Application Streaming takes Chromebooks to the next level.
30 million Chromebooks shipped in 2020.https://techreformers.com/k-12-up-in-the-air-about-the-cloud
But they don’t provide equitable access to innovation.
“Haven’t Chromebooks improved equity by providing equitable access to
devices?” True. Low-cost, web-only computers expand the breadth of
distribution, closing the so-called homework gap. However, there’s now a gap between students with powerful full-featured multimedia workstations at home and students with just a district-issued Chromebook.
While some students go home with just a Chromebook, others eschew the
simple laptop and log into their desktop. A powerful processor and graphics card enables them to go deeper into programs introduced at school in CTE, graphics, multimedia, computer science, and other classes. Programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Autodesk, Blender, Project Lead the Way, and Visual Studio need a standard Windows or Mac computer. Or, these lucky students may do competitive gaming, now an avenue to a college scholarship. Students with just Chromebooks are missing out again on opportunities.
High-end applications for any
devices including Chromebooks and older desktops.
Equitable access to all students regardless of their home computer or bandwidth.
Quickly provisioned on a fully managed cloud infrastructure.
Per student pricing with unlimited usage.
Integrated with school districts’ Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive for integrated storage
Single Sign-in with Active Directory, Google, Clever, or ClassLink
Managed entirely by
Make students innovators 24-hours a day
With the cloud, Infrastructure as a Service – IaaS, that opportunity gap disappears. A Chromebook or any home computer with an internet connection can tap into all the powerful applications streaming from powerful computers in the AWS cloud. For example, Fife School District deployed AWS Workspaces and AppStream 2.0 to “make students innovators 24-hours a day,” and it “fills a void in equity in education.”
Tech Reformers offers AWS AppStream 2.0 on a per-student subscription basis. Districts simply tell us what app they want and for how many students. So, districts can focus on applications and not infrastructure or support.
TR | Stream Offers Districts
Fully-Managed App Streaming
TR | Stream combines AWS App Stream 2.0 with fully managed services. School Districts just determine the applications they want for their students and how many students they have to access it. No configuration or VDI environment required
Support student learning environments and enable online learning with Chromebooks or other lightweight systems even over poor network conditions with easy, reliable access to applications and resources.
Tech Reformers’ will host any application selected by the district and make it available to students over a streaming connection. Examples include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Autodesk, Blender, Project Lead the Way and Visual Studio. Finally, all Windows applications are available on a Chromebook.
TR | Stream provides the full virtual environment to stream applications. Therefore, district staff does not need to build infrastructure or manage resources. Tech Reforms will integrate with Active Directory or Google for authentication and the schools’ Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive for integrated storage.
TR | Stream is priced on a per-student basis with unlimited use for students. So, districts do not need to worry about time online or bandwidth costs.
TR | Steam uses auto-scaling because this makes sure enough application resources are available to your students. Applications are immediately available with no boot-up time. Help desk support is available via email and chat.
• Fully-hosted Application Streaming
Any application selected by the district can be streamed to Chromebooks. Therefore, all students indeed get access.
• Equitable Access to Innovation for All Students Anywhere
All students can access applications from Chromebooks whether at home or in the district. Remove redundant computer labs.
• Predictable per-student pricing
There is no need for school districts to worry about building out a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) either in your data center or cloud. No up-front costs. Steaming costs are included. No per-minute costs.
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