When used in a classroom, Samsung technology solutions aim to create an engaging and inspiring digital learning environment.  Recently, Samsung hosted a global digital classroom exchange with fifth grade students from Newark, New Jersey and Vendas Novas, Portugal.  The elementary school students were able to connect using Samsung technology that had previously been awarded through both schools participation in Samsung educational programs.

The Oliver Street School, based in New Jersey, was the winner of Samsung’s 2015-2016 Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a competition that aims to promote education in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). The Vendas Novas School in Portugal was named a Samsung Smart School in 2014, an initiative which targets disadvantaged students and seeks to promote an interactive and collaborative learning environment via the use of technology. Twenty students from each of the two schools used Samsung tablets to interact through an in-classroom video conference.

“Cultivating these digital classroom exchanges helps to empower youth through education, in a way that only technology can do,” said Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Electronics America. “By applying the use of technology to interact with their peers across the world, these young students are utilizing powerful learning tools and gaining a global perspective that encourages them to be good global citizens.”

Watch the video to learn more about Samsung’s digital classroom exchange.