Win an iPad 2 for your K-12 Technology Department

Starting in March, Worth Ave. Group will be giving away an Apple iPad 2 for 8 consecutive months to the technology department of the winning K-12 school! Each school wanting to participate in the giveaway will need to enter each month for a chance to win.  To enter this great giveaway click here!

iPad Insurance For 1 to 1 Programs

As more and more schools develop their 1 to 1 program many are turning to the iPad.   The best way to protect your 1 to 1 investment is with an iPad insurance plan from Worth Ave. Group.  Their iPad policies provide replacement cost coverage and protect the iPad worldwide against accidental damage, cracked screens, liquid spills, theft, vandalism and more.  All policies come with a flat $50 deductible.    They can set up group policies and individual policies.  Click here for details.

Laptop Insurance For 1 to 1 Programs

As the new year begins and you start looking towards your 1 to 1 program or ways to improve your existing 1 to 1 program make sure you check out the laptop insurance Worth Ave. Group has to offer.  Their laptop insurance policies work for all types of laptops (including MacBooks) and also cover Netbooks, Smartbooks, Tablets, Kindles and E-Readers.  Their policies provide replacement cost coverage and protects units worldwide against accidental damage, cracked screens, liquid spills, theft, vandalism and more.  Click here for details.

iPads gaining momentum in 1 to 1 Programs

As the Apple iPad grows in popularity its also growing in interest when it comes to 1 to 1 Programs.  “More and more schools are looking at the Apple iPad when deciding what to use with their 1 to 1 Program.” said Blake Barth, School Coordinator at Worth Ave. Group.  “The iPad is the fun new device to use and schools are getting involved too”.

If your school decides to go with the Apple iPad you’ll definitely want to look at protecting it.  AppleCare will cover you against manufacturer defects but won’t protect you against accidental damage or theft.  Click here to check out Worth Ave. Group’s iPad insurance to protect your iPads against accidental damage, cracked screens, liquid spills, theft, vandalism and more.

FETC 2011

FETC 2011, the country’s premier K-12 education technology conference and held annually in Orlando, FL, will occur on Jan 31st – Feb 3rd, 2011.  With 200 breakout sessions, 60+ workshops and over 500 technology companies, this conference is a great way to find new ways to develop or enhance your 1 to 1 program.

This years featured speaker is Karen Cator, U.S. Dept of Education.

If you plan to visit FETC’s exhibit hall make sure you stop by Worth Ave. Group’s booth (booth number 206) to learn about insurance for your 1 to 1 program.

For more information on FETC 2011 click here.

States With The Highest Percentage Of 1 to 1 Programs

A recent article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch listed the percentage of 1 to 1 programs within several states.  Research released last year show that South Dakota (24.1%), Maine (18.3%) and Wyoming (14.6%) rounded out the top 3 states with the highest percentage of schools with a 1 to 1 program.  The state with the lowest percentage of schools with a 1 to 1 program was California (1.7%).  The other state listed in the article was Virginia who has close to 5% of its schools involved in a 1 to 1 program.

Data provided in this article came from research done by Project RED.