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.  

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 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

2019 State of the States

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

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.

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.

Cybersecurity and the Cloud

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

Powering up the Chromebook Experience at Roxbury Public Schools

New Jersey's Roxbury Township School District has been a 1:1 school for five years. Their older chromebooks were beginning to age, so they wanted to choose more powerful future-ready devices.

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Deleting the Digital Divide: Device Shortage Expected to Continue

The problems that tightened access to student computing devices during the height of the pandemic are expected to plague districts in the coming school year as well.

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The Lessons in Cybersecurity: How Education Coped in the Shift to Distance Learning Report
Lessons in Cybersecurity: How Education Coped in the Shift to Distance Learning

Malwarebytes—an anti-malware software company—has released a new report revealing that schools need to do a lot of catch up to stave off potential cyberattacks.

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CoSN 2021 EdTech Leadership Survey Report
CoSN Leadership Report

CoSN released its 2021 EdTech Leadership Survey Report, offering unique insight into the challenges that edtech leaders faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Go With the Plan: The American Rescue Plan Act and K-12 Education

While the typical woes surrounding education have tended to be around funding, now—with the American Rescue Plan Act—schools and district have the funds to reimagine modern learning to accelerate recovery from months of lost learning opportunities. 

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Managing Remote Learning: Advice from a Reseller

Initiating and managing a remote learning strategy to support virutal, online, and hybrid instruction is a challenging task. This resource includes a collection of tips and strategies to help keep instruction steady and minimize disruption.

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Taking the Temperature of Biometrics in Schools: Next Gen Precaution or Fever Dream?

The current COVID-19 pandemic puts us at a techno-ethical crossroads. And many in the ed-tech community feel that biometrics in schools will one day be a given. 

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Esports (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Think you missed the esports boat? No worries: here are some frequently asked questions to get you up-to-speed. Ready, Player One?

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Report: At Least 25% of Students in 15 States Lack Home Internet Access

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Future Ready Schools initiative reveals some sobering statistics regarding the digital divide.

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New State of EdTech Leadership 2020 Survey Report
New State of EdTech Leadership 2020 Survey Report

The annual CoSN EdTech Leadership Survey has just been released: providing critical information on the state of K-12 technology, infrastructure, and leadership.

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Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant
The Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant

Steelcase Education is partnering with educators to rethink classrooms, libraries and in-between spaces to incorporate flexible furniture to support active learning.

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