Public sector strike closes 85% of schools – how can branded flash drives help?

    The majority of UK schools have closed today due to the national public sector strike. Whether you agree with the action or not, this has left working parents desperately seeking childcare and a way to keep them occupied with meaningful education activities. One of the tools that some progressive schools have used to minimise the impact of this is to upload home learning activities onto school Branded Flash Drives. This will allow pupils to access personalised learning tasks and return them for marking.
    There are plenty of other reasons why Brand Memory sticks are so valuable for schools:

    • It allows students to transport information between home and school without the need to carry heavy and expensive text books.
    • Internet research can be stored on the Branded Memory Stick saving on printing.
    • It allows schools to keep their own networks and storage space to a minimum. Some schools only have dumb workstations, with no local memory so Branded Memory Sticks would allow the information to be stored.
    • Staff can take information home to mark and check and auto correct.
    • Branded Memory sticks are a great incentive / reward for pupils for achieving certain milestones.
    • PTAs could consider selling the memory sticks to parents as a fund raising activity.
    • It helps students embrace technology, which will be an important part of their future careers.
    • Each Branded Memory stick can have pupils name or a unique serial number printed on, so if they do get misplaced they can be returned.
    • If the information to be stored on Branded Memory Sticks is sensitive a password or encryption can be added.

    As this lists illustrate there are many advantages for schools and colleagues embracing Branded Memory sticks.

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