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.

Next Generation Infrastructure

The latest infrastructure solutions can increase resiliency, simplify cost management, and improve performance with increased flexibility to help better meet the needs of education.

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.

Cybersecurity and the Cloud

After the pandemic, K-12 schools may never be the same. And cybercriminals are making the most of it.

Build a Solid Infrastructure to Support Hybrid 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

What is Hyperconvergence?

As school storage and backup requirements have grown exponentially, separating storage networks and servers can impede an infrastructure’s evolution while adding unneeded complexity.

Edtech Leadership Survey Report 2021

CoSN’s annual survey gathers data on the responsibilities of U.S. K-12 IT Leaders, the nature of their digital ecosystems, and their educational technology challenges.

2019 State of the States

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

Getting Up to Speed

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

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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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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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Technology Advice Every Superintendent Should Hear

What should superintendents be thinking about when it comes to furthering effective uses of technology? Read Bob Moore's advice for supporting schools now and in the future. 

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IT Advice From Experts Beyond the Education World

At a recent conference about infrastructure and end-user support, I found some interesting insights about mobile device management, BYOD, and overall mobility strategy.

 

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