Google’s School Bus Wi-Fi Rollout Means Kids Can Cram Before and After Class
@gizmodo If you’re a kid in one of 16 selected US school districts, get ready to browse the web from the comfort of your seatbelt-eschewing school bus. @Google ’s latest educational endeavor is an expansion of its Rolling Study Halls initiative, which provides students in rural areas access to #Chromebooks and Wi-Fi-equipped buses so they can get work done on the web after school. Broadly, the program is also intended to limit the negative impact a lack of high-speed internet access at home can have on a student’s education. Google’s Rolling Study Halls first began as a pilot program in North and South Carolina, but Google’s expansion into 16 more school districts, announced today at the Deer Trail Secondary School in Colorado, means its program for rural students will grant significantly more youngsters access to fast internet before and after school hours.