March 25, 2014
The Kajeet SmartSpotTM was all the “buzz” at the CoSN 2014 Annual Conference last week. Designed for education leaders to better understand the changing landscape of education technology and the new face of learning, COSN provided a unique opportunity for Kajeet to introduce the solution for keeping students connected after the school day ends.
School districts came from all across the globe to explore how digital learning ecosystems challenge and inspire students, encourage innovation, and deepen the learning initiatives. And staying connected was a large part of the discussions. Kajeet participated in spotlight presentations and showcased its Kajeet SmartSpot solution to more than 350 education leaders.
Hall of Fame
In recognition of the his unique commitment to CoSN, Michael Flood, Vice President of Education at Kajeet, was inducted into CoSN’s 2014 Volunteer Hall of Fame. At this special event on, the CoSN Board honored volunteers, new Certified Education Technology Leaders and companies with unique vision and participation among the elite CoSN community.
Equity in the Digital Age
By far, one of the more popular spotlight sessions of the event, was presented by Michael Flood of Kajeet. His session– Equity in the Digital Age–examined the critical issues surrounding student equity in this new era including device equity, access equity and digital cultural equity. Recognizing K-12 Education is rapidly moving online, from operational systems (SIS/LMS, Parent Portals) to instructional materials, this move to digital is facilitating a new expectation for education to continue beyond the school walls. Also highlighted through this session, the challenge of available resources and solutions to assess and address these concerns within the school district. The session also discussed CIPA compliancy via industry –standard Wi-Fi under a managed platform designed for scalability and accountability.
The Kajeet SmartSpot device is a portable hotspot that provides safe mobile broadband for those students who don’t have Internet at home. Currently used by 15 school districts around the country, the SmartSpot is the single safe solution for bridging the digital divide in an environment that is rapidly moving online.
If your school district would like more information on providing safe mobile broadband to students, please contact Kajeet for more information.