Another year has come and gone, and what a year it has been!
What were the top trends? What were educators most interested in?
Here is our annual roundup of the top 10 Kajeet blogs of 2018. Let the countdown begin…
Devices in the classroom are becoming as common as pencil and paper once were, with 79 percent of educators reporting daily student usage in class. And it is a myriad of devices - Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets, and more.
This blog lists the top 10 features and reasons every school district should use an education-specific mobile device management (MDM) dashboard.
Students need more access to devices outside the classroom.
Students spend too much time on screens.
Both statements have been made multiple times in today’s digital world. But what do principals, those who spend time with students across multiple grades, think?
This article covers the following (all from the principal’s perspective): creating a balance of device usage in the classroom, managing device usage, and screen time at home.
There are 34.9 million students in the U.S. who have Internet access at school. But how do educators keep these students safe online every day?
The Director of Technology of Hutto Independent School District (ISD) in Texas, Travis Brown, shares his district’s tips for best practices for keeping students safe online, including:
- Focus on digital citizenship.
- Block the big, bad, and ugly (websites).
- Use tools that are good at monitoring and reporting.
- Get district-wide buy-in.
Check out the full blog post for details on the four best practices to help create a safe, mobile environment for your students.
Riding the school bus is the start, and completion, of a school day for many students. And now, with today’s digital tools, it is easy to extend the classroom to the bus with filtered Internet.
But that might sound daunting, so we are here to help break down the process of school bus Wi-Fi.
If your school district is considering adding filtered Wi-Fi to your school buses, definitely check out this blog.
In April of this year, Kajeet announced its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for the Google 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.
Find out how Kajeet is powering Google’s initiative.
With additional online tools available for students comes new opportunities for learning, but also for risks. Risks that could be harmful for students and put accountability for blocking inappropriate material back on the districts’ shoulders.
How can schools address this before students even receive their devices?
Three words - Acceptable Use Policy, or AUP for short. Read this blog before your school hands devices to students or if you’re looking to update your AUP.
Head to this blog post for a fun overview video of the top educational websites students visited when connecting via Kajeet Education Broadband. Students connect via the Kajeet SmartSpot® or the Kajeet SmartBus™ solutions.
The reporting dashboard, Kajeet Sentinel®, shows educators the sites students visit, and the sites they try to visit but are blocked due to the CIPA-compliant filtering.
It’s no surprise that tech devices have grown tremendously in the classroom over the past few years. But how are these devices being used? Which devices do schools purchase for their students?
This infographic presents data to answer these questions and more.
The “next generation of wireless services” has been discussed for a few years, and began to develop further once the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of allowing mobile devices to “send and receive signals over high-frequency spectrum.”
This post explains what 5G is, and its potential impact on education.
Technology is increasingly essential in the realm of education; however, technology comes at a cost, as in a monetary cost. Regardless of cost, tech tools have developed into a necessity because of the benefits which it provides for students, along with the innovation it brings.
Because finding grants which fit your specific needs is not an easy feat, we want to give you a solid place to begin. In this blog post you will find a compilation of 10 new grants for the remainder of this school year that will jump start you into the world of grant funding!
And if that’s not enough, this report has 123 grants in the U.S.! Download it here today.
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