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New Tools for Technology in the Classroom

The top tools for technology in the classroom can stretch beyond smart boards, cameras and a computer. Social Media, combined with dozens of other smartphone apps, are slowly creeping into the classroom as an highly effective teaching tool. With the increasing demand for wireless to be available in classrooms, school wireless networks must be able to handle a plethora of users and devices, not just now but in the future as well.

Technology in the Classroom 2011

This rising trend, caused by smartphones, iPads and other mobile devices are accepted by teachers with open arms for very clear reasons. Students already understand wireless and mobile technology, making it easy for teachers to use Social Media and other Apps as learning tools within the classroom.

Teachers have found that by using Twitter and other microblogging platforms, they can easily help foster a discussion and surface ideas from students that may be too shy or intimidated to voice out loud. This helps spread learning throughout the entire class and even helps create a new form of learning for students. The average student now carries up to three different mobile devices (or more!). Campuses across the country are establishing technology plans to provide students, even as young as kindergarteners, with iPads in place of textbooks.

But how can the school wireless network....
1) support these new tools for technology in the classroom
2) keep the entire school wireless network secure
3) keep the school wireless network bandwidth at proper levels
4) support current number of devices and increasing future amounts
5) figure out the best wireless networking plan

As the demand for wireless in the classroom continues to rise, your school wireless network needs to be prepared to support it.

Here at SecurEdge Networks, we can help by designing a secure school wireless network that doesn't just support the amount of current devices, but future proof the wireless plan to keep future wireless levels in mind. We have designed outdoor and indoor wireless networks across school campuses throughout the United States. Contact us today for a Free Wireless Network Design for your school. or download our free school wireless network design guide.

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Ashley Wainwright

Ashley is a Marketing Coordinator at SecurEdge Networks. She loves cooking and everything there is about being a mom.