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1 Overview Program Goals Laptops Wireless Networking Desktop Management Support Training Pilot Project Timelines Connecting Classrooms Agenda.

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1 1 Overview Program Goals Laptops Wireless Networking Desktop Management Support Training Pilot Project Timelines Connecting Classrooms Agenda

2 2 DDN History

3 3 Overview Voluntary for schools Students & Teachers receive laptop Schools: $2.00 State: $1.00 Matching $ only. No grants. Other costs: TBD All 9 – 12 students Lease 3 year program September 2006 Start Date Standards Memorandum of Understanding Connecting Classrooms

4 4 Program Goals Technology is just a tool. Improve Critical Thinking skills Improve Problem Solving abilities Equal access – economically Fuel creativity Competitive Edge Connecting Classrooms

5 5 Laptops State negotiated standard contract Specifications Wireless included 4 year depreciation Extra batteries Power / Outlets in classroom Damage protection (Students $) Anti Virus Issues Roaming Security Warranty Connecting Classrooms

6 6 Laptops – Procurement Model Desired Specifications Student Use for Learning Student Use Endurance Term of Use Very Aggressive Cost / Performance Ratio Volume Leverage

7 7 Connecting Classrooms

8 8 Wireless Networking State-negotiated standard product State-designed architecture g Security Site Surveys Preferred Partners: 2007 Connecting Classrooms

9 9 Wireless Networking (continued) Issues Security Support - Skills Existing LAN (Switches & Wiring) Centralized Management Autonomous vs Lightweight Existing security infrastructure Existing wireless networks Connecting Classrooms

10 10 Desktop Management Support Ratios Standardize – Centralize Applications, Hardware, Configurations Issues Devices per technician Multiple configuration / standards Skills User vs Administrative privileges Connecting Classrooms

11 11 Support Inventory More computers Increased Laptop complexity Increased Wireless complexity Network Impact (LAN, WAN, Internet) Local Spares Support Model changes Assembly Lines Connecting Classrooms

12 12 Support (continued) Issues LAN impact (servers, printers) Technical Coordinator Resources Roaming users Technology Team Students: peer – peer Teachers: peer - peer Standards Connecting Classrooms

13 13 Training Teachers Professional Development Curriculum Classroom Management Laptops Technical Coordinators Hardware & Software Support Students Skills Parents Connecting Classrooms

14 14 Training (continued) Issues Participation Retention – Testing of technical training Initial – Ongoing Connecting Classrooms

15 15 Pilot Project Application process Technical Requirements DDN connectivity Active Directory Windows 2003 Curriculum Proposals Issues Support Resources Evaluation Criteria Connecting Classrooms

16 16 Timelines Legislative buy-in – Winter 2006 Laptop – Winter 2006 Professional Development – Winter 2006 Wireless Architecture – Winter 2006 Pilot Applications Winter / Spring 2006 Training – Summer 2006 Pilot Implementation – August 2006 Phase II – Spring 2007 Phase III – Spring 2008 Connecting Classrooms

17 17 Questions? Connecting Classrooms


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