"Connectivity in non-traditional spaces is becoming increasingly relevant. Our students will benefit from "Wi-Fi-on-the-Go", transforming school buses into vehicles for learning and expanding opportunities to learn before and beyond the bell."
"One of the veteran bus drivers who drives a Wi-Fi bus, has noticed that incidents of misbehaviors have really decreased dramatically. If you have students that are engaged while theyre' on a bus, they're going to be a lot less likely to act out."
"Clearly, when we give kids the ability to take home a Chromebook, we have them learn at home. And now the same is true on your way home. Our kids are so busy, travel home and then jump in a car to little league practice. Now you can do homework on the 45-minute bus ride."
According to the American School Bus Council, 26 million students ride a school bus each year. Considering even students with a relatively short, 20-minute commute can spend hundreds of hours on the school bus over the course of the school year. When you add it all up, it is estimated that U.S. students spend a staggering 520 million school days on buses each year.
What if a student could use that travel time to work productively on school assignments?
With Kajeet SmartBus™, your students can safely study, learn, and collaborate on homework and class assignments while travelling to-and-from school, school-sponsored sporting events, and field trips.
Kajeet's Education Broadband™ allows each school bus to be equipped with 4G LTE connectivity pre-configured with safe CIPA-compliant/education-content filters to keep students focused on schoolwork and not on distractions.
With Kajeet SmartBus, districts can purchase data in bulk from their choice of the two leading 4G LTE wireless broadband networks in the nation. The data pool is placed in the account and available for use across all buses. Data does not expire and rolls forward each month. Additional data can be added to the account at any time. Included with the plan is the Cradlepoint® IBR1100 cellular router, antenna, as well as the CIPA-compliant filtering, time-of-day controls, URL allow/deny controls, and access to reports and analytics.
No two school districts share the same off-campus Internet connectivity needs; each one has its own specific challenges, budget limitations, and staff constraints. In order to provide the best possible fit to meet the needs of all districts, Kajeet offers Education Broadband plans that can be custom-tailored to fit the unique needs of each school district.