- By John K. Waters
Getting a strong WiFi signal can be challenging enough without having to worry about 5-foot-thick walls standing between your laptop and the signal source. But that's exactly what teachers and administrators at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, IL, were grappling with when trying to access the institution's existing 802.11g WiFi infrastructure.
- By Bridget McCrea
Washington International School in Washington, DC has overhauled what it described as an "inadequate legacy network," replacing it with an 802.11n wireless network.
The Iowa Communications Network, established in the 1990s, is providing hundreds of classrooms in the state with two-way and one-way video communications, affording public and private schools the opportunity to expand learning opportunities for students.
- By Denise Harrison
Network breaches represent the foremost nightmare scenario for IT pros, according to a new cross-sector industry report.
- By Jabulani Leffall
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.
- By John K. Waters
“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.”
- By Charlene O’Hanlon
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.
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.