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Fargo Students Gain 21st Century Skills with Dell and Windows 8

Fargo Public Schools is on a mission to deploy 21st Century tools in the classroom with its “Glass Paper Project.” Having piloted iPads in the past, Fargo found that it needed a tablet that would not just enable its students to consume content, but also create content if it was going to achieve the goals of Glass Paper.

Fargo Public Schools is on a mission to deploy 21st Century tools in the classroom with its “Glass Paper Project.”

Replacing a pencil and notebook with a tablet is no easy task, but Dell and Windows 8 proved to be the right device to support learning inside and outside of the classroom. With the Latitude 10 tablet, students are able to download course content, conduct research, and utilize education apps while also completing assignments with Microsoft Office software. Bill Westrick, Fargo Public Schools IT Director says, "The Glass Paper Project was created so that our students learn the skills necessary for success in the 21st Century and have the resources they need for learning inside and outside the classroom. With the productivity and accessibility features of Dell devices with Windows 8, we are making this vision a reality.”

Sophomores in one of Fargo’s high schools received a Dell Latitude 10 tablet in February and the district will continue to deploy to all high school students in grades 10-12 next year. Classroom sets of Dell Latitude 10 tablets are also in place at Fargo’s three middle schools.