Did you know that nearly 50% of independent schools are currently using five or more online solutions to meet their needs causing extra expense and wasted time, in addition to data security issues? 

As technology is constantly shifting, it’s advantageous for every school to keep a technology checklist to ensure you’re using the right tools at the right time to the best affect. Creating and reviewing a “Tech Checklist” each year will ensure that your administration, tech team, and teachers maintain a highly engaging, technology-centric school year over year. 

Whether it involves being able to set a technology training schedule for new hires and staff, or ensuring your technology has user rights to preserve privacy, it’s important to have access to an easy list of technology must-do’s and must haves! 

Do you have a back-to-school technology checklist to ensure your training stays on track, your data stays secure, and you have a schedule for setting user rights and accessibility for users?  

Does your team have technology growth goals for the short-term and long-term? Keeping a technology checklist will help you plan for potential technology gifts in kind too. It will also give you a plan for reducing manual entry tasks by putting goals on implementing a new student information system that can automate your enrollment process.  

Just as you have equipment lists for your classrooms, you’ll benefit from having a one-stop technology checklist to refer to during the year and track all your current technology as well as incorporating a wish list for growth.  

With the introduction of the American Cares Act –   https://www.mip.com/blog/american-rescue-plan-act-of-2021-allocates-2-75-billion-for-private-schools/ your school might also see new available funding in your state that you can apply for and use for technology.  

And this source – https://tech.ed.gov/funding/ –  Funding Digital Learning,  has valuable up-to-date information for learning more about what is available for technology in schools from the government.  

Those resources above can give you insight into what you might be able to use for new technology purchases. And with an accurate back-to-school technology checklist, you can  have the needed insight into what expenditures and pieces of your budget can be reduced or increased to ensure technologies are up to date.  

Creating and reviewing a “Tech Checklist” each year will also help ensure that your administration, tech team, and teachers maintain a highly engaging, technology-centric school year over year. 

To get you started with this year’s list, our team has come up with a superb Back to School Technology checklist.- LINK.  We want to ensure you have the best start of your school year possible.  You can adjust and consult this checklist and expand it for items that are unique to your situation. You can reuse this list as you prepare for each new school year and use it as a training tool for new Technology Department staff. 

 Our mission is to make sure you and your staff will be able to use your technology effectively as well as securely for the coming year. 

We’re excited for your school year and how we can support you!  

Ready to kick off an amazing new school year! Make it shine with our technology checklist.

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