Back to School with Surface

August 8, 2018 Ingram Micro

The end of summer and the back-to-school season just got a whole lot more exciting with the release of Microsoft’s new tablet – the Surface Go. Or you can choose from any one of Microsoft Surface’ portfolio of products to make back to school a breeze!  The Surface Go is making student life a lot easier with its portability, 9-hour battery life and an array of compatible apps. Take a break from sharpening your pencils by browsing some of the best Windows apps that will ease the transition from summer to September.

Microsoft OneNote

The OneNote app is built into every Microsoft device and is ideal for taking notes in class. With a Surface Go, you can use your Surface Pen, to jot down notes by hand, highlight important facts, or sketch ideas for creative projects. You can also insert helpful YouTube videos or Wikipedia pages to make your notes fully digital. OneNote is also handy for group work because it allows users to work on the same files within the app at the same time.


CollaBoard is essentially an interactive whiteboard, ideal for students in group work-heavy programs. It is interactive in the sense that students can use the platform to open PDFs and make handwritten (via the Pen) or typed notes on them and as well as add images, videos and more. Skype for Business is integrated into the app so students can work remotely and video chat if necessary.

Drawboard PDF

Reading a lengthy PDF on your tablet is a lot easier than on your laptop. Don’t waste paper by printing out your PDFs and marking them up; use Drawboard PDF instead. This user-friendly app allows users to open PDFs and annotate them with ease. They have drawing, highlighting, shape and text tools to make those mandatory readings a lot more manageable.

Khan Academy

If you’re unclear on a topic despite attending lectures and doing readings, Khan Academy – a popular video platform – is a helpful resource where students can learn pretty much anything under the sun. There are thousands of videos created by experts that cover a wide variety of topics for free that you can even to watch offline on your commute or between classes.

Index Cards

If you prefer the visual cues that physical index cards provide but don’t want to be encumbered by a stack of them, Index Cards app was made for you. Use these digital index cards to memorize dates and facts and use the zoom function so you can cram quite of bit of writing on each side. You can also share individual cards as well as stacks which is great news for your classmates if they miss class.


For students in math and sciences, Nebo is the must-have app. It’s another note-taking app that has specific features for the Surface Pen. Students have the ability to create interactive equations and editable diagrams and the documents within the app can be opened via Microsoft Word, email or through your internet browser.

The Surface Go tablet is the perfect tool for the modern student. Optimize your education with a tablet that has all the capabilities of a laptop!

Contact you Ingram Micro Microsoft Surface Channel Account Specialist Tony Tu at for more info.

Previous Article
The Future of Tech with Microsoft Surface
The Future of Tech with Microsoft Surface

When computers were first introduced for use in business they were quite cumbersome, often taking up prime ...

Next Article
Top 5 Reasons why the Surface Go is your best Tablet Choice
Top 5 Reasons why the Surface Go is your best Tablet Choice

Microsoft is on the cusp of releasing their newest tablet – the Surface Go. With all the capabilities of a ...

Check out our Microsoft Surface Solutions

Shop Now