K-12

Public Safety in K-12 and the Wi-Fi Network

It’s no surprise that student safety is the upmost priority to educators, administration, and parents. I would know because I have two daughters in K-12. The topic of safety in...

May 10, 2013

EDUCATION

Transform the Way Your School Collaborates with New Service Models

After more than 15 years of working in the telecommunications and IT industries, I’ve seen firsthand how people use technology to make a difference and change lives. While there are innovative uses of technology across all industries, nothing continues to impress me more than how collaboration technologies are reinventing education. As we’ve seen time and […]

May 9, 2013

EDUCATION

Take the Lead on Learning with BYOD and Mobile Devices in K-12 Classrooms

Open up access to enhanced teaching and learning resources utilizing BYOD with Cisco BYOD Solutions for K12 Education.   McAllen Independent School District (ISD) is a great example of...

May 1, 2013

EDUCATION

Elevating the Learning Experience through Mobile Collaboration

It’s no secret that new technologies are changing the way students learn. The modern classroom is no longer confined to a physical space and students have access to greater educational opportunities than ever before. Much like video has created new models for learning; mobile video collaboration is extending the boundaries of education even more. Imagine […]

April 24, 2013

EDUCATION

Creating New Models for Learning with Video

Students are consuming information in new and different ways – books are being replaced by computers and blackboards are being replaced by video collaboration screens.  To sum it up, technology is revolutionizing learning. While educators struggle to deliver top-notch educational experiences amid budget cuts and fewer resources, they are finding innovative ways to provide better […]

K-12 School Enables Online Learning with Cisco BYOD Solutions

Innovate education and provide differentiated curriculums utilizing BYOD with Cisco BYOD Solutions for K12 Education.   With 19 schools, 11,700 students, and an unreliable wireless infrastructure, Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools, , faced challenges in attempting to embrace BYOD. Without a pervasive wireless infrastructure, the school could not rise to meet the BYOD trend, much less […]

April 17, 2013

EDUCATION

Collaboration Evolution: Why Your School Should Migrate to Next-Generation Communications Systems

In today’s digital world, communication platforms matter. In a recent Cisco Government blog post we looked at how antiquated communication systems hold back government agencies. The same holds true for educational institutions. Legacy TDM and Centrex systems are costly to manage and limit collaboration, precluding schools and universities from truly embracing the advantages that next […]

Tablets in K-12 Education: Design Your Wireless Network for Tomorrow

Whenever I travel for business, I take my tablet along. It connects me to work email, it plays my favorite music and it allows me to catch up on Red Sox games during baseball season. It is also a filled with pre-K apps for my son to learn his numbers and letters in preparation for […]