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E-Rate 2023

November 1, 2022

E-rate, or the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, originated from the 1996 Telecom Act. Basically, the goal of the Act was for all Americans to have access to communication services. As a result, telecommunication companies pay a fee based on their revenue to the Universal Service Fund (USF) [created by the FCC and governed by the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC)]. This money is distributed to schools and libraries in part as a discount to the cost of Internet service.

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Aug 1
Increase Employee Engagement with Digital Signage

You are walking past a digital sign at your workplace and a QR code appears. You pause to pull out your phone, scan the code, and immediately you are transported to an immersive experience. Not just any experience, but one specifically designed to upskill you on a piece of equipment that recently received a major software upgrade. Through a series of swipes and taps, along with sounds effects and videos, you now have the confidence to navigate the new features to make your job just a little bit easier and more efficient.  

What sounds like science fiction is how S3 Technologies leverages immersive experiences for our customers. In this case, a digital sign is a way to initiate a training opportunity with an employee, while in some cases, the training may be best administered with a video, virtual reality experience, or human-to-human interaction. S3’s mission, no matter the task, is to figure out the most effective and efficient way to engage employees and give them an educational (and entertaining) learning opportunity in the most accessible way possible.

As S3 continues to help value engineer solutions for our customers, we cannot help but get excited about the impact we are making on organizations across the world. From security and access control systems to launching immersive experiences from a digital sign, S3’s team of problem solvers and support experts is here to help guide you into unfamiliar territory. We believe that by embracing technology, our customers trust us to push the boundaries of what is possible to make our community and our world a better place.

Our team would love to keep the conversation going and discuss your workforce engagement needs and content strategy! Feel free to click here to send us a note.  

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Jun 13
Summer PD Series

This summer, S3 Technologies is hosting a series of technology integration PD sessions! We are also excited to announce that we are working with Kent State in order to offer 1 graduate credit for attending all 6 sessions. Please click "download" to view the flyers for more information and to register! We would love to see you this summer!

If you have any questions, please contact us at help@mys3tech.com or give us a call at 330-648-5408.

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May 2
Nearpod eTip

Nearpod is an amazing tool that makes your classroom presentations more engaging and interactive. With Nearpod, you can add videos, 3D models, simulations, and interactive “games” to your presentations! Students DO NOT need an account, so their privacy is protected! Instead, they join with a code, but you still get detailed reports on the things they complete during your sessions! Although there is a premium version of Nearpod, you will be able to access ALL the features described in this eTip with the FREE version

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Apr 4
Canva eTip

Canva is a graphic design platform used to design presentations, posters, social media graphics, documents, or other visual content. Educators can sign up for Canva for Education and receive all its’ pro features for FREE! Canva also integrates with Google Classroom seamlessly!

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