It appears that Florida has gotten cold feel with regard to its participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Smart phone shipments increased by more than 50 percent in the second quarter of 2013, with the top 3 operating systems — Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone — all seeing double-digit gains.
Joel Klein is heading up News Corp's new education division, Amplify. He shares his vision on education, 1-to-1, learning analytics, the MOOC phenomenon, and more.
Bretford's new mobile cart charges and stores up to 30 tablets.
Apple held onto the No. 1 slot among all tablet manufacturers worldwide, but its share continued to slip in the second quarter of 2013 as Samsung, ASUS, Lenovo, and Acer all saw triple-digit gains.
In Florida, computers and other digital devices have been added to the list of back-to-school gear that parents can purchase free of sales tax.
South Carolina's Anderson University is partnering with George Washington Carver Middle School in Spartanburg School District 7 to establish a Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning. The middle school will receive funding for the program for five years.
The worldwide smart phone market hit a new high in the second quarter of 2013 as manufacturers shipped one new unit for every 30 human beings in the world over the course of three months.
About three-quarters of the school systems in the United States have adopted mobile technology or will adopt it within the next two years, according to a new report. However, insufficient budgets and infrastructure shortcomings are preventing most of those districts from implementing 1-to-1 mobile programs.
Senkatel has launched two new Android-based tablets for education, including one built around an Intel Atom processor.