St. Gabriel's Catholic School in Austin, TX has unveiled a technology initiative designed to use iPads and videoconferencing to improve student learning through performance-based outcomes and a comprehensive evaluation of metrics.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
A Maryland school district is deploying a 802.11n wireless network in all of its schools to make streaming video and voice over IP (VoIP) easily accessible.
More than 916 million smart connected devices--including PCs, smart phones, tablets, and other similar devices--shipped worldwide last year. And, according to a new report, that number could double in the next five years.
- By Caitlin Moriarity
A technology program in Florida is putting laptops in the hands of needy students. The program, operated through the Foundation for Florida Virtual School, was relaunched in November and this month received an infusion to provide laptops to students who are unable to supply their own.
Twenty-four percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones altogether, and 62 percent allow phones on school grounds but ban them in the classroom, according to the most recent national data available. But it's about time for those schools to rethink those bans, said Kevin M. Thomas, assistant professor of education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, who spoke at the 67th ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit in Philadelphia this weekend.
Despite the substantial growth of mobile handheld and tablet devices, traditional PC desktop and laptop systems aren't going away anytime soon. Just the opposite, according to a report released this week: Annual PC shipments could grow by nearly 50 percent worldwide between now and 2016.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a mobile app to help people set up trusted relationships with others on the fly for digital transactions.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Democrasoft has released a free app that allows students to access online discussions in Collaborize Classroom via iOS devices.
Apple formally took the wraps off the new iPad Wednesday morning. The third generation of Apple's popular tablet device incorporates a speedier A5X processor, 4G LTE support, and a higher-resolution Retina display.
Students, teachers, and staff at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools can report maintenance issues at their facilities by sending a text message or photo from an app on their mobile phone.