Jefferson freed for independent learning
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Jefferson Elementary School District in California has chosen CACHEBOX to eliminate congestion and ensure fast access to online e-learning content.
Jefferson caters for over 6,000 students in 15 schools across south San Francisco. But with so much content now delivered online, increased demand for the internet was overwhelming connectivity. A congested connection would leave whole classrooms waiting to access assigned lesson material.
Content from key learning sites including Starfall, Lexia Core, PBSKids and Discover, as well as state testing content, was proving difficult for students to use effectively. Learning outcomes were at risk, so the tech team looked for a way to boost capacity.
Systems Administrator Joel Sanchez had tried Apple Caching to offload updates for the schools’ iPads, but he had been left dissatisfied by the lack of control and useful insight. He contacted ApplianSys, hoping a dedicated appliance would offer more.
A tour of CACHEBOX demonstrated that he was right. A highly specialised schools’ cache, it stores and serves the learning content Jefferson needs but also bandwidth-heavy video, HTTPS content and software updates for all user devices.
Joel requested a caching test of Typing Agent, a particularly bandwidth-intensive classroom learning app. Delighted to see CACHEBOX handle it with ease, Joel placed an order, confident it would make a real difference in the classroom.
“CACHEBOX delivers unbeatable performance by caching everything a school needs,” says CACHEBOX Consultant Sergio Villegas. “And thanks to powerful reporting features, it will also provide the granular visibility Joel has been looking for.”
Jefferson Elementary School District serves Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade students from four contiguous areas close to the city of San Francisco. The district is leveraging technology and online instruction in order to deliver both on-campus and at-home learning environments that meet the needs of all its students.