Are our school networks ready for online learning? We believe that every teacher and student deserves first-rate access to online materials and tools to help them succeed – but a shocking 80% of schools nationwide have insufficient Internet access.
Which is why on February 1, 2013, the State Department of Education is kicking off the Oklahoma SchoolSpeedTest Month as part of the National School Broadband Test in conjunction with EducationSuperHighway. Starting on the 1st students, teachers, or any person on a school network can test how fast their school’s Internet is, and become part of the movement to upgrade every school to high-speed Internet.
By collecting 10 SpeedTests at every one of Oklahoma’s 1,700+ schools, we will create an inventory of in-state Internet access. This inventory will be used in budgeting to make the most compelling case for upgrading school Internet connections so teachers and students have high-speed access to online learning, and to ensure our schools are ready for the 2014 Next Gen Assessments.
To learn more about the SchoolSpeedTest and EducationSuperHighway, check them out in the news: https://www.edsurge.com/n/educationsuperhighway-launches-school-speed-test
Visit their website at: http://www.educationsuperhighway.org
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Get involved with Oklahoma SchoolSpeedTest Month and help upgrade public school internet! Become a School SchoolSpeedTest Champion, race against other schools and districts to collect the most tests, and enter to win a $100 gift card to Staples. Want to learn more? Go to: http://partners.schoolspeedtest.org/okroc.html