There’s never enough time for K-12 professionals, whether you’re a teacher, principal, or, in my case, a (former) technology director. That feels especially true around the holidays as the end of the year looms.
Schools invest enormously in technology to ensure that students have access to their education when and where they need it. Why not take the extra step to maintain the value (both financially and functionally) of your device fleet? Let’s talk about practical tips for protecting and maintaining student devices in a way that boosts instructional uptime and retains device value.
With more devices than ever and students taking them home, it’s time to get smart and intentional about streamlining your repair processes.
“What’s going on with the Chromebook market? When will I get my devices?!” This year has been incredibly tough. Not just in ed-tech, but pretty much everywhere. A worldwide Chromebook shortage hasn’t helped, and for many technology educators it’s caused a wide range of emotions including anger, denial, frustration, sadness, resignation, and even “all of the above.”
Video chatting has become the new classroom for many schools across the country, bridging the distance between remote teachers and students. Synchronous learning via video chats is the closest thousands can get to in-person classes this fall. That means that having reliable ways to video chat is critical for successful distance learning. Even for schools using hybrid learning models this fall, connecting at-home students to in-person classes takes a dependable conferencing tool.
Defending your students and staff from Coronavirus and other illnesses starts with keeping the thing they use most–their technology–clean.
Noticed your Chromebook running slow? Just like any laptop or tablet Chromebooks aren’t immune to the dreaded slow-down, despite functioning primarily on the cloud.
Out with the old and in with the new for bulk Chromebook management tools! We’ve loved ChromebookInventory ever since we added Chromebooks to our lineup of K-12 tech. When it comes to bulk Chromebook management add-ons for Google Admin Console, this has been a long-time favorite of the FireFly tech team! ChromebookInventory lets you export organizational units (OUs) and metadata into a Google Sheet. There, you can easily manage and update systems …
The Answer… STAY CALM! Have you ever noticed a water drop symbol on the bottom of your Chromebook and wondered what it was? Turns out, it’s a simple solution to a very common problem: accidental spills. Instead of flooding and harming to internal components, with a spill drain, water can flow through the device and exit through the bottom without causing any damage.