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24 Oct: Geek Squad Technology Hub Opens at Minnesota High School

Geek Squad is going back to school with a purpose in suburban Minneapolis.

The first-ever Geek Squad Technology Hub opened this week at Edina High School, and it will be staffed by an Agent for four hours each week who will triage devices, analyze tech problems and educate teachers and students about technology.

“Most of the youngsters in this building have grown up with technology, so they know how it works,” said Butch Cavello, a Geek Squad vice president. “What we want to do is enhance that experience to ensure they are getting the most out of their tech, and maybe they’ll teach us a thing or two.

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01 Apr: Win $25K in Best Buy Credit and Transform Your Classroom’s Technology

Technology is coming to the classroom as more schools look to tablets and laptops to help teach kids across America. It might be happening faster than you think. Consider these stats:

  • Education Market Research says schools and districts are expecting to increase their spending on tablets during the 2014-15 school year by an average of 8.6 percent.
  • The Washington Post reported U.S. schools were expected to purchase 3.5 million tablets by the end of 2014. And worldwide, K-12 spending on tablets increased 60 percent from 2013 to 2014.