Accessing internet/Distance Learning
If you do not currently have high speed internet at home, there are several options readily available to you. Because of the changing nature of the situation, there is no definitive list.
Cellular Data/Cell Phones
- If you have a cell phone or cell service, you can access most all of our distant learning options. Google student email can be accessed via any smart device. Canvas, Moodle, and Google Classroom are all device agnostic and offer apps both in iOS and Android stores.
- Use your cellphone hotspot to create an access point for the school issued iPad.
- Contact your cellular provider. Many providers are currently dropping data caps, allowing free hotspot usage, etc. It is best to contact them directly to see what they are offering.
High Speed/Internet Service Providers/Hot Spots
- Many Internet Service Providers (ISP) are offering free or reduced cost internet access. ISP options depend on region, so you would need to check what is available in your area.
- Public WiFi is available at local libraries and some restaurants or coffee shops.
- Currently, Xfinity has announced that all of their hotspots are free to access. Check here for map: http://wifi.xfinity.com
- Check other ISPs to see if they begin offering similar solutions: AT&T, Mediacom, and Verizon will likely follow suit.