Going Google with Getech Schools
Understanding what your school wants from its IT is where any decision process should start.
At Getech, we believe that time spent defining the teaching and learning objectives are key to the success of any deployment.
The journey to a technology-rich classroom has many facets: schools must build consensus on WHY, chart plans regarding HOW before making appropriate decisions on WHAT.
Getech can help schools in this key area by providing expertise in the use of technology in education across all key stage learning levels to ensure clear objectives are defined.
Proving the concept to ensure it will meet objectives is another key step when introducing technology into any school environment before final decisions are made.
Getech encourages schools to do just this by providing no obligation trials of classroom technology aimed at proving the environment, performance and tools are appropriate for their planned use before finalising full deployment into the school.
Getech will provide products and technical guidance at every step of a "pilot" to ensure that all of the original objectives can be met by the solution, ensuring that final decisions are made with the confidence needed by all of the stakeholders.
- A four week pilot of a class set of devices
- Access to demo domain for on-site management
- Technical and pedagogical assistance to ensure solution is fit for purpose
- Case studies of similar deployments with other schools who have taken the same journey
- Commercial illustrations for purchasing, leasing or parental contribution schemes
- Clear illustrations of the full project deployment and support models
Getech have developed a number of best practices when it comes to deploying technology into schools. Our approach focuses on a structured roll-out that takes into account both the logistical implications as well as the user acceptance and adoption of the new technology.
From pre-shipment configuration services to the communication planning and training of early adopters, Getech can provide a whole set of complimentary components at all levels within a project roll-out.
The implementation of technology into schools is only the start of the journey.
Continual improvement of how it is used by the school is key to ensuring high levels of engagement by teachers and students alike. Getech provides schools with ongoing support and guidance on improved use of their technology way beyond the deployment. Examples include delivery of Transformation Planning Workshops (TPWs) which are aimed at senior leadership and are designed as workshops to help get the most out of integrating technology in the classroom and defining future use in achieving the schools objectives.
In addition, Getech deliver SAMR workshops which are designed to help teaching staff integrate technology into traditional lesson plans to ensure that the use of technology is relevant with today's classrooms and learning techniques.