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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2011
Setting up a wireless network is easy enough. Place a few access points in strategic areas, then watch the network traffic fly! That approach may hold up reasonably well for a few dozen users, but there's no way it would support a schoolwide 1-to-1 program. Once students take to it with their wireless devices, "they're going to kill it,"…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Telecommunications, Reliability, Handheld Devices
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2007
This article describes how the new generation of multifunction printers (MFP) couple diverse software with powerful hardware, bringing a multitude of options to educators. All of the major printer-scanner-copier makers have the education market in their crosshairs, but Lexmark's new Education Station targets K-12 with a unique combination of…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Conferences, Computer Software
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2007
Information technology (IT) departments are ruled by a kind of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: The big-tech stuff--the operating systems, the networks, the data centers--gets the priority, food-and-shelter attention, while upgrading the backup power supplies, evaluating new projector mounts, and taming that rat's nest of classroom cords fall…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Computer Networks, Computer Security
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Briggs, Linda L. – T.H.E. Journal, 2006
In printing, scanning, copying, and publishing, the new buzzword is combo: combination systems that take the strengths of several pieces of hardware--and sometimes software--and combine them into one. Advances in these technologies can save districts money by cutting the use of staff time, paper, and accessories such as print cartridges. Also,…
Descriptors: Test Results, Computer Software, Costs, Information Technology
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Blaisdell, Mikael – T.H.E. Journal, 2006
Beloved by students worldwide, iPod is becoming a presence in the classroom as teachers discover its many educational uses. At heart, the iPod's appeal is about its easily accessible audio and visual content in an attractive and conveniently sized package. Mechanically, the product is mostly a hard disk drive (although some models use only flash…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Program Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Rajala, Judith B. – T.H.E. Journal, 2004
A computer virus is a program--a piece of executable code--that has the unique ability to replicate. Like biological viruses, computer viruses can spread quickly and are often difficult to eradicate. They can attach themselves to just about any type of file, and are spread by replicating and being sent from one individual to another. Simply having…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Software, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
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Sammons, Martha C. – T.H.E. Journal, 1994
Describes factors that motivate as well as factors that deter faculty in using multimedia workstations connected to peripherals and projection systems for classroom presentations. Based on a faculty survey, current use of multimedia at Wright State University is explained, including a universitywide project and a liberal arts project using…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Peripherals, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Aiken, Milam W.; Hawley, Delvin D. – T.H.E. Journal, 1995
Describes a state-of-the-art electronic classroom at the University of Mississippi School of Business designed for large numbers of students and regularly scheduled classes. Highlights include: architecture of the room, hardware components, software utilized in the room, and group decision support system software and its uses. (JKP)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Facilities, Classroom Design, Computer Peripherals