It’s been a busy week here at Mission Repair, and I’ve been working with several schools to offer Apple MacBook Air and iPad repair services. Did you know that we work heavily with school districts around the country?
On Tuesday, I visited El Dorado High School near Wichita, Kansas and they really have it going on. They stated that since issuing MacBook Air computers to each of their student, the graduation rate skyrocketed and the student involvement has been incredible. While listening to all of the creative possibilities that come from a school filled with Macs I pondered how my world might have been different in High School if I had such an opportunity.
I then took a tour of the El Dorado Middle School and each of their 6th through 8th graders are issued an iPad Mini. They use them daily in their classrooms to learn, study, take notes and take tests. They even take their state assessment tests on their iPads- it’s extremely interesting. They have charging stations and even a full time tech support staff on location. They offset these costs by NOT having to buy physical copies of textbooks for each student; of course the students have their text books on their iPads.
The school district is very proud of their achievements and status being featured as Apple-Centric and cutting edge. The student involvement and teacher interaction (I was able to sit through a class and watch the technology in action) by using the Apple TV in conjunction with the teacher used MacBook Air was seamless.
In a nutshell, I was completely impressed and in awe of the improved statistics regarding the “before” and “after” effects of adding technology to the education process. I knew that I’ve always liked Apple products, but even after my visit this week I have a new found respect for where Steve Jobs took his company.
We are also doing our part to help this education process and the Apple One to One school programs as well. Mission Repair is a proud vendor and repair center to many Apple One to One schools in the country and have been offering repairs and services to Education IT directors for years. We accept school Purchase Orders for our services and meet or exceed the demands of the schools in terms of turn around and price on maintenance. Do you know someone that might be in need of our services? Pass out information along and we’ll take care of them.
Have a great day, Ryan