Mobile Computing


Computers Make the List of Tax-Free Back-to-School Purchases in Florida

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.

Middle School Partners with University To Establish Center for Excellence for Mobile Learning

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.

Smart Phone Growth Accelerates Worldwide

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.

Budgets, Infrastructure Holding Back Greater Mobile Adoption in Schools

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 Rolls Out Atom-Based Android Tablet for Education

Senkatel has launched two new Android-based tablets for education, including one built around an Intel Atom processor.

Report: Most District Tech Leaders Want 1:1 Deployment or Expansion

The vast majority, 84.3 percent, of district technology leaders have a "high level of interest" in implementing or expanding a one-to-one mobile program in their districts, though only 12.1 percent currently have one-to-one classrooms in their districts, according to the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education.

Utah Public Schools Expands Smart School Technology Pilot Program

The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) has announced plans to expand its Smart School Technology Pilot Program to deploy whole-school technology, including one-to-one mobile devices, to more Utah public schools.

i>clicker Brings Student Response to Mobile Devices

i>clicker is bringing its student response system to Android and iOS devices, as well as traditional laptops and desktops.

College Prep School Completes First Year Without Paper Textbooks

Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN has wrapped up the first year of its laptop-only learning initiative, which enabled the freshman class to use electronic textbooks instead of paper ones.

PCs See Longest Sustained Decline in History

Year-over-year shipments of PCs fell off worldwide for the fifth consecutive quarter, the longest sustained decline in the history of personal computing. And the picture might have been even more bleak had it not been for the relative strength of the professional market.

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