Spring 2013
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Classroom Connection - News, Trends, and Solutions for K-12 Education

World of Many Clouds: Three Ways It Changed in 2012
The last year has brought three changes that make it easier to provision servers and storage in the cloud. The most momentous is a simple way to securely extend the district's private cloud to public clouds, to handle peak loads cost-effectively.


Work Your Way: Access District Collaboration Services from Anywhere
School districts have begun providing a "unified workspace" that teachers, administrators, and staff can access from anywhere, on any device. Using cloud applications instead of hosting them on-premises can lower costs.


IT Leadership: Recognizing IT Innovators in the Public Sector
Read about pioneering programs spearheaded by Mark Evans and Rob Dickson of Andover Public Schools; Chris Boniforti of Lynn University; Jim Peterson of the state of Illinois; and Rick Mahlie of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Command Centers. Read the article.


Webcast: Leveraging Priority 1 E-Rate Funding for Hosted Collaboration
Both teaching and learning are becoming more collaborative, which means more engaging and media-rich experiences for students. According to a Project Red study, 62 percent of schools using online collaboration reported a decline in drop-out rates. However, many school districts are struggling with reduced budgets, which often hamper efforts to improve communication and collaboration.

Join us to learn how you can leverage Priority 1 E-Rate funding for Interconnected VoIP (IVoIP) to help you:
• Connect and engage students, faculty, and staff
• Rapidly deploy while lowering costs
• Stay current with the latest technology
• Get high functionality and security while maintaining full flexibility

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Cisco's Open Platform for Safety and Security in Schools Webcasts Series
Safety and security are vitally important and challenging in the open environment of an educational campus. The benefits are many for users of Cisco Physical Security Solutions that interoperate over an IP network.
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What Can Digitization Do for Learning?
How do you digitize a textbook? How do we get curriculum into the virtual world. Check out this great blog that looks at what the digitization of education looks like for K-12 students
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Cisco Unified Workspace for Education
Cisco Unified Workspace provides the vital tools for efficient, productive teaching, learning, and research that move with the user. As part of the Cisco Unified Workspace, Cisco BYOD Smart Solutions offer personal device freedom, without sacrificing IT control.
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