What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic]
MAY 4, 2015
Frank Smith Mobile devices are more prevalent in K–12 classrooms than ever. A new survey on mobile learning from Project Tomorrow shows that today's schools are relying increasingly on students having experience with devices like smartphones and tablets to engage in modern curriculum.
Learning with 'e's
MARCH 12, 2016
Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive.
Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools.
Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students
APRIL 21, 2017
In fact, in the past 12 months from when the survey was conducted, 20 percent of families with home broadband access and 24 percent with mobile-only access had their services cut off due to inability to pay. Next page: Why mobile-only access is detrimental to some students).
12 States Lead the Pack in the Nationwide School District Bandwidth Race
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Frank Smith Three challenges are holding back school districts from reaching broadband goals. Ethernet Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-Fi
After beefing up broadband, Kentucky upgrades web filtering
DECEMBER 1, 2015
The filtering system lets schools target mobile and stationary devices with customizable policies and drill-down reporting. Customizable filtering system to be installed in every school.
What Net Neutrality Means for the Future of Education
MARCH 4, 2015
Bandwidth Management Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Frank Smith Educators applaud the FCC’s move to maintain an open Internet.
Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds
JUNE 17, 2016
Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility NetworkingBy Meg Conlan Nearly 30 states across the country failed to claim E-Rate funding for schools and libraries.
The Road to K–12 Connectivity Begins with State Partnerships
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Frank Smith E-Rate reforms have made it a lot easier to provide broadband to rural schools, but there are still hurdles to overcome. Budgeting Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless
5 ways connected school buses are on the rise
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
3, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler asking the FCC to use its authority to help close the homework gap where students still need broadband access in order to complete homework assignments.
Schools Focus on Infrastructure After Securing E-Rate Funding
JULY 1, 2016
Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-FiBy Wylie Wong Districts take advantage of federal funds to upgrade or build out their Wi-Fi networks.
Free Tool Provides a Roadmap—Literally—For Faster, Cheaper Broadband in Schools
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
We were starting to [exceed] our bandwidth capacity… With our goals as a district to move towards mobile technology and online curriculum, we needed to begin focusing on [increasing bandwidth].” And today, the organization that helped Hering’s district reach its bandwidth goals released Compare & Connect K-12 , a new free tool that CEO Evan Marwell says will help provide high-speed broadband at lower costs for school leaders looking to amp up students’ digital access. “We
Q&A: Looking to the Future of Classroom Tech with Tom Murray
MAY 19, 2015
Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Policies WirelessFrank Smith One of EdTech's 2015 Top 50 K–12 IT bloggers talks about the technologies that are creating sweeping changes in the industry.
E-Rate Funding Applications Total $3.9B for 2015
MAY 20, 2015
Classroom Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Online Learning WirelessFrank Smith 'These requests reflect long pent-up demand' says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
Q&A: CoSN’s Keith Krueger on the Future of K–12 Networks
OCTOBER 7, 2016
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
President’s 2016 Budget Proposal Could Revive EETT Program
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless Frank Smith New funds could help orient public school educators to new educational technology strategies and methods.
5 Tips to Help Get the Most out of E-Rate 2.0
APRIL 10, 2015
By Wylie Wong These tips can help schools and districts as they apply for broadband funding. . Budgeting Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Procurement Wi-Fi Wireless
Looking Inside the E-Rate Overhaul
MARCH 20, 2015
By Wylie Wong Changes made in 2014 are intended maximize spending, simplify administration and make sure that schools have affordable broadband. Budgeting Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless
Districts Expand Their Wi-Fi Footprints
MARCH 25, 2016
Access Points Bandwidth Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-Fi Wide Area NetworksBy Karen J. Bannan Wi-Fi becomes a necessity as more school districts log on for learning. .
Kajeet: Overcoming the K–12 Digital Divide with Education Broadband
AUGUST 5, 2015
Classroom Mobility Networking Wi-Fi WirelessBy Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D. Kajeet's modular, wireless solution is a refreshing alternative to overcoming K-12 infrastructure woes.
How to Maximize Your District's E-Rate Spending
JUNE 18, 2015
Classroom Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff E-Rate changes help ensure schools can spend funds effectively.
Schools lend out mobile hotspots to get all students online
APRIL 12, 2016
At Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha, students can take the internet home with them using mobile Wi-Fi hotspots from the school library. internet IT Newsletter broadband digital divide hotspots kajeet wi-fiHotspots help bridge digital divide in Wisconsin.
Kajeet honors ‘Action Heroes’ closing the Homework Gap
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Kajeet, a provider of safe mobile student internet connectivity, has launched its 2016 campaign to highlight the “real action heroes” in school districts working to close the Homework Gap for their students. The Homework Gap refers to the number of school-age children who don’t have broadband access at home and cannot complete their school assignments. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband News Top News
This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Blended Learning internet IT Newsletter Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband blended learning flipped classroom IT leadership laptop one-to-one school ITFollow these guidelines to create a technology infrastructure that support teachers and students.
Providing free wireless hotspots helps this district close the equity gap
AUGUST 3, 2015
This is the chasm between the homes with and those without access to quality broadband. Broadband and internet Featured on eSchool News internet Mobile and Handheld Technologies Top NewsA new program is helping students connect to devices and internet after the last bell.
How to Plan Smarter for K–12 IT Infrastructure
DECEMBER 28, 2015
Bandwidth Management Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-FiBy Tim Kridel Good project planning lays a solid foundation for tech growth in the future .
Alabama district puts wi-fi on buses
JANUARY 4, 2016
McClatchy Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband News Top NewsPlan for digital conversion prompts district to examine Wi-Fi availability. Because of the need to make sure every student has 24-hour internet access, buses may play a significant role in Decatur City Schools’ (Ala.)
When one-to-one goes wrong
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Broadband and internet Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Keys to Successful Mobile Learning Making One-to-One Computing a Reality Mobile and Handheld Technologies Top NewsNot all implementations are smooth sailing. Here’s what to keep an eye on.
4 Tips for Making Your E-Rate Application Smooth
JULY 9, 2015
Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff When applying for E-Rate, schools and districts should plan ahead.
Texas district upgrades fiber optic network
MARCH 29, 2016
CFISD is building a 100G network with the vision of providing students and staff ‘Anytime, Anywhere’ broadband access so they can easily interact and collaborate with peers and engage in distance learning initiatives.
School leadership toolkit targets digital equity
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Seek mobile hotspot and/or affordable LTE programs. Leverage special broadband offerings. Digital Learning and Tools Networking & Broadband News School Administration Top NewsCoSN’s new tools aim to solve ‘homework gap’ and help students benefit from digital learning.
Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Student athletes, musicians, and other pupils who spend a good portion of their after-school time on the road or at events will also use those mobile devices. Best Practices Blended Learning internet broadband classrooms e-rate home access home internet access schools wi-fi
Streamlining the E-Rate 2.0 Application Process
JUNE 8, 2015
Classroom Digital Content Funding Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff Recent changes to E-Rate help to speed your school’s review process.
6 Tips for Maximizing Mobile Hotspots
JUNE 22, 2015
By Michael Sheehan Try these six tips for minimizing broadband usage with portable routers. Mobile Broadband Mobile Device Management Mobility
The next generation of wireless services: Super-fast 5G
AUGUST 10, 2016
The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to clear the way for mobile devices to send and receive signals over high-frequency spectrum that has had only limited uses until recent technological advances. IT Management IT Newsletter McClatchy Networking & Broadband News
Are cables in the classroom a thing of the past? Maybe
MARCH 24, 2015
With the advent of mobile technologies, things haven’t changed quite as much as one might expect. Broadband and internet Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Top News cables dongle hdmi iPad miracast smartboard surface pro tablets whiteboard wifi wires
First Future Ready Schools Summit Kicks Off
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Bandwidth Management Funding Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless Frank Smith School leaders gather for orientation on nationwide digital-learning efforts, in conjunction with ConnectED.