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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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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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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[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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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!

$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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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

[Infographic] Top Tech for School Buses

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The school bus is changing, welcoming new technologies that bring buses into the 21st century. But which technologies are education transportation professionals focusing on first?

[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

Managing Student Devices in K-12

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At the start of 2018, the U.S. market experienced a 10 percent year-over-year growth in mobile devices sold to K-12 schools, according to THE Journal. From tablets to laptops to smartphones, mobile devices have taken over education. Digital Learning Technology Insight 1 to 1 BYOD MDM

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

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

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Since 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12. This number from K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has increased by 20 since the last time we referenced the Cyber Incident Map.

[Infographic] Staying Connected in K-12

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ISTE is the largest ed tech conference that brings together educators to discuss and create innovative ideas for the classroom. Here at Kajeet, we were interested in learning more about educators’ thoughts on mobility in K-12. Digital Learning

How to Close the Homework Gap. Together.

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In recent years, there have been amazing strides to close the Homework Gap that exists between school-age students who have broadband Internet access and those who do not. Recent successes, however, do not mean the education community should become complacent.

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.

How Libraries Help Save the Day with Ed Tech

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If you’re sitting in a public or school library 20 years ago, what would you see? Digital Learning Ed Tech Inspiration Digital Divide

5 Must-See Ed Tech ISTE Sessions

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It’s June, and for thousands of educators that means the end of school, but it also signals another year of ISTE! This year’s ISTE conference will be held in Chicago, IL, from June 24 through the 27. Homework Gap Ed Tech Inspiration Ed Tech Conference Sentinel

New GPS Feature: Locate Your Kajeet SmartBus

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Kajeet is proud to announce the newest feature to our SmartBus™ solution , Global Positioning System, or GPS for short. Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBus

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