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KISD Board Presentation November 18 2008

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Presentation to school board concerning need to upgrade from T1 to fiber

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KISD Board Presentation November 18 2008

  1. 1. Kerrville Independent School District <ul><li>Computer Network Review </li></ul><ul><li>Joel Adkins </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Technology Officer </li></ul>
  2. 2. Network Qualities <ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low Downtime </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High Security </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expandability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Number of users </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demand per user </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Image source: Gamespot http://ui03.gamespot.com/1186/997953862f602966618_2.jpg
  3. 3. Network History Kerrville ISD
  4. 4. Network History Kerrville ISD – 2006 upgrade
  5. 5. Cross-Section of a Data line Original image: ' HIgh School Phone Booth ' http://www.flickr.com/photos/67019040@N00/2988164374 by: Tim Schapker
  6. 6. Network History Kerrville ISD – 2009 Communications Upgrade
  7. 7. Upgrade results: <ul><ul><li>Increased Internet Bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Streaming media (video, audio) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online assessment strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive web resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative environments </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits for our Students: <ul><li>Students demonstrate creative thinking …..using technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively…… </li></ul><ul><li>Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. </li></ul>From the ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Students 2007 http://www.iste.org
  9. 9. Future Needs <ul><ul><li>IP Telephony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network Telephone Service – VoIP phone systems & video conferencing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software upgrades to current versions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware upgrades to handle user demand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Coverage </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Migration to the Cloud Cloud Computing – Accessing technology-enabled services from the Internet Image Source: Steve Staso “Using Cloud Computing Right Now” - http://blogs.sun.com/staso/entry/using_sun_for_cloud_computing <ul><li>Benefits include: </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform access </li></ul><ul><li>Access to tools at home and school </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative environments </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime/Anywhere 24/7 Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Variation of tools and learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Meets NETS standards for students </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Significant Cost Reductions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free hosting (third party Internet Applications) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced operations & support requirements by 30%-70% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little or no platform maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No direct server ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ease of Collaboration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared web resources (content, application, services) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced cost of integration resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built in history tracking, report generators, and collaborative tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources are “on-demand” </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Web Platforms <ul><li>Maps: Mapquest, Maps101, Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Office: Google documents, Zoho, Scribd, Buzzdash, Microsoft 14 (coming 2009), VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>Video: YouTube, Kaltura, JumpCut, Ustream, qik </li></ul><ul><li>Media: Glogster, Wordle, Gcast, iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts, Vodcasts, Pencasts, Screencasts </li></ul>
  13. 13. Timeline <ul><ul><li>Request for proposals issued Nov 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Award contract Jan 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-rate funding year begins July 2009 </li></ul></ul>

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