In order for educators to provide students with the skills of the future it is vital to build an innovative education system. Seamless digital infrastructure and personal devices that are simple to set up and enhance learning are key!

With smart devices making an appearance in almost every area of life today, it’s crucial for the modern education system to implement powerful, functional networks. Whether wired, as in a school library, or wireless for students, parents, and teachers to use everywhere in a school, the network is the life-giving bloodline to efficient education.

But, what does a fully-fledged innovative education system look like? What does it mean to be an innovative education system? And why does it matter?

 

 

What Innovative Education Systems Are

Put simply, an innovative system is one that’s fully focused on the future, not the past. These education systems think outside the box to bring the latest tech to even the most outdated-looking classroom. This kind of school is dead-set on making the classroom environment more like a real-world experience for its students, giving them hands-on training with the kind of tech they’ll need to use after graduation.

At the AltSchool in Silicon Valley, young students are taught to think flexibly by teaching kids to think with a “big forest” perspective. Here, students use 3D modeling to design the perfect playhouse and get their hands dirty with the latest tech. It makes sense that this school was founded by one of the builders of Google+.

Most schools may not strive for total innovation with tech in the short-term, the way that AltSchool has done. However, every school can take a step toward innovation with powerful networks operating in every  corner of the school grounds and by equipping students with devices that connect and protect no matter from where they sign in.

 

How Schools Build Innovation

Question: What’s the first thing most people ask when they enter a building today?

Answer: What’s the WiFi password?

There’s a reason that everyone wants that WiFi password when they walk in the door wherever they go: they’ve got their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other WiFi-enabled devices! Even students as young as first-grade age may carry a smart device for communicating with parents. What better way to improve the quality of their education than to incorporate the devices they already use, in a way they truly understand?

Schools are now moving to  strong hyper-convergent wireless networks.  At the “Google for Education Tour” session at Edinburgh College Lilydale, the IT director said the first thing they did was invest in a fast fibre connection as this was needed to underpin the transition Google Classroom.

Hyperconvergent systems make innovation faster, more efficient, and simpler, by reducing the IT requirements. IT needs are further reduced by deploying Google Classroom and issuing students with Chromebooks. Chromebooks can be quickly deployed and policies set for 10 to 10,000 devices with unique cloud-based management.  Furthermore these devices open a world of experiences with content and tools that build on students’ collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on_innovation/2017/06/survey_says_google_for_the_win.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FB

Embracing networks helps teams begin building innovation that prepares students for a high-tech tomorrow.

 

How Innovative Education Systems Improve The Classroom And Students

In the 2016 research study “Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation: The Power of Digital Technologies and Skills”, researchers suggested that only those who can direct the process of learning independently will be able to keep up in the technologically-advancing world. Classrooms aren’t (and shouldn’t be) what they used to be. By embracing connected devices teachers can help prepare students for a new world, where technology is always changing.

Implementing G Suite for Education and issuing students with Chromebooks help make the classroom and home working environments seamless while teaching students skills in tech, collaboration and personal communication.

 

The Bottom Line

In order for educators to provide students with the skills of the future it is vital to build an innovative education system. Seamless digital infrastructure and personal devices that are simple to set up and enhance learning are key!

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