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Topic: Technology In The Classroom

10 Reasons Today’s Students NEED Technology in the Classroom
Strategy

10 Reasons Today’s Students NEED Technology in the Classroom

Technology is everywhere--entwined in almost every part of our culture. It affects how we live, work, play, and most importantly learn. With mobile and other wireless devices like the IoT becoming an increasing requirement across every industry today, it only makes sense that our schools are also effectively deploying mobile technology in the classroom. However, for many schools, implementing the latest technology is a difficult strategy to navigate.

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How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks
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How To Transition Your College Bookstore To E-Textbooks

For students growing up in the mobile age, digital textbooks make so much more sense considering their constant use of tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices in and out of the classroom. However, transitioning the college bookstore from print to e-textbooks poses a myriad of challenges for colleges and universities, with most not even knowing where to start.

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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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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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School Wireless Networks and the State of Student Engagement
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School Wireless Networks and the State of Student Engagement

There are two areas in education that haven’t always traditionally been examined. I’m of course referring to “Engagement” and “Job Preparedness”. New mobile technologies have almost overnight transformed both the world we work in, the world we live in, and it only makes sense to assume it has changed the world we learn in as well as how we think about designing our school wireless networks,. But we don’t have to assume anymore, over the last year the Gallup Poll has compiled some startling results.

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Study Shows How Students are Using Technology in the Classroom
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Study Shows How Students are Using Technology in the Classroom

66% of students say they were prepared to use needed technology when they entered college. This makes me say one thing, “Wow!”. Believe me, I’m glad this stat is above 50% but it still means that 34% of students were not ready.The importance of providing students with proper training and skill development in a safe and responsible digital learning environment has to be a top priority, especially as technology use among students increases exponentially.

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School Wireless Network Design: A Lesson in Mobility
Mobility

School Wireless Network Design: A Lesson in Mobility

Do you have a mobility strategy? We’ve been talking about mobility around the office lately, particularly how it impacts school wireless network design and the constant efforts to bring more and better technology into the classroom. There are so many factors that need to be considered, from what the teachers are asking for, the goals of the curriculum, what types of devices are going to be used, the layout of the school, security, budgets, it goes on and on.

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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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How 802.11ac and Air Travel Can Improve Your School Wireless Network
Mobility

How 802.11ac and Air Travel Can Improve Your School Wireless Network

International travel in and of itself is rather tricky. We’ve all been there. Imagine you’re at the airport, you’ve gotten there about an hour or so before your flight, mostly because that’s what everyone has told you to do. You wait in your first line of the day, checking your one bag that costs around $25 dollars (that’s another story). Once checked in, your off to the second line of the day, this one is even worse than the last. 

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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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The Solution to BYOD in Schools
Mobility

The Solution to BYOD in Schools

Today’s school networks are being inundated with smartphones and tablets.  On average, if a student brings in 2 devices each and each of those devices has 40+apps loaded on them that leaves a lot of gray area for the IT Departments to stay in control and continued adherence to CIPA requirements. So how do you offer BYOD in schools?

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