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Technology for Teaching – Phase 2

Classroom using donated computer equipment

The primary function of Technology for Teaching (T2) is to distribute electronic equipment to the public schools, local governmental agencies and other non-profits in Clackamas County. This equipment is viable, but no longer usable by County standards. The program has been very successful providing thousands of PCs, monitors, printers, servers and AV equipment to local school districts. Technology for Teaching (T2) is a 501(c)3 non-profit established in 2010 by Clackamas County.

The Phase 2 initiative this year was to expand T2 beyond just schools and actively promote the services to local non-profits in the community. T2 has equipment available beyond the needs of the schools and utilizing the same process, has added several important non-profits to the program. These non-profits are minimally funded or even volunteer based. Donated resources save valuable funds for other purposes and new / enhanced services. So far, T2 has added several non-profits and is in the process of adding more. This initiative included upgrading the equipment request web form to allow “tiers” of agencies so schools get first choice on equipment, then if not requested after a time limit, the non-profits have the ability to request equipment. Additional capability for reporting purposes was also added.

Services

This non-profit has several important functions:

To date, over 2400 pieces of equipment have been processed and donated. If procured new, the estimated equipment value would be over $1,800,000 – more than available in most school or NPO budgets for technology. This has allowed the schools / agencies to supplement their technology budgets for such uses as:

Technology

The T2 application that manages the equipment, agencies and the processing of the equipment is an in-house web based application using a Postgress database. All development and support is done in-house by County Technology Services at minimal costs.

Support

T2 Internet Website for viewing / requesting available equipment and running reports.

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Schools / Agencies / NPOs that have utilized equipment from T2:

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Technology Services
121 Library Court
Oregon City, OR 97045
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503-655-8322

Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.