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End of Year Device Collection Checklist

Prepared by Hayes Software Systems, below is a checklist to ensure your end of year device collection process runs smoothly.     Prepare for Device Collection  Establish collection locations   Identify roles and responsibilities of team members   Create device drop off schedule  Design traffic flow plan (i.e. one way lines for car drop off, etc.)  Determine team member training requirements on processes and procedures  Develop Device Collection Processes and Procedures  Choose workflows for statuses and notes (i.e. damage, storage)  Decide receipt delivery method (i.e. printed, email, signature capture)  Communicate Device Collection Process  Email parents and guardians collection process plan and schedules...

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How to Streamline Your End of Year Device Collections

The school year is winding down and districts across the United States are preparing to collect devices from students and teachers alike. With more devices than ever before, end of year collections can be a daunting task. Utilizing your asset inventory management system will help keep the collections process organized with up-to-date data and reporting. Here are some quick tips to remember while tackling the end of...

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The Case for Asset Inventory Management Software COVID-19 or No COVID-19

Asset Management Software Aided in a Smooth Transition Average school district use of different EdTech products each month has risen from 952 to 1,327 since March of 2020, and  K-12 schools are finding that asset inventory management software is vital to maintain an efficient, well-managed institution, but that was true long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. As the landscape continues to...

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MDM System vs. Physical Asset Management: What’s the difference, and do I need both?

If you are a district administrator or technology director, it's very likely your school has recently increased the amount of mobile technology and take home devices. It is also likely you're anticipating and preparing for the addition of even more devices in the next several years. Understanding and having confidence in your inventory data is crucial when planning how to invest...

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The Expert Guide to Tracking Assets for K-12 School Districts

Why Your District Needs an Inventory Audit Plan Now      Now more than ever, technology is being used as a powerful tool to track assets and provide education to students in hybrid and distance learning scenarios. School districts are distributing more equipment and materials, spending upwards of $13 billion on ed-tech for classrooms. As schools gain more valuable assets that enhance education, inventory...

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5 Steps for Implementing Help Desk Software at Your K-12 School District

K-12 school districts across the nation are experiencing significant increases in 1:1 initiatives and take-home programs. Having the systems and processes built to allow your team to support those devices remotely will help set you up for success.    If your school district is evaluating help desk software options, there are some essential factors to consider when purchasing a help desk.  Managing...

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The Complete Guide to 1:1 Initiative Best Practices for K-12 School Districts

Explore Helpful Tips for 1:1 Tech Initiatives This year, schools all over the nation found themselves adjusting to a new remote learning environment, with very little time to adapt. 2020 saw many districts expanding or creating 1:1 programs with difficult circumstances, various limitations, and minimal preparation. We’ve been amazed by stories from school districts like yours. Hear from two industry professionals, Michael...

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