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How Internet Access Can Help Your ESL Students

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According to Education Week , there are an estimated five million English-language learners in America’s public school system.

How Schools Can Help Parents with Student Screen Use

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There is an ongoing debate about student screen time, especially once students head home for the day with school-issued devices. Many parents are unsure A) if there is any filtering already in place on these devices and B) the type of control they as parents have over school-issued devices.

6 Ways to Incorporate Coding into Your Classroom

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Did you know there’s an annual, week-long learning event that 663 million people ages four to 104 have already joined? It’s the annual Hour of Code Event that takes place from December 3 to December 9.

Chromebooks, Classrooms, & Connectivity: The Age of Chromebooks

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Schools across the nation have deployed (and continue to deploy) mobile learning initiatives. One device that is frequently mentioned for 1:1 programs or use in the classroom is the Chromebook. Digital Learning Chromebooks 1 to 1

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

4 Steps to a Safer School Bus Ride

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More than 25 million students take the school bus every day, according to the American School Bus Council. It is the job of schools and transportation departments to ensure all of those students arrive to school and home safely, every single time.

2018 Kajeet Homework Gap Grant Winners

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Kajeet is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Homework Gap Grant. Each applicant offered an inspiring story about how Kajeet can help their students succeed with filtered and managed mobile connectivity.

3G, 4G, 5G: What the Ever-Evolving Wireless Networks Mean for K-12 Education

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Ninety-two percent of school districts currently meet the FCC’s E-Rate Modernization Order of providing 100 Mbps (megabits per second) per 1,000 students for all of their schools, according to the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) 2018-2019 Annual Infrastructure Report.

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The Internet of Things in K-12

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From smart toys and clothing to smart homes and cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming integrated into all aspects of our lives, and its influence and reach are only going to keep expanding. Gartner predicted that spending on IoT worldwide would reach $1.5

TED-Ed as a Teaching Tool

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Sometimes teachers need additional tools in the classroom. Something to elevate the conversation among students, to spark a new perspective on the world, or to enhance the real-world importance of a particular lesson plan. Digital Learning Tools and Tips MDM Chromebooks

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Canada’s Digital Divide: How Wide is it and Can it be Solved?

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Educational technology—how we use it now, how we’ll use it in the future—is of paramount importance to any discussion of education. Teachers, students, administrators, and other key stakeholders in Canada are passionate about the role technology plays in supporting how students learn.

10 New Grants for 2018-19 Ed Tech Initiatives

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Technology is increasingly essential in the realm of education; however, technology comes at a cost, as in a monetary cost. Regardless of cost, tech tools have developed into a necessity because of the benefits which it provides for students, along with the innovation it brings.

National School Bus Safety Week

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This blog was originally written on October 16, 2017. Did you know the third full week of October is National School Bus Safety Week ? Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBus

How to Turn Your School Bus Fleet into Next Generation Connected Buses

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Today’s school buses are more than just vehicles to transport students. They are mobile classrooms where students can continue to learn, get a jump start on homework, or study for tests. But providing those learning opportunities through filtered school bus Wi-Fi is just the beginning.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

The Changing Role of the Bus Driver

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School buses transport an estimated 26 million students each day , according to the American School Bus Council. But what that statistic really means is there are thousands of bus drivers responsible for getting those 26 million students to and from school each and every day.

Is the Homework Gap Gone?

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The Homework Gap. The Digital Divide. Whichever term you use, they both point to the same problem: students without Internet at home face additional barriers to completing their schoolwork , have lower graduation rates , and score lower on tests when compared to their well-connected peers.

Digital Tools for Preventing the Summer Slide

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It’s the end of the school year, and as students get ready for fun and relaxation, many educators across the nation are worried about one thing – the summer slide. Digital Learning Tools and Tips SmartSpot MDM

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How Digital Resources Transform Teaching and Learning

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Devices in the K-12 classroom are becoming as common as chalk and chalkboards once were, but how do teachers use those devices? Teachers, those on the front lines of this ed tech revolution, see the direct impact of technology on how their students learn.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Why Chromebooks Have Expanded in K-12 Classrooms

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Did you know Chromebooks made up 60 percent of all U.S. education shipments in 2017? To put that number in perspective, in 2012, Chromebooks made up less than a single percent of the education market, according to Computerworld.

The Top 5 Obstacles and Accelerators in Ed Tech

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Out with the old and in with the new, at least that is how the saying goes. It may be a new year, but educators continue to discuss wanting to adopt more technology and the difficulties in doing so.

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Empower Your Teachers with Classroom Management Controls They Need

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Mobile device management (MDM) is just for IT teams to handle and understand, right? Wrong. Read how an MDM can empower teachers to provide better learning experiences for their students, and not bog teachers down with additional technology to juggle in the classroom.

[UPDATED] Top Educational Websites Your Students are ACTUALLY Visiting

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There you have it, the top 10 educational websites students visit from 2018 (Jan. 1 through April 4, 2018). Here's how Kajeet pulls these stats together every year. Students who access wireless Internet through either the Kajeet SmartSpot ® (Wi-Fi hotspot) or Kajeet SmartBus ™ (school bus Wi-Fi) solutions can only access educational content.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Top Kajeet Blogs of 2018

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Another year has come and gone, and what a year it has been! What were the top trends? What were educators most interested in? Here is our annual roundup of the top 10 Kajeet blogs of 2018. Let the countdown begin…. Digital Learning Data and Trends

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Rural Districts Face Down the Homework Gap

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There’s good news for rural school districts. According to the education nonprofit organization EducationSuperHighway , 96 percent of public schools in the U.S. (an an estimated 44 million students) have adequate Internet resources required for digital learning.

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Announcing the Kajeet Connect Suite: Reliable Internet Access Moves onto K-12 Campuses

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Kajeet has historically focused on closing the Homework Gap outside the classroom, but digital equity begins in school with reliable, safe Internet access. Kajeet is excited to announce a new suite of products, Kajeet Connect, bringing our Education Broadband™ expertise onto school grounds.

Prepping Your Students for Tech Success

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K-12 education has always been about learning and growing; about helping school-age children understand the world they live in, and the myriad ways in which it works.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls

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Kajeet is proud to announce its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. This Google initiative is designed to transform the school bus into an extension of the classroom by providing students with devices to take home as part of a 1:1 program and filtered Wi-Fi on the school bus powered by the Kajeet SmartBus ™. Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBus

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Four Cybersecurity Tips for Schools and Districts

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It’s October and while many think of Halloween and the start of Fall, it is also marks the beginning of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Without cybersecurity awareness, it could be all tricks and no treats at your school or district.

Announcing the 2018 Kajeet Homework Gap Grant!

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Kajeet has officially opened our 2018 Homework Gap Grant! In 2018, Kajeet will be awarding 15 Homework Gap Grants to school districts in need of providing safe, filtered Internet solutions to connect students outside the classroom. This is a 300 percent increase over last year!

What Devices are Used in the K-12 Classroom?

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Today’s classroom is filled with technology, from more common tools like interactive white boards to emerging tech like augmented reality, not to mention tablets and laptops. But just how widespread is device use? Digital Learning Technology Insight MDM

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

6 MDM Features that Save School Districts’ Time

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There are over 13,500 school districts in the U.S. and 98,000 public schools that make up those districts, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The average enrollment of those public schools is 3,659 students per school, reports Governing. Digital Learning 1 to 1 BYOD MDM

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One MDM Dashboard, 10 Reasons to Use It

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Devices in the classroom are becoming as common as pencil and paper once were, with 79 percent of educators, in a recent survey, reporting daily student device usage in class. And it is a myriad of devices. This “ Student Tech Devices in the Classroom ” infographic shows 31 percent use Chromebooks, 26 percent use iPads, and other types of devices are also used by schools. Digital Learning Technology Insight MDM

$38 Million Available for Arizona Schools to Replace Buses

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It was recently announced that the state of Arizona is using $38 million of the $57 million they received from the Volkswagen (VW) settlement to repower or replace old school buses.

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[Infographic] Student Tech Devices in the Classroom

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It’s no surprise that tech devices have grown tremendously in the classroom over the past few years. But how are these devices being used? Which devices do schools purchase for their students? Digital Learning