How to Successfully Deploy Devices in the Classroom
New devices can engage students and make learning a better experience for everyone. Technology helps students capture information, offers interactive learning opportunities and makes schools more inclusive for students and educators with disabilities.
Investing in the right tech is only the first step, though. Effective school device deployment is essential to ensure you get the most from your new devices.
Effective Device Deployment for Schools
To successfully launch device deployment in your classroom or school, you may want to:
Create a Device Deployment Plan
Set up a committee to oversee the launch and appoint individuals people can reach out to with questions. Create a written plan outlining your goals and the steps you need for success.
Get Stakeholder Support
Teachers need to be on board with school device deployment, but so do members of the school board, parents, students, district leaders and everyone in your school community. Hold meetings and send out information well ahead of deployment, outlining what tech you’re investing in, your goals and how the devices will help you reach them. Allow the community to ask questions and offer feedback.
Add Professional Development
Teachers can contribute to device deployment if they feel comfortable with the new tech. Offer professional development and training for all devices well before deployment and offer ongoing chances for educators to learn about using it effectively in the classroom.
Create a Tech Support Team
Find a knowledgeable teacher or tech specialist who’s excited about the new devices and have them create a team to help other faculty with the new technology.
Set up the devices with updated, original software and configure them to your domain. You can do this yourself or pay for a white-glove service to configure the technology. Before releasing devices to students, implement asset tagging to keep track of everything and identify devices as school property.
Try Connecting Devices Outside of School
Students without Wi-Fi at home may need to use devices outside the classroom to do their homework and build valuable tech skills. Investing in connectivity outside of school can have a positive, long-term impact on student learning.
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Get devices into students’ hands. Inform teachers well in advance of when this will take place and consider whether you need to have release forms or user agreements signed before releasing devices.
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