School Districts Seek Faster Internet Connections
Districts make moves to increase bandwidth as educators demand stronger and speedier connections to support digital learning tools
The broadband connection linking Indiana's Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation to the Internet faltered repeatedly last school year.
When students tried to view YouTube videos, the connection was often slow or unable to handle many users at a time, says Jim White, the director of technology for the 6,000-student district. When the district did its first round of online state testing, White severely limited teachers' access to the Internet to prevent an overload of the network. Some teachers went for days without any Internet access at all—meaning no online science videos, access to educational games, or use of video-editing sites.
"Talk about crippling instruction," White says. "You can never have a garage too big, and you can never...
This article is available to subscribers only.
To keep reading this article and more, subscribe now or start a 2-week FREE trial.
Access selected articles, e-newsletters and more!
- Executive Director
- Doctors Charter School, Miami Shores, FL
- Senior Content and Curriculum Leader
- BrightBytes, San Francisco, CA
- Immediate Teaching Positions Available at New Visions! Apply Now!
- New Visions for Public Schools, NY
- Superintendent of Schools - SAU 9
- SAU 9 - Conway, NH, Conway, NH
- Assistant Professor of Educational Administration
- Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS