Everything listed under: 2-School Asset Tracking

  • What's New for Classroom Technology?

    Technology is changing every aspect of our daily lives. Then why wouldn't it change the way kids learn in school? Education is undergoing a revolution these days owing to the recent digital disruption.   Read More...

  • 10 Ways Technology is Influencing Student Learning and Education

    It's easy to see that technology is changing the way we interact with content. Students have more information at their fingertips than ever before.This change in the way we interact with the information has a powerful effect on student learning.Staff and Students Adapting to TechnologyTechnology that enables rapid access to information is still a relatively new phenomenon. As a result, today's education standards lie somewhere between more traditional teaching styles and the technology-enabled f...  Read More...

  • It's not too Late to Barcode your School Assets

    Schools are one of the most difficult scenarios to manage in terms of asset tracking and management. Schools have always been targets of asset theft and misplacement which has resulted in huge losses.In a survey conducted in 2013 at the Shelby County School in Tennessee revealed that about $48 million worth of assets was reported missing. There were more than 54,000 assets such as computers, training cars, tools and other equipment.   Read More...

  • How to Get Started with Barcoding at Your School

    Organizations big and small invest significant capital and time in the procurement and maintenance of their assets. Hence, it becomes critical to continuously track their location and status to safeguard against loss of asset and malfunctioning during operation.Maintaining the efficiency and fault-free operations of any organization requires a robust asset tracking system. This is undoubtedly true for schools.   Read More...

  • School's Out for Summer! It's the Perfect Time to Setup Asset Tracking

    Schools are known to have a large variety of assets and equipment like computers, chairs and tables, stationery, textbooks, maintenance tools, projectors and cafeteria equipment among others. For school administrators and managers, tracking and monitoring so many assets manually can be a daunting task. Also, it is becoming more and more important to implement robust asset tracking features in schools as school investments are continuing to decline.   Read More...

  • Spring Break Is The Perfect Time To Implement Asset And Inventory Tracking!

    Educational institutions can function well when the infrastructure, technology, and management are of top quality. More than 76 million students are enrolled as of 2017 across the US. where managing resources optimally is a challenge.A huge list of assets are usually managed by schools, including elaborate gym facilities, tech-enabled classrooms that have screens, projectors, laptops, tablets, laboratories, sports facilities, libraries and much more.Often, with busy schedules schools do not find...  Read More...

  • How to Get Started with Asset Management in 2018

    The year 2018 is seen as a good time to build up savings, reduce debts, and optimize earnings! Most industries, including construction, healthcare, social assistance, and personal care are expected to witness fast growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With more jobs being created and dynamic policies to boost financial growth, businesses will need to focus intensely on their financial well-being.Businesses will need to acquire skills in new technology implementation, logisti...  Read More...

  • How will Betsy DeVos' Policies Impact Charter Schools in 2018?

    It's no secret that Betsy DeVos is a major proponent of school choice - particularly school vouchers and charter schools. The first reaction, thus, is that her policies are likely to be good for charter schools.Pro School Choice Stokes ControversyHer strong support for charter schools is controversial - many feel that putting an emphasis on charter schools benefits a few students at the expense of the majority and, in some cases, charter schools seem to be causing a return to segregation. He...  Read More...

  • Five Ways Charter Schools can Improve their Operations and the Education they Provide

    The advantage of charter schools is that they are free from district policies and practices and can design a better education for their students. The disadvantage...In fact, on the whole, charter schools don't provide a significant advantage to students - and the primary reason is that same freedom. Charter schools, left to go it alone, don't benefit from the knowledge of public schools.   Read More...

  • The Top 5 Reasons Why Charter Schools Don't Track Their Assets

    It may sound like a grand statement, but every year that goes by not a single school escapes a certain amount of equipment and supplies that have just 'gone missing'. Some missing items are due to theft but the vast majority are simply items and even furniture that has been borrowed, moved, or mislaid. If most charter schools had a unified tracking system, identifying and arranging for the return of these items would be a simple task.   Read More...

  • Keep in Tune with Your Rental Instruments Using QR Barcodes and Smartphones

    When you have an instrument rental business, how well you balance the profits depends on intelligent asset tracking. Manual inventory tracking or finding out which person has rented a particular instrument involves a lot of time and effort and gives room for a lot of errors. In the business world, time is money and errors can be costly!   Read More...

  • Community Colleges Reduce Costs by Tracking School Assets

    Community colleges offer affordable education to those in need with free or reduced tuition. There are many benefits of a community college which offer a two-year higher education.Affordable education and housing: Students who are not able to take up the four-year college or those who cannot afford housing can greatly benefit from community colleges. Many community colleges offer free housing as well.Associate degrees: Community colleges provide associate degrees that are enough to provide jobs ...  Read More...

  • Why is summer the perfect time to implement asset tracking in schools?

    Summers are the best time for asset tracking. It’s when school students as well as the staff are on summer break. There are no distractions around and it is safe to have a new asset management software implemented.   Read More...

  • Swept Under the Rug - How to Prepare for Your School Audit

    Running a school is no easy business. Managing any organization with a diverse set of operating units (class administration, staffing, children safety assurance, employee payroll, etc.) is simply quite tough. Add to it the strain of regulatory compliance on district, state, and federal levels and the job becomes that much more difficult.As that time of year arrives when you’re supposed to submit your school for the next audit, try and follow our guidelines for what you can do to get throug...  Read More...

  • School's Out for Summer - Time to Inventory Your Assets

    School's out and the kids are away! You're finally able to catch your breath and start focusing again on ongoing projects. As the dust settles, your staff is busy getting organized.   Read More...

  • Spring Break 2017 Is the Right Time for Schools to Implement Asset Tracking

    In today’s technological and digital age, schools often provide assets like tablets and computers to students; these make it easier for students to access, research, and complete assignments, and they also make it easier for teachers to share information with an entire classroom. If your school hasn’t incorporated asset tracking for these valuable items yet, Spring Break is a great opportunity. Here are some tips and tricks for implementing asset tracking in a one-week period.Benefit...  Read More...

  • Best Way to Tackle Sports Equipment Management Using an App

    Managing a successful sports team is about more than simply coaching and training. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes, particularly when it comes to managing equipment. If you’re still using antiquated processes to keep track of your sports equipment, it’s time to consider moving into the digital age with a state-of-the-art system.How It Works Sports teams require a lot of equipment to be successful.   Read More...

  • Partners and Resellers: Grow Your Business by Providing Asset Tracking Services

    If you provide inventory management or even IT services for any type of company or organization, it is certainly worth your while to consider adding asset tracking to the list of services you can provide. There are many different benefits to your clients, as well as to yourself.Why Asset Tracking Is More Valuable than EverWith technology improving each and every day, people rely on it more and more to do the things that make organizations run. For example, schools rely on technology to get infor...  Read More...

  • Learn Why Cloud Software is a Great Fit for School Districts

    Cloud computing is everywhere these days. Huge corporations use it to keep on top of things no matter where they go, and average consumers use it to have access to their music and movies whether they’re at home, in their cars, or away on vacation. Cloud software is also an amazing fit for school districts, which can derive many benefits for both faculty and students alike.No More Carrying Devices AroundWith traditional systems, students and faculty are required to carry around devices that...  Read More...

  • Stay in the Game by Tracking Your Sports Equipment Using QR Barcodes

    Whether you’re the sports team equipment volunteer, coach of a high school varsity basketball team or a personal trainer serving more than a dozen clients, your sports equipment is a vital part of your livelihood. You rely upon that equipment to provide services to your players and clients, and that’s why it makes sense to track it with barcodes.When it comes to tracking and managing team sports equipment, you have unique requirements that most asset tracking solutions cannot accommo...  Read More...

  • Beep/Vibrate – Now You Can Quickly Check Items In and Out Using Your Smartphone

    Once upon a time, if a company wanted a way to check items in and out digitally, they had to purchase expensive packages consisting of barcode labels and scanners. These are quite clunky and often don’t work as they should, and they require extra pieces of equipment in your office. These days, though, if you run a business in which checking items in and out is important, your smartphone can do the job.Track Your Equipment and Items with QR CodesWhether you run a large construction company that r...  Read More...

  • Colleges and Universities Graduate from Using Spreadsheets and Lists to Track Their Assets

    Lists and spreadsheets were once very common methods used by colleges and universities to keep track of a variety of assets. However, these days, affordable technology makes it simpler to keep better track of everything from reference books to laboratory equipment. QR codes and smartphones are revolutionizing the way these schools keep track of their assets.The Current DilemmaIf you work for a college that relies upon spreadsheets to keep track of assets, then you no doubt understand just how ar...  Read More...

  • Learn the ABCs of Tracking Your School’s Chromebooks in the Cloud

    Chromebooks are making their way into more schools than ever, and for good reason. These simplified laptops provide an excellent way for children of all ages to learn, but keeping track of them can certainly be a headache. Fortunately, you can use QR codes to keep track of your Chromebooks in real time thanks to advanced cloud technology.Understand DepreciationChromebooks, like all other computers, depreciate over time.   Read More...

  • Tracking School Inventory: When One to One Becomes One to None

    In an effort to save money, many school systems these days are providing laptops or tablets to students rather than textbooks. A common problem with this is the fact that often times, schools do not receive their devices back. Asset tracking must be implemented if schools are to recover all the devices they loan to students within their districts.What is Asset Tracking?Asset tracking is a method of tracking physical assets by attaching a scannable bar code or QR code label.   Read More...

  • What should I print on my asset labels?

    Customers often ask for our advice on what information to print on their labels and so we thought it would be helpful to share what we have discovered working with our customers to create their asset labels.First of you, you need to work within the size limitations of the label itself. For our standard size of 1.5 x .75 inch. That usually means a maximum of 4 lines of text of about 18 characters.   Read More...

  • Summer break and reducing excessive screen time

    by Nadine PennyAs we approach the end of the school year and enter summer break mode, it's a good time to look at how our children spend their "vacation" time. Today's technology has changed our down-time preferences as well as that of our children, and although we wouldn't want to live without our screens, too much screen time can have unintended and detrimental consequences. Since today's parents have no precedence in parenting around the use of technology, it's a good time to think about summ...  Read More...

  • Inventory and Asset Tracking Via Mobile Devices

    If you are reading this, then you know how mobile technology has affected your company. No longer is content stuck in a book on a school library shelf, nor are survey instruments and tools sitting in a storage room at your engineering company. Students read and receive information on iPads and tablets and many times surveyors are in charge of their equipment for days or weeks in places far from their home office.   Read More...

  • Spring Break - a good time for tagging school assets

    Traditionally, tagging assets and conducting school inventory would take several days to complete and was exclusively a year-end task. Thankfully, technology has simplified school inventory processing with GoCodes Asset Management, the cloud-based asset management system. Now the tagging and inventory process can be done during short down times such as spring break when there is minimal impact to stakeholders.GoCodes even has an Education Edition which comes pre-configured with the data fields a...  Read More...

  • How to solve inventory issues and save schools money in the process

    Even though we’re in the 21st century, many school districts still rely on written paper records for tracking school inventory. These records are subject to quite a bit of human error and can be easily lost or improperly sorted. Collating and analyzing the information can be difficult at best.   Read More...

  • 5 Steps to Help Prevent Inventory Losses

    Keeping track of "things" can be daunting - especially if you are a school district with thousands of items ranging from band instruments and books to cameras, cars, cleaning equipment, and computers, and from iPads, tablets, and TVs to sports equipment. The list goes on. According to auditors, inventory losses of 20 percent are not uncommon in school districts! The costs of these “things” can be shocking especially when you need to replace items that you once owned bu...  Read More...

  • Are your students engaged?

    Schools across the country are increasing student engagement with blended learning by using multiple modalities to teach one learning objective.Why? Because when students aren't engaged, they aren't learning.Creating a blended program means customizing the curriculum around digital instruction with materials that can easily be updated to make learning current, relevant, and more engaging.From kinesthetic learning which is so important in the primary grades to secondary students tr...  Read More...

  • School iPad Programs INFOGRAPHIC

    School iPad ProgramsThe educational industry is changing and the driving force behind this change is technology. The technological advances of the last few decades have made a major impact on the world, including those in the education field. One such innovation includes the use of iPads in an educational setting.Apple’s iPads have become increasingly popular tools that schools are using to help educate students.   Read More...

  • 10 Reasons why GoCodes Education Edition is the Best Solution for Schools and Universities

    GoCodes is the world leader in smartphone scanable asset management for schools.Learn how GoCodes Education Edition (EE) is the most powerful, affordable and easy to use asset management solution to your school's asset management challenges.  Bring the power of smart phone scanners, QR code tags and web based software to your school for only $99/100 labels.  And it's all available as an integrated solution from one vendor - GoCodes!GoCodes Asset Management -Education Edition ...  Read More...