Panasonic in association with Intel and Microsoft announced the launch of 2-in-1 convertible device 3E – targeting the K-12 education market.
3E (Engage, Empower, Enable) — unveiled at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference — features a tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard to deliver laptop capabilities, said Panasonic.
Panasonic, which unveiled its vision for the connected classroom, said connected classroom is based on its collaborative school products such as wireless projectors, interactive displays, enhanced classroom audio and the new 3E 2-in-1 student device.
Rance Poehler, president, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, said: “We hear from students, teachers and administrators that technology is making a difference in student engagement and performance. In fact, technology-based classes have reported an 81 percent increase in high-stakes test scores, according to Project RED.”
The 3E devices are compatible with classroom management software that permits teachers to gather information from students and connect with them individually, in groups and as a whole. The classroom management software allows teachers to better connect with students by having more insight into where students are in the learning process, and therefore deliver personalized education.
Panasonic is launching Panasonic Education Pricing (PEP), a new program that offers K-12 institutions deep discounts from retail pricing. The initiative includes Panasonic’s suite of products for the classroom and will extend accessibility of its product and services to all students and faculty, without breaking the budget.