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Looking Ahead to 2016
  • 1/11/2016
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In our Looking Ahead webinar last month , we took a brief look at highlights from 2015 and dove into what to expect for 2016, both in the industry and specifically with SchoolDude. Here are some of the highlights. Cloud computing is ubiquitous Ok, …

Author: Jed DeGroote
The Cost of Community Use - Dude Data Matters

The community use process is complex. Coordinating everything that has to happen for a permit can be labor intensive. Think about all of the moving parts for a single event: cross checking multiple calendars for available space, notifying custodians and …

Author: Jed DeGroote
Showing Your Work Matters - Ebook
  • 11/2/2015
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Showing Your Work Matters - Ebook

If budget constraints and diminishing resources have you concerned, you should be thinking about how to leveragedata to maximize current resources, justify more, and improve processes. ShowingYour Work Matters covers how to prepare for inevitable …

Author: Jed DeGroote
3 tips for properly winterizing your pool

With Halloween upon us and most of the trees' leaves planted firmly on the ground, there's no more denying that summer - and the pool season - is officially over. If your school has an outdoor pool on its grounds, you need to make sure it's properly …

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3 maintenance problems caused by autumn leaves, and how to deal with them

Because students head back to school right as autumn begins, the academic year is virtually synonymous with fall foliage. Colorful leaves litter playgrounds and sports fields almost as soon as the doors open for classes, making these fallen leaves almost …

Author: Jed DeGroote
How some schools are turning to games to educate students

Just about every parent on the planet has told their child at one point to stop playing video games and do homework instead. While the tension between video games and studying stretches back decades, a surprise development in ed tech is erasing the line …

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New app targets indoor air quality in schools

Children spend a great deal of time in schools. In fact, with clubs, activities and sports teams, it's not uncommon for kids to spend nearly as much time in their school buildings as they do at home. The quality of a school building can have a …

Author: Jed DeGroote
Schools Brace as Kids Return - Dude Data Matters

School facilities take a beating from students and community users. The impact on equipment, supplies, energy, and assets like carpets, lockers, and desks, is significant, especially the first two weeks of the school year. It takes a strong maintenance …

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Make sure you

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and that's no different when it comes to summer vacation. The muggy dog-days of August summer bring heat and humidity, but the stifling weather is also a sign that the summer is winding down and …

Author: Jed DeGroote
A Comprehensive Study on Community Use of Schools

The demand for community use of schools has never been higher and the impact on resource strapped operations teams continues to stretch thin budgets even thinner. As we hear more and more schools asking, "What are other schools doing to manage …

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