Low-Cost Internet Resources For Educators

Welcome Educators!

 

The California Emerging Technology Fund is partnering with schools serving low-income students, to help those students and their families learn more about Affordable/Reduced-Cost Internet Offers. 

Some are available for as little as $10 a month!

Click below to go to flyers with information on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offering low-cost, affordable Internet in California.

Note: Fresno, Inyo, and Tulare Counties refer to the Northern California flyers.  Kern, Kings and San Luis Obispo Counties refer to the Southern California flyers. 

STEP ONE:

Open the Educators Toolkit.  It includes downloadable graphics and informational flyers to inform parents of reduced-cost Internet offers.  Below is an explanation of everything in the Educators Toolkit:

The Comparison Flyer provides in-depth details for staff on each of the reduced-cost Internet offers including the price, necessary qualifications, the data cap, etc.

The Benefits Informant provides information on the available reduced-cost Internet benefits, pricing, and a toll-free number for parents to call to learn the in-depth details from a trusted source. 

The Buyer’s Guide has complete listings of free or low-cost computers that are available through the program. Click for more info.

 

The Graphics Package has downloadable graphics suitable for newsletters, school social media posts, website posting and banners.

 

STEP TWO:

Connect! Determine the best way to communicate with students and families in low-income communities.  Families may not be aware that they qualify if their child is enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch program, if the parent is a beneficiary of SSI, Cal Fresh (food stamps), or has a household income under $40,000. 

Connect with administrators in Adult Education, Parent and Community Relations, Instructional Technology, Information Technology, Nutritional Services etc. who will join your team to help inform families.

STEP THREE:

Decide!  Determine the best way to share this information with eligible families. Consider email, texts, or posting info on your website. Also look into printing flyers to hand out at Back-to-School Nights or any event where parents and students are present to receive information!

STEP FOUR:

Change!  Helping students and their families gain Internet connectivity is a game-changer.  We have partners with re here to help you get your students and their families online.  Consider setting up a workshop, engaging with one of our trusted community organizations in your area, and ordering 6 x 3 school banners (examples below).     

The California Emerging Technology Fund will sponsor the first 400 banners ordered!  

  • Each school can order up to 4 banners, in English or Spanish or both
  • Each district is limited to 20 banners
  • After your school or district have reached the maximum amount of banners, each banner costs $50

Please click here for more information and to submit your order.  

 

 

 

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