Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls


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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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools


But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home. They’ve opened up their doors to their neighbors for their own broadband needs.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. They’re building their own countywide broadband network.

Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report


Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. The post Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report appeared first on the Edthena blog.

3 Google Fiber programs that could help ease the digital divide

eSchool News

Google’s affordable broadband service is already impacting some communities and schools. percent of American households with school-age children currently have broadband access at home. Google Fiber offers a wonderful data package to its home subscribers.

HP Pledges to Invest in Tech to Enhance Education for 100 Million by 2025

EdTech Magazine

By Phil Goldstein Increasingly, tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, see improving internet access for the underserved as part of their corporate social responsibility. Access Points Classroom Digital Citizenship Digital Content Internet Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

Record and Upload Video with One Click: It’s Now Possible within Google Chrome


We’ve developed a one-click video record and upload solution for Google Chrome to support professional development for teachers. Edthena users will have immediate access to the video tool inside Edthena when using Google Chrome.

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School leadership toolkit targets digital equity

eSchool News

Leverage special broadband offerings. The Digital Equity Action Agenda is made possible by Dell, Google Fiber, Kajeet, Qualcomm Education, Inc., Digital Learning and Tools Networking & Broadband News School Administration Top News

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Playware Studios

Google recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform. monthly was available to anybody with a broadband connection of over 10 MBPS. At this point you may ask; “What makes Google’s announcement so special?” For beginners, Google service launches with over 10 Tflops of graphics performance. The service is hosted on Google’s high bandwidth, low latency global network.

When one-to-one goes wrong

eSchool News

The problem related to the student accounts that are auto-generated at the district level for platforms like Google apps for education. Not all implementations are smooth sailing. Here’s what to keep an eye on.

What happens when student hackers shut down a district’s internet?

eSchool News

That instantly created problems in the classroom, where teachers relied on Google Apps for Education tools like Google Classroom for instruction. “It’s Teachers had to scrap their plans for the day—because those plans were in Google—and go to Plan B.”.

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures


And government policy-makers for the most part have stayed out of the economy’s way; it was not a civic issue whether or not you had the money to buy the latest PlayStation, or could afford to advertise your business on Google Ads. Welcome to NEO Blog 2018!

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

For example, it’s no good investing in iPads for the school if the broadband bandwidth and Wi-Fi connectivity aren’t up to scratch. Buying resources and tech for your schools can be a big responsibility and choosing the right equipment can be tricky.

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4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives


A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community. Digital Passport is available on the web, iOS, and on Google Play. The High-Tech Headband That Can Make Your Stressed Brain Happy Again The Moon has faster broadband than some parts of the UK A New Approach To Professional Development Is All This Student Data Changing the Way Teachers Teach? Education Revolution Google+ Community So You''re Looking for New Classroom Technology.

Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Kajeet ’s ConnectEdNow campaign , announced in June, aims to make broadband access more affordable by providing students with portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices, a $200 mobile device subsidy and discounted data plans from Verizon , T-Mobile and other LTE providers.

3 educational technology tools to be thankful for

eSchool News

Google is a familiar platform for most students, so it comes as no surprise that the Chromebook, which uses the Google Chrome browser, is the number one device of choice for more than 58 percent of U.S. Broadband improvements. The three Ts: Thanksgiving, turkey and tech.

Giza 3D - great, interactive 3D recreation of the Great Pyramids

Educational Technology Guy

A broadband internet connection is also strongly recommended. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Gaza 3D is a very cool project that recreates the Great Pyramids in 3D online to view in your web browser.

E-Rate Improvements Support Easier and Faster IT Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

When Tulare City School District officials wanted to provide Google Chromebooks to every student, they knew the wireless network wasn’t up to the job. E-Rate Improvements Support Easier and Faster IT Upgrades. lora.strum_r7w0. Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:57.

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Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

EdTech Magazine

Modern classrooms are open and flexible and have writable surfaces, modular furniture, one-to-one devices, hands-on learning with makerspace activities and robust broadband connectivity. Google+. Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:22. A 10th-grader enters her classroom, flips open her Chromebook and then settles into a quiet corner to work. .

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education


But computing power, device adoption, pervasive broadband and exponentially networked collaboration platforms of the past decade have already moved us to a world of information abundance. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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Q&A: Lea(R)n CEO Karl Rectanus on Lessons Learned From the Top 40 EdTech Tools

EdTech Magazine

With the ease of use, broadband availability, and rapid analysis visualizations , that has allowed teachers to start to make data-driven decisions about personalizing learning for an individual student or at the classroom level. . EDTECH: Google really dominates the top of this list.

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Since our nation’s beginning, the farm has been a foundation of American society , but too often rural communities do not have broadband access or don’t have access to the digital skills needed on today’s modern farms,” Snapp wrote in a blog post. “As

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

But faster, more affordable broadband could help students navigate the effects of global warming evident in their own backyards. Eighth-graders Avril Seppilu, 13, right, and Tia Prentice, 13, left, listen during a Google Hangouts Meet video call to students in Hawaii.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

As such, modern libraries should be outfitted with robust broadband and plenty of places for students and educators to charge equipment. David Andrade is a K–12 Strategy Specialist and Google Apps/Chromebooks specialist on the education strategy team for CDW·G, a leading provider of technology solutions and services to education, government and healthcare. K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56.

Digital Divide


According to the Pew Research Center, 75% of American homes have internet and broadband access. How do we assist those students who don’t have internet access to obtain the proper access to broadband? is a Google Certified Educator Level 2 educator and loves to spread his passion of Ed Tech onto others. Is there a digital divide in our schools? This is an important question that has to be addressed by the leaders in school districts throughout the nation.

Targeting the digital divide

eSchool News

But there are some Google Fiber programs that might be well-positioned to tackle the digital divide. Read on for more: 3 Google Fiber programs that could help ease the digital divide. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

A Bootcamp Down Under: Trilogy Education Extends University Tech Training Globally


As technology companies from Google to Salesforce plant roots in Australia, government and business leaders down under are trying to figure out ways to train students and workers to keep up with a changing workforce. As much as 50 percent of employees in the country could be working in roles that require programming or software skills by 2030, according to estimates in a 2016 report by the National Broadband Network and the Regional Australia Institute.

“If You Build It, They Will Come”: Why and How a Small Colorado District Upgraded its Network

Education Superhighway

Though for many school districts, slow download speeds in classrooms serve as the impetus for a network upgrade, there are many reasons district leaders strive to revamp their broadband infrastructure. The broadband itself was sufficient for the number of devices they had now, but what if they wanted to use more devices? Having a more robust broadband infrastructure has fostered a sense of innovation in Lewis-Palmer’s teachers, and not just in traditional subjects.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access


Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. It just isn’t worth the cost to the broadband providers in that area to set up broadband access.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

There are some workaround solutions for those students without home Internet: They can download content onto their laptop’s hard drives, or in the case of Chromebooks and their minimal hard drive space, work offline in Google Drive or load the materials onto a USB flash drive.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?


A year later, in their second grade, Google launched the first Chromebooks. However, this lag began to erode when the rise of cloud computing made it possible for edtech startups to flood the market with educational applications, the expansion of broadband internet gave those apps an easy distribution channel into campuses, and an increasing number and variety of mobile devices provided them an in-school abode.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


He offered online live and video classes through broadband and satellite to teach students beyond the centers’ walls.