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Topic: Classroom Technology

How E-Rate Benefits Schools [An Infographic]

How E-Rate Benefits Schools [An Infographic]

With the education system in the U.S. facing a financial crisis, how can schools implement the required Wi-Fi infrastructure to support their digital transformation goals? Since many K-12 schools have little to no budget for Wi-Fi upgrades, it can be difficult to find an affordable solution.

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What Does it Take to be a Successful K-12 IT Decision Maker?
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What Does it Take to be a Successful K-12 IT Decision Maker?

Today’s K-12 technology leader requires a different skill set than what the role required in the past. The explosion of mobile devices and increasing demand for anywhere, anytime connectivity has transformed the learning experience. Today's classrooms are focusing more and more on both interactive and personalized learning relying heavily on robust school wireless networks to support this new environment. Because of these rapidly evolving technologies the role of a typical K-12 CIO, CTO, IT director or manager has evolved as well.

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7 Must-Know Classroom Technology Trends that are Changing Education
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7 Must-Know Classroom Technology Trends that are Changing Education

In today’s mobile-centric, always connected school environments, keeping up with new technology trends can have a major impact on your continued ability to offer your students the education they want and need. Schools now recognize the influence wireless and mobile technologies are having on their students as well as how it's shaping new ways of thinking and teaching. More colleges and universities are starting to get on board with utilizing newer learning methods for higher education that are targeted to how students want to learn and what are most effective for them to succeed not only in the classroom but after they graduate.

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4 Reasons Why College CIO's Should be Deploying RTLS
Mobility

4 Reasons Why College CIO's Should be Deploying RTLS

It's not a question of if but a question of when. Of course I'm referring to RTLS or Real-Time Location Services, the popular "buzzword" you're probably more familiar with are beacons. It's time to start offering your students, faculty and even guests an interactive experience when they access your school's wireless network. Beacon technology is already gaining traction from retail to airports to large sports stadiums everyone is starting to test the waters seeing huge potential. As for colleges and universities the possibilities and reasons to start an RTLS strategy are virtually endless.

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11 Helpful Ways Beacons are Changing Education
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11 Helpful Ways Beacons are Changing Education

It's not a secret anymore, mobile is everywhere and it's transformed how the world operates, especially in education. From BYOD and 1:1 programs to interactive and personalized learning our schools have been evolving at a rapid pace to support their students needs and demands in this new environment. However, staying ahead is challenging for even the most seasoned IT professionals and just when you thought you had a handle on things, new technology comes out set to change things once again. Beacons and location based solutions are here, but what are they and how will they be used in education? 

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6 Trends that are Re-Shaping Our School Wi-Fi Networks
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6 Trends that are Re-Shaping Our School Wi-Fi Networks

Education is changing as rapidly as everything else in a technology-driven society. Thirty years ago, advances seemed to happen every once in a while—but today, it feels like they’re made daily. Teachers, students and schools are feeling the pressure to use all of available devices in the educational system. However, with the rapid increase in that use, not every campus wireless network is able to handle it.

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10 E-Learning Trends Every School Wireless Network Needs to Follow
Mobility

10 E-Learning Trends Every School Wireless Network Needs to Follow

Beware…technology may be moving faster than you are prepared for. Keeping up with and having the ability to successfully support the latest learning trends and initiatives is an imperative aspect of your school wireless network. Administrators, parents and students alike want to take advantage of the latest and best technology to enhance the learning experience. The way schools are approaching learning today is being transformed through mobile devices, smarter more intelligent personalized learning systems (Google Apps for Education), and powerful, secure mobility ecosystems.

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How Campus Wifi Is Shaping The College Experience [Infographic]
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How Campus Wifi Is Shaping The College Experience [Infographic]

When I look back at my college years I immediately think about how great of an experience I had. However, now, because of the explosion of mobile technology and better campus wifi performance, I’ve realized that higher education has become a vastly different environment and experience than the one I remember. The kicker is that its only been 7 years.

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What You Need to Know About the Flipped Classroom and School WLAN
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What You Need to Know About the Flipped Classroom and School WLAN

Dynamic. Engaging. Interactive. All descriptive words used when approaching the topic of flipped learning or creating a flipped classroom. Teachers lecture in the front of the classroom less and offer communal guidance with the use of content delivered online. Like with any new technology or teaching method today, being successful is clearly tied to having a school wlan that is able to adapt to a chaning mobile environment.

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Android Tablets vs. iPads in the Classroom: Which are Best for Schools?
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Android Tablets vs. iPads in the Classroom: Which are Best for Schools?

The argument between Android and Apple is a polarizing one. You either love one or the other. So, when looking at which devices to put into our student’s hands what should you decide to go with? Many of the schools we work with are struggling to come up with an answer to this question so we thought we would tackle that on this week’s blog post: What tablet is best for my technology in the classroom platform?

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Top 3 Ways to Securely Deploy Technology in the Classroom
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Top 3 Ways to Securely Deploy Technology in the Classroom

One of the most important topics we speak to a lot of schools about almost every day, is how to safely implement mobile technology in the classroom. Most schools want to allow their students the world of possibility mobile classroom technology solutions can bring yet the fear of security breaches, misused tablet use (social media & gaming) and network overload leave them hesitant to jump into the world of mobility.

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3 Simple Reasons to Move Your School WLAN from 802.11n to 802.11ac
Mobility

3 Simple Reasons to Move Your School WLAN from 802.11n to 802.11ac

The start of 2014 brought with it a new standard in wireless connectivity. 802.11ac is a set of physical layer enhancements for higher throughput in the 5-GHz band that is projected to completely replace the 802.11n technology by 2018. The access points with the newest technology bring with them additional antennas, wider channels, more spatial streams, and a number of features that improves throughput and reliability.

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