Infrastructure

One-to-one programs are helping to bridge the digital divide, engage students, and improve learning. This toolkit pulls together successful approaches to planning and implementation, and the research-based methods they are using to create sustainable and effective 1:1 initiatives.

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All Infrastructure toolkit files

A zip file containing all of the downloadable Infrastructure toolkit resources

Infrastructure and Assessments

As schools rely more on digital content and testing, how much bandwidth is enough? Discover the infrastructure demands of modern assessment

Getting Up to Speed

Digital learning doesn’t happen without a reliable Internet connection. Only a few years ago, more than 40 million US students could barely stream online videos

Infrastructure Considerations

An infrastructure should support and empower educators: deepening their relationship with students and making learning more personal

Bridge the Educational Divide

The schools that have the most to benefit from digital learning materials often lack the infrastructure to make best use of them

Infrastructure and Student-Centered Learning

In a 1:1 scenario, every child can have a personalized learning plan. Learn how this impacts a school’s or district’s infrastructure

Build a Solid Infrastructure to Support Blended Learning

Here are the key “must-haves” for infrastructure, ensuring a smooth rollout of your next education technology initiative

Planning and Designing for K12 Next Generation Learning

This resource from iNacol helps you understand the questions to ask when thinking through next generation learning design

Local Area Network Costs Analysis for K-12

This resource from CoSN and Education Superhighway estimates the costs of equipment and services for America’s K-12 public schools

2015 State of the States

A report, provided by Education SuperHighway, on the state of broadband connectivity in America’s public schools

One-to-one is Going Wonderfully in Webster Central School District, New York

Webster Central School District is using technology to help kids learn essential 21st Century skills so that they can be successful in the real world: showing perseverance, risk taking, collaboration, and the ability to think on their feet.

Student Interns Learn Valuable Skills Retrofitting District Computers

In West Ada, Idaho, replacing mechanical hard drives with faster SSDs dramatically improved the start-up times of desktop computers while providing a valuable learning experience for students and freeing up funds for new mobile technology.

Smart Buses, Powered by the Internet of Things, Extend the School Day at Huntsville ISD

This Texas district combines a 1:1 Chromebook initiative with community hotspots and an IoT school bus solution that keeps students, parents and school personnel connected throughout the day.

Acer R11 Chromebook Case Study

Earlier in the year, Intel® Education and K-12 Blueprint gave away several Acer R11 Chromebooks with Intel Celeron processors to schools across the country. We were amazed at the resourceful ways educators were using the devices to instill 21st century skills within their classrooms.

Adopt, Adapt and Improve: Metro Nashville Public Schools Redefines School Libraries

Tennessee's Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is blazing trails in innovative library and media center design to bring true 21st Century literacy to 83,000 students in more than 150 schools.

 
Personalizing Learning in Oakland, CA, with Help From Chromebooks

Changing how students learn and teachers teach has been the impetus for bringing Intel-powered Chromebooks to the Oakland Unified School District.

Going Big (Texas Style) with One-to-One Laptops

Houston ISD is about to enter the third phase of its phenomenally successful 1:1 PowerUp initiative, which allows teachers in all 282 district schools to create a rich learning environment filled with project-based learning, 21st-century skills development, and coursework aligned to individual aptitudes and interests. 

Empowering and Untethering Teachers in Tolleson, Arizona

Lenovo laptops and wireless display (WiDi) for their teachers – as well as testing out a variety of technology options with their students – have been keys to moving forward in the Tolleson Union High School District.

How Michigan is Boldly Redefining Ed-Tech Purchasing

Michigan’s Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) is developing and improving the technology infrastructure of Michigan’s school districts in preparation for the planned implementation of online growth assessments in an innovative new way that is not only pushing the state to full 1:1 implementation, but saving school districts millions of dollars in the process.

Miami-Dade Focuses on Equity in its 1:1 Initiative

When you’re planning a 1:1 initiative for a district the size of Miami-Dade Public Schools – the nation’s fourth-largest district – it’s crucial to have the infrastructure and a PD plan in place, along with a vision and support at every level.

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RIP PC? Not So Fast…

As the mobile PC market in education continues to grow, the competition between platforms is expected to intensify, with implications across the ed-tech industry.

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Outpacing the Traditional Ed-Tech Timeline

Discover three emerging technologies affecting our lives outside the classroom today, and see how schools could implement them tomorrow.

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Cloud Computing in Education: Tip of the Iceberg

The past four years have seen a radical shift in how K-12 schools are deploying and managing devices, due almost exclusively to low-cost Chromebooks. For many IT departments, gone are the days of creating gold builds, overnight image pushes, and even shared network drives to manage student data and devices. The replacement is, of course, the software side of the Chromebook offering: G Suite for Education.

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Look What’s New on the Horizon

The newly released NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K–12 Edition examines emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in schools.

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The 2017 AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Introducing the 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge! Amazon Web Services (AWS) is awarding up to $50,000 in promotional credits to school districts who are using the power of the cloud to improve learning for students.

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Microsoft Technology Planning Resources

Microsoft works with hundreds of thousands of schools and school systems to solve big problems. Here are resources to guide school leaders as they transform schools with a vision to empower students to achieve more.

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The Golden Age of School Technology

As districts employ substantive changes to incorporate educational technology, Craig Williams takes stock and looks to the future. 

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Teaching and Learning with Technology Infographic

Technology adoption in US schools has grown dramatically over the past five years. In some cases, schools are rushing to adopt technology initiatives in order to support high-stakes testing or even to "keep up with the Joneses" in neighboring districts. To help better inform educators and leaders, one of Clarity Innovation's clients asked them to prepare an infographic documenting the research behind technology initiatives as they relate to preparing students for classrooms of the future, college, and career readiness.

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The 3 L's of Educational Technology

What are the 3 most important factors in educational technology? You can find out by reading these impactful insights from Craig Williams. 

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Running IT Like a Business

When do schools need to operate like businesses? Read Bob Moore's insights, Listening to the consumer may matter more today than it ever did. 

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