Keeping Your Schools Safe with Proper Device Hygiene

By Joseph Lee


Although the main way to transmit COVID-19 is through respiratory droplets, current evidence from the CDC suggests that the virus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. This includes digital learning devices like iPads, Macs and ...

Worried about security? Here’s what to ask your device sellback company

By Craig Melissare


How is data erased from devices we sell back?

When selling back iPads and MacBooks, organizations want to make sure that devices are secure and that data on the devices is erased so sensitive or identifying data no longer exists on them. This inclu...

Best practices for ed tech device refreshes during Covid-19

By Paula Currie


Covid-19 threw a wrench into spring plans for most schools. From remote learning to virtual graduations, the pandemic has schools rethinking how they teach and interact with students.

Likewise, technology refreshes, which often are done at the end of the school yea...

Second Life Mac Named Finalist for EdTech Trendsetter Award


At Second Life Mac, we work hard to deliver creative solutions for schools looking to sell back used Apple devices before a technology refresh.

That’s why we’re so thrilled to be recognized as a Finalist in the 2020 EdTech Awards. Sponsored by EdTech Digest, th...

Make the most of at-home learning

By Megan Finnegan-Ratliff


During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools with 1:1 technology environments may not be operating normally, but they certainly are a step ahead of schools that require students to share tablets and computers. That’s because 1:1 schools allow students to take devices home, whe...

Do you need an RFP?

By Paula Currie


When schools and districts decide to sell back their aging edtech devices, they often issue Requests for Proposals (or RFPs) or Requests for Quotes (RFQ) to find the best buyback partner.

Is this step necessary? Can an RFP backfire?

While some school distric...

The Coronavirus and EdTech

By Paula Currie


By now everyone has heard about the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), a fast-spreading virus that has quickly fanned out from Asia to Europe and now to North America. Healthcare professionals have instructed people to take common-sense measures to avoid getting sick, including w...

When Spring Cleaning, Don’t Forget Old Devices

By Matt Hannegan


I was visiting a large school in Southern California recently to discuss their upcoming Apple refresh. The IT director pointed out a few hundred devices in their tech closet that were destined for the recycling center. These devices were a combination of decommissioned iM...