Navigating Your School Through the Emergency Connectivity Fund

Did you know your school or library can access public funds to help purchase and manage technology? It’s part of the U.S. government’s COVID pandemic recovery initiative. Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a $7.17B program administered by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Recipients can use…

Florence 1 Schools Streamlines Their Technology Management Processes

Florence 1 Schools is located in the heart of South Carolina’s Pee Dee Region. It serves 16,000 students and is the 15th largest school district in South Carolina.  The school district set out to Unite all 23 schools into a single, all-in-one system to efficiently manage inventory, help desk tickets, students, staff, and more.  …

K-12 Asset Management Beyond The Spreadsheets

The days of using Excel spreadsheets, non-integrated software, and a handy pencil-and-paper system to track technology assets are long gone. Today’s schools need modern solutions to manage their assets. Why Is Asset Management So Important? Managing assets is critical for five key reasons: You prevent property loss. $1 billion of equipment goes missing from companies…

Simplify Your District’s Maintenance and Operations Processes

Schools and districts work hard to keep their facilities up to date, but the necessary financial and human resources aren’t always available. Creating and maintaining 21st-century buildings for today’s students doesn’t come cheap. And school maintenance rarely gets priority treatment from legislators or state education departments. Often, taxpayers can’t see the immediate value of improving…

Maximize Your Classroom Technology Resources

Over the last year, educational technology has been a lifeline for educators, students, and parents. No longer a nice-to-have add-on for the classroom, technology is now pivotal for 21st-century learning.  About 95% of teachers report that they use technology in the classroom. Elementary and middle school educators say they use it more often than secondary…

Summer Maintenance at Your School

Summer is no vacation for a K-12 school’s IT team. In fact, at most schools, the summer months offer the best opportunity to take care of important maintenance tasks that can get laid aside during the school year. Here are six summer maintenance projects for your team to knock out before the first day of…

Fully Integrate Your Asset Compliance Management Process

Choosing the right software for school asset management is never easy. And it’s certainly not cheap. Consequently, many schools purchase a separate solution for everything. There’s one software for the help desk, another for contracts, a third for projects, a fourth for risk management, and so on. This approach often results in duplicated data, inaccurate…