• No Internet at Home? 


      6 Ways to Support Students Without Internet Access at Home

      This article, written by Maria Winters DiMarco, gives insight on ways students can access the internet and highlights why this is an important aspect for 21st century learning. 

    • Academic Planet


      Provider of affordable Internet access and Web-based communication tools for education. Access is available via DSL or dial up in most parts of the USA

    • Comcast Internet Essentials

      Home Internet service for only $9.95 a month for users in the Comcast service area. Those who qualify can also buy a computer at a reduced price and receive free Internet training online, in print, or in person.

    • Connect2Compete


      Get access to Connect2Compete's low-cost computers and deeply discounted high-speed internet service. Connect2Compete is a nonprofit organization committed to helping all Americans harness technology, especially the transformational power of the Internet, to improve their lives and their ability to thrive in the global economy.
    • EveryoneOn.org

      EveryoneOn is a national campaign - a movement - to motivate Americans to become connected and take advantage of free digital literacy training in their own communities. The website is an approachable, user-friendly learning portal for new Internet users, featuring free, best-in-class content for digital literacy, education, and career preparation. It also hosts downloadable resources geared to helping local partners connect their beneficiaries to the power of technology and the Internet, including customizable PSAs, press releases, marketing materials, and facilitated and online digital literacy curricula.

    • HISD Parent Super Centers

      HISD, Microsoft, and the Houston Public Library have partnered to launch Parent Super Centers at five schools across the district. Each center is equipped with 12 desktop computers fully loaded with the latest version of Microsoft Office, Internet access, laser printers and other software. Parent Super Centers are located inside Sam Houston High, Sutton Elementary, Kelso Elementary, Deady Middle, and Hartman Middle Schools.

    •  Houston Computer Works

      The Houston Computer Works is a part of Goodwill Industries of Houston. Their computer store offers computer hardware and software that are great for school at considerably less than retail prices.

    • PSConnect Getting Started Guide

      Instructions on how to register, find your username and reset your password on HISD's Parent Student Connect website. 



      WeCan Houston

      WeCAN is a partner with the City of Houston to expand a citywide WiMax and WiFi network that will enable free community and retail broadband access for 300,000 residents living in underserved communities.