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posted: 8/31/2021 3:10 PM

Second Life Mac wins three tech awards

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SKOKIE -- Second Life Mac, an Apple device buyback company that makes it easier for schools to afford digital learning devices, won in three categories of the 2021 Tech&Learning Awards of Excellence.

The company won the Best Tools for Back to School award. Second Life Mac's Touchless Trade-in service also was named a Tech&Learning's Primary and Secondary School winner, as well as in the Higher Ed (college and beyond) category.

Touchless Trade-in is a service that enables school districts to trade-in used student and teacher digital learning devices and distribute new devices while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. The drive-through process allows students to remain in their cars and minimizes the handling of used devices by school officials.

The service, which is offered at no charge to school districts, has been used by 20% of all K-12 school customers since the pandemic began.

"Being able to equip students with current digital learning devices has been crucial for remote and hybrid learning during the pandemic, yet districts were challenged with how to take back devices in a safe manner to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus," said Scott Pauga, CEO of Second Life Mac. "Touchless Trade-in allows schools to move forward with device refresh plans, and enabled districts to provide students current technology."