Kajeet Provides Insight into Student Online Usage Outside the Classroom

MCLEAN, Virginia — July 30, 2014 — Kajeet® (www.kajeet.com/education), the wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, announced today the top 10 websites visited by students in its school district partners for educational purposes last month. Kajeet provides safe, affordable mobile broadband to 26 school districts around the country. As schools invest more money and resources to bring technology into the classroom, teachers are discovering many students do not have access to online textbooks, apps, cloud documents, websites and teachers once they leave school.

Kajeet is providing the solution to ensure disconnected students have a level playing field to improve academic success. Schools issue Kajeet SmartSpot™ hotspot devices — compatible with any mobile device — which includes customizable filtered Internet access with insightful analytics to keep students focused on school work and provide educational connectivity.

In addition to providing Internet access to students at home or on-the-go, the Kajeet SmartSpot provides analytics and usage reports so educators can see what sites their students are using most often, as well as to draw actionable conclusions to improve student work habits and academic success.

Top 10 Educational Websites Visited by Students*
1. Raz-Kids
2. ABCya.com
3. PBSkids.org
4. Weather.com
5. Coolmath-Games.com
6. WordPress
7. Discovery Education
8. The Kidsz Page
9. Starfall.com
10. Myon.com

* Educational websites from Kajeet Education customers in June 2014

“To succeed today, students need access to the vast educational facility that is the Internet. It is a realm that allows students to direct their own learning and gain skills needed to compete,” said Kajeet CEO and Founder Daniel Neal. “As the classroom paradigm shifts, staying connected to resources and people outside of the classroom becomes critical, and it is important for educators to understand how students are using the Internet and the tools it supports for school purposes.”
One of the key benefits of the Kajeet SmartSpot 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 they deem appropriate for student use. Teachers and administrators can manage access hours and filter out non-educational content, thereby keeping students on-task and controlling costs. As part of the Kajeet solution, teachers and administrators receive reports with learning analytics to help improve student achievement.

About Kajeet®
Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, is solving the digital divide in schools. Kajeet for Education provides portable Wi-Fi hotspots with school-managed intelligent mobile Internet connectivity. Giving teachers or administrators the ability to set access hours and filter out non-educational content, the Kajeet Sentinel® platform connects students to essential academic resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere. The Kajeet SmartSpot™ is compatible with all devices students use today and is 100 percent compliant with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). For more information, please visit us at www.kajeet.com/education.


About the Author:

Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is a technology specialist in Virginia. A former French teacher, she currently supports technology integration in a middle school.