Wisconsin's Green Bay Area Public School District is taking a novel approach to supporting its 1-to-1 Chromebook program. Rather than simply using standard WiFi, the district is providing broadband access via 4G LTE and allowing students to use the network on and off campus.
Lenovo has unveiled two new Chromebooks and two new Windows-based laptops for schools.
TabPilot has launched a new series of tablets designed for classroom presentations. The new Breea Freedom HD tablet, which is being shown at this week's FETC conference, taking place in Orlando, FL, is designed to broadcast tablet content onto projectors and comes with classroom management software pre-loaded.
Aerohive has introduced a new cloud-enabled mobility management product designed to simplify enterprise networking and extend visibility and control over connected mobile devices.
Samsung has taken the wraps off a Galaxy Tab tablet that will be purpose-built for education.
While good news about how technology is positively impact student achievement in U.S. K-12 schools is in short supply, the fact is this: It is not a mystery how a school can use desktops, laptops and, yes, even iPads to increase student achievement. Check out our blog; we spill the beans on how Nan Chiau Primary School in Singapore is using smartphones and 1:1 to support increases in achievement -- especially in students' development of 21st century skills!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
In 2013, for the first time ever, the number of smart phones shipped worldwide in a year topped 1 billion. That's about one smart phone for every seven human beings alive.
At FETC today, Splashtop announced Splashtop Classroom, a new app that allows teachers to stream content and applications to students' computers, iPads and Chromebooks.
Houston Independent School District has begun handing out 18,000 laptops in the first phase of a high school 1-to-1 program.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Enterprise mobility management provider AirWatch is launching Teacher Tools, an application that moves real-time mobile device management from IT to teachers in the classroom.