How to Make Sense of Title I Funds

Kajeet

And for today’s K-12 students, that education starts with access to technology. But technology—whether one-to-one device programs or filtered broadband Internet—isn’t cheap. Mobile Broadband

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

Kajeet

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. Mobile Broadband Technology Insight Bus WiFi SmartBus

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep your software up-to-date.

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How to Close the Homework Gap. Together.

Kajeet

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. There’s still a lot of work to do to not only narrow but close the Homework Gap, once and for all.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. In many cases, school leaders need to justify why the district should invest in the first place. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I They’re building their own countywide broadband network.

Planning for your school district’s broadband budget

Education Superhighway

From AR/VR field trips to computer science classes and online testing, there are increasingly high demands for our classrooms to be equipped with sufficient bandwidth. For our purposes here, we can think of bandwidth as the amount of data that can be delivered to each student.

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

And when you look at larger, more densely populated school districts–in urban markets like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Chicago–district leaders often face added pressures and challenges to do digital right, and often with little support.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. That’s really cool to know that you’re having a positive impact.

5 Reasons Why Chromebooks in the Classroom Benefits Students

Kajeet

Perhaps you see this happening in your own school, but let’s dive into how Chromebooks in the classroom can benefit students. There are many educational benefits a Chromebook can deliver to students and schools. Mobile Broadband 1 to 1 Chromebooks

How to Plan Smarter for K–12 IT Infrastructure

EdTech Magazine

Bandwidth Management Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-FiBy Tim Kridel Good project planning lays a solid foundation for tech growth in the future .

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How to Address Digital Equity

techlearning

The Contorium for School Networking (CoSN) has developed some best practice strategies for schools looking to directly address the issues of digital equity. Below is an executive summary of the most recent update to its Digital Equity Initiative Toolkit. For the full list, go to [link].

E-rate Works: Bringing Broadband to New Mexico Tribal Communities

Education Superhighway

EducationSuperHighway attended the Middle Grande Rio Rancho Tribal Groundbreaking Ceremony to honor everyone’s hard work in getting fiber infrastructure to pueblo communities. “What brought us here is the desire to do better for our students.

How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs

EdTech Magazine

How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs. The Great Prairie Area Education Agency set out to change that. Chartered by the state of Iowa, the organization partners with more than 3,700 teachers and administrators to improve student performance. The agency launched the Room 21C initiative to create a learning environment designed to promote collaborative and personalized learning through the use of technology. Here's how.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

Building out the infrastructure to support high-speed Internet access requires multi-layered collaboration between state and district leaders, school administrators, and service providers. students equal access to a robust, modern education, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

Building out the infrastructure to support high-speed Internet access requires multi-layered collaboration between state and district leaders, school administrators, and service providers. students equal access to a robust, modern education, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

Q&A: CoSN’s Keith Krueger on the Future of K–12 Networks

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut Consortium’s CEO outlines how to achieve digital equity and lays out a strategy for bringing broadband to K–12 education. Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless

These schools are leveraging E-Rate for a complete digital transformation

eSchool News

Textbooks and blackboards have become a thing of the past in K-12 schools as educators collaborate with IT teams to shape a full digital core curriculum as part of their educational strategy for 2017 and beyond. Next page: How schools are currently using E-Rate for digital success).

How to Tap into Digital Resources in the Classroom?

Kairos EdTech

It is not uncommon to see them with broadband access to the internet, a projector, an interactive whiteboard, 1:1 programs rolling out where every student is equipped with a laptop or a tablet and many more gadgets and technology we could go on and on.

Revamped E-Rate Program Is ‘Custom Built’ for Connectivity

EdTech Magazine

Hayes Experts offer tips on how to maximize funds for robust broadband and wireless networks. By Heather B. Access Points Bandwidth Management Networking Wide Area Networks Wireless

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Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. The report highlights the pivotal role state leaders and policymakers play in helping districts and schools implement high-speed broadband and wi-fi in schools.

Blending learning from the top down or the ground up?

The Christensen Institute

As more states gear up for online testing regimes, state agencies and advocacy groups are flocking to support digital infrastructure and learning. million in grant money to 47 Georgia school districts in order to provide high-speed broadband access and to strengthen blended learning in the state. This may not happen, however, if we lack vision and concrete examples of the types of classrooms we’re hoping to build.

5 education issues that should be on the presidential candidates’ radar

eSchool News

The presidential campaign and debates among candidates have shed light on the issues most important to the U.S. public—and among those issues is K-12 education, from new laws and policy, equity and broadband internet access, to open educational resources.

Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses

eSchool News

“Boot camp” sessions introduce students to new blended learning platform. Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) is launching an Advanced Placement (AP) Blended Learning program, and wireless provider Kajeet will provide students with mobile hotspots to support the district’s efforts.

New toolkit to help schools increase fiber connections, affordably

eSchool News

A CoSN resource aims to help school tech leaders navigate new E-rate rules allowing for the use of dark fiber. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2014 took major steps to update the E-rate program, including increasing its annual funding to $3.9

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

eSchool News

No child should have to go to such lengths just to do homework, and every child should have easy and affordable access to the Internet and the opportunity that access brings. Cox sets a good example of what needs to be done by the highest levels of corporate leadership.

Most districts are doing nothing about the homework gap; a few are making a big difference

eSchool News

Students continue to benefit from enhanced connectivity throughout the formal school day thanks to a $1.5 However, demand and expectations for learning outside of the school day are on the rise — and there are still many students struggling to complete homework online.

When one-to-one goes wrong

eSchool News

Here’s what to keep an eye on. When Murphy’s Law rears its head during a one-to-one implementation, things can start to unravel pretty quickly. Robert Craven has seen it all when it comes to one-to-one challenges and horror stories.

COVID-19 exposes inequities in rural districts

eSchool News

The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural districts and schools. Related content: How to boost student resilience during COVID-19.

Here’s What Schools Can Do For the Millions of Students Without Internet Access

Edsurge

Call it what you will, many of the nation’s students are doing it in one form or another now that schools are closed coast to coast over the fast-spreading coronavirus. There’s just one problem: millions of students in the country don’t have a reliable way to get online.

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

eSchool News

Ensuring wi-fi access at home or on the school bus is a top priority for a district still planning its one-to-one. Consider this gap: some 99 percent of K-12 public schools and libraries in some form or fashion (thanks in large part to the E-Rate program) yet 30 percent of Americans.

Part 1: Connectivity Resources to Address the Homework Gap

Education Superhighway

As schools all around the country are closing due to COVID-19 and classrooms are moving online, many districts are scrambling to support their educators and students with distance learning. This is the first post in a series that will continue to be updated as new offerings develop.

7 things you need to know now about E-rate changes

eSchool News

A bigger annual cap isn’t the only recent change to the E-rate program. New forms, new data, the potential for infrastructure discounts, and (even more) new funding are all colliding to create one of the most challenging application periods in memory. That’s a lot to pick up.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

We educators understand online learning, probably have taken classes this way, but we haven’t yet wrapped our brains around how to make it work in OUR classes. In fact, the biggest question I get from teachers in my online classes and on my blog is: “How do I do it?”

What the FCC Should Do Now to Support America and Our Learners

Edsurge

This is not the time to be timid. We are thankful for those who broadcast the news and the broadband providers that have opened their networks, lifted data caps and fees, and promised not to discontinue service. We need to use all of our powers in this crisis.