CDI Computers delivers the digital classroom, 1:1 learning, to a growing number of schools

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CDI delivered more than 40,000 of its education-ready tablets to students across the U.S. and Canada in 2014 and plans to deploy 95,000 tablets in 2015.

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Thanks to our partnership with CDI, our students are using the latest technology to analyze what the teacher has given out, to do more research, to create virtual museums, to make video presentations and much more.

CDI Computers, a North American leader in digital classroom solutions, delivered more than 40,000 of its education-ready tablets to students across the U.S. and Canada in 2014. The company begins 2015 with a new and ambitious deployment with Florida’s Jackson County School Board, a school district determined to leverage technology to deliver a more personalized educational experience and to achieve a student-to-device ratio of 1:1.

“The vast majority of students today are surrounded by technology,” said Michael Kilts, Federal Programs Director, Jackson County School Board. “Then, when they walk into a school, it sometimes feels like 1965. Thanks to our partnership with CDI, our students are using the latest technology to analyze what the teacher has given out, to do more research, to create virtual museums, to make video presentations and much more.”

CDI has found the sweet spot in education and technology, delivering highly competitive bundles of top-tier I.T. hardware packaged with digital classroom learning tools. One of North America's largest distributors of recertified and new brand-name computers, the company is working with partners such as Intel and Microsoft to provide the best combination of customized product, price, post-implementation support and teacher resources.

“We just fell in love with CDI’s offering, both in terms of the product and the service level,” said Elizabeth Walden, Network Manager at Jackson County School Board. “Our committee took a deep look at other products but was thoroughly impressed by the CDI UNOBOOK 2-in-1. It can do everything that a Windows computer can do but is more portable, convenient and affordable.”

CDI makes one-to-one learning easy with education-ready devices like the UNOBOOK 2-in-1 and the UNOBOOK 2/TER, both running on Windows 8.1. Made for the demands of students and classroom environments, these tablets help educators create and mark tests and quizzes, facilitate group projects and engage the student from the get-go and throughout the school year. More importantly, these tablet-based initiatives have been proven to raise test scores across the country.

“A teacher has a limited time period to teach a lesson, but every student is at a different level of understanding,” says Saar Pikar, CEO, CDI Computers. “The Jackson County school board is part of a growing number of schools that are using technology to deliver a more individualized and engaging learning model. And it’s paying off.”

CDI’s Education Software Suite includes: Classroom management tools to help teachers efficiently manage their digital classroom; lessons and learning tools that are customized to the specs of the purchasing board or school; professional development for teachers including instruction on leveraging digital lessons to improve outcomes; and cost-effective comprehensive warranty options, including the CDI self-warranty, an innovative plan that provides students with the guided instruction and equipment they need to learn how to repair classroom equipment on their own.

CDI expects to deploy 95,000 tablets to classrooms across the United States and Canada in 2015.

About CDI
Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, CDI is the leading refurbisher and remarketer of enterprise-grade I.T. hardware in North America. CDI delivers a powerful value proposition to budget-conscious government-funded institutions by providing “CDI Certified” and brand new products at a significant discount, along with the longest warranties in the industry. CDI’s product line includes PCs, notebooks, tablets, servers, telecommunication and other technology equipment. The company holds ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, and processes more than one million I.T. assets annually. CDI has over 400 employees and relationships with more than 10,000 education, government, healthcare and private clients across the United States and Canada. For more information on CDI, please visit the company’s website at http://www.cdicomputers.com.

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