Technology is a driving force in education and learning. Whether students are in the classroom, remote learning, studying independently or collaborating on an assignment, technology plays a major role. Having the right technology for your students, teachers and staff enhances the efficiency and ease of learning and teaching.
What tools do you need to best equip your institution?
1. A consensus from all teams on budget for your technology.
All departments from purchasing to the AV and IT department need to have an agreed upon budget for technology. This will set your decision maker up to select the absolute best technology within the set budget and keep the process moving along without any snags in the road.
2. Knowing that purchasing in quantity saves money both in equipment and labor costs.
To get the most out of your technology budget update multiple classrooms, facilities, offices, and others paces’ technology at a time instead of doing it room by room. Most vendors and AV integrators provide savings when they are working on large/bulk projects versus a small, single room job. This will make your budget go further and enable you to streamline updates.
3. A standardized system for all classrooms.
Having all classrooms standardized with the same technology enables teachers and students to walk in to any classroom and work with no hiccups. It also enables your IT staff to have easy and standardized fixes because it’s all the same. This will increase efficiency for all departments.
4. Research, research, research.
You encourage your students to research for their papers, exams and other assignments, so why wouldn’t you do research for your school’s technology? Senior administrators often see solutions at conferences, seminars, webinars or trade shows that they think will be the perfect fix, and sometimes they are, but not always. Research all solutions to determine what best fits your school’s needs and budget.
5. Have an AV Integration partner you trust.
Your AV and IT department have upkeep, management and other day to day tasks to keep up with. Having an AV integrator as a partner will do the bulk of the research for you when it comes to planning the best technology for your school. Having a trusted AV integration partner will take the leg work off of your team and enable them to better preform their day-to-day tasks.
With these tools, you will be set to ensure you have the best technology in your school to enable your staff and students to have the best learning experience possible. If you’re ready to take the first step to help your school work smarter with technology, reach out to us today.