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Meet “The Beast”

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This is a shot of an early version of one of our custom imaging stations we’ve lovingly named “The Beast.” The Beast allows us to custom image hundreds of devices at a time.

Our tech area is open to our customers. If you’re in Silicon Valley, let us know and we can arrange a tour.

ITEC

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Mac to School exhibited at the 2015 ITEC technology conference in Iowa. This was our second time exhibiting at the show and a great opportunity to connect with current customers and meet with new ones. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the booth and we look forward to seeing you all next year!

Summer Tech Checklist

June 24

By Carlos Garcia

Article from eSchool News

Use this checklist to help take stock of equipment and software

summer-itSummer might mean a long respite for students, but not for IT directors. When I was an ed-tech director for several California school districts, I was too busy responding to problems and meeting teachers’ instructional needs to do much IT planning and assessing during the school year. But summer brought a chance to take a deep breath, take stock of my ed-tech inventory, and prepare for the following year.

Here are some strategies for doing this effectively in your own schools.

Software licensing

Summer is a good time to re-evaluate your current software licenses to determine whether they’re still meeting your needs.

Do you have any pilot projects or free software trials that are ending? If so, how did these go—and is it worth subscribing to continue using the software?

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Transitioning From Consumer to Education

Article featured in EdNET Insight
By: Robert Baker, Co-Founder, Mac to School
May 22, 2015

With industry reports indicating that investment in ed tech companies hit $1.87 billion in 2014, it’s no surprise that many entrepreneurs and companies in the consumer sector are considering entering the education market or have already begun making inroads. What many of these business leaders quickly discern is that education is a unique industry and that it’s critical to understand the differences between these markets to be successful.

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Public School Review Article

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March 18, 2015

Article featured in Public School Review

The Surprising Way Schools are Saving Money on Ed Tech

With technology advancing and changing faster than ever, how can educators and schools keep up? The answer: Refurbished ed tech.

 

The Emergence of Refurbished Ed Tech
Teachers and administrators are turning to refurbished educational technology for better learning experiences on a reduced budget. Refurbished machines save time and money, and gives instructors a wider range of teaching options for students. We paneled some of the top minds in education to learn about the impact refurbished tech is making on education.

 

“Refurbished technology is a great way to get more devices into the hands of students at significant cost savings,” says Robert Baker, CEO and Co-Founder of certified ed tech provider Mac to School. Teachers need the proper tools to interact with their students in a technology-driven society.

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CUE 2015

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Mac to School exhibited at the 2015 CUE conference in Palm Springs, CA. CUE has quickly become one of our favorite shows to attend. Great venue and a lot of love from our CA customers. We’ll be there for 2016!

CCSA 2015

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Mac to School exhibited at the 2015 CCSA conference in Sacramento. This was our second time attending CCSA. A big thanks to all the customers who stopped by and the new friends we made. Look forward to seeing you all next year!

ICE 2015

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Mac to School exhibited at the 2015 ICE conference outside of Chicago. It was our first time exhibiting and we enjoyed meeting up with local customers and enjoying the snow. We’ll be back for 2016.

Mankato Donation

Mac to School made a donation of MacBooks through our Give Mac program to support student learning in Minnesota.

Article featured in Scholastic’s blog:

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Immigrant Parents and Student Learning

Learn their needs, offer adult courses, and help them acclimate to a new community.
By Audra Nissen Boyer

Many studies have documented the benefits of parent involvement in learning. Students whose parents are involved in their schooling tend to have better academic performance and fewer behavioral problems, and are more likely to graduate from high school.

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