Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls


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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Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha


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. radio, TV, mobile data, broadband.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All


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.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools


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


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.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband internet while at home. Also supporting the effort are businesses such as Samsung who have been leaders in the field by sharing relevant case studies, success stories, and the need for student connectivity. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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.

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

Indiana Jen

PEW Research recently published a study that showed a growing number of lower-income Americans access the internet solely through a smartphone. There is no quick fix to addressing accessibility and broadband internet access is becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity.

Poor internet access hinders Hispanics’ educational success

eSchool News

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 bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

eSchool News

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.

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

eSchool News

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.

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

eSchool News

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.”

Five strategies for using classroom technology

eSchool News

Best Practices News Broadband and internet Digital Learning and Tools News Top News New paper from Center for Promise highlights best technology practices gleaned from school districts.

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

Educational Technology Guy

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

Digital equity bill targets ‘homework gap’

eSchool News

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. ” Broadband and internet Digital Learning and Tools Legislation News Top News

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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. Related: A school district is building a DIY broadband network.

Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

eSchool News

The survey was part of a larger study that also included U.S. Broadband and internet IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top NewsPearson/Harris Poll reveals new findings on mobile device ownership and how wi-fi access impacts learning in school.

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.

Another Cause of Inequality: Slow Internet in Schools

Educator Innovator

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. In rural areas where there is no broadband access, that isn’t the case.”.

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

eSchool News

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

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures


Interestingly the study also found that similar gender bias ratios can be found in the uptake of tertiary education across the countries studied. The quality and speed of broadband access, in addition to the provision of WiFi at schools is further delineating what is meant by “access”.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

How Tech Enhances Class Performance

Ask a Tech Teacher

California has recently increased state investment in school technology , focusing on better broadband connections and supporting further teaching of computer science.

Read This: Newsela Lands $50 Million From Spotify Investor


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.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives


A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access. The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap.

Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Kajeet ’s ConnectEdNow campaign , announced in June, aims to make broadband access more affordable by providing students with portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices, a $200 mobile device subsidy and discounted data plans from Verizon , T-Mobile and other LTE providers.

Campus vs. Online: Where is the future of education located?


This diversity is driven by: advancements in online learning system design, rapid roll-out of broadband world-wide, the changing dynamics of the labor market and. Can there be a loftier topic than the future of education?

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose


Schools understand the importance of broadband internet and are exploring ways to ensure that the new digital programs that are introduced into their schools function in a secure and seamless fashion. students still lack the broadband capability necessary for digital learning.

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

EdTech Magazine

Modern classrooms are open and flexible and have writable surfaces, modular furniture, one-to-one devices, hands-on learning with makerspace activities and robust broadband connectivity. In a 2017 study by Blackboard and Project Tomorrow, 57 percent of teachers in blended learning environments said that technology has helped their students collaborate more with their peers, while 48 percent said that digital tools help students take greater ownership over their studies. .

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide


Audit your student’s access: Draw up a short survey, (try the one on page 11 of this study ) that your students fill in.

Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money


Recent studies by Deloitte and the Gates Foundation have shed light into how educators engage with edtech. One of the challenges we saw in this study is that teachers still feel like they don’t have sufficient information about effectiveness before choosing a tool,” says Marken.

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Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

The Hechinger Report

NOME, Alaska — Before they got down to business for the day, students in Devin Tatro’s social studies class were offered a quiet moment of self-reflection: On this golden fall afternoon at Nome-Beltz Junior/Senior High School, were they feeling chipper, distressed or somewhere in between?

Miami schools install wi-fi on buses

eSchool News

Students can study, learn, communicate with teachers and collaborate on class assignments to and from school and extra-curricular excursions. With Kajeet SmartBus, districts can purchase data in bulk from their choice of the two leading 4G LTE wireless broadband networks in the nation.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. After studying the artwork of pop artist Andy Warhol, fifth and sixth grade students made artwork inspired by his creations.