Friday, January 2, 2015

1/2/15: Best Buy Education Supporting Schools

We all know how important technology is to kids in school.  My children always come home with assignments that need to be done on the computer.  As the President of our Elementary School's PTO I have made it my mission to fund technology for our school with an ongoing grant of $5000 per year.  What I learned recently is how Best Buy Education can be Your Education Technology Partner.  Everyone’s familiar with Best Buy stores, but did you know Best Buy has a direct channel division dedicated to providing end-to-end learning solutions for K-12 Education?  Fellow PTO Boards, School Teachers and Administration could benefit from the Best Buy Education program.
 They can help transform the classroom with the right advice, technology, service and support.  They make it easier than ever to give students the tech tools they need to succeed.  This is perfect for me as I explore technology needs for our upcoming year.  In the past our PTO has funded Promethean Smart Boards for classrooms and most recently tablets for a new program called MobyMax that the school is using.  I have been lucky in the fact that the school department has then followed on my providing the rest of the Smart Boards for classrooms and then Chrome Books for grades 3-5.  Best Buy assigns a dedicated Account Manager who consults with you, offers knowledgeable, unbiased advice and guides you to the product and service solutions that best meet your needs and budget.  Whether you are rolling out new devices in the classroom, launching a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative, or upgrading the technology throughout your school, they can provide the products, support and protection you need.
 If you plan on attending FETC in Orlando, January 20-23, be sure to stop by the Best Buy Education Booth #131.  They will be featuring daily demos and guest speakers from Google, MakerBot, EdTeach, Amplified IT and Ergotron, and would be happy to speak with you about your school’s technology needs and answer any questions you may have.

They will  help you build the right solution for your school including:
Knowledgeable Advice A dedicated Education Account Manager will consult with you, provide unbiased advice and guide you to the right solutions for your school. You’ll have one point of contact and get the personal attention you need every step of the way.
The Latest Devices Partner with Best Buy to outfit your classrooms and offices with the latest education technology from top manufacturers you trust. - Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, touch screen displays, printers, charging carts, advanced A/V.
Expert Service Our team of professionals will assess your technology needs and provide all the services you require, including installation, asset tagging, device management and more.
Professional Support From pre-sales engineering to post-sales support and training, they will help you manage your technology and protect your investment. - Geek Squad® Support, Geek Squad Protection, training and professional development.  They will help you choose the right platform for your classroom:  Chromebooks and Chrome management, Android devices, Windows-based solutions, BYOD Device made easy.
What a great program!  Learn more at
Twitter:  @BestBuyEdu

Disclosure:  I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.   

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