School districts have tremendous opportunities and challenges ahead as education technology continues to evolve. Educators are faced with adapting to new technology and pedagogy daily to keep up with the ever-evolving, 21st-century-education landscape.
MCLEAN, Va. (PRWEB) February 05, 2018
Kajeet®, the industry leader for safe, mobile student Internet connectivity, today announced results from its recent survey exploring how Internet-enabled devices are used in classrooms. Kajeet collected feedback from 451 school administrators across the country, discovering the latest about Internet and device use inside and outside the classroom, mobile device and classroom management tools, and other technologies being used by schools around the country.
In the “Student Device Survey,” Kajeet discovered laptop and mobile device use is very high, with 98 percent of respondents indicating that students use devices at least once per week as part of the curricula and 79 percent reporting daily student use—of those devices Chromebooks (31 percent of respondents), iPads (26 percent of respondents), and Windows laptops (17 percent) are the most commonly-used devices.
“School districts have tremendous opportunities and challenges ahead as education technology continues to evolve. Educators are faced with adapting to new technology and pedagogy daily to keep up with the ever-evolving, 21st-century-education landscape,” said Kajeet CEO and Founder Daniel Neal. “As technology continues to proliferate into school curricula, it will be evermore critical to centrally manage this technology to keep students’ digital lives safe, track device use, and save administrators’ invaluable time.”
Other Student Device Survey highlights include:
- 72 percent of respondents said they have Internet filtering solutions to protect students from inappropriate content or disable extraneous content (e.g., social media).
- 40 percent of responding educators said they have a mobile device management solution in place to manage student devices and content.
- Beyond student laptops and mobile devices, additional classroom technologies in use today include interactive white boards (78 percent), 3D printers (36 percent), makerspaces (29 percent), VR Headsets (13 percent).
For more information and deeper insight into the survey, see the Student Tech Devices in the Classroom infographic. For additional content on education technology, and to learn more about how Kajeet is helping school districts around the country connect students with more than just Internet, visit http://www.kajeet.com.
Kajeet, the industry leader for safe, mobile student Internet connectivity, is closing the Homework Gap in school districts across the country. Kajeet provides an affordable mobile broadband solution that connects low-income students to the resources needed to complete homework. The Kajeet SmartSpot® (a portable Wi-Fi hotspot), and the Kajeet SmartBus™ (school bus Wi-Fi) solutions combined with the innovative Sentinel® cloud portal, enables administrators and teachers to provide CIPA-compliant, customizable filtered Internet access that keeps students focused on school work and provides mobile Internet connectivity for education without worry of data abuse. Kajeet products and services, which operates on four U.S. wireless carriers, are protected by the following issued U.S. patents: 9,237,433; 9,137,389; 9,137,386; 9,125,057; 8,995,952; 8,929,857; 8,918,080; 8,774,755; 8,774,754; 8,755,768; 8,731,517; 8,725,109; 8,712,371; 8,706,079; 8,667,559; 8,644,796; 8,639,216; 8,634,803; 8,634,802; 8,634,801; 8,630,612; 8,611,885; 8,600,348; 8,594,619; 8,588,735; 8,285,249; 8,078,140; 7,945,238; 7,899,438; 7,881,697. Other patents are pending. For more information, please visit us at kajeet.com.