Understanding E-Rate Eligibility Related to Cloud Computing and Internet Access Services
Posted on February 21, 2012
Unlike any other edu-tech targeted funding program, E-Rate is fully funded and growing. As schools move to the cloud for instruction technology solutions, understanding how E-Rate can help fund those projects becomes important. Further positive news, program updates for 2012-13 actually help schools better leverage E-Rate funds to accomplish cloud computing goals.
ClassLink TechTalk: Connecting iPads and tablets to network resources and file storage
Posted on February 14, 2012
Description: Use of iPads and tablets in the classroom is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years but schools have real challenges with making effective use of them. From a technical perspective, these devices were never designed to play well with traditional network resources. They don’t easily access traditional software tools or existing network storage locations. In addition to the next great expectation of “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYO) combined with smartphones in the classroom— now Instructional Technologists are really scratching their heads.
Bring your Own: The Impact on Pedagogy & Professional Development
Posted on January 22, 2012
Bring Your Own technology initiatives are top of mind with school administrators everywhere this year. Whether big or small, schools across the nation want to leverage the benefits of student and teacher owned technology devices in the classroom. Specifically, schools expect BYO to improve learning and better prepare 21st century.
Cloud Desktops… and how they compare with ‘old school’ VDI
Posted on January 14, 2012
Over the last decade server virtualization technologies have taken off like a rocket. In recent years we’ve seen the expansion of virtualization from the server room to the desktop with VDI on the minds of many technology directors, but is it the right choice for schools?
Bring Your Own (BYO): The District Administrator’s Viewpoint
Posted on December 20, 2011
Many schools have already begun to allow students and teachers to bring their own technology to school. This Bring Your Own (BYO) movement presents both challenges and opportunities for the classroom. ClassLink has been researching this trend and conducted an innovative webinar on this subject.