Killeen ISD implemented the SAFARI Montage system during the summer of 2010 in all 53 of its Pre-K-12 schools, which serve over 41,000 students, with the goal of creating a district-wide digital content repository.
Killeen ISD chose SAFARI Montage for its complete media distribution solution. John Evans, the district’s Chief Technology Official, stated at the time, “We are committed to increasing student achievement. The SAFARI Montage solution is one of the resources in our teachers’ toolkits to facilitate the availability of multimedia content. We strive to provide our students with learning experiences which encompass digital media.” Approximately half of the district’s students are military dependents as the district serves the Fort Hood community in Central Texas. Evans added, “Our requirements were to identify a system to serve our unique needs. Many of our parents are often deployed and away from home for a year at a time. We need our parents and students to be able to access the same content from anywhere in the world. We are confident that the SAFARI Montage media distribution system will serve the district well.”
Killeen ISD uses the SAFARI Montage CreationStation module to upload digital resources and provides 24/7 access to the system via Managed Home Access. A key objective of the district was to develop a district-wide standard for technology in the classroom. SAFARI Montage provided KISD with the ability to standardize curriculum-aligned Promethean Flipchart files that can be uploaded through CreationStation and shared with teachers throughout the district.
Additionally, Killeen needed to deliver digital TV to every classroom without compromising bandwidth. “Bandwidth and network security were key factors in deciding on a SAFARI Montage WAN/LAN bandwidth solution,” said Evans. Through SAFARI Montage Selective Video Streaming, Killeen ISD administrators manage which video-based resources are accessible to teachers and students, ensuring that only appropriate content reaches the classroom and that bandwidth is managed.
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