IT Management

CoSN Accepting Applications for Innovative ‘Teaming for Transformation II’ Blended Learning Professional Development

Washington, DC (April 2, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is inviting education technology leaders nationwide to join its exclusive network, Teaming for Transformation II. The second phase of CoSN’s Teaming for Transformation initiative, Teaming for Transformation II connects teams of K-12 district leaders who are committed to a digital conversion that supports student-centered learning in a transformative educational environment.

New Designing Education Networks Initiative Supports Digital Learning Infrastructure

Washington, DC (March 13, 2013) - Today, QualcommIncorporated, through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the premier professional association for school district technology leaders, announced the Designing Education Networks initiative at the 2013 CoSN Conference in San Diego, CA. The project will provide guidance and resources for school district technology decision makersin developing wireless infrastructure to support a one-device-per student 24/7 learning environment.

The monograph, part of the2009 CoSN Compendium, includes case studies of one district and one state that has invested in a fiber infrastructure, greatly increasing bandwidth while generating important savings; information on pricing and purchasing Internet access and transport; additional advice on increasing bandwidth; and a look at the federal ARRA legislation and how it might be used to support infrastructure upgrades and migration to higher bandwidth.

This is a members-only publication and can only be downloaded and viewed by current members of CoSN.

Studies show that about 25% of your energy consumption is used by office equipment, and data centers use up to 100 times as much energy as a typical classroom or office. These facts in conjunction with environmental concerns are fueling a keen interest in “going green” among districts and schools. This EdTech Next report focuses on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly management of every aspect of technology, from intelligent procurement to thoughtful operations to responsible disposal.

This is a members-only publication and can only be downloaded and viewed by current members of CoSN.

Studies show that about 25% of your energy consumption is used by office equipment, and data centers use up to 100 times as much energy as a typical classroom or office. These facts in conjunction with environmental concerns are fueling a keen interest in “going green” among districts and schools. This EdTech Next report focuses on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly management of every aspect of technology, from intelligent procurement to thoughtful operations to responsible disposal.

This is a members-only publication and can only be downloaded and viewed by current members of CoSN.

Broadband

The Broadband Knowledge Center is an effort to highlight the issues of broadband needs and high bandwidth capability in schools. Not surprisingly, there have been many indications that districts are not prepared for the volume of traffic and sheer size of some of that traffic on their networks. Many are wrestling with this every day with a variety of sometimes blunt instruments (aggressive filters, policies, etc.) that may be limiting potentially good learning opportunities for students such as video streaming.

Green Computing

Take the lead for your district and set an example for students and the community by paying attention to your carbon footprint. For broader school-wide sustainability programs, unite with other schools to take action on climate change and the environment by joining the Green Schools Alliance.

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