Pilots & Proof of Concept

A pilot or proof of concept (POC) demonstrates the feasibility of an education technology program before it is fully implemented. These tools can help you to plan a solid proof of concept and see what’s possible (and what’s problematic) before undertaking a full-scale deployment.

All Pilot and Proof of Concept toolkit files

A zip file containing all downloadable Pilot and Proof of Concept toolkit resources

What Is a Proof of Concept?

A proof of concept (POC) is the preliminary rollout of a specific program, process, or model to demonstrate its feasibility 

POC Questions to Ask

The essential questions to ask before you begin the Proof of Concept process

Planning a Proof of Concept

With so much at stake, planning your proposed education technology programs before implementation is vital

Proof of Concept Phases

A structured methodology for assessing, developing, and implementing new technology initiatives

Evaluating a Proof of Concept

A Proof of Concept (POC) should involve enough participants to capture statistically valid data

One-to-one is Going Wonderfully in Webster Central School District, New York

Webster Central School District is using technology to help kids learn essential 21st Century skills so that they can be successful in the real world: showing perseverance, risk taking, collaboration, and the ability to think on their feet.

BYOD + District-Provided Devices = A Winning Solution in Wake County

In this large NC district, the goal wasn’t 1:1 – it was offering students multiple ways to learn, collaboratively, with help from the technology of their choosing.

Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders with Fujitsu devices

Partner Success Story: See how Athol Murray College of Notre Dame was able to modernize their approach to teaching by incorporating technology into their classrooms. 

Preparing 21st Century Thinkers with Fujitsu 2-in-1 Ultrabooks

Partner Success Story: Read about how the Fujitsu Lifebook T935 Convertible Tablet PC Ultrabook is empowering teachers and students at St. Thomas More Catholic High School to transform the educational environment.

Personalized Blended Learning Plays a Starring Role at Pasadena ISD

From small pilots to a complete 1:1 implementation, in grades 7-12, involving Windows devices and a dramatically transformed curriculum, this Texas district is seeing great results.

Personalizing Learning in Oakland, CA, with Help From Chromebooks

Changing how students learn and teachers teach has been the impetus for bringing Intel-powered Chromebooks to the Oakland Unified School District.

Creating 21st-Century Classrooms in a Large Texas District

Careful planning, pilot programs, parental involvement, faculty collaboration, and student leadership are all key to the success of Leander ISD’s mobile learning initiative.

Empowering and Untethering Teachers in Tolleson, Arizona

Lenovo laptops and wireless display (WiDi) for their teachers – as well as testing out a variety of technology options with their students – have been keys to moving forward in the Tolleson Union High School District.

Redefining Learning in Maine Township, Illinois

Teacher-led professional development, a student “genius desk,” a 1:1 initiative featuring Dell Chromebooks, and oodles of collaboration all characterize High School District 207’s transformative approach.

Small Pilots Lead to a Successful 1:1 Program in Hillsborough, NJ

Four years ago, when the Hillsborough Township Public Schools started discussing 1:1, they were determined to take a careful and thorough approach to hardware planning. Their decision to adopt Chromebooks and Android tablets grew out of three years of pilots involving a variety of devices.

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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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Choosing the Right Device for Teaching & Learning

Clarity Innovations, Inc. releases The Right Device for Teaching and Learning Analyst Report.

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Paving the way for Innovation

Many among us have been education transformers for years. We’ve suffered the slings and arrows, good, bad, and ugly.  We’ve witnessed progress and change even when we took 10 steps forward and four steps back.  I think we’d all agree that little has truly changed in the education ecosystem….even with the power of infused technologies.  Invention is elusive.

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In their Inaugural blog post for the K-12 Blueprint the CDW Ed Strategist Team pose questions that can help you plan for your innovative technology strategy. 

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Making Bold Moves Towards a Bright Future

Re-imagining our classrooms can mean letting go of how we have always done things! Read Donna Teuber's advice for building promising new ideas for the future. 

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Essential Steps for Edtech Success

True educational leaders know that there is no such thing as an overnight success. True success takes, time, perseverance and tenacity. Read as Leslie Wilson outlines essential pieces in the journey for success. 

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Plan Your Adventure - A Reading Prescription for 2016

Want to bring about meaningful change in 2016? See Donna Teuber's 'Reading Prescription for 2016'. 

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Positive and Energized - Getting to Flow in Technology and Education

There are many ways to approach educational technology in schools. Read as Leslie Wilson illustrates the difference that motivation, force and approach make. 

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Risky Business

Doing something new or something different is a risk. Read insights from David Jakes and learn how strategy can make all the difference between success and failure. 

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Why Technology Matters in Education

In the last few years, education technology has grown from an innovative new trend to a key component of the modern classroom. Technology prepares students to be competitive in today’s workforce – and for the jobs of tomorrow that don’t yet exist – by providing opportunities to learn vital skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and digital literacy.

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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