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Acer Finland

B5

01510 VANTAA
Finland
www.acer.fi

With over 40 years of experience, Acer for education offers an end-to-end adaptive learning experience consisting of easy, reliable & affordable products, tailor-made education software solutions and award winning after sales service meeting the needs of modern education.

At Acer, we believe that the most valuable part of computing lies in its power to spread knowledge, and we see it as our responsibility to provide today’s generation with the instruments they need to succeed in tomorrow’s world. The goal of Acer for Education is to enable teachers and students to create new ways of interacting by providing reliable and easy-to-use solutions they can trust. By developing innovative technology for the classroom, we help students gain access to new paths of communication and collaboration.

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers and tablets. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things.

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  • Welcome to Acer’s Schools of Tomorrow

    Discovering Acer products exploring school environments
    The new digital education brochure from Acer for Education is available. Its interactive format will let everybody explore every single school environment in order to find the best solution for their needs.

    What is the school of tomorrow? First of all, it is an environment where every teacher or member of school personnel can have access to technology with the aim to improve their everyday teaching tasks. This is why people interested in Acer for Education products or solutions shall explore new solutions available for their teaching alongside the exploring of school environments. An example? After you choose “Chrome” or “Windows Pro”, you will arrive in a school hall where you will be able to open many doors.

    Learn more and check out our interactive brochure in the link.

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  • How Artificial Intelligence can impact on the schools of tomorrow

    What is Artificial Intelligence?
    By artificial intelligence, we mean technology that is aware of its environment and carries out tasks in a way that maximizes its chances of success. These tasks typically involve planning, researching, language processing and facial recognition.

    AI research started as early as 1956, but today it seems more relevant than ever. From Siri and Alexa to the most recent Google AI, who can make a phone call for you, we live in a world that is destined to become more and more shaped by artificial intelligence. But what role could AI have in the future of our education?



    AI in everyday life
    While things like smart homes and self-driving cars still seem far in the future and only available to a small percentage of people, the impact of AI in everyday life is so pervasive that we often don’t even realize we are interacting with it.

    Video games with characters that react and adapt to the way the user plays are an example of AI that is overlooked and almost taken for granted, just like purchase predictions that show you products before you need them, or movie recommendations on Netflix. Similar technologies are used by banks when they monitor for fraud. Many websites use AI for their customer support, while others go as far as having them write simple news stories.

    In fact, according to Wired, Yahoo, Fox, and the Associated Press all use Artificial Intelligence to create content. Sure, AI can’t replace an investigative journalist, but it can easily take care of sports recaps.



    AI in the classroom
    But where is AI in our schools? And what can it do to change education going forward?

    Today the conversation on the role of AI in schools is active on platforms like Brainly, a social network where students come together to collaborate.

    Companies like CTI are creating custom textbook to address the different needs students have and allowing teachers to abandon the one-size-fits-all method.

    AI is already improving traditional teaching methods by enhancing their best aspects and correcting their flaws. While teachers struggle to manage their time, AI can be available for students 24/7, encouraging remote learning. It can even take care of many tedious administrative tasks allowing teachers more time to focus on their students.



    AI for students with a disability
    AI has already proven to be a great resource for students with learning disabilities, and its impact on their education will only improve going forward. In fact, new systems are being developed to be able to diagnose learning disabilities through better testing methods. Once the problem has been identified, AI can start customizing the student’s learning process to cater to their specific needs. This can include simplifying the structure of some sentences or replacing words that can be challenging to read or pronounce. AI can also provide students who are struggling with constant feedback, without slowing down the rest of the class, and provide teachers with reliable updates on their progress.


    The future of AI in education
    It is apparent by now that AI is destined to stay, but where are we going from here?

    Innovations like Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality will have an increasing role in providing students with a more engaging experience in the classroom. Finding the right resources at the right time will become faster and easier than it already is, and students will be able to further customize their learning experience.

    AI will be able to identify the areas in which students struggle most and the right method to improve their performance.

    But will AI make teachers obsolete? We don’t believe it will. While they can be a great asset to teachers, but the role of an educator goes beyond simply delivering information in an effective way.

    Teachers are meant to teach students how to exist in the world, how to become successful adults through knowledge, but also social and emotional learning.

    Only human beings can educate children to become great human beings in the future.

    The new generations still need to learn social skills, self-awareness, and decision making. These skills could never be taught by a machine.

    AI is not nearly as useful without competent teachers who know how to use it to their advantage.

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  • How to learn to use Acer CloudProfessor through Cloud lessons

    One of main Acer for Education‘s goals in the disruptive technology revolution is to fundamentally challenge the conventional teaching methodology, bringing innovative solutions to the schools of tomorrow and providing students with the 21st Century skills they will need in their future career.

    Empowering students’ mindsets towards computing thinking and problem solving in daily life play a key role in helping them to develop new approaches, and the latest innovations in Education Technology are the fundamental tools to nurture this.

    CloudProfessor is Acer’s STEAM based IoT (Internet of Things) starter kit combining hardware, software and the Cloud. It’s the Acer’s solution to provide students an easy way to learn coding and programming, the new language of the digital age.

    In addition to this, through the Acer CloudProfessor solution, students can experience different aspects of a cloud and IoT environment through Acer’s own cloud platform. This allow students to play, create and safely explore the world of coding and connected devices.

    To help students and teachers to learn about IoT and the CloudProfessor, Acer has created a set of 30 lessons with all you need to get started and further explore the many possibilities of the CloudProfessor.

    All the lessons are available in English; the first 10 are available also in Dutch; the first 6 are available also in Italian and Spanish.

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  • Acer TravelMate Spin B118 prepares Hämeenkylä school's students for their future

    The Hämeenkylä school in Vantaa is one of Finland’s pioneering schools in digital, and for this reason it was decided to deeply integrate technology into the learning process, to allow students get 21st Century skills that are necessary for a rapidly evolving world of work. “The use of technology is today an essential part of learning, and will be even more critical in the future” said Pasi Majasaari, the Principal of Hämeenkylä School.

    This is why they chose to equip the students with Acer TravelMate B118, a durable and versatile device able to adapt to all kinds of needs thanks to its robustness. It also provides an excellent usage experience thanks to some features specifically designed for the schools of today: for example, the smart Acer Active Stylus pen and the water-proof keyboard.

    At Hämeenkylä, students complete math and physics exercises using OneNote platform, they use Paint 3D to study geometry and use different apps that allow them to study with new, more effective and fun approaches, such as Minecraft Education. At the same time, teachers can monitor students progress in real time, and thus improve their own work, allowing them to provide students a more personalized support.

    “Cooperating with Microsoft and Acer has already significantly benefited us” also said Majasaari, “and we expect more from this collaboration in the future”.

    Visit Acer for education site and see the video.

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