School starts for us on August 21st this year, and we are ready. We received 500 new Lenovo ThinkPad laptops that we handed out to students starting on August 15th. This year we used Sophisticated Systems Inc. (www.ssicom.com), a company based out of Columbus, Ohio, to prepare our laptops for deployment. SSI imaged the machines with our standard image, applied the asset tags, and loaded them into the Infocase bags. There is no way that we could have done it ourselves this summer due to us placing a strong emphasis on Professional Development for staff.
As anyone who does 1:1 programs, this time of year is more hectic than anyone can imagine. Once school gets started everything slows down (somewhat) and life (personal and professional) can return to normal. I can’t wait!