Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha

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For those who care about rural education, this is a big disappointment,” says Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking , a nonprofit membership organization for school technology leaders. radio, TV, mobile data, broadband. Education Technology

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. After all, schools are preparing them for their future careers, which will include using some aspect of online technology.

Funding Connectivity Through Community Partnerships

Kajeet

The 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). Mobile Broadband SmartBus Ed Tech Inspiration

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.

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

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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 SmartBusToday’s school buses are more than just vehicles to transport students.

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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

[Infographic] Top Tech for School Buses

Kajeet

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

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.,

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

eSchool News

All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections. This new connectivity exceeds a national network infrastructure benchmark of 100 Mbps, which was set by the State Educational Technology Directors Association.

Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students

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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).

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.

#LearningIs mobile

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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.

President’s 2016 Budget Proposal Could Revive EETT Program

EdTech Magazine

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

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

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith One of EdTech's 2015 Top 50 K–12 IT bloggers talks about the technologies that are creating sweeping changes in the industry. Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management Mobile Broadband Mobility Networking Policies Wireless

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.

Free Tool Provides a Roadmap—Literally—For Faster, Cheaper Broadband in Schools

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We live in a very rural state and our fiber connectivity is not comparable to what you would have in some large populous states,” said Tom Hering, Director of Information Technology at Great Falls Public Schools in Montana. “We 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].” Education Technology Nonprofits Edtech Business

After beefing up broadband, Kentucky upgrades web filtering

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The new connectivity exceeds a national network infrastructure benchmark of 100 Mbps, which was set by the State Educational Technology Directors Association. The filtering system lets schools target mobile and stationary devices with customizable policies and drill-down reporting.

New Survey Reveals How Much Time Kids Really Spend on Mobile Devices

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kids live in a house with some form of a mobile device—and those smartphones and tablets are gobbling up a greater portion of kids' screen time than ever. Common Sense Media Overall, the report found that screen time has remained largely static over the past few years, even as mobile technologies continue to supplant traditional media, such as TV. In addition to that hour of TV, kids are spending about 48 minutes on a mobile device. A whopping 98 percent of U.S.

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Providing free wireless hotspots helps this district close the equity gap

eSchool News

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.

New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

eSchool News

Broadband and internet Legislation Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top NewsStudents would receive more opportunity to connect to the internet after school under proposed legislation. New legislation introduced in the U.S.

Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses

eSchool News

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. “Boot camp” sessions introduce students to new blended learning platform.

When one-to-one goes wrong

eSchool News

Currently senior director of technology at Tustin Unified School District in Tustin, Calif., 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 News

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

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For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. 2 priority is broadband and network capacity. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey.

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To Prepare Kids for Their Futures, Incorporate Technology Into Core Curriculum

Edsurge

In a study of 140,000 classrooms in K-12 schools across 39 states, more than half showed no evidence of students using technology to gather, evaluate, or use information for learning. And in nearly two-thirds of the classrooms, students didn’t appear to use technology to solve problems or work collaboratively. The problem is that many schools haven’t figured out how to leverage technology to accelerate and enrich learning. For many schools, this isn’t for lack of technology.

Alabama district puts wi-fi on buses

eSchool News

DCS technology director Kathy Rains said two schools will continue this month to pilot a program that turns buses into moving Wi-Fi hubs. “We’re McClatchy Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband News Top News

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

eSchool News

Follow these guidelines to create a technology infrastructure that support teachers and students. Most educational organizations want the classroom to change; to improve teaching and learning by leveraging technology.

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Learn how this state is expanding off-campus connectivity for students

eSchool News

Challenges surrounding technology access remain significant obstacles today, and states often struggle to help students find internet connectivity outside of school. Featured on eSchool News IT Management IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband News

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures

Neo LMS

Today we launch right in with a topic that is on the minds and hearts of many teachers – the “digital divide”; that silent, pernicious socioeconomic gap between students that have and students that do not have access to technology. Welcome to NEO Blog 2018!

Are cables in the classroom a thing of the past? Maybe

eSchool News

With the advent of mobile technologies, things haven’t changed quite as much as one might expect. Tablet technology has allowed this freedom. Now the Miracast technology can provide the freedom without the limitations.

School leadership toolkit targets digital equity

eSchool News

Ensuring equitable access to technology inside and outside the classroom is the civil rights issue of today. Seek mobile hotspot and/or affordable LTE programs. Leverage special broadband offerings.

The next generation of wireless services: Super-fast 5G

eSchool News

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 New

Miami schools install wi-fi on buses

eSchool News

The district’s “Wi-Fi-on-the-Go” program aims to provide students the opportunity for mobile learning on the school buses. With Kajeet SmartBus, districts can purchase data in bulk from their choice of the two leading 4G LTE wireless broadband networks in the nation.

Texas district upgrades fiber optic network

eSchool News

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.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. Tom Rolfes, education IT manager for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

Individual Classroom Technology Use. Technology has become an integral part of day-to-day classroom activities, used for everything from improving personalized learning initiatives to cutting down on unwanted behavior. Everyday 1:1 Technology Use.

EnGenius introduces K-12 schools to a new network solution

eSchool News

EnGenius Technologies, Inc., This drastically lowers capital and operational expenses to free up budgetary resources for use in other technology learning initiatives. EnGenius offers technology education professionals a free Campus Wi-Fi Planning Guide and network design service.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. Mobile Beacon. Between September 2016 and May 2017 the program donated 1,600 computers and 870 4G mobile hotspots to low-income families in Denver, Colorado.

Grant bridges educational divide in Ga.

eSchool News

“There are three key barriers to broadband adoption: affordability, access to hardware and understanding the relevancy to one’s education and economic prospects,” said Zach Leverenz, founder and CEO of EveryoneOn.

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

eSchool News

Before we start handing out devices, we want to make sure that all of students are on an even playing field; our board was very intent on this,” said Leeann Dooley, K-12 assistant principal and technology coordinator at the district.