Mobile Computing


School Ditches Textbooks for Open Educational Resources

The Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital open educational resources (OER) for its math and science classes using iPads.

Hats off To Kyle! Education Needs More Like Him

Kyle Menchhofer kicked mobile learning off in rural, blue-collar, St. Marys, OH in 2007. But, in May, 2013, St. Marys voted down the school bond, and the visionary, pioneering program that Kyle created ended. Well, a chapter ended. Check out what Kyle did in 2007 to bring mobile learning to 160 students.

Adobe Connect Mobile 2.1 Expands Virtual Classroom Support

Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.

Google To Launch Curated Android App Store for Education This Fall

Google is taking a new approach to distributing mobile apps in schools. This fall, it will launch Google Play for Education, an Android app store for K-12 schools that will allow teachers to manage apps on their students tablets.

Ruggedized Toughbook Tablets Get Faster Chips, Increased Storage

Panasonic has upgraded its line of ruggedized tablet PCs, the Toughbook H2. The new model gets improved CPU performance and beefed-up storage specs.

Absolute Software Adds iOS Theft Management Service

A security technology company has implemented a new theft management service that may interest schools running iPad programs.

Apple Under Pressure in Tablet Market as Samsung, Microsoft, ASUS Head Upward

Even as Apple's iPad shipments surge worldwide, its dominance of the tablet market is less secure than it once was. In the first quarter of 2013, its market share dipped just below 40 percent, as Samsung, ASUS, and Microsoft moved upward.

HTML5 Moodle Mobile App Comes to Android, iOS

Moodle HQ has released an all-new HTML5-based mobile app for both Android and iOS.

Are American Schools Going Backward? Can We Learn from Singapore?

A program in Singapore is bringing smartphones into the classroom as part of an effort to transform instruction to an inquiry-based model. The results? Let's just say the United States needs to take note.

Report: Students Use Smart Phones and Tablets for School, Want More

Most elementary and secondary students are using mobile devices in their studies, either in the classroom or at home. And, according to a new study, the majority would like to be able to use them more in class.

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