Mobile Computing


FCC Seeks Comment on What 'Emergency' Means for School Mass Notifications

Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an "emergency?" That's the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard.

“Why Should I Change the Way I Teach?”

Singapore’s Ministry of Education provides a clear answer to the question raised by a third-grade Singaporean science teacher: It’s no longer about preparing children for the Industrial Age. It's about preparing children for the Age of Knowledge Work. Okay, American education: Time to enter the 21st century!

Research: Child Gender Informs Parental Attitudes about Tech

A new study suggests that parents' perceptions about their children's technology use is influenced by the child's gender, the type of device used and perceived educational value.

Barracuda MDM Now Supports Android Operating Systems

Barracuda Mobile Device Manager allows users to configure, manage and monitor Android devices from one centralized portal.

The Smart Way to Roll Out 1-to-1 in a Big District

Ryan Imbriale, the executive director of innovative learning for Baltimore County Public Schools, shares the secrets of his district's gradual and well-supported implementation of mobile devices.

Sharing Screens All Over the Classroom

Val Verde Unified School District uses mobile hardware and software to keep students and teachers on the same page.

Report: Smartphones To Account for Nearly 4 of 5 Smart Connected Devices by 2019

The combined market for smartphones, tablets, 2-in-1s and PCs will grow from the 1.8 billion units shipped in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019, with smartphones continuing to take the vast majority of market share by the end of the forecast period, according to a new report from market research firm IDC.

Stonington Public Schools Replaces Paper-Based Emergency Response with Mobile Platform

Stonington Public Schools has adopted a mobile safety platform to replace its paper-based emergency response system.

App Security: Yet One More Thing Teachers Are Being Held Accountable For

As documented on the front page of the New York Times, teachers are being asked to make decisions about the data privacy and security aspects of the apps they bring into their classrooms. With the current district/school policies, it is only a matter of time before a parent will sue a teacher for allowing a child’s data to be published on the Internet. Something is wrong here!!

SchoolInfoApp Adds Digital IDs, Hall Passes

SchoolInfoApp has updated its mobile app to include a student ID badge and digital hall passes.

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