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Mobile Computing


Giving Teachers Control of MDM

New software is helping migrate mobile device management from the IT department to the classroom.

Prince George's County PS Upgrades Wireless for Mobile Initiatives

Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland has implemented a new wireless network to support the growing number of personal and district-issued mobile devices and applications.

Report: Smartphone Shipments Set To Top 300 Million in Third Quarter

Smartphone shipments reached a single-quarter high in the second quarter of 2014 with 295.3 million shipments, an increase of 23.1 percent over the same period in 2013.

Verizon Challenges Students To Develop Their Own Apps

Verizon kicked off its third annual Innovative App Challenge on Monday. The program challenges teams of middle and high school students to conceptualize and create mobile apps that solve problems in their schools and communities.

Odysseyware Converts Courses to HTML5

Odysseyware has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5 to make them accessible via any mobile device.

ScratchJr Takes Coding into K-2

Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.

Tablets Are a Fad — They’ll Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years

The iPad came out of the Apple chute in 2010 like gangbusters, setting all kinds of sales records. Schools picked up on the iPad too. But the tablet is a fad, we argue; it will pass away in short order (two to three years) because it is neither a mobile device nor a work device – and folks (and schools, we should hope) want those two types of devices!

Remind Updates Classroom Communication App

Remind has updated its free eponymous communication app to allow teachers to connect it with their mobile address book and students and parents to store all their messages in one location.

New App Reverses 'Summer Melt' To Help Students Make it to College

College Bound, a St. Louis non-profit that aims to help high school students with "under-resourced" backgrounds get into college and earn a degree, is piloting a new mobile app designed to nudge students at key stages to persist in their college efforts.

iPads Aren't Just for Students

Districts are using the tablets to deliver iOS-based professional development to instructors and administrators.

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