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

Report reveals surprising data about mobile broadband usage in schools

eSchool News

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.

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.

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.

#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.

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

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.

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.

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.

Funding Connectivity Through Community Partnerships

Kajeet

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).

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

The Internet of Things in K-12

Kajeet

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.

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).

National School Bus Safety Week

Kajeet

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 ?

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

Kajeet

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

National School Bus Safety Week

Kajeet Extracurricular

Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBusDid you know the third full week of October is National School Bus Safety Week ?

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.

New GPS Feature: Locate Your Kajeet SmartBus

Kajeet

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

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

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.

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.

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.

[Webinar] Why Internet Outside the Classroom Should be Part of Your 1:1 Strategy

Kajeet Extracurricular

Mobile Broadband SmartSpot 1 to 1My school is thinking of going 1:1, but where do we start? How do we start?

Schools lend out mobile hotspots to get all students online

eSchool News

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.

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.

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.

Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds

EdTech Magazine

Funding Management Mobile Broadband Mobility NetworkingBy Meg Conlan Nearly 30 states across the country failed to claim E-Rate funding for schools and libraries.

After beefing up broadband, Kentucky upgrades web filtering

eSchool News

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.

Schools Focus on Infrastructure After Securing E-Rate Funding

EdTech Magazine

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

Edsurge

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

[Infographic] Top Tech for School Buses

Kajeet

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?

How Much Data Does a Student Need?

Kajeet Extracurricular

Mobile Broadband Digital Divide SmartSpot 1 to 1 WiFi for StudentsTo close the Homework Gap , just how much data does a student need? This is not a simple question, but it is an important one that is addressed in the CoSN Digital Equity Toolkit.

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School Bus Wi-Fi, a Home Run for Student Athletes

Kajeet Extracurricular

Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi WiFi for Students SmartBusEight million (or 7.9 million to be more exact). That is the number of U.S.

How to Make a Technology Bus

Kajeet Extracurricular

Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Digital Divide SmartBusNewington Public Schools (NPS) in Connecticut provides technology to all of their students, but the surrounding areas are not as fortunate.

The Changing Role of the Bus Driver

Kajeet

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