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Eight Essential Questions to Answer Before Starting This Year’s Device Distribution

As Summer comes to an end, districts are preparing for device distribution. Going into distribution day can be nerve racking, but at Hayes, we want to make the transition into this school year as smooth as possible. We have created a complete guide to help easily navigate and prepare for the beginning of the year device distribution. Scrambling to get...

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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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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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ICYMI: District-Wide Take Home… Now What?

On, August 25th, Hayes Software Systems partnered with CDW-G on a virtual webinar for CASBO.   School administrators and business leaders from the state of California gathered via Zoom to discuss processes for staff and student device distribution and easy help desk ticket submission. The conversation centered around on managing assets through their entire lifecycle, forecasting upcoming tech refreshes, and sanitizing learning devices before reaching the hands of...

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How Inventory Management Software Saved Our 1:1 Initiative

By Jessica Zaleski It’s my job as the Chromebook Coordinator for Neosho R-5 School District to ensure our 1,400 students have a device in their hands when the bell rings. Our 1:1 program with Chromebooks, specifically the Leonovo Thinkpad X131e, started off difficult because we spent valuable staff time and resources managing devices across our 10 campuses using an inventory system...

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

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. Education Week just recognized the district as a “leader to learn from” because the “215,000-student Houston district is setting the bar for how to manage the digital transformation of a...

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Gain Financial Buy-In for 1:1 Initiative Infrastructural Investments

By Anna Maxin The curriculum leadership in your district is pushing to integrate mobile, high-tech learning devices into the classroom, throwing phrases like “1:1”, “BYOD”, and “Connected Learning” around loosely.  The fact is, it falls on you, the Director of Technology, to get it all done, and more often than not the entire success or failure of the initiative can ride...

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TASBO Conference 2013 Presentation: Klein ISD and Hayes Software Systems – 1:1 Initiatives and TBSI

By Anna Maxin Klein ISD has been on the forefront of integrating technology in the classroom, launching incredibly successful initiatives that foster engaging learning environments.  These initiatives require much planning and a strong infrastructure to ensure success.   At last week’s TASBO conference in San Antonio, Pam Armand from Klein ISD and Anna Maxin from Hayes Software Systems gave their insight on how...

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1:1 Initiatives Require Unexpected Infrastructure

By Anna Maxin There is no doubt that 2012 was the year for 1:1 initiative buzz at school districts. From large to small districts, getting technology in the hands of students has been front and center in administrative meetings and news mediums all over the country.  Districts are realizing the potential of implementing an effective instructional technology program to increase student achievement.  However,...

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