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The Importance of Sanitizing High-Touch Areas

Hear from an expert: Audra Stockman, VP of Operations at Xclusive Janitorial Services As information changes daily, it might feel challenging to keep up with the latest steps schools can take to decrease the spread of COVID-19.  Even as we get inundated with information, here are a few everyday constants you can incorporate into your school to reduce overall risk. While wearing...

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3 Easy Steps to Keep Your School Sanitized and Students & Staff Healthy

Hear from an expert: Audra Stockman   Amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, nothing is more top-of-mind than staying healthy. As the academic year approaches, schools nationwide are reevaluating their past sanitization procedures to ensure a successful reopening. In addition to social-distancing and mask guidelines championed by the CDC and other health agencies, these three simple steps can improve school sanitization and...

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What’s the Difference Between Cleaning vs. Disinfecting?

Hear from an expert: Matthew Bell, CMHS 4/29/2020 What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? In a new environment shaped by COVID-19, we have an acute awareness of the spread of germs.  However, no matter how conscientious and diligent we are, better understanding and knowledge is the most critical defense we have. The first step is to define the differences between cleaning...

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ICYMI: Tracking and Supporting Devices Beyond the Classroom

On April 23rd, we hosted a virtual panel about how to track and support devices beyond the classroom.  We had a great conversation with educational technology professionals about the processes they are creating to easily distribute devices, provide easy methods for staff and students to submit tickets, and enable education that expands beyond the classrooms. In this conversation, districts from all over gathered (via Zoom!) to share ideas and discuss...

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Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – Why RFID?

Do you dread physical inventories? Inventory can lead to hours of physically counting assets, , devices that may be forgotten or out-of-sight, hard-to-reach items like projectors, access points, server rooms, and everything in between. This dull work is time-consuming, and leaves room for human error.   Scanning inventory with RFID technology can easily pick up difficult-to-reach items in a room in a fraction of the time it would normally take. You know what RFID is, and you know how RFID...

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Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – How Does RFID Work?

So you know what RFID Technology is , but do you know how it works? RFID technology works by transmitting radio waves between an RFID scanner (i.e., interrogator) and an RFID tag, which is made up of a microchip with an antenna. When a scanner sends out electromagnetic waves, the RFID tag attuned to receive the waves sends a unique signal back...

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Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – What is RFID?

What do tollbooths, concert wristbands, and your favorite retail store have in common? RFID! RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is a technology that utilizes radio frequency waves to transfer data and information.  RFID tags can uniquely identify and track inventory and assets, unlike barcodes, the RFID tags do not require direct line of sight or proximity to successfully confirm the location...

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We’re Here for You: Resources for Remote Learning

We're here to support you. Whether you’re still planning your next steps, or mobilizing assets for remote learning, we can help. Here is a list of some resources regarding at-home-learning that could be useful for you or your district if you're practicing remote learning with at-home technology: Online Learning in the Wake of COVID- 19 Tips and Resources for PreK-12 with...

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Don’t Be Left to Count Your Own Devices

ProBar and Hayes Software Systems have been working together to provide a turnkey solution for districts across the U.S. for almost a decade. “In districts that have been without inventory for 2+ years, we’re seeing as high as 40%-50% of assets that we’re finding are new to the district.” - Mike Moss of ProBar   With a streamlined process that bundles inventory services with...

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A Tool is Only as Good as its User

Successfully transforming your organization isn’t just about software… You might have the best tools and the most powerful engine, but you need the right people and the right processes in place to ensure your system is performing at maximum capacity. Districts across the nation constantly face difficulties like lack of documentation, systems changing, or turnover at any level. As your district continuously...

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