Infrastructure

Large-scale technology and device deployments 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 programs. The K-12 Blueprint Infrastructure toolkit - developed with generous support from CDW-G* - includes resources and materials to help school technology leaders make better informed decisions.  

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Getting Up to Speed

Digital learning doesn’t happen without a reliable Internet connection. The 2019 Infrastructure report from CoSN highlights needs and challenges.

Infrastructure Considerations

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

Broadband and Student Performance

More and more data is demonstrating the connection between access to broadband and student performance.

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

2019 State of the States

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

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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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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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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Mission Critical: A Tribute to IT Staffers

Keeping classroom technology up and running is an all important and mission critical task. Craig Williams illustrates and reminds us of the importance of seeing how educational technology is supported in various ways. 

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CTOs Need to Know the Business of IT

A thriving CTO needs a toolkit consisting of much more than technology skills. Read Bob Moore's tried and true insights about CTO's and the need for a solid set of business skills.

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Are You Active-Active? (Part 4)

Is your network configured to assure ongoing learning and reduce downtime? Hear from Craig Williams as he provides steps for keeping your network and learning in the active-active mode. 

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Going Digital is as Easy as 1 2 3

Manteca School District superintendent, Jason Messer, describes the comprehensive approach his district took to going digital. Learn how it helped the successes to add up. 

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Stop the Insanity!

New technology choices for classrooms are abundant and easily get our attention. Read Bob Moore's insights about the need to be more thoughtful and deliberate with our review, selection and adoption of technology.

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