How can Schools Afford the Latest Microsoft Software?

Schools have tight budgets, and with recent cuts to education funding, those budgets have gotten even tighter. So how can schools afford to pay $120+ per computer for the latest Microsoft office products.

 

The answer is: they can’t. Microsoft understands that schools have tight budgets. They also understand the need to teach children to be proficient in the most up to date versions of their products.

 

Because of this, Microsoft has the EES program. It allows schools to purchase software based on the number of faculty they have, NOT the number of students or computers. If you are more interested in Microsoft EES, check out the link below for an informative page on how to implement it in your school.

https://www.genesis-technologies.com/products/microsoft_ees.html

Video technology that lets teachers improve the way they observe their students

Swivl robotic technology is created with that exact goal in mind. Swivl develops advanced monitoring and recording systems that enable teachers to expand and observe the way they monitor their students in a more intricate way. These monitoring systems allow teachers to easily review, analyze, and discuss video recordings, where they can see and hear each student as though they were in class, sitting next to their students.

Swivl brings great potential for a teacher to improve the learning environment within a classroom. It could shift reflection into something that deepens teachers’ understanding of their students. It could open up the classroom to collective insights by teams of teachers, improving the depth of insight with each student. And most importantly, it could shift classroom observation from an administration driven initiative into a teacher driven movement that can transform schools.
If you’d like to learn more about Swivl, check out our lineup by clicking here.

Looking for Tablets for you school?

Check out this Fstoppers’ review of the 2017 Wacom Intuos Pro tablet. According to Alex Cooke, the new and improved tablet has excellent battery life, improved pen ergonomics, and smooth pen to tablet interaction, to name a few perks. Read more here.

If you’re interested in purchasing Wacom tablets for your school, take a look at our Wacom education page here.

Give every student in your school the opportunity to learn Adobe Creative Cloud

If you’re not already familiar with Adobe’s K12 Site License, take a moment to read about it on our website here. For any school that already has Adobe software or is looking to purchase, the site license is an efficient and cost-effective option for your school. It includes enough Creative Cloud licenses to cheaply and easily deploy onto every device on your campus or district.