A technology infrastructure is composed of equipment, communication lines, and software that support education technology in a school or district. This section includes articles about innovative technologies and methods for developing an infrastructure suited to a specific community’s education program and operating environment.

 

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7 Things You Should Know About Cyberinfrastructure
Cyberinfrastructure merges technology, data, and human resources into a seamless whole. It integrates high-performance computing, remote sensors, large data sets, middleware, and sophisticated applications. It also helps faculty and students share expertise, tools, and facilities to generate knowledge.
7 Things You Should Know About Grid Computing
Grid computing uses middleware to coordinate disparate IT resources across a network, allowing them to function as a virtual whole. The goal of a computing grid, like that of the electrical grid, is to provide users with access to the resources they need, when they need them. Grids address two distinct but related needs: providing remote access to IT assets, and aggregating processing power.
8 Tips for Going Paperless
Eliminating paper files and handouts is a practical, easy to understand application of computer technology. Read suggestions from two technology coordinators on how to convert district information from paper based to paperless.
School CIO
Asset Management Systems
Asset management systems enable districts to efficiently keep track of their computer equipment. Read this article to learn about asset management systems and how they can help districts save money.
techLEARNING.com
Digital Media e-Guide
Read about this introduction to technology tools for the art room, which covers everything from hard drives and printers, digital cameras, and digital video cameras, to different types of drawing, painting, animation, and web publishing softwares.
EdTech Locator - Tech Coordinators
Use the EdTech Locator to identify where you, your school, or district is located on a continuum of technology integration. Map a course to deepen your technology integration to improve the achievement of all students. In addition, use CITEd's Teacher Self Assessment to help identify your placement on the Ed Tech Locator.
CITEd
EdTech Online: Grants
Explore this easy-to-use grant directory to learn more about U.S. Department of Education technology grants for states, districts and local schools.
EdTech Online
Education is Key to Better Security
Discover what schools are doing to protect their networks and how they are educating students and teachers about acceptable use policies.
Education is Key to Better Security
Discover what schools are doing to protect their networks and how they are educating students and teachers about acceptable use policies.
Information Technology Making a Difference in Children's Lives: An Issue Brief for Leaders for Children
This Issue Brief urges groups working on children's issues to include technology planks in their platforms and policy agendas. In addition to working for equitable access to digital tools for underserved children, the report encourages leaders of children to lobby for changes in public programs serving children to make them more effective, efficient and accessible by incorporating information and communications technology.
Managing Classroom Technology: Tips from Experts
Learn tips and tricks from the Education World Tech Team for teaching successfully with technology.
Ning
Ning allows any user to create social networks for any purpose. Educational applications could include social networking sites for student groups, classes, science students from around the country working on similar research and many others.
One-to-One in Ohio
Read this case story in one-to-one computing to learn some keys to success. In this instance, the school distributed tablets to all its students.
techLEARNING.com
Social Media’s Power to Promote Assistive and Learning Technologies
Discover how social media works, learn about the benefits to using social media in assistive and learning technologies, and explore barriers to social media practices in this brief from the National Center for Technology Innovation.
Technology in Schools
This guide was written by the National Forum on Education Statistics under NCES's Cooperative Education Statistics System. Directed toward state and local education agencies, it describes how to measure technology use by examining planning and policies; finance; equipment and infrastructure; technology applications; maintenance and support; professional development; and technology integration.
NCES
Technology in Schools. Suggestions, Tools and Guidelines for Assessing Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education
This guide was written by the National Forum on Education Statistics under NCES's Cooperative Education Statistics System. Directed toward state and local education agencies, it describes how to measure technology use by examining planning and policies; finance; equipment and infrastructure; technology applications; maintenance and support; professional development; and technology integration.
NCES
TechPsych: RTI Resources for Implementation
Explore TechPsych, a blog that offers resources links on Response to Intervention and Universal Design for Learning for anyone seeking to use technology in coordinating communication and learning.
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
WAI is an extensive web resource for learning about and improving web accessibility. In addition to accessibility information, the website includes links to many web accessibility groups.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
WebAIM
The WebAIM website focuses on accessibility resources. They provide products, services, tools, articles, and a web-based community.
Center for Persons with Disabilities

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