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Is Your School Wi-Fi Running on Snail Speed? 5 Ways to Improve School Wi-Fi

Tue 22 September, 2020

Many schools struggle with slow and patchy Wi-Fi, and as the level of technology in classrooms increases this is becoming ever more disruptive.

Digital learning is a fantastic way to engage students and enrich their learning. However, many teachers struggle to use digital learning to its full potential due to fears of unreliable school Wi-Fi. We have all experienced times where lessons have been planned around the use of a specific digital tool, only to have to change plans at the last minute due to a technology failure.

Step 1 – Consistent Wi-Fi in Every Classroom

Ensuring Wi-Fi works consistently throughout your school is a huge first step in improving the digital learning experience for both teachers and pupils. If teachers are confident that the school Wi-Fi service will work, they are likely to be more confident and ambitious using digital tools to enhance their pupils' learning experience.

The school Wi-Fi services that we provide are designed to give you great wireless signal strength and seamless coverage in every classroom, so students can make the most of digital learning.

Step 2 – Take That Coverage to the Next Level!

Great Wi-Fi coverage for the modern education environment should go beyond the classroom. To get the very best from digital teaching tools, your network should also give you great coverage throughout your school grounds. From the classrooms and playrooms to administration areas and halls. By ensuring your school Wi-Fi network offers complete coverage you can make the most of digital teaching tools and flexible learning opportunities.

Step 3 – BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

As teachers embrace digital learning in their classrooms, iPads, tablets and laptops are now a key tool in schools. However, many schools don’t have the funds to ensure all students have access to these important digital learning tools.

One way in which schools have been able to overcome this issue is by allowing students to bring their own laptop or tablet to the classroom. This idea is commonly known as a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Scheme.

But a BYOD scheme is only effective if your school’s Wi-Fi service and network can handle it. By updating and reviewing your school’s network you can better support students who wish to use their own device.

Step 4 – Wi-Fi That Works Smarter

To ensure your school gets the best out of its Wi-Fi you need to consider how your network deals with the varying demands a school places on its internet. Rather than simply getting your Wi-Fi to work harder, we want to ensure your Wi-Fi and network works smarter. Giving you the right level of coverage and support when you need it.

We use market-leading WLAN technologies, which are designed specifically for schools and cater to all budgets. The technology is simple for schools to manage and fast to deploy, whilst delivering the reliable, intelligent Wi-Fi performance your school deserves.

Step 5 – Great Wi-Fi Needs Speedy and Reliable Internet

This blog has focused on improving your Wi-Fi speed, coverage and reliability. But just as important is the internet that your Wi-Fi is running from. Ensuring your internet is also up to scratch is an essential part of improving your school’s use of digital learning tools.

Improving your school internet speed can make a tremendous difference to the quality of learning for students and staff.

At Soft Egg, we believe that sharing internet bandwidth across a school Wi-Fi system should never mean you have to worry about slow internet speeds. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you to improve your school Wi-Fi service and your internet speed.