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  1. Device Decommissioning Made Easy: 6 Steps to Securely Retiring and Selling Your Fleet

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    As technology advances, it's inevitable that devices in your fleet will eventually reach the end of their lifecycle. Whether you're an educational institution or a business, properly decommissioning devices before selling them is crucial to protect sensitive information and ensure a smooth transition. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to decommission a device effectively and securely.

    1) Verify Developer Mode Compatibility

    Before beginning the decommissioning process, ensure that your device can enter developer mode. Check for the following: No GBB Flag (Google Binary Block) or System Policy: These restrictions are usually put in place during the enrollment process to prevent students from accessing certain features like developer mode. Ab

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  2. eduPARTS names Edtech industry executive Randy Hagg as President

    Randy Hagg Announcement

    Hagg looks to advance EduPart’s mission of making sure every student has access to reliable and functioning devices to help them learn.


    Grand Rapids, MI (May 15, 2023)- eduPARTS, LLC, a leading provider of parts for Chromebooks and other devices to the K-12 industry, is proud to announce the appointment of Randy Hagg as President. Hagg is a 25+ year veteran of the Edtech industry and the co-founder of VNN Sports, a comprehensive software provider for up to 40% of high school athletic programs in the U.S.

    eduPARTS has been serving the K-12 industry since 2017 with high-quality parts and services to help tech directors keep their devices working correctly for students and teachers. As President, Hagg will focus on expan

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  3. What is the difference between OEM vs. ODM chargers for your Chromebooks?


    As you know, when it comes to managing Chromebooks, one of the most important things is ensuring that you have reliable chargers that will keep your devices running smoothly. But with so many options and potentially fake devices out there, how do you choose between OEM and ODM chargers? In this post, we'll look at the differences between the two and see what should be considered to fit you best.


    First, let's define our terms. OEM stands for "

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  4. Five Tips to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

    Help Prevent Ransomware Attacks With These 5 Tips

    Even for those who aren’t in the education industry, ransomware has become household news in-part to the high-profile attacks on schools in recent years. Since its introduction in the late 1980s to the early 2010s, when it became a popular method of cyber attack, ransomware has been known to be particularly difficult to deal with. And while attacks trended down in 2021, we began to see more in 2022,

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  5. Is it A Fake? How To Recognize Imitation OEM and ODM Chargers

    How To Spot an Imitation Charger

    There have been a number of illegitimate AC adapters that have been floating around, posing as an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) or OEM product. Although we believe that no one would knowingly purchase a forged or counterfeit product, it could easily happen without proper understanding of the signs.

    Why Legitimacy Matters

    The Merriam Webster dictionary defines counterfeit as “made in imitation of something else with intent to deceive.” If a company is manufacturing a product an

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  6. Three Tips to Protect Your Chromebook Motherboards

    The motherboard is arguably one of the most important components in a device. It is also one of the most expensive parts to repair. Schools can save a lot of money over the lifespan of a Chromebook by taking steps to keep the motherboard healthy. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons for failure in motherboards, so that you can help extend the life with preventive measures.

    1. Make sure the device hardware is clean

    Over time, a number of things can find their way under the hood of a Chromebook, hindering the motherboard's functionality. Dust, pet fur, and other particles can clog some of the most important hardware keeping the Chromebook running

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  7. 13 Chromebooks Expire in 2023, Is Your Model One Of Them?

    There comes a point in which Google’s Auto-Update Expiration (AUE) shuts the door on a device’s ability to perform its basic operating functions safely. It’s at this point, that a Chromebook model upgrade is needed to ensure continued security, updates, and student success through the use of technology. So, that begs the question, how do I manage my Chromebook’s End-of-Life?

    Be Aware Of Your Chromebook’s Expiration Date

    It’s important to be prepared for a device’s End-of-Life. The last thing you want to do is be caught off guard and be forced into scrambling to procure new devices. Thankfully, we have a tool to help you track your Ch

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  8. ESSER Funds - Who Can Use Them and What Can You Do With Them?

    The federal government’s introduction of ESSER funds in 2021 offered a major boost to schools who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort released billions of dollars in grant money in order to get schools back on track in the post-pandemic world. While this was massive news, to the surprise of many, much of this money has been left completely unspent. So, with all of this money left waiting to be used, it begs the question: is your district eligible to receive ESSER funds? The answer is probably yes!

    Who is Eligible For ESSER Grant Funds?

    The eligibility for ESSER funds is pretty

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  9. Fend Off The Fall COVID Wave With INVZBL Sanitation Products

    If COVID has taught the world anything, it’s how important a clean environment is. This is especially vital when it comes to spaces that become crowded quickly, like classrooms and common areas in schools. As we move into the fall, the spread of respiratory diseases becomes a greater issue. As a member of the school staff, what can you do to keep students and peers safe? That’s where INVZBL comes in.

    INVZBL offers sanitization products that boast incredible results. Based on a study conducted by INZBL and Roundrock Independant School District, their products use highly effective UV-C technology to reduce air and

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  10. Top Ten EdTech Conferences To Attend in 2022-23

    If you want to stay on top of the latest trends and innovations in EdTech, it’s important to attend conferences throughout the year. That’s where you’ll be introduced to not only new technology, but also new ideas that can help your overall operation. Attending conferences also provides an opportunity to build relationships with other technology directors, partnerships with exhibitors who can help you secure products or services you need for your district (like Chromebook repair parts from eduPARTS), and a plethora of other experiences by getting out of your daily routine.

    With so many to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which conferences to attend, especially while jugg

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