Mobile Computing


Smart Connected Devices Hit Record Levels Even as PCs Decline

Smart Connected Devices Hit Record Levels Even as PCs Decline

In the last year, both desktop and portable PCs experienced declines in both mature and emerging markets worldwide. Meanwhile, smart phones and tablets carried the "smart connected device" category to new highs, topping 1 billion units worldwide.

Boston Students Get Free Wireless in Tablet Pilot Program

Two Boston-area high schools, the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science and Boston Green Academy, have joined mobile learning program that focuses on mobile learning and leveraging technology in and out of the classroom.

The FCC Must Act NOW on Behalf of Our Children!

Let's have another go at the FCC and this time let’s lay out EXACTLY what the FCC needs to do in order to fix the connectivity problem facing K-12 schools in the U.S.

Ten Middle and High School Mobile App Design Teams Win National Competition

Ten teams of middle and high school students have won a national mobile app design competition and will now work to refine their creations with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.

Native App Provides Complete Moodle Accessibility to Mobile Learning Devices

Users of the open-source learning management system Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.

How much does Internet Connectivity cost? That Depends!

If we truly want America’s children to have access to the internet in school, then it's time that the FCC steps in and requires the telcos and the cable companies to provide educational pricing for Internet connectivity!

The iPads in Education Conference That's Not About iPads

App laundry lists and fly-by-night teaching fads are some of the things you won't find at the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit. Instead, the focus is on deeper learning.

Putting the Mobile Puzzle Together Today: It's Worth the Struggle!

It is inevitable that eventually a school will be able to purchase a total, mobile learning package. But today, putting a pedagogically effective mobile learning initiative into a K-12 classroom means putting pieces to a puzzle together. Based on personal experiences in mobile learning classrooms we are here to bear witness: it IS worth the struggle!

Communicating to Educators about the Benefits of Mobile Technologies: We Must Help Mobile Cross the Chasm!

In "Crossing the Chasm," the high-tech marketing bible, G. Moore advises that If we want to convince mainstream educators to adopt mobile technologies, we need to (1) stop focusing on the technology per se (screen size, chip version, etc.), and (2) paint pictures of what goes on in the classroom when mobile technologies are used and what the kids will be like after using the mobile technologies. Here’s a crack at painting those pictures.

73% of AP, NWP Teachers Say Their Students Use Mobile Phones for Learning

New research released today by the Pew Internet Project found that technology has made significant inroads among Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers. But it also revealed significant disparities in technology access between upper and lower income schools.

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