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The Challenge: To Create a Fun, Efficient, and Innovative Learning Environment
With the changing face of school education, it is highly important for educators to take a look at the classroom environment through the lens of digital interaction. Students who have continuous access to a computing device in the classroom take a more active role in their own learning. Integrated digital solutions put tools such as screen and content sharing and remote device management directly into the hands of students and teachers. This provides the means to keep students engaged and improve classroom management, leaving more
time for learning activities.
Balancing Digital Learning in the Classroom
No new technology implementation is without challenges.  An interactive classroom should balance technology-enabled interaction and non-technology-based interaction, and digital and non-digital learning. Students today are adept at using technology, and tools such as laptops, smart phones, and tablets are already second nature to them. In addition, understanding and using technology is becoming increasingly important in the workplace and other areas; competing with peers in the 21st century simply necessitates the need for
technological mastery.
VMware Horizon Enables Flexible App
Delivery and Desktop Sharing on Chromebooks,
Expanding User’s Access to Software Options
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Recently, VMware expanded its partnership with Google to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks. VMware Horizon enables education IT departments to deliver Windows desktops and applications to any device, including Google Chromebooks.  Students, faculty, and staff can now have secure access to their desktops and applications anywhere at any time without concerns about the type of devices being used. 
Click here for a video demonstrating flexible app delivery
on a Chromebook using Horizon.
NSX for Horizon Desktop (10 Pack CCU): NX-ADVC-1-A
Horizon Standard (10 Pack CCU): HZ7-STD-10-A

Questions to Consider before Implementing New Technology

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How quickly will the technology be available to my school?
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Can my school afford solutions for every classroom?
2
How much extra work will be put in for each of the teachers
setting up the devices?
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How can we prevent theft with the devices, are secure carts available?
3
How reliable is the network we’re working with?
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What is the deployment process like?
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What functionality will the device have during downtime?
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How much product knowledge does a teacher need to utilize the
device in the classroom?
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What kind of warranty is available for each device?
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How will this improve the learning experience for the students?
PCM-G Provides a Complete
Technology Solution:
from the Assessment all the Way through Solution
Design, Implementation, and Managed Support.
PCM-G has the perfect mixture of technology, services and support to ensure your organization meets its technology goals. We have national coverage with local support; industry knowledge and the right technology partnerships to help your organization cost-effectively manage your unique classroom environment.
The Benefits of Technology in the Classroom:

Provides Cloud Storage

By hosting everything in the cloud, file management is easier for office staff. It reduces the time taken out of the day to go through files and paperwork. It also gives the students the ability to share documents, without the students having to toggle in and out of the device.

Environmentally Friendly

By bringing technology into the classroom, you’re reducing the amount of paper waste with printouts, books, and lined paper needed for students.

Prepares Students for the Future

By learning to use technology in the classroom, students will learn the critical thinking and workplace skills that they will need to be successful in the future in a cost effective manner.

Flexibility and Adaptability to Differentiated Learning

As the needs of our students evolve, so does the way that we need to communicate and reach out to each of them. By catering their learning to what they need, students are more likely to enjoy learning and pay attention longer.
Advantages for Administration

Low Maintenance

By migrating your school system to cloud based devices, you will no longer need to worry about system updates. Everything will automatically update.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

The fact that Chromebooks don’t require additional software and IT licenses, physical servers, maintenance services, and updates mean that the cost of ownership can be up to 70% less than that of a traditional computer.
Black Box offers a variety of infrastructure products for the Education market. Technology is playing an important role in meeting the demands of higher education and K-12 learning environments. As the need for technology in the classroom increases, understanding the best tools to achieve optimal classroom management and how these tools work together will ensure success. From the BYOD settings in higher education to 1:1 classrooms in K-12, Black Box can help create an atmosphere that fosters collaborative learning and optimizes the student and staff experience.
Products for Education Include
Charging and Storage Solutions
Charging carts and lockers for all 1:1 devices, including Chromebooks, iPads, and laptops.
Digital Signage
Signage solutions for all your classroom and environment needs
Collaboration Solutions
Foster collaboration and dynamic learning in the classroom – connect, share, and control any content from any device.
Wireless Presentation
Share projectors and video screens wirelessly among the teacher and multiple students.
Black Box Wall Mount Charging Locker
Ideal for smaller classrooms, offices, and training environments that are short on space. The Lockers hold 10 or 12 iPad tablets or
15-inch Chromebook laptops.
Case Logic designs great bags and cases for handheld electronic devices. With products such as laptop bags, daypacks for school, university and work, tablet cases, laptop sleeves, and camera bags, they balance performance and style for a mobile life in an
urban environment.
Case Logic bags and cases are designed for Life, Simplified. They enable people to protect and gain easy access to their favorite electronic devices and everyday gear, and to look professional while carrying them around.
Case Logic 10-11.6" Chromebooks/Ultrabooks Sleeve - Ion
This subtly detailed, traditional sleeve provides a streamlined option that protects your Chromebook while on the go.

White Glove Plus:

Adding to Existing Deployments?
Already have Chrome deployed in the classroom but looking for a simpler way to get new devices and users up and running? PCM-G’s White Glove Service for Chrome prepares devices for teacher or student to use right out of the box. We will enroll your new Chromebook in the school’s Management Console and, ensure all updates and school personalization has been applied. PCM-G’s etching and asset tagging service can help ensure Chromebooks are easily identifiable with custom school logo, name, and property info. Preparing Chromebook for use upon delivery greatly reduces work required by the onsite technical staff and improves the end-user experience.
New Deployment
Google Chrome Management Console - Planning, deployment and first-time setup Have you decided to introduce Chrome in the Classroom but not quite sure where to start? Planning, design and setup are all really important steps in the process and need to be done correctly to ensure a successful deployment. PCMG can help your school successfully introduce Chromebooks in the classroom by removing the guess work and empowering your team.

PCMG will work with your school’s network team and school administrators to design and setup the Management Console with focus on developing Organizational Units, Classes and Access rights. Schools new to using Google Apps will find value in leveraging PCMG for the initial setup and we will train your support staff during this first-time setup, providing guidance and demonstration of how to administer the domain and its settings.
Chromebook Proof-of-Value Bundle for Pilot Projects
Proof-of-Value Bundles are a sure path to get any new Google Chromebook Project off to a successful start. The bundle includes 12 Chromebooks with a 1yr Warranty, storage/charging cart, wireless access point with power injector, White Glove device enrollment, Chromebook Management Console, Management Console setup and consultation, and 2-Day Onsite Teacher-to-Teacher Training. This will get the technology in the hands of teachers and train them to tie the technology to their curriculums, enabling a successful 1-to-1 Pilot.

Resources :

Chromebooks are the Ideal Choice for Teaching and Learning in the Classroom 
VMware Horizon Data Sheet
8 Reasons Why Chromebooks Are the Future of Computing
VMware NSX Data Sheet

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Since 2002, PCM-G has been a leading provider of IT products, services, and solutions to government agencies, educational institutions, and healthcare facilities. We provide access to over 300,000 IT products like tablets, laptopsdesktops, servers, storage, and networking from leading manufacturers like Cisco, HPI, Apple, Adobe, Lenovo and Microsoft. With powerful eProcurement tools, comprehensive software licensing solutions and dedicated Account Executives, it's easy to get exactly what you need to tackle your technical challenges.

In addition, we offer world class procurement and logistics, IT consulting, and implementation services delivered through over 1200 technical professionals. Whether you want to deploy tablets securely or move your data center to the cloud, PCM-G is here to make it happen. Our Services experts will collaborate with you to understand your requirements and provide tailored services to allow your organization to lower costs, increase agility, improve efficiency and succeed in today's global economy and beyond.

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