Devices and Connectivity for Virtual Learning

What do you need to access virtual learning?
A laptop? WiFi? A tablet?
It’s more accessible than you think.

Devices

School District Devices

Most Dallas area school districts are working hard to make sure every student has a laptop. And many are providing FREE WiFi hotspots for students. Find your school’s link for more information or call the Internet for All hotline at 972-925-6000 and a representative from your school district will contact you within seven days.

Arlington ISD
Cedar Hill ISD
Dallas ISD
DeSoto ISD
Grand Prairie ISD
Garland ISD
Irving ISD
Lancaster ISD
Plano ISD
Richardson ISD

Refurbished Laptop

With refurbished technology, you get great pricing, and sometimes even a warranty. Plus, several organizations are classified as a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher. That means the computers come with licensed copies of Windows 10.

Goodwill Computer Works has all your computer needs in one place. Find refurbished computers, and new and gently-used accessories in all brands at affordable prices. Visit the store at 919 N. Haskell Ave., Dallas, TX 75204 or call (214) 823-2481. Learn more

The On It Foundation is a non-profit that provides free computers to families with students in grades K-12. See if you qualify

PCs for People provides computers and low cost internet to eligible recipients. Find out if your family is eligible.

Public Computers

If you don’t have a device, but have an immediate need for your virtual lessons, there’s always public laptops and computers. Look into:

Dallas Public Libraries. Public computers and free WiFi are available at all Dallas Public Library locations. In addition to public computers and laptops, you can also check out a WiFi hotspot device. Due to COVID-19, all libraries are closed. Library To Go curbside service is available by appointment at 16 locations. Call your Dallas Public Library location for more information or to check out a WiFi hotspot.

Mobile Learning Lab

The DIA Mobile Learning Lab is a retired school bus converted into a large-scale mobile hotspot. It offers free wifi daily and can be found at Fair Park, Frazier Revitalization and Park South YMCA. Be sure to check the schedule to find your Mobile Learning Lab near you.