By: Joe Dorsey, Director of Professional Audio Visual Technologies
After several months, the coronavirus crisis is beginning to stabilize, and society is making strides toward reopening society. But as we work toward this goal, it is clear that the next phase is less a return to business as usual, and more of a temporary “new normal”.
By: Joe Dorsey
For many educators, the rapid technological growth of the digital era has presented unique challenges. Ask a high school teacher, and you’re likely to hear about students distracted by their phones, conditioned to multiple screens and constant streams of content.
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) recently released a and documentation of every instance that a gun has been active on a school campus between 1970 and 2018. The results are incredibly eye-opening and alarming. We’ve seen more school shootings incidents this year alone than any other in US history and we still have 2 months remaining.
By: Scott Knapp
Schools have been in session nearly two months now; routines have been established, and kinks smoothed as the year is fast underway. It’s during this time that the administration is already looking ahead towards next spring’s planning and project lists.
University High School
Today, school administrators are concerned about mobile learning initiatives, network capacity demands and security breaches. New initiatives such as Common Core online assessments and one-to-one learning programs require a robust network. Students are using devices like Chromebooks for everyday class work, and teachers are relying on the network for lesson plans and testing. As the need for a reliable network becomes more vital for the students and staff, the health and safety of the network become more critical. The demand for a more secure network is even more apparent with the recent headlines. Hackers are targeting schools to acquire student and staffs information which is increasing the concern of security breaches for many school administrators. Luckily, there are network solutions available to alleviate the concerns of security breaches while meeting the network capacity and mobile learning demands. Solutions such as the latest product offering from SonicWALL-Next Generation Firewall (NGFW).