Tablet PC Purchase
2023-2024 School Year
The CCDS 23-24 Technology Bundle: So much more than just hardware...
- Surface Pro 7+
- Protective bump case (use required)
- Protective backpack sleeve (use required)
- Setup and Helpdesk Support with loaner Surface when needed
- Complete 4-year warranty coverage including 2 accidental damage full replacement claims
- Theft coverage (requires police report)
- Imaging/re-imaging, Windows 11, security suite, full Office licensing
- Surface Pro 7+ bundle price is $1,536.00 + sales tax $97.00 = $1,633.00
Letter from the director of technology to Country Day families, summer 2023
Dear CCDS Students and Parents -
Nine years ago, we were early adopters of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and in fact were among the first people in the world to use these devices. An interview I did seven years ago continues to be shared via Twitter, and it really is a great overview of Country Day’s powerful learning environment. It is worth a read: The Device Matters. Based on our experience we have deployed successive generations of Surface Pro tablets over the past eight years, and we can say with confidence that the Surfaces have exceeded our expectations. We will be deploying the Surface Pro 7+ again for the 2023-24 school year, the same model as last year.
For those of you who are planning to purchase a new Surface Pro 7+ this year, please place your order here. See the FAQ for details. We recommend paying by electronic check (ACH) to minimize transaction fees. The ordering deadline is Friday, June 30, 2023. Important details about purchasing requirements and deadlines are shown in the tables below.
The Surface Pro 7+ is the thinnest, lightest, and most powerful tablet PC that we have ever deployed at Country Day. It makes for a lightweight information consumption device with 10-point touch sensitivity. With its Intel Core i5 processor, it retains full laptop functionality with digital inking capabilities — the writing, annotating, sketching, and highlighting functions on which our teaching and learning have come to depend.
Research continues to show that this is often the best way to learn. A study by Pam Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer of UCLA showed that students who took notes with paper and pen recalled material better than those who used keyboards, even when the students using keyboards were given coaching on how to type better notes. Mueller stated:
I don’t anticipate that we’ll get a mass of people switching back to notebooks, but there are several new stylus technologies out there, and those may be the way to go to have an electronic record of one’s notes, while also having the benefit of being forced to process information as it comes in, rather than mindlessly transcribing it.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns at (513) 979-0217 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.