Technology now provides the tools to extend instruction and learning beyond classroom walls and minutes in the classroom to almost anytime anywhere. Students equipped with an internet-connected computing device have access to instructional resources whenever and wherever an internet connection is available.
Students who take their district iPad home can connect the device to their home Wi-Fi and continue access to internet-based resources.
However, for students who do not have high-speed internet access or Wi-Fi at home, continuing instructional activities at home that require the iPad is a tough barrier to overcome. There are several after-hours resources available to help with this.
Each of the district instructional buildings and administrative offices have an outdoor Wi-Fi access point available 24/7/365. All district-owned devices, including student devices, automatically connect to this access point when the device is within range.
Students who have a High School activities pass are able to enter the High School during any activity open to the public and use the Wi-Fi provided inside the building. During these activities, the concession stand is available for a drink and snack as well.
Middle School students attending intramurals and afterschool activities can use their iPads while inside the building during the activity.
Elementary bus students who take home the iPad can use it on the bus while the bus is parked in the bus lanes through the outside Wi-Fi access points.
As more classroom instructional processes rely on high-speed internet connectivity at home, students have a variety of options available to complete homework or for independent exploration.