The Johnson City School District transformed its students’ learning experiences, teachers’ teaching experiences, and parents’ academic insights with BYOD applications, allowing them the freedom to learn and connect anywhere, anytime and on any device.
With wired Internet access readily available in each of the 11 schools, the district took its first steps into wireless Internet access in its elementary schools. The city teamed up with Cisco to implement its BYOD Solutions for K12 Education to advance the schools’ wireless networks. The flexible network access allowed teachers to use laptops in their classrooms, stream online video, and adopt testing applications that used iPods, tablets, and other mobile devices. The schools’ networks also addressed the previous network limitations such as security measures preventing access for students and guests.
As my colleague Rahul Chohan recently blogged, The Johnson City School District found that through Cisco’s BYOD Solutions for K12 Education, anytime access improved communications and enhanced information access. Administrators, faculty, and staff can send notes, check emails, or log in to applications from anywhere on campus. Increased use of network-connected applications also helped faculty communicate with students and teachers. More importantly, parents as well as students can now access the same applications from home or as guests on the schools’ networks to check progress in real-time.
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