Ensure students continue to have access to effective digital learning.
Schools need to plan in advance to sustain their digital learning program after the excitement of the new program has waned. Schools will need intentional, ongoing activities and maintenance to keep students, families, and teachers engaged, and provide resources to maintain devices and systems. Schools will want to:
Devices will need to be updated and new software added throughout their lifespan. Schools and districts should develop a plan for updating computers and content, particularly if students are not bringing devices to school each day due to distance or online learning. Content management software is available that allows schools or districts to perform updates on many devices at the same time. These systems should be considered both for the initial set-up process and for continued updating of devices.