We see that in a virtual classroom, the advantage in the inconvenience of technology can feature pretty quickly. We know that the challenges of a virtual classroom stack up as well as that’s before even looking at countless app installations, bugging updates, annoying tech issues, and the need for quality training when implementing technology in the classroom too. We know that mobile device maintenance is helpful to rid some of the more annoying tech issues as well as supports the easy roll-out of apps, efficient updating of devices and apps, and monitoring simplicity for IT-guru guidance at the same time. An updated Mobile Teacher App can be used in the Classroom for the teachers to understand the importance of a digital system for maintaining class records.
Simply put, we see that mobile device maintenance is around because too many problems are encountered without it. We know that it’s the silent support system working away in the background to ensure devices are always ready to support learning as well. We find that the maintenance of a device or application can feel like a full-time task before any more education-oriented technology comes into play as well. We see that managing apps across multiple devices add up to more than a bite-sized chunk of time as well. We know that a chunk that any educator knows is just too valuable to waste as well. We see that not only does the school’s IT department has to roll out as well as make sure the right apps are maintained, which is tedious at best, but we see that they also need to control the access and permissions on the devices themselves as well. We know that allowing or restricting particular online access, location settings, as well as software, takes up another chunk of precious time. We know that to avoid the less-than-ideal headaches of manually managing devices constantly, as well as device maintenance software helps streamline processes.
We see that the limitations and controls can be set up once for all devices as well as can be altered based on profile. We see that this means teachers and parents can implement different restrictions and limitations on device usage according to their desires as well. We see that it gets better as device management software doesn’t only cater to the maintenance of devices, as well as thus the concerns of the IT department. We see that teachers, as well as parents, also receive an abundance of convenience in regards to guiding their students’ use of devices too. We see that with a sophisticated piece of mobile device management software in place, teachers can gain access to classroom tools to guide the use of students’ devices in real-time as well. We know that Classroom management provides features such as locking device screens, as well as limiting app access, or sharing content to direct focus during active class to promote productivity as well as diminish distraction too.
We see that without cloud-based software in the age of remote teaching, as well as regular digital classrooms, the technology is something that poses several risks in these learning environments. We know that Cloud-based software helps to cut back on hardware costs as well as save time in the long-term as systems are not only easier to implement, but processes are scalable from small device quantities to the District or Local Education Authority scale too. We see that all without the hassle of manual, in-person maintenance as well. We know that Cloud-based software also means the IT department is always connected, as it means if a teacher encounters an issue, remote support is just an instant message and a few changes away from sorting out the issue as well. There is also an ease of use that we see with it. If we face it then we can say that technology can be confusing, even to the savviest of users. We see that if the thing that is meant to make their life easier seems to hinder rather than help them, it’s a one-way ticket to frustration as well.
We see that in the past several years, as well as school districts have invested time as well as money to upgrade and integrate new technology into schools. We see that while K-12 leaders have made inroads in closing the connectivity gap as well as creating meaningful digital learning experiences, this new technology requires continuous IT support that is challenging to complete while school is in session too. We see that the good news is that school calendars introduce three natural periods for proactive planning as well as maintenance which means winter break, spring break, and summer. We see that during these times, schools have cleared out, as well as reduced support requests, and minimized the impact that any maintenance may have on students, staff, and teachers too.
We see that it is used to be that these break periods offered IT a physical touchpoint for maintenance tasks, but now some tools make physical location irrelevant for updates as well as patches. We see that there are some districts with tools that allow continuous device support which is considering the potential learning benefit of year-round 1:1 device policies that also reduce time-consuming device check-in/check-out processes. Whatever the choice of the school system, we find that they must communicate with parents to ensure them they have a process in place to support device returns (as needed), and also finds a way to manage zero-touch maintenance, including the self-healing of critical applications, as well as a clear user agreement with students. Before any break period, we see that it’s a good idea to remind parents and students about the risk of device theft in restaurants, as well as airports, and cars too. This way all the class records can be captured in one place and taken care of as well. This can ease the process too.