Mobile Computing


Microsoft YouthSpark Partners Launch Education Program

As part of its YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft has teamed with nine of its hardware partners to deliver a special pricing program on devices for schools. The devices are designed to be compliant with Common Core testing requirements and start at less than $300.

Booneville Schools Implements District-Wide 1-to-1 Initiative

Booneville School District in Mississippi has implemented Chromebooks and iPad Minis for all 1,300 K-12 students and 90 teachers, along with new wireless infrastructure to support the devices.

New Study Suggests Comprehensive PD Program Positively Impacts Mobile Classrooms

New research by ISTE and the Verizon Foundation suggests that for schools with mobile device initiatives an organized, comprehensive teacher training program can improve standardized test scores, at least somewhat, and lead to more one-on-one learning in the classroom.

The Second Machine Age: The Inflection Point is Coming, the Inflection Point is Coming!

This week we explore a recently published book: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. In a nutshell: “Computers ... are doing for mental power ... what the steam engine and its descendants did for muscle power.” And the steam engine "was ... the biggest and fastest transformation in the entire history of the world.” Buckle up!

College Students Launch New Student Engagement Platform

Chalkup employs social networking tools and an interactive platform to facilitate online learning with video chat, instant messaging, group messaging, discussion boards and Twitter.

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3 Ways To Raise Money for Tech in the Classroom

When schools need technology and districts can't provide it, sometimes the only way to find the funds is to get creative.

Research: Wearables on the Rise

The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market researcher International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Common Core Reading Practice and Assessments Apps

The grade-specific apps for kindergarteners through sixth-graders provide literacy exercises and practice tests aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards.

Brain Parade Updates Special Needs App

The visual learning and assessment tool now offers student data tracking, an automatic exercise generator that simplifies the lesson-creation process and an interactive wizard that demonstrates each feature of the app.

4 Awesome Astronomy Apps

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of its top apps that help teach astronomy.

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