The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.
Synchronous collaboration is a key 21st century skill that needs to be included in the curriculum. Easier said than done! But, WeMap, a collabrified concept mapping app for iPads (and Android tablets), scaffolds students working together simultaneously. And, as we describe in today’s blog post, even first-graders can work collaboratively in producing curricularly appropriate concept maps!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
A Texas district is outfitting teachers with an application that will allow them to control their Mac or PC computers from their iPads.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Virginia will begin a statewide pilot program whose aim is to deliver high-speed broadband to schools while bringing costs down.
Edgenuity has released a new Algebra I course for blended classrooms.
Here’s how educators can use the latest neurological research to help improve math and science instruction.
JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 1.3.2 is now compatible with Joomla CMS 3.2 and includes a number of functional improvements.
Eighty-two percent of districts are "highly interested" in launching or expanding a 1:1 technology initiative within the next two years, according to a new report from Amplify and IESD.
The Malaysian Department of Education has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure to bring high-quality computing and digital education resources to students in rural and inland areas of the country.
The 18-month pilot is a collaborative effort of myON, a personalized, Web-based literacy environment for pre-K through 12th grade; the New York Institute of Technology; the NY State Teacher Centers and BOCES of New York State.
- By Christopher Piehler