Successfully crossing the edtech chasm
1:1 technology Programs
We differ in our approach to personalized learning. We look at the technology as one of the last decisions to make when approaching digital learning. Our edtech team consults with schools to determine academic outcomes, assess professional development needs, evaluate curriculum and assessment resources, and review budgets and local facility challenges to make optimal recommendations.
Based on your needs and resources, we design and successfully implement your 1:1 program, guide you through the device selection process and provide additional services, including:
- Academic Outcomes and Planning
- Curriculum Selection
- Professional Development
- Google Management Services
- Asset Management
- Endpoint Security Solutions
- Warranty and Accidental Damage Repairs/Policies
- Refresh and Replacement Cycles
What about BYOD Programs?
The fascination for BYOD continues to expand, as schools believe they lack the necessary budgets to afford devices for all children.
Let’s face it, in theory it appears much easier to pass that financial burden on to someone else rather than the school. BYOD has not only done more to re-emphasize the digital divide that exists in our schools, but it is introducing a whole host of issues that schools and many of the industry leaders have failed to truly consider, or are prepared to address.
Whether the concerns are social-emotional issues, double-taxing parents, a lack of standards, theft, CIPA compliance or privacy, BYOD can create an entirely new list of problems school officials may not be prepared to address.
the PYOD option
We can assist your institution with an approach called Pay for Your Own Device (PYOD). The school system negotiates and purchases/leases the technology, so families benefit from economies of scale, lower software costs, full warranties, accidental damage, loaner devices and the ability to fully control and scan the devices. The stigma is also eliminated as everyone in the class has the same exact device. When it comes to payment, schools can create a process and policy that allows those who cannot afford a device to receive one for free, those who can afford it to pay a monthly or annual rental fee, and those families in the middle can benefit from a sliding scale with some of the costs being supported with local tax dollars.