It seems appropriate that in our first column for T.H.E. Journal's K-12 Mobile Classroom Newsletter we should lay out the path to the Holy Grail of K-12: increased (if not dramatically increased) student achievement. While we might be wearing rose colored contact lenses, here's the trajectory that we see actually happening over the next few years that will get K-12 to the Holy Grail:
- By Elliot Soloway, Cathie Norris
At the 2013 International CES event in Las Vegas, Kingston Digital unveiled a new line of USB 3.0 flash drives with capacities up to 1 terabyte, the largest to date.
A group of education students at the University of Texas at Austin will be experimenting with the use of Android tablets and pen technology to use in their pre-service literacy instruction in the classrooms where they student-teach.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A new era in mobile devices is dawning: Acer has announced the $99 Android 7-inch tablet. Is BYOD still relevant?
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Instructure has released Canvas for Android, a free app that allows students and faculty to access the company's learning management system from Android mobile devices.
New donated Google Nexus 7 tablets make a splash at Chesterfield County Public School.
Adaptive Curriculum has launched the first four in a series of Windows 8 apps that provide interactive lessons in math and science for middle and high school students.
Their sixth annual K-12 IT benchmarking survey aims to “uncover the unique challenges facing IT professionals working in U.S. public school districts today,” according to a press release from SchoolDude.
A North Carolina school district will receive $30 million through a federal Race to the Top District grant.
More smart connected devices--desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones--shipped in the latest quarter than in any other quarter in history, topping 303.6 million units, growing 27.1 percent from the same period last year, according to a new analysis and forecast released by market research firm IDC. The strongest gains were seen by the three leading manufacturers: Samsung, Apple, and Lenovo.