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Keys to Maintaining a Large Chromebook Fleet 

Plan. Protect. Repair.  If you’re like a lot of schools, 2020 pushed you a lot closer to your 1:1 goals whether you planned to or not. Providing students with access to online education became a #1 priority as schools shifted into distance learning, putting more devices to use than ever before. Thanks to hard-working school […]… Read more »

5 Tips for Using CARES Funds to Boost Tech Infrastructure

We teamed up with our friends at Securly to break down CARES Act funding and how to purchase smart in 2021. Together, we wanted to help you navigate these special funds–what are they, and how can I use them wisely–so you can enhance your school’s technology plan to keep education going strong through thick and […]… Read more »

FireFly Computers and Trinity3 Technology are Merging

October 1, 2020 – St. Paul, Minnesota To our customers and friends, We are excited to formally share a big announcement: Trinity3 Technology and FireFly Computers have merged. This joining of two top vendors in education and government will bring even greater capability and value to the products, services, and conveniences we offer to you. […]… Read more »

Zoom Calls on Chromebooks Just Got A LOT Better!

Video chatting has become the new classroom for many schools across the country, bridging the distance between remote teachers and students. Synchronous learning via video chats is the closest thousands can get to in-person classes this fall. That means that having reliable ways to video chat is critical for successful distance learning. Even for schools […]… Read more »

[VIDEO] Tech Essentials for Teaching in the New Normal

We sat down with some of our favorite partners at HP and GoGuardian to talk about setting teachers up for success in distance and hybrid learning with tech essentials for teaching in the new normal. In this one hour session, you’ll hear about HP must-haves for remote educators GoGuardian tools for managing, monitoring, and filtering […]… Read more »

Strengthen Your Distance Learning Plan – FREE Download

Whew. What a year! Since spring (back when “Zoom” was still a verb), schools have been finding quick and dirty solutions for continuing education through COVID closures. From sending home school computers to becoming video chat masters, educators have done everything they could to ensure learning keeps going. Though some of these short-term solutions have […]… Read more »

The Best New Distance Learning Tool FREE with GoGuardian Suite

By tapping into the needs of schools prepping for long-term distance learning, GoGuardian has built one of the best tools we’ve seen for facilitating remote learning sessions. This new synchronous learning tool, Present to Class, has just been launched in a beta version and is available at no extra charge for users of GoGuardian Teacher. Read more »

Order Chromebooks Early (If You Can)

The initial chaos of COVID-19 closures has thankfully subsided (for the most part at least), but you may be left wondering how this early and unexpected need for student devices will affect the “normal” school technology purchasing season this summer. Our FireFly Technology Experts took a look at the market and came up with some advice on how to approach your summer tech purchases. Here’s why we’re predicting that ordering your devices now will be your best bet this year: Read more »

FireFly’s #OutGiveCorona Challenge

This is a stressful time for many, but stress doesn’t fly at FireFly. We want to make the shift to remote learning as stress-free and worry-free as possible for schools, so we decided to help one of our local schools in a big way. Read more »

How to Sanitize a Chromebook

Defending your students and staff from Coronavirus and other illnesses starts with keeping the thing they use most–their technology–clean. In this article, we’ll learn from our FireFly Chromebook repair experts how to properly clean and sanitize classroom computing devices. We’ll also give you some useful tips and information about Coronavirus as it relates to school technology.
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