http://www.allenschool.edu/blog-online/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/number-1.jpgThe results are in: Mashable.com has ranked Kajeet as #1 in their list of the 7 best cell phones for kids!

They credit Kajeet’s wide variety of phones, useful parental controls and, “best of all,” no contract-service! Read the full list here!

What do you get when you combine the lightning-fast data speeds kids want with the safe, filtered service parents love? 4G LTE on Kajeet!

Here are three Android™ smartphones, brand new to Kajeet, that support a lightning-fast 4G LTE data connection:

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Learn more about 4G LTE on Kajeet here!

*Mobile hotspot functionality will not work on Android devices enabled with 4G LTE. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

Blackboard, a leading education technology company, plans to provide schools with a free and confidential way for victims and witnesses of student bullying to inform school officials via text of the situation. The program, titled “TipTxt”, may encourage students who are too reserved or embarrassed to come forward in person to do the right thing and report incidents of bullying.bullying

“Kids have cell phones. They have mobile devices,” says Blackboard chief executive officer Jay Bhatt, whose 9-year-old daughter is already sending text messages to her friends. “They’re constantly interacting with their mobile devices.” The idea behind TipTxt is that kids will feel equally confident using their cell phones to reach out for help.

Click here to read the full article!

The FOX43 channel recently did a segment on the best products to keep kids busy this summer. Reyne Rice, Daily Lounge toy and game contributor, loves Kajeet’s affordable plans, our Bring Your Own Sprint® Device program, and the simplicity of our parental controls.

Click here to watch the full video!

Lower prices, wider phone and app selection, faster operating speeds, bigger screens – these are all reasons why an Android™ phone is the smartest phone for your kid! Make the right choice for your kid today and get your Android™ from Kajeet, the smart phone for kids™ – all of which are 15% OFF when you use promo code GRAD15 during checkout!android iphone Click here to save big on your kid’s smartphone today!

What sets Android™ smartphones apart from their competitors?

  • A better selection of FREE apps (through the Google Play store)
  • A broader spectrum of phones and more variety in color
  • Faster processing speeds and higher storage capacity (SD-card compatible)
  • Customizable homescreen

And much, much more – plus peace of mind with Kajeet SmartBlocker™, a free parental control that allows parents to block websites they feel are inappropriate for their children to view on some of today’s most popular Android™ handsets!

Act now and take 15% OFF your Android™ smartphone from Kajeet today with promo code GRAD15!

Promo code GRAD15 is valid through 6/30/13 and applies to cell phones only. Phone availability is subject to change, limited time offer.

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The data’s in on what data means for kids and education. Myriad reports from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a research and public policy organization, confirm one of Kajeet’s core tenets: safe mobile broadband access expands and enriches the sphere of education. Below are some of the organization’s most arresting and significant findings. For more information, please visit the Joint Center’s blog here.

  • A Grunwald Associates report commissioned by AT&T asserts that most parents whose children did not use mobile devices or who were less believing of the benefits of using devices to enhance learning do not have college degrees.
  • Education professionals report lack of funding as the main impediment to widespread implementation of educational technology in the classroom.

Learn about Kajeet’s commitment to education and digital access here!

In the wake of technology’s ever-expanding potential, the safe mobile broadband of Kajeet SmartSpot™ is reconciling a digital schism in education and bridging the gap between privileged and low-income students, an issue which this 2013 Pew Research survey of more than 2,400 middle school and high school Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers confirms. Here are a few of the survey’s most eye-opening findings:

  • More than half (54%) of teachers say all or almost all of their students have sufficient accesDDbackgrounds to digital tools at school, but only a fifth of these teachers (18%) say all or almost all of their students have access to the digital tools they need at home.
  • 39% of teachers of low-income students say their school is “behind the curve” when it comes to effectively using digital tools in the learning process; just 15% of teachers of higher income students rate their schools poorly in this area.
  • 49% of teachers of students living in low income households say their school’s use of Internet filters has a “major impact” on their teaching.
  • 92% of teachers say the Internet has a “major impact” on their ability to access content, resources, and materials for their teaching.
  • 73% of teachers say students use their mobile phones in the classroom or to complete assignments, and 45% report they or their students use e-readers and 43% use tablet computers in the classroom or to complete assignments.
  • 42% of teachers say their students usually know more than they do when it comes to using new digital technologies.  Just 18% feel they know more than their students.

Responses like these affirm that there are three things every 21st century student needs: access, mobility, and filtering — all of which are encompassed by Kajeet SmartSpot™!

Read the full survey here — and learn more about Kajeet’s work to bridge the digital divide here!

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