Extreme Networks Demonstrates K-12 Networking Solutions, Delivers Sessions, and Makes Donation to Children’s Hospital
During the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC), we took time out to make a difference to kids at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, one of America’s largest pediatric healthcare and research centers. OETC attendees were invited to visit the Extreme Networks demonstration area to learn how Wi-Fi infrastructure can enhance personalized K-12 learning, and to sign a giant get-well card for the hospital patients.The card accompanied a donation of 10 mini iPad tablets for the hospital.
OETC brings together more than 5,000 education technology professionals to share best practices and learn about the latest edtech solutions for preschool to higher education (P-20) learning environments. Extreme Networks delivered these interactive sessions during the conference:
- Preparing District Technology for Online Testing Initiatives; PARCC and Online Testing Best Practices. Jointly delivered with Janet Thompson, CIO of Jackson Local Schools
- Analyzing Instructional Application Usage and Tools to Help Drive Student Engagement and Improve Learning in the Classroom. Delivered jointly with Medina City Schools and Jackson Local Schools
- Enhancing Collaboration in the Classroom with Microsoft LYNC
Regarding the iPads donated by Extreme Networks, Director of Family and Volunteer Services for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Donna Trentel explained, “The devices will be used to support patients as they cope with their different healthcare experiences.” Donna expressed how thrilled they were to receive the donation. “These donated devices will tremendously impact the hospital stays of hundreds of patients and families. We are so grateful to receive them.”
Tablet Devices Improve the Patient Healthcare Experience
According to Nationwide Children’s, the iPads will be used in several ways to help support patients as they cope with healthcare experiences.
- Demonstrating procedures and what to expect
- Comforting patients by delivering news and entertainment
- Providing video engagement
- Helping patient understand the healthcare practices and techniques
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