Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls

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Kajeet is proud to announce its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBusThis 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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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. Recently, SETDA released State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success , which looks at the current state of broadband access and how states are supporting teachers and students. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

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Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha

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Broadband policy is dense, and many of the articles and statements on the subject are frankly hard to follow. Previously this band was only available to education institutions—known as the Educational Broadband Service, or EBS for short. Opponents of the measure say that it strikes a blow to rural broadband access, particularly for homes, and thus misses a crucial opportunity to help close the homework gap. radio, TV, mobile data, broadband.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home. They’ve opened up their doors to their neighbors for their own broadband needs.

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. But providing those learning opportunities through filtered school bus Wi-Fi is just the beginning. Introducing the Kajeet Connected SmartBus ™.

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Learning Revolution Shows Today and Tomorrow: "Broadband Inequality," "Can We Trust What We're Being Told?," and "Augmented and Virtual Reality" #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

THURSDAY'S SHOW (August 27th) : 4:00 PM - REINVENTING.SCHOOL - EPISODE 18: BROADBAND INEQUALITY with host Howard Blumenthal. This week, REINVENTING SCHOOL asks a basic question: if distance learning is the solution, how does this work without 100% broadband coverage in the U.S.?

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. The district put in a request to their school board to upgrade their network’s bandwidth, and sought out additional support to make their broadband goals a reality. The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway. Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS) is a massive district.

Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal

Education Superhighway

As is the case in many mega-districts, PWCPS already had access to high-speed broadband. The district put in a request to their school board to upgrade their network’s bandwidth, and sought out additional support to make their broadband goals a reality. The post Case Study: A “mega” school district negotiates a better deal appeared first on EducationSuperHighway. Prince William County Public Schools (PWCPS) is a massive district.

Districts boost students’ home internet access

eSchool News

Wireless provider Kajeet and IT solution provider CDW-G have partnered on the Kajeet Education Broadband program in order to ensure that students have the home internet access necessary to complete homework and research assignments. As modern education becomes more technologically focused, students and teachers alike need to be able to access the internet from wherever they are learning, studying, teaching, and grading.

Interesting: Rural schools are outpacing others on in-school tech access

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Although schools in rural areas traditionally hit roadblocks when it comes to securing technology tools and high-speed internet access in classrooms and student homes, a new study suggests students in those schools actually outperform their urban and suburban peers in access at school. The study compares characteristics of the top 5 percent and bottom 5 percent of schools and looks at factors that impact technology access and use.

Groups urge IES to release months-late report on student internet access

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The groups also point out that the study, which the Every Student Succeeds Act mandated be sent to Congress by June 2017, “will help policy makers identify the best ways to ensure all students can connect with broadband services and be on a path for success after graduation.” ” The study is required to examine student habits related to digital learning outside the classroom, along with the barriers students face in accessing those resources.

Poor internet access hinders Hispanics’ educational success

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Hispanic Americans are not meeting the economic, educational, and healthcare successes of other ethnic group peers due to inadequate broadband internet access, according to a recent study by The Hispanic Institute. Broadband and internet News Top News New report offers recommendations to help Hispanic communities access better resources, opportunities.

New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

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It also provides for a national study of data related to the digital divide, including barriers to students’ home internet access, how educators confront that reality in their classrooms, and how no at-home internet access can impact student engagement. 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.

Five strategies for using classroom technology

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Technology and digital media continue to represent a powerful pathway for advancing the goals of education, including raising academic achievement and preparing students for college and career, according to a new study released by the Center for Promise , the research arm of America’s Promise Alliance. Best Practices News Broadband and internet Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

Digital equity bill targets ‘homework gap’

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would call for a national study on what is known as the “Homework Gap” and would support pilot programs to extend digital learning opportunities for students when they are not in the classroom. ” ISTE CEO Brian Lewis pointed to a Pew Research Center study revealing that though 70 percent of teachers assign homework requiring students to use high-speed internet outside of school, one-third of home do not have those high-speed services.

Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

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The survey was part of a larger study that also included U.S. The survey also explored students’ attitudes towards mobile devices for learning, with a special focus on tablets, asking what devices they felt they learned best with; and which devices they prefer for reading, studying, taking notes and doing other school-related activities. Broadband and internet IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News

Texas district upgrades fiber optic network

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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. ” IT Management IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband NewsNew 100G high-capacity network will support 128,000 students and staff across Houston.

Growing Number of Poor Americans are Phone Only Internet Users – What does that Mean for Education?

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PEW Research recently published a study that showed a growing number of lower-income Americans access the internet solely through a smartphone. If this trend continues, we should assume that a large portion of our nation’s children will have limited access to broadband and computers and will use a smart device for their internet access. There is no quick fix to addressing accessibility and broadband internet access is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity.

Giza 3D - great, interactive 3D recreation of the Great Pyramids

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This is a great resource for teachers and students studying the Great Pyramids in history or engineering classes to be able to explore them online. A broadband internet connection is also strongly recommended. free resources History Social Studies Gaza 3D is a very cool project that recreates the Great Pyramids in 3D online to view in your web browser.

What happens when student hackers shut down a district’s internet?

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I narrowed it down to a group of buildings, and the I chopped it up even more and figured out it was coming from one of our high schools,” said McCune, who then traced the problem right down to a single study hall room within that high school. “We internet IT Newsletter broadband ddos hackers internet accessDenial of service attacks can shut down internet access and leave IT teams powerless.

Hotspots no silver bullet for rural remote learning

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To assess the full extent of the home connectivity gap in Ector County, the school district commissioned a study. An initial report , which is still being finalized, states that “lack of broadband access in Ector County is a crisis.”

Another Cause of Inequality: Slow Internet in Schools

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The ubiquity of digital tools was not surprising to the researchers, said study coauthor Kristen Purcell, associate director of research at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. A startling 84 percent of teachers in the study agreed to some extent with the statement that “today’s digital technologies are leading to greater disparities between affluent and disadvantaged schools and school districts.”. By Heidi Moore.

FCC changes its rules, puts educational spectrum up for open auction

The Hechinger Report

In Albemarle County, Virginia, where school officials estimate up to 20 percent of students lack home broadband, radio towers rise above an apple orchard on Carters Mountain, outside Charlottesville. Some rural districts have started building their own broadband networks, and many others had hoped to follow their lead using a chunk of bandwidth long ago set aside by the federal government for educational purposes. Related: A school district is building a DIY broadband network.

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

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And yet, reliable broadband is far from guaranteed in this region of towering plateaus, sagebrush valleys and steep canyons. According to an April 2018 Department of Education report, 18 percent of 5- to 17-year old students in “remote rural” districts have no broadband access at home.

4 things districts need to know before moving to online learning

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We know that there is a serious gap between what official government statistics tell us about broadband availability and the actual experience on the ground,” said Professor and Quello Center Director Johannes M.

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures

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Interestingly the study also found that similar gender bias ratios can be found in the uptake of tertiary education across the countries studied. Unless you’ve been living on the moon for the last decade you will also know that mobile is booming: the statistics bare this out with a 20% year-on-year increase in the uptake of mobile broadband (data) subscriptions. Welcome to NEO Blog 2018!

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

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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. The FCC has the authority right now to extend the reach of broadband and close the Homework Gap so we connect millions of children who desperately need to get online for school. Broadband providers are facing unprecedented pressure to deliver reliable connectivity as more of our economy shifts online.

School’s Out: A COVID-19 Lesson

EdTech Magazine

Congress Joint Economic Committee reported that nearly 12 million children lived in homes without a broadband connection, but the problem made few headlines. The study found that 1 in 4 low-income teens lacked access to a home computer.

BIOZONE Launches Comprehensive Environmental Science Program

eSchool News

Using engaging, current, and relevant case studies, this includes activities on: COVID-19 pandemic (snapshot up until July 2020). Limited broadband access may be an obstacle for many students.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

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Check with your local broadband provider to see if they have free access programs. Study Ladder- -lots of online resources for kids. Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging. 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?”

How Tech Enhances Class Performance

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California has recently increased state investment in school technology , focusing on better broadband connections and supporting further teaching of computer science. A study by the University of Phoenix found that almost two thirds of K-12 teachers regularly use laptops and computers in class. Although some aspects of a student’s behavior and attitude to study are unaffected by technology, it does appear to have a positive impact on attentiveness and student participation.

OPINION: The biggest danger to U.S. higher education? Losing 20 years’ worth of gains in access for first-generation and minority students

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A National Bureau of Economic Research study by researchers from Arizona State University found that first-generation college students are 50 percent more likely to have delayed graduation due to Covid-19 than students who have college-educated parents. Related: OPINION: College in a pandemic is tough enough — without reliable broadband access, it’s nearly impossible. It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic poses many dangers to American higher education.

School’s Out: A COVID-19 Lesson

EdTech Magazine

Congress Joint Economic Committee reported that nearly 12 million children lived in homes without a broadband connection, but the problem made few headlines. The study found that 1 in 4 low-income teens lacked access to a home computer. Before the pandemic, we knew there was a digital divide in America. But for many, the issue was abstract, unimaginable or simply not their problem. Enter COVID-19.

School’s Out: A COVID-19 Lesson

EdTech Magazine

Congress Joint Economic Committee reported that nearly 12 million children lived in homes without a broadband connection, but the problem made few headlines. The study found that 1 in 4 low-income teens lacked access to a home computer. Before the pandemic, we knew there was a digital divide in America. But for many, the issue was abstract, unimaginable or simply not their problem. Enter COVID-19.

Read This: Newsela Lands $50 Million From Spotify Investor

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Boosted by Broadband Core to the company’s offering is its leveled reading tool, which lets teachers and students find instructional materials that challenge students based on their Lexile-measured reading level. According to an efficacy study conducted by research nonprofit WestEd that evaluated Newsela in two large school districts, using the tool twice a week led to two times the reading gains in achievement scores and three times the gains when used daily.