Educational Technology

February 24, 2012

EDUCATION: Schools’ need for Wi-Fi grows

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Dayna Straehley, Press Enterprise

As more Inland schools encourage students to go online to speed learning, conduct research and use Web versions of textbooks, educators say they need to expand wireless Internet access. Many schools haven’t upgraded their classroom wireless networks since the years when teachers marched their classes down to weekly computer lab sessions. Now students’ use of iPads, smartphones, laptops, Kindle Fires, iPod Touches and other devices to access the Internet is overloading some school wireless systems. Districts across the Inland area are updating their plans and looking for money to accommodate better Wi-Fi access. It’s not just for district bragging rights. School officials say students comprehend more by using wireless devices.

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