EDISON –Edison Township schools, spearheaded by Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley, has partnered with Big Red Pin, a local Edison technology company, to take the Edison School System wireless.
Two of Edison’s middle schools, John Adams Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School, have been outfitted with the latest in Wi-Fi technology. These installations will allow any wireless-enabled device from anywhere in the schools to obtain Internet and network access. Students will be able to use their laptops and iPads to connect to the Web, search topics, and obtain valuable information.
“Our partnerships with local Edison businesses like Big Red Pin are making our vision of implementing many new and innovative technologies, which will improve both teaching and learning, a reality. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Big Red Pin, who share our commitment to improving the quality of education in the Edison Public Schools,” said Dr. O’Malley
The Wi-Fi will also be used for National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing. NAEP is a student assessment web tool that tracks student proficiency in various subject areas. With wireless capability, teachers can monitor group performance and fine-tune their teaching approach. For students, it is a new and innovative channel for learning and skill development.
Big Red Pin’s Wi-Fi system in these schools is another step towards Edison’s initiative to integrate technology with a quality education. A student’s engagement with the internet will make learning more interactive and complementary to textbook concepts. Living in a digital age, wireless internet is emerging as a necessity to learning, and is now available to the students at these schools.
“Edison understands that technology is important to education and they are using it as an advantage to benefit their students,” said Dino Cicala, CEO of Big Red Pin.
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