On average, 30 percent of students nationwide lack home Internet access, and in some districts, that number is as high as 80 percent. Do you know what your numbers are? Survey your students to find out! To see how your district compares to the average, and to determine who these students are, we have prepared a sample survey you can use to send out to the families in your district. Get a jump on your planning for the 2015-2016 school year and let us help you craft a game plan to tackle your student’s technology needs!
Why Do Students Need Home Internet Access?
With many districts moving towards 1-to-1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, in addition to the trend towards blended learning in the classroom, it is more important than ever for students to have adequate access to the Internet – both in school as well as after school. You can help your disadvantaged students keep up with their classmates by ensuring they have equal access to the Internet after school hours for research, homework help and communication with their teachers and other students.
Survey Your Students in 3 Simple Steps:
Download our Sample Survey – We’ve created a sample survey for you to use as a starting point for collecting information on your district’s students. Just download our sample survey and customize it to meet your own needs. DOWNLOAD NOW
Distribute the Survey – We are all for saving paper, but in this case it’s important the survey NOT be administered online or via email. To get a true response, the printed survey could be made available at Back-to-School nights, Parent-Teacher conferences, in take home folders, or even mailed to students. This ensures that all populations, regardless of their ability to access the Internet, can respond to your survey.
Discuss the Results – Our trained education specialists are available to talk with you about how to help your disadvantaged students bridge the digital divide and can work with you to customize a cost-effective, safe program that will help your district’s students succeed in the coming school year. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 240-482-3500.