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4 Reasons Your Homegrown Inventory Management System Will Fail

Published by Emily Frazier at August 15, 2017 | Categories: Infographic

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your homegrown inventory management system. You built it because your district didn’t find existing software that met your unique needs. However, while the advantages of a custom-designed system can be alluring at first, the risks and costs over time exceed the initial benefits.

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Houston ISD’s “Power Up” Initiative Aims to Make Sure Every Student Has Access to Technology

Published by Jessica Zaleski at February 9, 2015 | Categories: 1:1 Initiatives

Houston Independent School District, one of the largest school districts in the country, has recently rolled out a new initiative to ensure that every school, student, and teacher has access to technology.

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Houston ISD Supports Changes in K-12 Digital Content Purchasing

Published by Megan White at December 18, 2014

Hayes Software clients from Houston ISD made headlines this month by helping lead the charge for interoperability standards for the purchase and use of K-12 digital content. This new style of small batch purchasing (by the chapter, lesson, video, etc.) would increase usability and options of digital content in the classroom.  Education Week is reporting that these changes could “upend long-established purchasing patterns and help educators more easily access materials from multiple vendors.” 

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The Shift to Digital Content: What it means for K-12 Asset Management

Published by Anna Maxin at October 29, 2012 | Categories: IT Asset Management

The State Educational Technology Directors Association recently released a report, Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age [PDF] focusing on the pedagogical shift from traditional print instructional materials, to digital content. The report focuses on what various states legislative bodies are doing to facilitate this change and stresses seven key points that need to be addressed for this shift away from printed materials to take place. Of these seven points, there are two that stand out which directly relate to K-12 instructional material managers, 1) sustainable funding for devices and 2) up-to-date policies and practices...

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