It’s that time again! Teachers and students prepare for the transition back to in-class learning as the third school year affected by COVID-19 approaches, but after a year of learning from home, students, teachers, and parents face new challenges as they return to a social environment.
Returning to a classroom setting requires an adjustment period, especially with increased and unique technology demands in classrooms. Pre-Covid, students could share hardware such as tablets or Chromebooks without concern, but in the midst of a global pandemic educational technology is more important than ever. Increased demand for more technology in classrooms results in schools facing new technological issues. Here are some tips to navigate the new school year and ensure a smooth transition back to the classroom.
One: A strong network infrastructure is key in maintaining a smooth technology based educational experience.
Two: An adequate hardware supply and a reliable repair program are necessary to maintain uninterrupted learning.
Three: With so many student computers, tablets, and laptops it’s imperative that these devices stay charged throughout the day. Utilization of technology carts enables each student to plug in multiple devices, solving the issue of limited outlets.
Four: Increase in education-based technology also requires a change in lesson planning. In a post-pandemic learning environment, technology is becoming the driving resource of education, and integrating technology into lesson plans helps students adapt to the tech-based learning quickly becoming a new reality.
Five: Begin planning now for your end-of-year disposition strategy. Some of the technology turned in at the end of the school will be broken, unrepairable, or obsolete. Identify your ITAD services provider early in the school year to help streamline your equipment collection process.
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