iPads, Tablets and Wi-Fi Enabled Devices in the Classroom
— Is Your Network Ready to Support Them?

Mobility is the new norm. Primary and secondary students are growing up around wireless connectivity. Many already depend on it for class work. When we grow wireless user density in classrooms, teachers can engage connected students in new ways and enhance learning.If you have any questions about your wireless network infrastructure, please send an email to info@xirrus.com

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Nationally Ranked Texas School District Achieves More for Less with Xirrus Wireless Arrays: Case Study

Plano Independent School District (ISD) covers approximately 100 square miles, encompassing the city of Plano, the ninth largest municipal in Texas. The district currently employees 7,000 faculty and staff members and educates over 55,000 students per year. Plano ISD has achieved national recognition for its high academic standards.

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Understanding the Role of Stolen Credentials in Data Breaches: White Paper

Security practitioners and threat actors are constantly developing new techniques to gain advantages over the other. In recent years, security teams have stepped up their approaches to protecting their infrastructure by fortifying their network perimeter defenses, building up protections against advanced malware, upgrading vulnerable operating systems, automating the delivery of patches to stop exploits, and developing counter-measures to spot intruders. The threat actors looking to circumvent these measures are shifting their attention toward the next weakest link in the security chain – the user.


Display Size Matters: Selecting the Right Display Size for Classrooms: White Paper

Imaging technology has dramatically affected the experience of K-12 teaching and classroom dynamics. From a time when the primary ways to relay information were verbal, via a blackboard or overhead projector, to the current array of computers, tablets, flat screens and projectors – deciding what to select can be complicated. Today there is a lot of focus on flat panels and projectors. However the big dilemma isn’t which technology to select, but how to support the right visual environments that help teachers teach and students learn. Whether the pedagogical style is sage on a stage, guide by the side, flipped classrooms, display-based or constructivist, getting everyone on the same page and keeping focus are key components in supporting student comprehension.


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  • iPads in the Classroom: Understanding Wi-Fi Performance and Device Management for BYOD

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    The Gartner Group recently commented "Without proper planning deploying iPads will require 300% more Wi-Fi." That statement reflects the dramatic impact the iPad has had on networks. It is not just iPads though – over 1 million wireless-only mobile devices (tablets, smart phones, etc.) are being activated every day. The majority of Wi-Fi networks are just not designed to support these loads.
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  • 100 Mbps the New Minimum for 'Critical' Broadband Services in Schools

    A new report is calling on the federal government "to increase funding options" for high-speed broadband, statewide networks, schools' broadband capacity, access to broadband in community centers, and aid to help low-income families have broadband access at home. 05/22/12 Full Article

  • Why BYOD, Not Banning Cell Phones, Is the Answer

    It's difficult to have a conversation about using cell phones for learning without someone complaining that the phones will be a distraction. These complaints are presumably made by those who have never been in schools where cell phones are used as learning tools. Those who have know that not only do teachers find distraction is not an issue, they also find students are more engaged and excited about learning. 05/09/12 Full Article

More Mobility Resources:

  • Wi-Fi Reference Posters Wi-Fi Poster

    The various wireless technologies, standards, architectures and acronyms can be a confusing mess to understand. That’s why Xirrus created an educational Wi-Fi Reference Poster Program to help get you up to speed on Wi-Fi and its related topics. Download PDF

  • Video Case Study: Xirrus Makes e-Learning Possible at Corona-Norco Unified School District Video capture

    Millis has been a leader in technology-driven learning programs to improve learning and communications for their 1,700 students and faculty. By Deploying Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays, Millis Public Schools has been able to further expand on their personalized learning initiative, providing solid and reliable wireless connections for their computer-based applications and 1:1 Apple® iPad initiative. Length: 00:03:52 View Now

  • Video Case Study: Xirrus Makes e-Learning Possible at Corona-Norco Unified School District Video capture

    IT Manager, Brian Troudy explains why he chose Xirrus over Cisco. Length: 00:04:57 View Now

  • Wi-Fi Tool: Wi-Fi Inspector Video capture

    The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection. Applications include: Managing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi connections, detecting rogue Aps, locating Wi-Fi devices, verifying Wi-Fi coverage, and more! Download Now

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