Network​ ​Assignment

EDTC​ ​625-9040​ ​Spring​ ​2016
Caryn​ ​Gallagher

Item​ ​Name Cost​ ​per Quantity Total​ ​Cost Details

Rectangular​ ​table $91.88 16 1470.08 Norwood​ ​Commercial​ ​Furniture
Rectangle​ ​Heavy-Duty​ ​Activity​ ​Table,
30”​ ​by​ ​48”

Round​ ​table 90.85 1 90.85 Round​ ​Activity​ ​Table

Surge​ ​Protector $7.99 10 79.99 Walmart,​ ​Belkin​ ​Clamp-On​ ​6-Outlet
Surge​ ​Protector​ ​2.5​ ​ft​ ​long

Desktop​ ​computer $449.99 32 14,399.68 HP​ ​touch​ ​all​ ​in​ ​one​ ​PC
with​ ​wireless
keyboard​ ​and

Mouse​ ​Pads 1.99 30 59.70 Staples​ ​Mouse​ ​Pad,​ ​black

Headphones 9.99 35 349.65 BestBuy,​ ​Insignia™​ ​-​ ​On-Ear​ ​Analog
Mono​ ​Headset​ ​-​ ​Black

Student​ ​Chairs 17.49 38 664.62 BizChair,​ ​440​ ​lb.​ ​Capacity​ ​Navy
Ergonomic​ ​Shell​ ​Stack​ ​Chair

Teacher​ ​desk 329.99 1 329.99 School​ ​Outfitters,​ ​Single-Pedestal
Teacher​ ​Desk

Teacher​ ​Chair 39.99 1 39.99 Ikea-​ ​Fingal​ ​Swivel​ ​Chair

Area​ ​rug 259.95 1 259.95 RTR​ ​Kids​ ​Rugs-​ ​Endurance​ ​solid
color​ ​rug-​ ​blue

SmartBoard​ ​with 4299.00 1 4299.00 SMART​ ​Board​ ​SB480i6​ ​Interactive
projector Whiteboard​ ​w/​ ​UF70​ ​projector:

Teacher​ ​laptop 549.99 1 549.99 Dell​ ​Inspiron​ ​15​ ​5000​ ​Series

Color​ ​Printer 299.99 2 600.00 Samsung​ ​Laser​ ​All​ ​in​ ​One​ ​Printer

Copy​ ​Paper 45.99 3 137.97 Case​ ​of​ ​white​ ​paper

iPad​ ​Air 399.99 5 2000.00 Apple​ ​iPad​ ​Air​ ​with​ ​Wi-Fi,​ ​16gb,​ ​silver
Dry​ ​Erase​ ​Board 127.99 1 127.99 Wall​ ​mounted​ ​whiteboard

Bulletin​ ​Board 199.99 1 199.99 Quartet​ ​Cork​ ​Bulletin​ ​Board​ ​(6x4)

Teacher​ ​Supplies 300 1 300 Pens,​ ​paper​ ​organizer,​ ​dry​ ​erase
markers,​ ​erasers,​ ​bulletin​ ​board
paper​ ​and​ ​borders,​ ​stapler,​ ​tape
dispenser,​ ​scissors,​ ​glue,​ ​etc.

Wall​ ​Mounted 549.99 1 549.99 HD​ ​PTZ​ ​IP​ ​camera​ ​with​ ​12x​ ​Optical
Security​ ​Camera Zoom​ ​-​ ​1080p

Document​ ​Reader 349.99 1 349.99 DC-06​ ​Document​ ​Camera

Wall​ ​Clock 21.99 1 21.99 Realspace​ ​Quartz​ ​Wall​ ​Clock​ ​14”,

Router 21.99 1 21.99 NewEgg​ ​wireless​ ​Router

Microsoft​ ​Office 118.99 1 118.99 Home​ ​and​ ​Student​ ​2016

DyKnow​ ​Software 108.00 1 108.00 Classroom​ ​management​ ​software

AV​ ​Cart 229.00 1 229.00 Audio​ ​visual​ ​Cart​ ​with​ ​locking​ ​cabinet

Staff​ ​Training 0.00 3 0.00

IT​ ​Set​ ​Up 0.00 1 0.00

TOTAL​ ​(with​ ​6% 30000.95
MD​ ​sales​ ​tax)
and​ ​estimated
shipping​ ​costs
Instructional​ ​Purpose
This​ ​computer​ ​lab​ ​will​ ​be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​all​ ​grades,​ ​kindergarten​ ​through​ ​fifth,​ ​and​ ​each​ ​class​ ​will​ ​visit
the​ ​lab​ ​for​ ​at​ ​least​ ​30​ ​minutes​ ​each.​ ​ ​For​ ​additional​ ​time,​ ​a​ ​Google​ ​Document​ ​will​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to
schedule,​ ​according​ ​to​ ​lab​ ​availability.​ ​ ​The​ ​lab​ ​is​ ​set​ ​up​ ​in​ ​such​ ​a​ ​way​ ​that​ ​the​ ​perimeter​ ​of​ ​the
lab​ ​is​ ​free​ ​for​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​to​ ​walk​ ​around​ ​to​ ​monitor​ ​students,​ ​whereas​ ​the​ ​middle​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lab
contains​ ​the​ ​desks​ ​and​ ​computers,​ ​and​ ​also​ ​can​ ​house​ ​all​ ​cords​ ​and​ ​surge​ ​protectors​ ​to
prevent​ ​students​ ​tripping​ ​over​ ​or​ ​unplugging​ ​devices.​ ​ ​There​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​an​ ​area​ ​rug​ ​to​ ​the​ ​right
of​ ​the​ ​computers,​ ​as​ ​this​ ​would​ ​allow​ ​students​ ​to​ ​sit​ ​together​ ​as​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​is​ ​leading
whole-group​ ​instruction​ ​using​ ​the​ ​SmartBoard.​ ​ ​The​ ​area​ ​rug​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​classroom​ ​would​ ​only
be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​kindergarten​ ​through​ ​second​ ​grade.​ ​ ​The​ ​iPad​ ​station​ ​along​ ​the​ ​back​ ​wall​ ​of​ ​the
computer​ ​lab​ ​would​ ​be​ ​a​ ​place​ ​for​ ​students​ ​to​ ​practice​ ​specific​ ​skills,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​letter​ ​formation​ ​for
younger​ ​students,​ ​and​ ​conducting​ ​a​ ​video​ ​interview​ ​for​ ​older​ ​students.​ ​ ​This​ ​would​ ​also​ ​allow​ ​for
the​ ​devices​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​the​ ​lab,​ ​with​ ​teacher​ ​supervision,​ ​of​ ​course.​ ​ ​According​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of
Information​ ​Technology​ ​from​ ​Colorado​ ​University,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​consider​ ​what​ ​type​ ​of
learning​ ​will​ ​occur​ ​in​ ​the​ ​computer​ ​lab.​ ​ ​For​ ​this​ ​particular​ ​lab,​ ​I​ ​envision​ ​collaborative​ ​work,
instructional​ ​computing,​ ​and​ ​open​ ​computer​ ​use​ ​(University​ ​of​ ​Boulder​ ​Colorado,​ ​2013).

Desktop​ ​Computers​ ​and​ ​Peripherals
The​ ​desktop​ ​computers​ ​are​ ​all​ ​PCs,​ ​as​ ​these​ ​are​ ​what​ ​students​ ​are​ ​most​ ​likely​ ​familiar​ ​with
from​ ​using​ ​computers​ ​in​ ​other​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school​ ​building​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​at​ ​home​ ​or​ ​at​ ​public
libraries.​ ​ ​ ​ ​Additionally,​ ​PCs​ ​are​ ​more​ ​affordable,​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​in​ ​more​ ​places​ ​than​ ​Macs,​ ​and
are​ ​easily​ ​upgradeable.​ ​ ​The​ ​21”​ ​inch​ ​touchscreen​ ​desktop​ ​computers​ ​will​ ​be​ ​perfect​ ​for
students​ ​of​ ​all​ ​ages​ ​to​ ​use,​ ​and​ ​give​ ​them​ ​a​ ​choice​ ​of​ ​using​ ​the​ ​touch​ ​screen​ ​or​ ​the​ ​wireless
keyboard.​ ​ ​Young​ ​students​ ​often​ ​get​ ​the​ ​mouse​ ​and​ ​keyboard​ ​tangled,​ ​so​ ​the​ ​wireless​ ​devices
will​ ​eliminate​ ​that​ ​problem.​ ​ ​The​ ​only​ ​attachment​ ​to​ ​the​ ​desktop​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​headphones,​ ​which
are​ ​padded​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​durability.​ ​ ​There​ ​is​ ​no​ ​battery​ ​for​ ​the​ ​desktop​ ​computer,​ ​meaning​ ​that​ ​it
will​ ​last​ ​longer.​ ​ ​By​ ​choosing​ ​new​ ​computers​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​ones​ ​that​ ​have​ ​been​ ​refurbished,​ ​there
will​ ​be​ ​more​ ​warranty.​ ​ ​The​ ​color​ ​printer​ ​will​ ​be​ ​for​ ​teacher​ ​use​ ​only,​ ​or​ ​for​ ​older​ ​students​ ​with
permission​ ​from​ ​the​ ​teacher.​ ​ ​Settings​ ​will​ ​be​ ​such​ ​that​ ​each​ ​computer​ ​cannot​ ​automatically
print,​ ​as​ ​young​ ​students​ ​may​ ​accidentally​ ​select​ ​“print”​ ​and​ ​waste​ ​ink.​ ​ ​The​ ​color​ ​printer​ ​will​ ​be
used​ ​for​ ​projects,​ ​classroom​ ​posters​ ​and​ ​signs,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​necessary​ ​printouts.​ ​ ​The​ ​document
camera​ ​will​ ​allow​ ​for​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​to​ ​magnify​ ​homework​ ​or​ ​classwork​ ​assignments.​ ​ ​An​ ​article
from​ ​education​ ​word​ ​mentions​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​a​ ​work​ ​area​ ​for​ ​offline​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be
done​ ​in​ ​the​ ​computer​ ​lab.​ ​ ​The​ ​circular​ ​table​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​place​ ​for​ ​students​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​cooperative
groups​ ​with​ ​iPads​ ​or​ ​offline​ ​materials.

Server​ ​Hardware
There​ ​will​ ​be​ ​no​ ​need​ ​for​ ​a​ ​server​ ​because​ ​as​ ​this​ ​school​ ​is​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​district,​ ​the​ ​server​ ​will​ ​be
held​ ​in​ ​a​ ​different,​ ​offsite​ ​location.​ ​ ​As​ ​far​ ​as​ ​software,​ ​Microsoft​ ​Office​ ​would​ ​be​ ​installed​ ​on​ ​all
computers,​ ​giving​ ​students​ ​a​ ​place​ ​to​ ​type​ ​research​ ​papers,​ ​letters,​ ​take​ ​notes,​ ​give
presentations,​ ​create​ ​spreadsheets,​ ​and​ ​complete​ ​other​ ​assignments.​ ​ ​DyKnow​ ​is​ ​a​ ​software
that​ ​would​ ​be​ ​installed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​laptop.​ ​This​ ​classroom​ ​management​ ​software​ ​is​ ​one​ ​that
allows​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​screens​ ​of​ ​all​ ​students​ ​at​ ​any​ ​given​ ​time,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​feature​ ​to​ ​share
instruction​ ​between​ ​students​ ​and​ ​teachers​ ​(Peterson,​ ​2016).

The​ ​Wi-Fi​ ​used​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school​ ​building​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​used​ ​in​ ​the​ ​computer​ ​lab.
The​ ​school​ ​district​ ​allows​ ​for​ ​students​ ​or​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​access​ ​the​ ​Wi-Fi,​ ​as​ ​long​ ​as​ ​they​ ​have​ ​the
password,​ ​and​ ​many​ ​social​ ​media​ ​sites​ ​are​ ​blocked​ ​from​ ​student​ ​use.​ ​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to
use​ ​free​ ​websites​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Padlet,​ ​Kahoot,​ ​Google​ ​Hangouts,​ ​and​ ​Blogs​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to
communicate​ ​with​ ​others​ ​or​ ​conduct​ ​research.

Most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​allotted​ ​money​ ​was​ ​spent​ ​on​ ​the​ ​computers​ ​for​ ​the​ ​lab,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​the​ ​laptop​ ​and
iPads.​ ​ ​Furniture​ ​was​ ​necessary​ ​as​ ​a​ ​place​ ​to​ ​house​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​technology.​ ​ ​Then,​ ​headphones
were​ ​purchased​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​student​ ​privacy​ ​and​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​distractions.​ ​ ​There​ ​are​ ​some
classroom​ ​necessities,​ ​include​ ​the​ ​clock,​ ​bulletin​ ​board​ ​to​ ​post​ ​rules​ ​and​ ​important​ ​information
as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​weekly​ ​vocabulary​ ​and​ ​student​ ​work,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​dry​ ​erase​ ​board​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​write
daily​ ​objectives​ ​and​ ​homework​ ​assignments,​ ​or​ ​passwords​ ​for​ ​young​ ​students.​ ​ ​The​ ​$15,000
that​ ​is​ ​leftover​ ​in​ ​the​ ​budget​ ​will​ ​go​ ​to​ ​salaries​ ​or​ ​payments​ ​for​ ​the​ ​IT​ ​technician​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​hours
for​ ​the​ ​school​ ​technology​ ​liaison.​ ​ ​The​ ​initial​ ​setup​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lab​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​one-time​ ​fee.​ ​ ​This​ ​money
will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​staff​ ​development,​ ​as​ ​a​ ​stipend​ ​for​ ​teachers​ ​who​ ​attend,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​to​ ​pay
the​ ​presenters​ ​for​ ​these​ ​sessions.​ ​ ​These​ ​sessions​ ​will​ ​be​ ​based​ ​around​ ​Web​ ​2.0​ ​tools​ ​such​ ​as
Google​ ​Drive,​ ​ClassDojo,​ ​MyOn,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​tools​ ​that​ ​students​ ​and​ ​teachers​ ​will​ ​use​ ​both​ ​in
classrooms​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the​ ​computer​ ​lab.

Staffing​ ​For​ ​Maintenance/Security
The​ ​IT​ ​person​ ​for​ ​the​ ​county​ ​will​ ​likely​ ​be​ ​in​ ​charge​ ​of​ ​visiting​ ​the​ ​lab​ ​should​ ​any​ ​problems​ ​arise.
This​ ​IT​ ​person​ ​should​ ​visit​ ​the​ ​lab​ ​at​ ​least​ ​once​ ​a​ ​month​ ​to​ ​check​ ​for​ ​any​ ​maintenance​ ​issues,
and​ ​should​ ​be​ ​easy​ ​accessible​ ​for​ ​sudden​ ​problems​ ​that​ ​arise,​ ​via​ ​email​ ​or​ ​phone.​ ​ ​The​ ​use​ ​of
the​ ​webcam​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​method​ ​used​ ​to​ ​first​ ​identify​ ​any​ ​security​ ​issues​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lab,​ ​but​ ​no
students​ ​should​ ​ever​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lab​ ​without​ ​teacher​ ​supervision.​ ​ ​The​ ​doors​ ​will​ ​remain​ ​locked
when​ ​the​ ​lab​ ​is​ ​not​ ​in​ ​use,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​audio​ ​visual​ ​cart​ ​can​ ​hold​ ​the​ ​five​ ​iPads​ ​and​ ​be​ ​locked​ ​up.
The​ ​use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​camera​ ​will​ ​also​ ​help​ ​to​ ​secure​ ​the​ ​lab,​ ​as​ ​this​ ​will​ ​be​ ​an​ ​added​ ​layer​ ​of
protection,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​the​ ​DyKnow​ ​software​ ​that​ ​manages​ ​students​ ​browsing​ ​when​ ​they​ ​are​ ​in
the​ ​lab.
Computer​ ​Lab​ ​Design​ ​Considerations.​ ​(2013,​ ​July​ ​17).​ ​Retrieved​ ​from

Peterson,​ ​J.​ ​(2016).​ ​About​ ​DyKnow​ ​-​ ​Classroom​ ​Management​ ​Software.​ ​Retrieved​ ​from

Starr,​ ​L.​ ​(2012,​ ​January​ ​29).​ ​Technology​ ​Centers​ ​That​ ​Work!​ ​Retrieved​ ​from

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