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  1. BYOD: Making Personal Devices in Classrooms Work

    Whether you work for a large school district or a small one, it’s safe to say that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has come up in conversation. There are plenty of pros and cons to students bringing their personal devices into the classroom, but the allowance will ultimately come down to the circumstances of each individual school. If your district has chosen to allow students to use their personal devices in class, here are some important things to consider:

    1. Have a Proper Network in Place

    While you are able to set boundaries on the school-issued devices, things get tricky when a personal device is in play. With school-issued devices, you are able to lock students onto certain screens or webpages during class to ensure they are on task, but that may not work th

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  2. How to Partner with Schools for Chromebook Repair

    In January of 2020, there were around 40 million students and educators who used Chromebooks in the classroom every single day. Chromebooks also saw a 275% spell of growth in 2021 Q1 in 2021 Q1 over an already record 2020 Q4, which is likely attributed to schools adapting to the COVID outbreak. Now that technology is more accessible to students, there will be more devices rolling into schools and other educational spaces.

    Chromebooks are being used on a daily basis for education and some schools are

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  3. Chromebook Accessories: The Must Haves

    As tech directors, your Chromebooks are incredibly valuable assets. In this day and age, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic, education relies heavily on technology to operate smoothly. That’s why it’s incredibly important to invest in gear to protect them from damage, as well as prepare for any issues that are likely to arise. Now that school is out for the summer, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at your inventory to make sure you have all of these essentials!

    1. Tempered Glass Screen Protectors

    Broken screens are a very common pain point when it comes to Chromebook repair. While you

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  4. Get the Most Out of Our Chromebook Buyback Program

    As technology becomes more ingrained in the fabric of education, this summer is likely a good time to consider upgrading your devices. Something we strongly recommend you consider is taking advantage of our Buyback Program. Trading in your old devices with eduPARTS can offer a number of benefits.

    1. Credits Toward Future Repair

    When you enter your old devices into our Buyback Program, each approved device will grant you credits. You can use these credits to stock up on parts or accessories you know you’ll need in the future, or save them for the inevitable repairs you’ll have to make in the next school year. This in itself is a great investment, giving yourself a little extra wiggle room, having these credits in your back pocket to use instead of budget money.

    2. It

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  5. Why Your School District Should Be Repairing Chromebooks In-House



    Across your entire school district, it goes without saying that more than a handful of Chromebooks come back to you each month in need of repair. While it may save you some time to send your broken devices to a third party repair shop, you may be surprised how simple these repairs are and how much money you could be saving by fixing in-house.

    We understand that it may seem like a daunting task, but there are huge benefits, and we'll be highlighting them in this blog post.

    When you aren’t used to doing something on a regular basis, a task can seem more complicated than it actually is. If you'd give it a shot, you'd likely realize it’s not as difficult as you thought it would be. This premise absolutely app

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  6. How to Use Desktop Backgrounds to Elevate Your District's Communication

    Use desktop backgrounds to better communicate while students learn remote.

    Whether your school is meeting in classrooms, learning entirely remotely, or even a hybrid of both, the nature of education is hectic right now. Considering students (and their brains) are scattered due to the new adjustments in learning, it can be difficult to communicate clearly across your entire district. Luckily, for those with Chromebooks, there could be a good solution for this! 

     

    Thanks to Google’s ability to sync your devices, you can change the wallpaper background across all of your Chromebooks. This can be nifty to create new wallpapers with special announcements or other important messages and distribute them to each student easily.

     

    Here’s ho

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  7. [Free Checklist] Must-Have Back-to-School Safety Materials

    School Year Safety Checklist

    It is imperative to keep K-12 staff and students safe for the upcoming school year. This means that new safety procedures and protocols will be enforced, likely including personal protection equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies.

    We've created a Back-to-School Safety Checklist with the supplies you may need in your technology department, classrooms, for school nurses, and more. Download the checklist for free by filling out the form below:





    To help schools like yours stream

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  8. How To Collect K-12 Chromebooks Amidst a Pandemic

    Parent giving child hand sanitizer


    With schools hybrid or remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the year coming to a close, many tech departments are putting together a plan for device collection. The thought of  being exposed to an entire district of students can cause overwhelm quickly, but there are safety precautions that can be taken to protect both the community and school staff.


    Coordinating Device Drop Off

    Whether your district is small or large, coordination between students, parents, and staff is a difficult task. It’s important to create a solid plan and provide clear communication going into the collection of K-12 devices.

    Communication to students and parents can and should be done in multiple way

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  9. [Downloadable Social Media Post] K-12 Technology Departments Keep Students Learning with Chromebooks


    School districts across the nation have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving schools without access to 1:1 technology wondering how this will impact the remainder of their school year. Those with Chromebooks for every student in their district are also wondering how their school year will be impacted, but have the advantage of continuing classroom learning in a virtual atmosphere.


    Attending class from behind a Chromebook or iPad does have it's challenges. As students, parents, and teachers navigate remote learning, questions and technology support becomes more needed than ever. Without on-site access to the technology department, some schools are offering technology support hours. These designated hours allow students to receive help in resolving technology

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  10. Chromebook Lifespan Extended in 2020: What it Means for K-12 Tech Directors

    Teacher talking to students who are using Chromebooks in the classroom

    If your district is in the market for a new fleet of Chromebooks, we have some news for you. At BETT 2020 education conference in London, Google announced that Chromebooks released in and after 2020 will receive eight years of software and security updates. This announcement comes just months after the extension of updates on over 100 current Chromebooks.

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