With so many students engaged in virtual education, right now, internet access is a huge concern. School leaders should be putting extra effort into finding out which students have real access and which students need assistance to fully engage in virtual learning. It’s easy to think about internet access as a yes/no situation, but things are just a little more complex than that. Please consider how much bandwidth you think is needed, per student to fully engage in a streaming experience. Also, consider how many devices the family has, their age and capabilities, and how many children will be using those devices. Last, consider the software, updates, and maintenance needed to make those devices work as intended on your streaming platform. Once you have these answers, you will know if your students really have access to the internet.
What did you ask in school today?