Networking & Wireless

Report: Mobile and Classroom Technologies Surge in Schools

About half of all public schools in the United States are providing handheld devices to administrators, teachers, or students, and, according to a new report released by the United States Department of Education, every single public school in the country is using computing technology in some way as part of instruction.

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“Life doesn’t stop because the school year ends; patches still happen. And without anyone here, they weren’t getting put out, so the beginning of the school year was always horrendous. We never had enough time to get the computers ready.”

Georgia District Expands WiFi for E-Learning Initiatives

Glynn County School System has deployed a new wireless network at four schools, completing the second in a multi-phase wireless networking rollout district-wide.

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6 Technologies That Will Shape Education

Cloud computing and gaming are among the six technologies that will have a major positive impact on K-12 education in the next few years, according to researchers. But education also faces some critical challenges in that timeframe, including challenges that may require fundamental changes to the way we educate in the United States.

Fluke Intros WiFi Troubleshooting Tool

Fluke Networks has released a handheld device for troubleshooting wireless networks. The AirCheck WiFi Tester lets users verify and troubleshoot 802.11a/b/g/n network availability, connectivity, channel usage, and security settings.

Library 2.0: Enter the Teacher Librarian Enthusiast

This is an exciting time to be a K-12 school librarian. Five years have passed since the Library 2.0 concept was coined in a blog, but only in the last couple years have school libraries fully started to embrace social networking and other 2.0 tools. For the advocates--many of whom are connected by learning networks--the enthusiasm for incorporating new technologies is palpable.

Netop Updates Endpoint Protection Software

Netop has announced it released an updated version of its endpoint protection software, ProtectOn Pro.

Tulsa Public Schools Upgrades to Adaptive Wireless Network

Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) of Tulsa, OK, has announced it has deployed a new adaptive wireless network solution from Aruba Networks.

FCC Broadband Plan Pushes Ambitious Agenda for U.S. Education

After almost a year of development that included holding 36 public workshops in person and online and reading through 23,000 public comments, the Federal Communications Commission has released its national broadband plan with a formal report to Congress. Calling high-speed Internet access "indispensable for the 21st century, the foundation for our economy, the foundation for our democracy in the digital age," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski declared the plan "ambitious but achievable."

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