Educational technology’s popularity is growing in school districts around the country. Using more educational technology in the classroom, such as tablets, increases interactivity between instructors and students, opens the door to more supplemental materials and creates more variety for assignments.
Educational tablets are bound to suffer a cracked screen, or other issues that result in minor repairs. As well as an inevitable repair cycle, districts will eventually need to upgrade to new devices, or refurbish past devices. Once educational technology reaches this process, proper data erasure is required to protect students’ and educators’ identities.
Inadequate information disposal can lead to residual data that can be personal enough to identify the past user. To ensure all data on educational tablets is properly erased, districts and educators should work with a certified IT asset management and refurbishment company that employs data destruction that is up to NIST standards.
HOBI International, Inc. is an R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 certified IT asset management company. HOBI provides the best practices for tablet repairs, data erasure, refurbishment and recycling for educational technology.