According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
Tablet manufacturers are beginning to face a more difficult environment domestically. Growth in tablet sales, particularly among end users, has slowed dramatically. Institutional purchasing, rather than consumer demand, seems to be the main force that's continuing to push tablet adoption.
We live in a data-driven world. Data informs decisions about everything, from which laptop we use to how best to invest for the future. So how, then, do we leverage data to better understand the needs of our students when it comes to learning in our ever-evolving digital environment?
Fourier Education is bringing its einstein Tablet+ to the United States. The devices, designed to function as a mobile science learning lab, is currently in use in schools in more than 60 countries.
Wisconsin's Green Bay Area Public School District is taking a novel approach to supporting its 1-to-1 Chromebook program. Rather than simply using standard WiFi, the district is providing broadband access via 4G LTE and allowing students to use the network on and off campus.
Lenovo has unveiled two new Chromebooks and two new Windows-based laptops for schools.
TabPilot has launched a new series of tablets designed for classroom presentations. The new Breea Freedom HD tablet, which is being shown at this week's FETC conference, taking place in Orlando, FL, is designed to broadcast tablet content onto projectors and comes with classroom management software pre-loaded.
Aerohive has introduced a new cloud-enabled mobility management product designed to simplify enterprise networking and extend visibility and control over connected mobile devices.
Samsung has taken the wraps off a Galaxy Tab tablet that will be purpose-built for education.
While good news about how technology is positively impact student achievement in U.S. K-12 schools is in short supply, the fact is this: It is not a mystery how a school can use desktops, laptops and, yes, even iPads to increase student achievement. Check out our blog; we spill the beans on how Nan Chiau Primary School in Singapore is using smartphones and 1:1 to support increases in achievement -- especially in students' development of 21st century skills!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway