You and your students should know how to use a:
If you use a tablet, you will need to know how to use its keyboard, where volume control is located, how to use a scrollbar, and how to open a browser to a website.
You and your students will need a computer or tablet with:
USA Learns was designed as a distance learning website for use on home broadband or cable connections where only a single user connects to the site.
The USA Learns website includes many videos, animations and audio files. All of this media requires a large amount of bandwidth to function successfully. Most if not all home networks and even fast wireless networks can handle one or two devices connecting to the website.
School networks, on the other hand, are shared with many people connecting to the Internet at the same time. That and because there are many different hardware and connectivity variables, multiple users accessing the site simultaneously from a computer lab quickly “clogs up” a school’s network. The resulting impact on the students’ connection would be videos and animations that crash, freeze, or do not perform optimally.
If you find that your network can connect multiple devices, great! If not, try smaller groups or contact your network coordinator to see if the lab or classroom bandwidth allotment can be increased.