Category Archives: Education Technology Recovery Plan

LEARN BY MAKING: REIMAGINING YOUR CLASSROOM LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Looking for curriculum content, training and support needed to deliver hands-on computer science in a STEAM environment?

Introducing the the pi-top Learning System : 

FROM SCREEN-TIME TO CREATIVITY TIME !

The pi-top Learning System includes all the products, curriculum content, training and support, to provide a transformative maker-centered learning experience, empowering students to become collaborative, critical and creative thinkers.

LEARN BY MAKING!

Social constructionism – powered by pi‑top. 

pi‑top’s unique ecosystem of physical computing, coding, and project-based learning, provides the ultimate learning by making a platform to support teachers and learners in the development of critical, creative and computational thinking -within an environment designed to encourage collaboration.

 

Various bundles available – more being added on an ongoing basis.

AVAILABLE ONLINE OR CALL TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669

PI-TOP LEARNING SYSTEM – 15 UNIT BUNDLE (YEAR 1)

The pi-top Learning System is a learning solution including all the products, curriculum content, training and support needed to deliver hands-on computer science in a STEAM environment.

INTERACTIVE HARDWARE FOR STUDENTS
Truly understand  the relationship between computers,  code and the real world – powered by a suite  of 30  pi-top laptops and peripherals.

TEACHING & LEARNING PLATFORM
Personalized  lessons with optimized student-teacher interaction,  progress monitoring  and student self- evaluation.

CURRICULUM CONTENT
Meet your objectives  with award-winning, tried-and-tested lesson plans created by educators  for educators.

TEACHER TRAINING
With 20  teacher  training sessions, you’ll have all  the training and support  you need –  and your school won’t need to invest in extra professional development.

THE pi-top INNOVATION CHALLENGE
An exciting project-based  learning program and competition.  Find out more on the other side of this brochure.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
No missing out on learning  time –  if you have any issues with your product, we’ll fix or replace it.  Right away. No extra costs. No hassle.

BUNDLE INCLUDES:

HARDWARE
15 Units
Charging cart
All accessories
(inventor’s kit, proto, speakers)

SOFTWARE
pi-topOS – Polaris
pi-topCODER CEEDuniverse
pi-topCLASSROOM
pi-top Innovation Challenge

SUPPORT
Unlimited hardware & software support & replacement – 1 year
15 Units
Charging cart
All accessories
(inventor’s kit, proto, speakers)


pi‑top is a modular laptop that gives you the tools to complete amazing DIY projects and bring your inventions to life. It’s the perfect tool to help you learn to code, create awesome devices, and take your knowledge to the next level.

Sliding Keyboard Design
Slide out the keyboard to reveal the built in Modular Rail. It’s a workspace for you to build your creations, using pi-top accessories and electronic components.

Includes Inventor’s Kit
pi-top teaches you to create your own inventions on your journey as an inventor. We’ll help you get started with this awesome inventor’s kit click the icons to see what you can make.

pi-topOS: Polaris
At the heart of everything is our shining star – pi-topOS: Polaris – included with pi-top.

TECH SPECS

DISPLAY
14” full HD LCD screen
1920 x 1080 resolution
180° screen angle range

RASPBERRY PI 3
1.4GHz quad-core arm cortex A53P
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
HDMI port
Gigabit Ethernet port
802.11 B/G/N dual-band wireless LAN
Bluetooth 4.2
3.5mm audio jack
Camera interface
Display interface
Micro SD card slot
Videocore IV 3D graphics core

CHASSIS
6-8 hour battery life
105mm sliding keyboard for internal access (US layout)
104x75mm trackpad with Gesture Control
Modular Rail for pi-top accessories

INCLUDED HARDWARE
18V, 2.5A charger with AU, EU, UK and US adapters
8GB class 10 SD CARD with pi-topOS
SD Card Removal Tool

PI-TOP LEARNING SYSTEM – 15 UNIT BUNDLE (UPFRONT YEAR 1, 2 AND 3)

The pi-top Learning System is a learning solution including all the products, curriculum content, training and support needed to deliver hands-on computer science in a STEAM environment.

INTERACTIVE HARDWARE FOR STUDENTS
Truly understand  the relationship between computers,  code and the real world – powered by a suite of 15 pi-top laptops and peripherals.

TEACHING & LEARNING PLATFORM
Personalized  lessons with optimized student-teacher interaction,  progress monitoring  and student self- evaluation.

CURRICULUM CONTENT
Meet your objectives  with award-winning, tried-and-tested lesson plans created by educators  for educators.

TEACHER TRAINING
With 20  teacher  training sessions, you’ll have all  the training and support  you need –  and your school won’t need to invest in extra professional development.

THE pi-top INNOVATION CHALLENGE
An exciting project-based  learning program and competition.  Find out more on the other side of this brochure.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
No missing out on learning  time –  if you have any issues with your product, we’ll fix or replace it.  Right away. No extra costs. No hassle.

BUNDLE INCLUDES:

HARDWARE
15 Units
Charging cart
All accessories
(inventor’s kit, proto, speakers)

SOFTWARE
pi-topOS – Polaris
pi-topCODER CEEDuniverse
pi-topCLASSROOM
pi-top Innovation Challenge

SUPPORT
Unlimited hardware & software support & replacement – 3yrs
15 Units
Charging cart
All accessories
(inventor’s kit, proto, speakers)

pi‑top is a modular laptop that gives you the tools to complete amazing DIY projects and bring your inventions to life. It’s the perfect tool to help you learn to code, create awesome devices, and take your knowledge to the next level.

Sliding Keyboard Design
Slide out the keyboard to reveal the built in Modular Rail. It’s a workspace for you to build your creations, using pi-top accessories and electronic components.

Includes Inventor’s Kit
pi-top teaches you to create your own inventions on your journey as an inventor. We’ll help you get started with this awesome inventor’s kit click the icons to see what you can make.

pi-topOS: Polaris
At the heart of everything is our shining star – pi-topOS: Polaris – included with pi-top.

TECH SPECS

DISPLAY
14” full HD LCD screen
1920 x 1080 resolution
180° screen angle range

RASPBERRY PI 3
1.4GHz quad-core arm cortex A53P
4 USB ports
40 GPIO pins
HDMI port
Gigabit Ethernet port
802.11 B/G/N dual-band wireless LAN
Bluetooth 4.2
3.5mm audio jack
Camera interface
Display interface
Micro SD card slot
Videocore IV 3D graphics core

CHASSIS
6-8 hour battery life
105mm sliding keyboard for internal access (US layout)
104x75mm trackpad with Gesture Control
Modular Rail for pi-top accessories

INCLUDED HARDWARE
18V, 2.5A charger with AU, EU, UK and US adapters
8GB class 10 SD CARD with pi-topOS
SD Card Removal Tool

 

 

What To Incorporate in an Education Technology Recovery Plan

As more schools and districts evolve their classrooms with digital and wired technology–and as standards in education seek to incorporate technological tools and resources–it’s important to prepare your digital assets for the future. This would include any type of physical, internal, or security risk. A disaster recovery plan is a much-needed strategy for budding IT offices that will be in charge of multiple devices, networks, and systems. But with our 4-step guide to disaster recovery, we can help you make sure that all your devices and equipment are prepared for any dangers they might face.

encore data products technology recovery planStep 1: Identify the risks in order to take preventative measures.

It’s important to know what your technology will face, in order to prepare for them. For example, they could be physical, external risks: students carrying and bringing home their Chromebooks or iPads are prone to damaging them through drops and typical accidents. Or, they might be internal, such as viruses or compromises to data security. It’s helpful to start understanding your current risks, in order to address them with appropriate solutions, such as tablet cases, new virus blocking software, or security controls that require administrative permissions for downloading material. By developing a list of risks, you can begin to design a plan that will help protect your devices and data, and resolve problems more quickly.

There are some things you cannot predict, however, such as a new virus that could override your current blockers or a bug that critically damages saved files on a device. However, creating a list of risks will help you stay on top of security, data, or physical threats to your equipment, and help maintain your devices for longer.

Step 2: Inventory all assets, and monitor their software or hardware upgrade needs.

You need to know what devices you have, in order to know which ones are the most important to recover and maintain first. For example, you are more likely to afford the repair and downtime for an iPad that is infrequently used or can be replaced by a second iPad in stock, but there would be greater urgency and need for an entire set of classroom Chromebooks that have been damaged by an old syncing cart.

In addition, you will want to indicate which systems need security checks; software or hardware updates, or even predicted end-of-life timelines in order to phase out old models and bring in new ones when possible. This will help you keep your assets in-line and prepared for any type of disaster or emergency.

Step 3: Realize your recovery objectives.

In the event that your devices fail–maybe from a problem syncing data to the cloud, accidental data loss from a storm, or from upgrades that cause problems or malfunctions with your current software–you want to have recovery objectives in mind. The two most important recovery objectives to have is recovery time and recovery point. Recovery time objectives set your goal for how long your devices or services can be down before it becomes a costly issue, and what you need to have in advance to reduce downtime. Recovery point objectives, on the other hand, help you decide how much data you can lose, and what needs to be recovered first to maintain the most important programs, data, and more.

Step 4: Develop your disaster recovery guide and implement training.

With your objectives set, it is now time to develop your step-by-step guides for your disaster scenarios, how you divide tasks and responsibilities among your team and record any new changes to your assets list. You will also want to schedule tests of your plan to make sure that you can recover your devices within a certain time frame.

By developing a disaster recovery plan, you’ll be able to maintain your educational technology devices and prepare for their ever-changing field. To learn more about devices that can help you maintain all your devices, contact us.