

      Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 have become a lot more affordable since the introduction of SP 3. Schools can benefit of these cuts.

  • Wyn6

    Only problem with this article… at no point was the Surface Pro 3 mentioned or shown. All of those were original Surfaces and Surface Pros. Nice try, though.

  • reKitab

    Typo Cop notices: “…Selinsgrove Area School District in the US which has recently selected Surface Pro 3 as their device for students and staff over traditional laptops and Surface Pro 3…”:)

  • poder

    I was the Director of Technology when we chose this device. It was the Surface RT, not the Pro 3. We chose the device because of it’s ability to integrate with the district’s existing infrastructure and it had the ability to just work the way our teachers and students were accustomed to. It is a great device students.

  • koenshaku

    The kid was saying the Surface was built for working while he was on Facebook lmao. Almost as bad as the windows 8 ads with Chrome pinned to the taskbar.

    • poder

      Wrong. It is Office 365 with Outlook Web App being accessed for the student to share his document with another student.

    • Alfred Soyemi

      I re watched the video and that was office 365 and he was on the outlook portion, watch it again and stop at frame time: 1:57 his name is Owen, he was composing an email.