No Internet? No Problem.
Having a reliable internet connection is preferred when using Google Classroom. However, Google allows you to download documents from a Google Classroom with an internet connection and use them offline. Families may use our parking lots to access our FREE public WiFi to establish an internet connection. Using an electronic device or Chromebook, the student can log into their Google Classrooms, download their assignments, and then work at home without an internet connection. Later, the device needs to establish an internet connection (doesn't have to be the same as before) and upload the documents back to the Google Classroom.
Internet From A Cell Phone
Getting Internet From Your Cell Phone
Did you know you can get the internet from your cell phone? Yes, it's called tethering or it's also referred to as a personal hot spot. Your phone uses your data and sends out a Wi-Fi signal for electronic devices to log onto. Most carriers are offering personal hot spot use for their customers at no additional cost. Please visit with your cell phone carrier prior to using a personal hot spot.
How to Turn Your Phone Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Instructions for Android Phones and iPhones can be found below.
Internet With Comcast (Xfinity)
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.Still, need help? Xfinity offers a low-cost internet solution. Free for two months and just $9.95 after that for qualifying families. Check out their internet essentials page.
Internet Options For Low Income
The internet is no longer a service that’s useful to have. It’s a necessity, especially for students of all levels. Many schools embrace technology in and out of the classroom and even provide students with the hardware to complete assignments. While this addresses one issue, it entirely ignores another: internet connection. According to a federal study, 70% of American teachers assign homework that has to be completed online and 90% of students report they are given online assignments at least a few times a month. This becomes problematic when you factor in that 15% of the households with high school-aged children lack a high-speed internet connection, as reported by the Pew Research Center U.S. census data.
For More Information: Internet Options for Students on Low Income