Mobile Computing


Realizing Increased Student Achievement With Mobile Technologies: Here's the Plan

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:

Kingston Debuts 1 TB External Flash Drive

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.

U Texas Ed Students Apply Tablets and Pen Technology to Literacy

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.

When Computers Are Free--Next Month--What is K-12 Going to Do?

A new era in mobile devices is dawning: Acer has announced the $99 Android 7-inch tablet. Is BYOD still relevant?

Canvas Adds Free Android App

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.

Virginia School District Receives Donation of Google Tablets

New donated Google Nexus 7 tablets make a splash at Chesterfield County Public School.

Adaptive Curriculum Launches Windows 8 Apps for Math and Science

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.

CoSN and SchoolDude Survey the Cloud

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.

North Carolina District Wins $30 Million To Provide Tablets to Middle School Students

A North Carolina school district will receive $30 million through a federal Race to the Top District grant.

Smart Devices Continue Surge, Hit New Record

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.

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