Keystone offers support for:
classroom technology integration
school technology coordinators
Explore the resources below to learn more.
- Standards and Guidance
- 3D Printing
- Assistive Technology
- Blended / Flipped Learning
- Clarity Brightbytes
- Digital Literacy / Digital Citizenship
- Grants and Group Buys
- Podcasts: Next Level Learning
- STEM / STEAM
The purpose of Keystone AEA's Assistive Technology Team is to support IEP / IFSP teams as they provide assistive technology services and devices to individuals ages birth to 21. Learn more about Assistive Technology.
The Next Level Learning podcast aims to spotlight educators in the Keystone AEA area that are utilizing activities and strategies to move students into the upper-levels of thinking and learning on a regular basis. We wish to amplify their voice so other educators may learn as well. Sign up today!
- For Assistance:
- Electronics Recycling
- Equipment Repair
- Grants & Cooperative Purchasing
- Tech Coord & Tech/Instructional Coach Meetings
This information is from Summer 2018.
For more information on e-waste recycling, please contact Karen Randall at 800-632-5918.
The e-waste electronics recycling program is at no cost to individual schools.
Keystone is utilizing A-Team Recyclers as the recycling vendor. "With over 10 years of experience, we specialize in full service electronics recycling using the latest practices and technology. Your information is always protected when you recycle your electronics with us. We clear all data from your hard drive, computer, phone, and other data-holding devices and offer hard drive shredding upon request. Our data destruction processes exceed national requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST 800-88 standard. You can trust when you recycle your electronics with us, your data and sensitive files will be completely destroyed, and your privacy will be protected. Upon completion of recycling your electronics, we’ll provide a Certificate of Recycling with proof of service."
Cable and Satellite Receivers
Cash Registers and Credit Card Readers
Cell Phones and Accessories
Computers and Computer Parts
Copiers/Printers/Scanners/Fax Machines/Type Writers
Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
Ink and Toner Cartridges
Mice and Keyboards
Monitors: All Types
Networking Equipment: Modems, Switches, Routers, Hubs
Phones and Telecom Equipment
Rechargeable Batteries: Lithium Ion, Ni-Cd, Lead Acid, Ni-Mh
Televisions: All Types
Uninterrupted Power Supplies
Video Game Consoles
Wire, Cables and Christmas Lights
*For any items to recycle that are not listed above, please contact us
The following cannot be accepted:
Freon Containing Items
Gas Cylinders: fire extinguishers, propane cylinders, etc.
Liquids/Items containing Liquids (gas motors, hazardous waste vials, etc.)
Medical Equipment (Any material that is considered or has come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material)
White Goods/Appliances (Refrigerators, Dish Washers, Stoves, etc.)
Keystone AEA has made arrangements with Central Rivers AEA (Cedar Falls office) to provide repair of instructional equipment for the schools served by Keystone AEA.
Equipment will be picked up at your school and returned to your school on the Keystone AEA delivery vans.
Forms to Use
Forms to label your equipment for shipment and repair will be provided by Central Rivers AEA. These forms may be found with the contact person in your building or downloaded. A separate form is required for each item. It must be attached to the outside package so it is visible. Forms need to be completed in full. Serial numbers are extremely important to track similar items.
Pack to Protect
Proper packaging is important. Rigid cardbaord boxes are recommended to protect your items while in transit. Securely package any equipment that could be damaged in shipment. Keystone AEA and Central Rivers AEA will not be responsible for damage during shipment.
Type of Equipment
Types of equipment that can be repaired include: VCR's, television sets, radios, tape recorders, video monitors, computers, computer peripherals, overhead projectors, opaque projectors or other types of video, computer, and projection equipment (not typewriters, dictation machines, and other general business equipment).
Who to Call for Repair Questions
When you are not sure if the equipment falls into a category that can be repaired, call 319-273-8230 and the repair people at Central Rivers AEA will answer your questions.
Describe Equipment Problems Accurately
When submitting equipment to Central Rivers AEA for repair, describe the equipment problem as completely as possible. For example, explain what happens that is different than normal operation. Just saying it doesn't work will not help the repair person locate and correct the problem and will cost more in labor charges.
What are the costs?
The cost for repair will be $60 an hour for labor plus parts. Central Rivers AEA will do estimates of costs and bench diagnostics which will be provided at no cost.
How Much Time will the Repair Take?
Ordinarily it will take approximately two and a half weeks for your equipment to be repaired and returned to your school.
Due to the fact that one person is responsible for transit of equipment we recommend a maximum weight of 50 lbs. Heavy or awkward/irregular shaped items need to be directly delivered to and picked up from Central Rivers AEA.
Billing and Payment:
Billing will be made directly to your school by Central Rivers AEA and payment will be made directly to Central Rivers AEA by your school
Questions about items that have been or are to be repaired should be directed to Central Rivers AEA at the following:
Central Rivers Area Education Agency
Media Center Equipment Repair
3712 Cedar Heights Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613