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Barcodes: Necessary Feature or Textbook Inventory Management Roadblock?

Published by Jessica Zaleski at April 1, 2015 | Categories: Instructional Materials

There are important situations where barcode scanning is an important feature for your inventory management solution. In a school where textbooks are individually assigned to students or teachers, it is critical for accountability to have the capability to identify each individual book and its “owner” by the unique barcode number. But there are as many, if not more, scenarios where tracking instructional materials by a unique barcode is more of a hindrance than help.

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Quick Guide to E-rate 2.0 Compliance for Schools

Published by Jessica Zaleski at March 24, 2015 | Categories: IT Asset Management

E-rate 2.0 is here, and there are some important changes that might help you and your district provide broadband connectivity to your students, and increase the reach of digital learning in your classrooms.

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Instructional Material Contract Negotiations 101

Published by Jessica Zaleski at March 11, 2015 | Categories: Instructional Materials

Contract negotiations for new instructional material adoptions can have a huge impact on the inventory processes of a district, and with many districts depending on the Teaching & Learning Curriculum Department or Purchasing Department to handle contracts with vendors, it’s not uncommon for the district inventory manager to miss out on some important details of the contract negotiations they can have an impact on.

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Why We Now Love School Inventory Management (And You Can, Too!)

Published by Jessica Zaleski at February 27, 2015 | Categories: 1:1 Initiatives, IT Asset Management

Our friend Leonard Chance has been an asset manager for over ten years. He started managing assets while in the Marine Corps and now he is the Technology Asset Manager for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Here is a blog post that he wrote about his district’s experience upgrading their outdated inventory management system in order to take control of 200,000 assets.

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5 Best Practices We’ve Learned From District Textbook Coordinators

Published by Jessica Zaleski at February 19, 2015 | Categories: Instructional Materials

We recently had the pleasure of joining a group of our clients for a user group meeting in Virginia. There was so much valuable information shared, that we couldn’t resist compiling some of the key takeaways and sharing them with you.

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