MCLEAN, VA – With educators eager to ramp up technology in the classroom, students are enthusiastically embracing it. However, 100 million Americans do not have broadband access at home so when the school day ends, students are left at a disadvantage, lacking the ability to access educational resources or to simply do their homework. Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, announces its recent partnership with CDW-G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions to education, government and healthcare, to help districts ensure that as they launch educational technology programs, all of their students also have Internet for education at home and wherever else they need to do homework.“Our country is witnessing an education revolution, and technology is forcing a paradigm shift in how teachers teach and how students learn. It is an exciting time to be an educator,” said Daniel Neal, CEO and founder of Kajeet. “Three trends are bringing this issue to a head in the current education ecosystem: online state assessments of the Common Core standards, blended learning and 1-to-1 mobile device programs in schools.”
Currently partnering with more than 50 districts in 22 states, Kajeet is keeping students connected on multiple 4G LTE wireless broadband networks to online textbooks, apps, emails, documents and websites, as well as to their teachers, with its Kajeet Education Broadband™ solution to ensure that students have a level playing field for academic success and improved test scores.
Both CDW-G and Kajeet have witnessed the growing demand from school districts for student broadband at home and on the go. “We have a broadband Internet gap – while 99 percent of schools today have access to the Internet, that connection at home is lacking for many students and preventing students from reaching their full potential,” said Julie Smith, vice president of K-12, CDW-G. “The Kajeet solution helps narrow the gap to give students equal access to online district and schools resources and the ability to learn regardless of where they are in their community.”To ensure safe connectivity outside of the classroom and not just at home, schools issue the Kajeet SmartSpot solution, a portable MiFi® mobile hotspot combined with the innovative Kajeet Sentinel® cloud portal, providing customizable filtered Internet access to keep students focused on school work and provide educational connectivity.
A key benefit of the Kajeet mobile broadband solution is that it allows districts and schools to fully customize and filter the websites students can visit, as well as the times of day or night appropriate for student use. Teachers and administrators can manage access hours and filter out non-educational content. This keeps students on-task and controls costs. As part of the Kajeet solution, teachers and administrators receive reports with learning analytics to help improve student achievement.
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