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School Districts Consider Technology Payoffs When Tightening 2011-2012 Budgets


April 13, 2011 - SAN DIEGO, CA

More than ever, school districts are searching for cost-effective ways to accommodate shrinking budgets. School Web Lockers (www.schoolweblockers.com), a provider of web-based computing solutions specifically for K-12 schools, provides online file sharing and storage to address the ongoing digital challenges that schools face, while also offering affordable pricing to help administrators meet budgetary requirements.

"We are a great partner to districts seeking maximum impact for their technology dollars," said Kelly Smith, manager of marketing and sales, School Web Lockers. "With School Web Lockers, teachers and students gain convenient everyday access to their digital projects and assignments -- from any Internet-connected device, whether at home, school or elsewhere -- at a very low cost to schools."

District administrators are also able to leverage the government-funded E-Rate program to secure significant discounts on important technology purchases. Next-generation file sharing and storage services, such as those offered by School Web Lockers, have been designated as "Priority One E-Rate eligible," which means all requests for funding year 2011-2012 (Year 14) for this category of technology will be fulfilled.

"Schools make room for Web Lockers in their annual budget because it not only provides an effective file sharing and storage solution, but it also saves paper and toner costs. Plus, it's more affordable than alternatives such as investing in an entirely new on-premise storage system," said Smith.

On average, servers hosted by a district can cost up to $32,000 apiece and each district may require three or four servers alone to secure students' digital documents. By contrast, School Web Lockers' online service costs as little as $1 per student or teacher, per year. Even at this low rate, data storage is unlimited, giving students the ability to maintain a large online portfolio of video projects, presentations and everyday assignments.

Currently more than 156,000 teachers and students in 33 states across the U.S. are benefiting from School Web Lockers. The idea behind the technology is that students create work on one computer, and then stash files in their personal web locker for completion later -- either on the same computer or on another one at home or elsewhere.

Time savings is a key benefit of School Web Lockers. The software allows instructors to distribute an assignment to an entire class with a single mouse click, giving them a quick and paperless way to share documents. School Web Lockers also assists teachers with folders categorized by class, blogging capabilities, message boards and other tools for staying organized and improving communication.

For more information, visit www.schoolweblockers.com or call 1-866-499-6527.

About School Web Lockers
School Web Lockers serves hundreds of K-12 schools and school districts across the U.S. with secure, easy-to-use computing solutions for students, teachers and administrators.

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