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One Main Distribution Facility (MDF) will be located in a room on the first floor common area, near the media center. The HP ProCurve Secure Router will select the best path for data by looking at the IP addresses.
The controller, Aruba 3000, will connect to WAN (Administration Building). This Domain Controller will control communication and share and store information, while the file and print server will “hand out” the addresses of the network.
E-mail, student information systems, grades, and business systems will be controlled by the WAN server in the administration building.
Dallastown’s Intermediate Building will need 100MB bandwidth. In order for all Internet traffic to be managed in one place, Internet access, provided by Comcast, will come from the Administration building. The switches will support 10GB backbone (IDF to MDF).
On each floor (2 floors) of each learning community (3 wings), we have planned for fiber-optic backbone between wiring closets (IDF to MDF), with two strands running from each switch. Fiber optic cable has the ability to transmit signals over much longer distances and can carry information at greater speeds than coaxial and twisted pair. Other advantages of fiber include expansive bandwidth, low attenuation, electromagnetically isolated, great distance between repeaters, and enhanced security (difficult to eavesdrop).
Cat6 cables will connect the patch panels to the classrooms. Cat6, rated to 1000 Mbs (Gigabit Ethernet) are currently industry standard. Four cables will run from each switch to the outlets in the classrooms. A cable tray will be installed every five feet in order to support the cables that are run horizontally. Five drops will be installed in each classroom. An outlet will be placed near the teacher’s station and the others will be installed in a bank along one wall of each of the classrooms.
Due to the need for flexibility within the classroom, a wireless network is a natural complement to a wired system. The controller manages the channels for the wireless connections in the classrooms. Access Points will be located in each classroom, workroom, project room, science lab, and office and are connected to the IDF via cat6 cables. Additionally, Access Points will be located in the gym, auditorium, cafeteria, music room, media center and offices. Aruba AP60 access points will be purchased. The price for these access points is very competitive and wireless offers greater access and more mobility.
Dallastown Area School District is committed to offering curriculum that integrates technology literacy smoothly and seamlessly. Technology literacy can be defined as the ability to responsibly use real world technology tools to communicate, solve problems, and access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information to improve learning in all subject areas. Technology literacy also includes the acquisition of lifelong knowledge and skills in the 21st century.
The educated person of the 21st century will be a life-long learner who knows how to access information and turn it into meaningful knowledge. Technology will be the universal tool for lifelong learning.
F. Withrow, Council of Chief State School Officers
This technology plan will make a difference in teaching and learning because technology integration will be flexible, easy to use and seamless.