State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

6 Tips for Maximizing Mobile Hotspots

EdTech Magazine

By Michael Sheehan Try these six tips for minimizing broadband usage with portable routers. Mobile Broadband Mobile Device Management Mobility

How E-Rate 2.0 Helps Schools Afford Broadband and Wi-Fi

EdTech Magazine

Funding Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff What K–12 schools and districts need to know about changes to the E-Rate program.

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What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

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.

National School Bus Safety Week

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Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBusThis blog was originally written on October 16, 2017. Did you know the third full week of October is National School Bus Safety Week ?

Funding Connectivity Through Community Partnerships

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Mobile Broadband SmartBus Ed Tech InspirationThe 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).

4 Steps to a Safer School Bus Ride

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Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBusMore than 25 million students take the school bus every day, according to the American School Bus Council. It is the job of schools and transportation departments to ensure all of those students arrive to school and home safely, every single time.

Announcing the Kajeet Connect Suite: Reliable Internet Access Moves onto K-12 Campuses

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Kajeet is excited to announce a new suite of products, Kajeet Connect, bringing our Education Broadband™ expertise onto school grounds. Mobile Broadband Technology Insight

3G, 4G, 5G: What the Ever-Evolving Wireless Networks Mean for K-12 Education

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Mobile Broadband Data and Trends

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The Internet of Things in K-12

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Mobile Broadband Technology Insight Data and TrendsFrom 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.

New GPS Feature: Locate Your Kajeet SmartBus

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

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Report reveals surprising data about mobile broadband usage in schools

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A recent Mobile Beacon report analyzing mobile broadband usage by non-profit organizations, including schools, finds that schools utilizing Mobile Beacon’s 4G LTE internet service indicate that the ability to supplement and/or extend existing school networks is the greatest benefit of the service.

The Changing Role of the Bus Driver

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Mobile Broadband Data and Trends Bus WiFiSchool buses transport an estimated 26 million students each day , according to the American School Bus Council.

Kajeet: Overcoming the K–12 Digital Divide with Education Broadband

EdTech Magazine

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.

[Infographic] Top Tech for School Buses

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Mobile Broadband Data and Trends Bus WiFi SmartBusThe school bus is changing, welcoming new technologies that bring buses into the 21st century. But which technologies are education transportation professionals focusing on first?

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls

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Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBusKajeet 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 ™.

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How Cameras Make School Buses Safer Than Ever

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Mobile Broadband Tools and Tips SmartBusSomething 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.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

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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.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

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Mobile Broadband Technology Insight SentinelSince 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.

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

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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.

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

#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

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.

[UPDATED] Top Educational Websites Your Students are ACTUALLY Visiting

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Mobile Broadband Tools and Tips SmartSpotThere 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.

5 Tips to Help Get the Most out of E-Rate 2.0

EdTech Magazine

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

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The Connected Bus: 8 Technologies for the Next Generation School Bus

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Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBusWhen you picture a school bus the first thing that probably comes to mind most likely is a big yellow bus driving around with noisy students in the back. Remember the kids who sat in the back of the bus?

Looking Inside the E-Rate Overhaul

EdTech Magazine

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

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The Road to K–12 Connectivity Begins with State Partnerships

EdTech Magazine

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

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With E-learning, School Doesn’t Stop for Bad Weather

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Mobile Broadband Data and Trends WiFi for StudentsHere’s how it goes: You get up in the morning and find the world outside your windows white with snow or shaking in hurricane-force winds. You turn on the television, check your phone for updates. Your school district, in the face of inclement weather, has made the decision to close for the day.

What Net Neutrality Means for the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

Bandwidth Management Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Frank Smith Educators applaud the FCC’s move to maintain an open Internet.

President’s 2016 Budget Proposal Could Revive EETT Program

EdTech Magazine

Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wireless Frank Smith New funds could help orient public school educators to new educational technology strategies and methods.

E-Rate Funding Applications Total $3.9B for 2015

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Online Learning WirelessFrank Smith 'These requests reflect long pent-up demand' says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

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4 Tips for Making Your E-Rate Application Smooth

EdTech Magazine

Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff When applying for E-Rate, schools and districts should plan ahead.

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How to Maximize Your District's E-Rate Spending

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Internet Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Wi-FiBy EdTech Staff E-Rate changes help ensure schools can spend funds effectively.

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12 States Lead the Pack in the Nationwide School District Bandwidth Race

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Three challenges are holding back school districts from reaching broadband goals. Ethernet Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Wi-Fi

Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students

eSchool News

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).

First Future Ready Schools Summit Kicks Off

EdTech Magazine

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.

Streamlining the E-Rate 2.0 Application Process

EdTech Magazine

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.

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Q&A: Looking to the Future of Classroom Tech with Tom Murray

EdTech Magazine

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.

Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

eSchool News

Pearson/Harris Poll reveals new findings on mobile device ownership and how wi-fi access impacts learning in school. Schools are responding to students’ enthusiasm for mobile learning by integrating the devices into the classroom,” said Alfred Binford, managing director, Pearson North America.