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

Narrowing the Divide and Nurturing Tech Experts in Sterling Morton Schools

96 percent of students at the Chicago-area Morton 201 High School District qualify for free or reduced-price lunch but that didn’t stop the district leadership from finding ways to get Dell laptops into students’ hands for one-to-one use.

BYO, Chromebooks and Innovative Learning in Southeast Texas

A robust wireless infrastructure, Google Apps for Education, student-owned devices, and Acer Chromebooks are the perfect backdrop for innovative classroom learning in Dayton ISD.

Going 1:1 with Chromebooks in North Carolina

Google Apps for Education and other cloud-based resources are crucial to learning in North Carolina’s Union County Public Schools, so it’s not surprising that the district chose to place rugged Lenovo Chromebooks in the hands of all students in grades 6-12

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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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Less Waiting, More Learning with Intel-Based Chromebooks

Chromebooks have taken the education world by storm. In this new eBook you will learn why -- and hear from several districts that have achieved great results by moving towards 1:1 implementations with Intel-based models.

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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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Is Your Data Center in the Right Class to Support Real-time Learning (Part 3)?

Data and security are critical topics in todays' world and they deserve careful attention in every school. Read the latest in Craig William's multi-part series. 

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Planning and Implementation in Baltimore

The Baltimore County Public Schools' STAT (Students & Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) program has the goal of equipping students with critical 21st century skills in order to be globally competitive. To ensure an equitable, effective digital learning environment BCPS implements 1 to 1 computing that puts an Intel-based 2 in 1 system in every student’s hands to enable a personalized learning environment.

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The Route Not Taken - With Apologies to Robert Frost

By taking a look at the real costs and options available to your district and you might find some better options. Review Kevin Schwartz's insights on optimal approaches to infrastructure updates. 

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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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Is Your Data Center in the Right Class to Support Real-time Learning? (Part 2)

Would you like to save 1/3 of the cost of your data center ventilation system, and up to 40 percent of the cost to run your data center’s chiller? Let’s discuss cooling and underfloor tips for your school’s data center.

In my last post, I listed 5 questions to answer in building or improving your district data center to provide the reliability you need for real-time learning. The questions came out of my attendance at a Data Center Design class sponsored by BICSI. The 5 questions were:

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The K-12 Blueprint: Produced by Clarity Innovations

Clarity Innovations matches the most promising technology with the evolving needs of education. By merging creativity, technology, and pedagogy, we create powerful learning experiences. Learn More