Windows Vista Empowers Students to Stay Mobile, Connected and Educated

Using new PCs and laptops with Windows Vista can help students succeed in school, while keeping connected with friends and family despite busy schedules. Bringing it to Life: Interactively explore Microsoft Windows Vista Certified products for students in college, high school and elementary School. Click to view an interactive graphic. With Labor Day just around […]

Using new PCs and laptops with Windows Vista can help students succeed in school, while keeping connected with friends and family despite busy schedules.

Bringing it to Life: Interactively explore Microsoft Windows Vista Certified products for students in college, high school and elementary School.
Bringing it to Life: Interactively explore Microsoft Windows Vista Certified products for students in college, high school and elementary School.
Click to view an interactive graphic.

With Labor Day just around the corner, students are gearing up to go back to school. Staple items such as pens, pencils, erasers and book bags will be joined — or even replaced — by cameras, camcorders and computer keyboards.

Now more than ever, technology is a key ingredient in students’ lives, in how they access information, and how they connect with their network of friends and family. And it’s just as important in their education, whether they are elementary school students or students heading off to their first year of college. Consider the following statistics about students in the United States from the annual Speak Up surveys conducted by national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow:

53 percent of students in grades 7–12 know more of their friends’ instant messaging screen names than they do their phone numbers

81 percent of students state that losing Internet access would impact their social life as well as their education

97 percent of students in grades 7–12 recognize the importance of technology in their education, 95 percent in grades 4–6 recognize the importance and 82 percent in grades K–3 recognize the importance

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