- Recording lessons
- Keeping file sizes small
- Keeping lessons short
- Only providing access to education sites
- Setting up time-of-day controls
- Shifting data allocations
You can get more information by viewing our ‘6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Distance Learning Data‘ guide.
Please reach out to your Account Manager if you would like to make this change.
Follow the steps below:
- Log into Sentinel and select ‘Reports’ tab on left-hand menu.
- Click ‘Create Report’ and select Report Type, Device Group (allows you to report on a specific device), Date Range, the File Format you would like the report in, the Recurrence of the Report (how often you want it run), and lastly, enter the email addresses you would like to receive a copy of the report.
- Run the Report. This may take a few minutes and will display as ‘Pending’ until completed.
This is demonstrated in the “How to Create and Schedule Reports” video below.
Follow the steps below:
- Log into Sentinel and navigate to Media Center on left-hand menu.
- Near the top of the graph that displays, click on the arrow to expand the drawer and select the device you would like to check out.
- Click ‘Check Out Device’ and enter the Borrower ID (Student ID, Library Card, etc – identifies the student who is checking out the device), the Due Date, the Filter Group (the filtering policy that will apply to the device while it is checked out), and any additional Notes. Click ‘Check Out.’
- To check the device back in, select the device and click the arrow to expand the drawer once again. Click ‘Check In Device’ and enter any relevant notes about the transaction. Then click ‘Check In.’
- You can ‘Reset Media Center Status’ link to reset the device, like you would likely do for the start of a school year.
This is demonstrated in the “How to Check Devices Out of and Back Into Sentinel” video below.
Follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the Web Filtering section on the left-hand menu.
- Under Policy Management you will find the different ways we define filters – by device group, policy (i.e. keyword or subject matter), and client. The “Shared List” is our standard filtering system, which we apply to all of our customers’ programs based on our experiences working with schools and districts. However, you may make changes at any time to your “Local List,” which will take precedence if there is any discrepancy between those filters and the Shared List filters.
- To add a new blocked or allowed site to your Local List simply click “New Entry” and paste the website URL there, along with selecting the action you would like this filter to take. Click “Save Entry” and within a minute or two, this new filter will be saved and applied.
In addition, a quick way to edit the filtering settings of sites that are highly visited or highly blocked is to go to the Web Activity section in the main account dashboard. You can block or unblock specific sites by clicking on their listing in the Top 20 Allowed/Denied Domains section and clicking “Apply.”
Follow the steps below:
- Log into Sentinel and navigate to Dashboards on the left-hand menu.
- Click on the Accounts tab and select your Device Group from the drop-down menu.
- ‘Data Usage Statistics’ box displays helpful data consumption statistics, like Total Data Consumed, Average Data Per Device, and Average Data Per Day Per Device.
This is demonstrated in the “How to Check Account Usage” video.
Your Account Manager will reach out to you with a link to sign up for our weekly Kajeet Custom Sentinel training. We also offer session recordings if you cannot make the scheduled time. If you did not receive this email or need to be re-sent the link, please reach out to your Account Manager.
No, we do not break student’s encrypted data sessions. We do not examine or filter the content of a student’s data transmissions with a site. That site may be allowed or blocked, depending on the site’s categorization. A customer could also choose to block all SSL (though we wouldn’t advise that). We do not see the entire URL with SSL-encrypted traffic. For example, On Google or YouTube we force non-SSL and we therefore see the search queries and can apply our education-only filters.
We do not have device-specific authentication in place. A student connects to the SmartSpot Wi-Fi network using the SmartSpot Wi-Fi password and then is free to browse the internet. There is no authentication the student must go through before being connected to the internet. Filter groups are assigned to devices not users of those devices.
No, we do not currently integrate directly with Active Directory. We do not store any student identifiable information with data we collect.
Yes, our team is happy to help deploy your program, whether it is sharing best practices about how other districts have successfully rolled out Kajeet SmartSpots, assisting with installing the Kajeet SmartBus and/or training your school or district team for an MDM deployment. Let us know how we can best help you successfully launch your program.
We know students (and even staff) may forget or be confused about how to turn on or connect the Kajeet SmartSpot® to their laptops or tablets. So we created quick how-to videos to share with your students, administrators, tech teams, librarians, and anyone else who uses or helps students use the “Kajeets.”
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- Kajeet SmartSpot 800
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Additionally, you can visit our support page which provides answers to common SmartSpot questions.
Yes, with the Kajeet SmartBus™ program, Education Broadband is available for your school bus connectivity program. Find out how you can provide filtered Internet connectivity on your school bus fleet by contacting us today.
1:1 programs are being deployed in districts both big and small as technology is integrated into the classroom to meet the growing demand for interactive learning. In a 1:1 program, students are issued a device from their school. Students are issued a Kajeet SmartSpot device as simply as they are issued a textbook or other educational equipment. The devices can range anywhere from an iPad and Netbook to Chromebook or laptop, etc.
BYOD is short for Bring Your Own Device. In the education technology world, BYOD is a widely-adopted phrase that refers to students who bring their own computing devices to schools – such as smartphones, laptops, iPad, and tablets –to use and connect on the school’s secured network. Many schools have deployed “Wi‐Fi only” devices including iPads, iPod Touches, Android Tablets, Netbooks, Laptops, and even specialized devices for students with special needs. Kajeet Education Broadband allows schools and districts to realize the full potential of both 1:1 and BYOD initiatives.
Yes, we can work with you if you would like to change plans. Please contact your Kajeet Education Program Manager or Regional Director for more details.
Our partner districts use many different funding resources – everything from district money and grants to donations and federal funding. Currently, Education Broadband is not eligible for E-RATE; however, there are many other federal funding options like Title I or Title III that will help support this need.
Typically, our contracts correspond to the school year, but we do provide personalized terms where needed. Contracts do not automatically renew; you will be contacted by your Regional Director, prior to your expiration date, to discuss your contract renewal. For questions related to contracts, please contact us. We can help get you set up with a contract that’s just right for you.
Our team here at Kajeet wants to make sure that each student has an equal opportunity for academic success. We are willing to work with your district to make sure that we can accommodate your budget. Depending on your needs, we can provide your students connectivity between $10-$30 dollars, per month – significantly below other non-filtered alternatives!
School Bus WiFi FAQs
Not necessarily! Our school bus WiFi routers operate on different bands than your average cell phone, which means our coverage is better. Request a demo to see first-hand if school bus WiFi works in your area – you might be pleasantly surprised!
SmartBus routers have a range of 150′-300′. Keep in mind that many factors impact coverage, including the presence of trees or the the construction materials of nearby buildings.
The following states have completely banned the use of cell phones by school bus drivers while they are driving:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- Washington D.C.
Yes! Thanks to Kajeet education-only filtering, students can’t access social media, games, YouTube or other distracting/potentially harmful content.
Kajeet Enterprise FAQ
Our Kajeet Customer Care Team is available to help with any questions you might have during the following times: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 10PM EST, Saturday 9AM – 6PM EST, closed Sundays. Just call 1-240-482-3500. The call is free and our Customer Care people are always willing to help.
Nobody takes the security of your personal information more seriously than you, but at Kajeet we’re a very close second. We recognize that when you provide us with your personal information, you’re doing more than conducting business with us – you’re placing the security of your information in our hands. That’s a level of trust we don’t take for granted, which is why we’ve engineered robust security measures to protect that information, including 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption by Verisign to secure the privacy data on our Web servers, firewall and intrusion detection systems designed to provide 24/7 protection of your personal information and password protection of all Kajeet systems containing sensitive information.
Troubleshooting Your SmartSpot Device for Parents & Students
Please plan to allow 2-4 hours for your SmartSpot to fully charge.
The SmartSpot devices are provided by your school for your students to access the Internet for educational purposes only. No private information (such as student name, login information, account numbers, etc.) is collected or retained. However, the school will have the capability to track device usage trends, such as what sites are visited and data usage.
Please contact your school administrator and ask them to unblock this particular site. They are able to make this change to your device using the Kajeet Sentinel platform.
The devices are filtered through the Kajeet Sentinel platform. These cloud-based filters provide your student with safe, education-only Internet access.
Kajeet filters out non-educational sites. Your school district may also be filtering out social and streaming media to keep students focused on schoolwork. Kajeet adds another level of security with filtering policies that block harmful content such as websites containing malware, viruses, proxies, and phishing.
Each SmartSpot device has a slightly different way to access the Wi-Fi name and password. It can usually be found on the display menu or on a label located on the back of the device. You can find detailed instructions specific to the type of SmartSpot that you have in the Quick Start Guide and/or How-To Video.
The general sequence is as follows: Power up your device, locate the Wi-Fi name and password, and then enter that information into your device to connect to the Wi-Fi and begin using the Internet.
Each SmartSpot device has a slightly different power-up sequence and way to access to Wi-Fi name and password. You can find instructions specific to the SmartSpot device that you have on the Quick Start Guide and/or How-To Video.
It may take up to 30 seconds for your SmartSpot to turn on and fully power up.
All SmartSpots have a power button, usually located on the side of the device. Simply select the “How-To Operate” video for the particular model of SmartSpot that you have for a step-by-step walkthrough of how to turn on your SmartSpot.