Nothing is more frustrating for a school than technology that doesn’t work. At some point we’ve all bought something that turned out to be unreliable: a car, a computer, a subscription. We’ve had buyers remorse and wished that we could go back. Though there is no foolproof way to combat reliability issues, we can certainly do our homework.
Before you buy, make sure you do due diligence. Read user reviews of the tool; call a colleague who uses the tool. Do everything you can to make sure the tool is reliable before you make a purchase. Doing these things has great potential to save time and money for the school district and staff down the road.
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