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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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

Untethering Teachers - One District’s Search for the Next-Gen Device Part IV

Learn about Riverdell Regional School District helped to foster new learning opportunities by helping teachers to be untethered from the front of their classroom.

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“Where's the Beef” When It Comes to Your Tech Investments?

When it comes to technology investments, how can schools and districts get to the meat of spending wisely? Read Elliott Levine's insights on finding the right combinations for serving up a quality, successful 1:1 program. 

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School CIO Priorities for 2015

What priorities do School CIOs need to prioritize in 2015? Read Bob Moore's high level view of factors essential to today's digital learning environments. 

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One District’s Search for the Next-Gen Device - Part III

Part 3 in a Series: Planning for educational technology integration in schools involves a series of choices. Read about key choices for Riverdell School DIstrict's evaluation of network and productivity tools.

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Don’t Over-Enterprise Your School IT

Does your school run 'like a business' when it comes to IT? Read Bob Moore's advice on when it might be best to apply business practices and not. 

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Is Your Data Center in the Right Class to Support Real-time Learning?

Build a Data Center that will Support Real-time Learning now and into the future. Read more from Craig Williams to learn about key questions to ask!

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To Build Trust – Secure Student Data

To secure trust in our systems and people, we must take appropraite steps to secure all data. Read Bob Moore's post about four big challenges to data security faced by schools and districts. 

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Communications Built on an Ethic of Care

Quality communication between teachers, students and parents can be facilitated in a number of ways. Learn from Diana Laufenberg about the tools selected by SLA and the reasons behind the selections.

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The Network is Not Dead

I am attending a conference this week in California. The organization is BICSI, which is the standards and support organization for the low voltage cabling industry. So what is going to be new in the backbone of your network, you ask? It turns out that plenty is new.

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Getting Outside Support Tech Directors Can Rely On

Tech Directors are getting outside their districts to share ideas and information. Craig Williams shares the process and benefits for building collaborative support among colleagues. 

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