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Clean It Up – Speed It Up – Back It Up: Back to School Laptop Service Special

Ready or not, the long days of summer are winding down.

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Maybe you haven’t used your laptop much or maybe you’ve been taking your work outdoors. But now, the scent of sunscreen is giving way to the smell of sharpened pencils, school bells are ringing, backpacks are flying off the shelves and the morning commute is a bit messier than it was a few weeks ago.

If your laptop has lost a step or two or if you’d just like to get it back in shape (and shake out the sand!) – TechRestore has a clean up, speed up, back up special for you!

$150 Back To School/Back To Work/Back to Life Special!

Here’s what’s included (for Mac and PC laptops):cleaning-the-keyboard

  • Free diagnostics to make sure it’s running at full potential
  • Upgrade to newest OS (Macs only)
  • A 1Terabyte external hard drive with a backup of your computer
  • Inside & outside cleaning (OH, you are going to LOVE it!)
  • Adware/malware check & removal

All of this is done by a Certified and experienced technician and completed by the next business day with no appointment needed! So clean it up – back it up – speed it up, at a special price, now through September 1st.

EDU logoSpeaking of  back to school … did you know TechRestore is a trusted repair partner for schools and districts across the U.S.? Even more, we’re a one stop shop for purchasing devices, tagging, protecting, licensing, providing extended repair warranties and even replacement devices! We’ve been stepping in at every stage of tech deployment in Education and we continue looking for ways to help. If your school has a 1 to 1 program in place, consider recommending TechRestore. Our goal is always to reduce the downtime and stress of managing a fleet of devices. We aim to increase the time teachers, administrators and tech department managers spend doing what they love: working with the kids and seeing them grow and learn. For more information, call or visit our EDU page and fill out the form. A specialist will get back to you (or your school) to see how we can help.

For more information about the Back to School Clean-Up/Speed Up/Back Up Special, call, come by or email us today! This offer is available for non-local customers, too! 

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A Different Kind of Hero

#FirstRespondersOnTheFirst

Every 1st of the month on our FaceBook page, we like to call out and thank a specific branch of First Responders. Sometimes it’s the entire category; Nurses, for example. We’ve had occasion to thank a specific unit of First Responders, especially around our home in Louisville.

Unsung Heroes

This month, it occurs to us that there are other – unsung – heroes. While trying to write an acceptable length FaceBook “thank you” (to the front line, tireless, about to be in our kids’ lives five days a week, often taken for granted … you get the picture) we just couldn’t do it.

teacherssFrom pre-K to senior year, teachers, administrators, and all the supporting staff are the people we partner with, who foster the good in our kids and set an example for them to follow. They work with adorable little kids and sometimes difficult and troubled ones; it is a calling few will answer and not for the faint of heart.

So this month, we want to shout out to our Partners in Education. As parents and students ourselves, we appreciate the sacrifices you make to ensure the youth of America are all the more prepared for adulthood.

Heroes for Education

EDU logoTechRestore has been working with schools, districts, teachers, parents and students for nearly two decades. We know how to help a budget dollar stretch and we are rigorously dedicated to reducing downtime with our fast repairs. We proudly offer everything schools need to stay in sync with the technology of today. As a Lenovo authorized sales and service provider, we can take an aging (or budding!) fleet from zero to hero in no time at all while offering the same amazing, concierge service all our customers expect. Of course, we have a special knack for Apple device repairs and support. In the past couple of years we added support for Google for Education (licensing and set up) and a host of other skills and certifications to stay in step with the every changing Education technology landscape.

We’d love to add more schools to our growing list of partnerships. If you or someone you know is looking for a technology solution for their school or district, consider referring them to TechRestore. You can trust us to offer comprehensive solutions with their best interest at heart.

Thank you for being part of the TechRestore family and be sure to thank a Teacher, Administrator or Support Staff person today! (Or when you get back to school.)

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iPads In The Classroom

The tablet is a device that many of us have come to love and have integrated into our daily lives and activities. We use it to surf the web, check our email, or maybe kick back and watch a movie. In recent years tablets have been used increasingly for other applications such as education.

We live in a world dominated by technology. Many children manage to get their hands (and mouths) on their parents phone or tablet before they can fully walk. So incorporating the technology that students have been inundated with all their lives into the classroom environment seems to make sense.

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There’s not a lot of conclusive evidence about the benefit or detriment of using iPads for education since the device’s release in 2010. While some are skeptical that iPads are a distraction from learning in the classroom, early studies from small sample groups seem to be positive. Schools where students use iPads in the classroom seem to show an increase in literacy and competency in mathematics.

I recently spoke with Dr. Gary Jung, one of the customers we support through our EDU program. Dr. Jung is the Head of Technology at Berean Christian High School in Walnut Creek, CA, a small school with a little over 400 students.They manage and maintain about 500 iPads for their program. I asked him if he had noticed a change in the way students learn since iPads were integrated into the classroom. His response was not only positive, but offered some additional insight as well.

Yes, I’ve noticed a change in the way students interact in the classroom. I believe it’s been a success for us, we’ve seen an increase in students test scores coinciding with the implementation of iPads. Technology is the way of the future and I believe it’s a good idea to educate them using the technology that they will go on to use throughout their lives.

While not every school or situation is ready for this shift away from traditional modes of learning, iPads and tablets may have a place in the classroom environment. It’s food for thought when considering the future of public, private and home school scenarios. Will we one day see an educational culture where all students are connected this way? It’s something that you wonder about when you think of the future of iPads in the classroom. What difference do you think it could have made for you as a student? What additional things could our kids learn not just from using an iPad but from breaking and fixing one?