Words By:
Jarvis Thompson
School Safety Consultant
Posted On:
January 15, 2019

My name is Jarvis Thompson, I have spent years as a firefighter protecting our federal land and working with schools all across the country to help adopt new safety technology on their campus.

One of the major problems that schools have with introducing new technology is the amount of work it takes to get everything up and running. From training to adopting new methods of teaching, reporting or evaluating, it can sometimes feel like walking in the middle of a busy intersection, but with a few simple steps, you can learn how to manage!

Here’s some tips to remember if you have decided to adopt new technology for your school:

  1. Start off slow. There’s no rush! Technology isn’t going anywhere and is constantly improving! Training teachers to use these digital devices is essential if you want to have a successful introduction of technology into the classroom.
  2. Everyone has different perceptions about how learning should be handled. Make sure you create a shared vision. Don’t just see this as a personal endeavor, but a community creating the future for a large group of people.
  3. Make sure you have a team of devoted staff behind the product. Even just one or two dedicated team members championing a technology change can make a difference.
  4. Don’t over think the process. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. As providers of software and services to our schools, we are always willing to walk you through a step, or simplify when needed.

At the end of the day every school is different, but at PikMyKid we’ve worked with every type of community to successfully launch our dismissal technology. Be sure to follow along with my discussion on a variety of school safety topics on LinkedIn. I’m looking forward to hearing some of the challenges your school overcame during your you new tech adoption phase.

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Jarvis Thompson  -  School Safety Consultant

Jarvis has studied Architectural Engineering and Marketing at the University of South Florida. Some of his hobbies include surfing, running and traveling. He has experience in Sales Management and digital marketing.