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Using School Bus WiFi to Provide Internet Access for Distance Learning

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As many districts transition to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year , digital equity for students has become more imp erative than ever. For students without Internet at home , accessing and completing online assignments can be very challenging.

Why Summer Learning is More Important Than Ever

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In the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak, schools struggled to cope with swift transition to distance learning, and students felt the brunt of it. 1 to 1 WiFi for Students distance learning

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Tips to Overcome Challenges to Distance Learning During COVID-19

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As schools across the country roll out their distance learning plans, many questions remain about how to execute them. Here are six of the most common experiences people have while rolling out distance learning under extremely short notice and in the midst of a pandemic.

How to Make the Most of a Digital Curriculum

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The American classroom isn’t what it used to be. In just a matter of years, digital learning and access to digital tools have revolutionized how students learn about the world.

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CARES Act for Remote or Distance Learning

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As part of the government’s efforts to ease some of the burden brought on by the pandemic, the CARES Act funding bill was passed, which, in total, made approximately $30.75 billion available to provide relief for educational institutions under the Education Stabilization Fund (ESF).

How COVID-19 Has Temporarily Transformed the Education Landscape

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted K-12 education in the United States, forcing schools across the country to close as district leaders prioritize the health and safety of their communities. Here’s a map of school closures across the country, as compiled by Edweek.org.

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3 Considerations for Managing Remote Learning Data in Higher Education

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As remote learning becomes a go-to method of instruction in colleges and institutions of higher education across the world for the foreseeable future, connectivity has become a key topic of discussion.

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How to Manage Data During Distance Learning

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As distance learning becomes the de facto method of instruction in schools across the world for the next few months at least, connectivity has become a key topic of discussion.

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10 New Grants for School Bus Fleets

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The stories of how school districts can cut transportation costs continue to grow.

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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.

2020 School Technology Budget Tips

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Between shrinking budgets and increasingly IT-dependent school systems, budgeting for the cost of technology in education can be tough. We’ve collected 6 best practices in school budgeting to help you get the most out of your 2020 tech funds. Tools and Tips Data and Trends 1 to 1

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.

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.

Deploying Chromebooks for the New School Year

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It’s hard to believe it’s the start of another school year, but that can be even more daunting if you have 1,000 Chromebooks in storage just waiting to be placed in the hands of eager students. Does that sound like you?

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

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.

Making Sense of Title I Funds

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As of 2019, there are 26 federal grant-making agencies and over 900 federal technology funding programs that can help under-funded schools in low-income districts purchase new technologies for their students.

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.

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.

Funding Connectivity Through Community Partnerships

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The number one challenge facing K-12 IT leadership for planning and implementing technology enabled environments is budget constraints and a lack of resources, reports the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN).

5 Reasons Why Chromebooks in the Classroom Benefits Students

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As of 2019, 85 percent of schools and school districts across the United States have a Chromebook program in place. Perhaps you see this happening in your own school, but let’s dive into how Chromebooks in the classroom can benefit students.

Do You Know Which Websites Your Students Access?

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Is your school or school district budget being spent wisely? You’ve paid for students to have a 1:1 take-home device and you’ve paid for the necessary online tools your students need to learn and succeed. But how do you know if that budget is being used as you envisioned?

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.

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

Getting Creative with Your Title I Funds

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Do you have unused Title I funds sitting there at the end of the school year? You’re not alone. An estimated $15.8 billion goes out to schools and districts across the country as part of the Title I program.

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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

What Can Title I Funding Be Used For

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You did it. With hard work, ingenuity, and support from stakeholders in your school and community, you secured Title I funds that could possibly transform the way your K-12 students learn and thrive. Now comes a bigger question. What can Title I funds be used for?”

How Effective is Your Ed Tech Program?

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You may have the most exciting ed tech program ready to go in your district. Perhaps you’ve finally gotten the green-light on incorporating a new ed tech tool into your classroom. Either way, it’s one thing to have a new initiative. It’s another thing entirely to have it be effective.

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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 Cameras Make School Buses Safer Than Ever

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Something happens on your school bus – a fight between students, or maybe a traffic accident involving a passing automobile. Parents, administrators, and community officials investigate the situation. But the stories don’t add up. It’s a case of one person’s word against another’s.

School Bus Tech 101

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Even a 39-minute bus ride – the average bus ride time according to a recent Kajeet survey – requires more than a physical bus, the driver, and students. Today’s school bus fleets have expanded to include technology as we drive into 2020.

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Getting Creative with Your Title I Funds

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Do you have unused Title I funds sitting there at the end of the school year? You’re not alone. An estimated $15.8 billion goes out to schools and districts across the country as part of the Title I program.

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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.

10 Apps for Back to School

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Back to school used to mean new pencils and notebooks, but now it means new laptops, cases, and digital tools, especially applications. With hundreds of apps available for educational-use, it can be overwhelming to decide which one (or ones) to download. Digital Learning Tools and Tips

How to Make Sense of Title I Funds

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As of 2019, there are 26 federal grant-making agencies and over 900 federal technology funding programs that can help under-funded schools in low-income districts purchase new technologies for their students.

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