As of January 1, 2018, stewardship of Hive Chicago will transition from Mozilla to a new local non-profit, the Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX). Hive Chicago will have a temporary home at the Chicago Community Trust until the transition to CLX is complete. The Hive is still the Hive. Read more here.
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Did you know that all families with a Chicago Public School student qualify for Comcast Internet Essentials? Internet Essentials enables families to have internet access for $10 a month. Program providers can also get free flyers and help families sign up with Comcast.
Three Chicago Public Library branches – Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing, and Douglass Park – will be piloting loans of Wi-Fi hotspots soon. More information to come.
The City of Chicago provides over a hundred Wireless Internet Zones around the city. They are available at all 79 Chicago Public Library locations, the Cultural Center, Daley Plaza, and Millennium Park, among other places. Click this link to learn more about Wireless Internet Zones, including the access requirements and limitations and disclosures.
The department of Information and Technology Services within Chicago Public Schools provides K-12 services that ensure convenient and reliable access to information and technology, and each service is designed to maximize education and optimize communication. Click this link for more information about ITS, or contact them by phone at (773) 553-1300.
Time to Tech trainings will help program providers gain more comfort with various technology tools. More information coming soon.