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KS SchoolSpeedTest Webinar 10.29.13


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KS SchoolSpeedTest Webinar 10.29.13

  1. 1. Kansas SchoolSpeedTest Month Assessing K-12 Internet Readiness for Digital Learning October 24 – November 22 Rachel Goor, Outreach Coordinator 10.29.13
  2. 2. The Digital Learning Opportunity Increase Teacher Effectiveness & Productivity – Potential to differentiate content and personalize learning – Open up time and space for more 1:1 and small-group teaching – Reduce administrative time – Increase opportunities for professional development Build Equity & Student Engagement – Bring experts and targeted content into the classroom – Enrich collaborative learning – Expand learning beyond the classroom
  3. 3. Digital Learning Requires High Speed Internet Bandwidth For Streaming Video Assessment Recommendation State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) 100 kbps/student recommended Typical School has 10-15 Mbps
  4. 4. How Much Bandwidth Is Available? Policy makers have little information on bandwidth available in the classroom, because available speed-to-device varies with these eight factors: 1. ISP Connection Size 2. Firewalls 3. Content Filters 4. WAN Connectivity 5. Local Area Network 6. Wiring 7. Wi-Fi Network 8. Current Usage
  5. 5. Need for Performance Data We need performance data on Internet connectivity speeds in the classroom to meet these basics for learning today. – Deploy online tools that run reliably on school networks – Build a priority list for upgrades
  6. 6. Kansas SchoolSpeedTest Month The SchoolSpeedTest measures the available bandwidth to a user’s device • Provides a picture of the end-user experience of the Internet speed Our Goal Measure connectivity speed at every K-12 school in Kansas by November 22nd • Collect 10 tests from each school before the deadline 6
  7. 7. Test Your School In Less Than a Minute Anyone connected to the school’s wired/wireless network can run the test. • Teachers, students, tech coordinators, classified staff Goal—Gather 10 data points from every school. • Run at least 10 tests at every site • Tests should be run at different times of the day and on different days of the week • Results will vary depending on network activity when the test is run • More tests = more accurate assessment of available Internet speed
  8. 8. Test a School: Step 1 Go to Enter the zip code or city and state of the school.
  9. 9. Test a School: Step 2 Select your school from the drop down list, then answer the quick questions that follow.
  10. 10. SchoolSpeedTest Reporting
  11. 11. The Data • Upload and download speed of your school Internet connection in the classroom at different times during the school day • Browser type and operating system each tester used • Report details available bandwidth — maximum, minimum and average — during school hours Results Testers: upload & download speeds Principals: summary of all tests in the school Superintendents: summary of all tests in the district by school Summary Results Available to KS State DOE after November 22nd
  12. 12. View Your District Data Go here: ict.html. 1. Enter Kansas 2. Select your district 3. Enter this password – wotpiqui
  13. 13. Use Your Data • Compare your SchoolSpeedTest results to the connectivity speeds promised by your contract provider. • Make the case for more investment in broadband infrastructure in your district and in your state.
  14. 14. Important Info Kansas SchoolSpeedTest Month Dates: October 24 - November 22 Kansas SchoolSpeedTest Site: EducationSuperHighway: Rachel Goor, Outreach Coordinator