“There is no doubt COVID-19 has changed the way students learn,” says AJ Baggott, COO. "Teachers and students have had to adapt quickly and must have tailored technology available to pandemic proof the classroom and empower students, whether virtual or in person."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 11, 2021
RJ Young, an industry-leading business technology solutions provider in the Southeast, reports a recent uptick in technology solution sales to educational systems after recent congressional COVID relief funding.
After Congress passed the recent COVID-related funding for K-12 and higher education, schools across the nation are researching and quickly adopting new technologies to facilitate a pandemic-considerate classroom. Between the CARES Act, CRRSA, and American Rescue Plan, education institutions will have access to $280.7 billion to spend by 2024 to support student learning following the pandemic.
RJ Young, with nearly 60,000 clients across the Southeast, has witnessed significant momentum around the adoption of learning technologies that is directly correlated with the recent congressional funding. Interactive whiteboards have been extremely popular. Schools in Mobile, Alabama have spent nearly $1 million of their funding to purchase interactive whiteboards to engage students in a digital classroom. Additionally, schools in Middle Tennessee, Eastern Georgia, and Central Florida have used the funds to purchase smart security cameras.
“The recent education stimulus aid will be transformative for schools after a challenging year,” said Chad Lagrone, vice president of technology services. “Both students and teachers need innovative technologies to support learning whether it be in-person or remotely.”
Educational institutions are investing in technology solutions to get back to classrooms safely and efficiently. These include:
- Digital lockers that ensure contactless delivery of food, packages, computers, and more.
- Security camera systems to keep schools safe with key sensor features such as crowd control, cleanliness alerts, motion, and food safety.
- Interactive whiteboards to recover academic momentum and engagement with course material.
- Temperature kiosks that monitor staff and student temperatures yielding accurate readings in ~1 second.
“There is no doubt COVID-19 has changed the way students learn,” says AJ Baggott, COO. "Teachers and students have had to adapt quickly and must have tailored technology available to pandemic proof the classroom and empower students, whether virtual or in person. We strive to be a one-stop-shop for the technology solutions to power the modern classroom.”
To give back to local communities and stay true to one of its core values, RJ Young will be donating a percentage of all education-based sales to a non-profit of the client’s choice.
“2020 was hard on everyone. Students and teachers were in one of the toughest spots. Learning and teaching remotely strained pupils and educators,” said Baggott. “As educational institutions turn to us to help create their modern classrooms, we want to give back to them, their students and their missions.”
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