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Mobile Computing


Baltimore County Public Schools To Roll Out 150,000 Windows 8 Devices over 4 Years

Over the next four years Baltimore County Public Schools will roll out 150,000 Windows tablet PCs as part of an ambitious personalized learning initiative featuring a 1-to-1 device component.

Are you getting a little crazy in your classroom?

Like many teachers, I was resistant to using technology at the start. I didn’t use any technology my first two years in the classroom (except the days my administrator would evaluate me and, for those days, I would throw together a PowerPoint!). Now I am lucky to work with some amazing districts, schools, administrators and teachers around the world who are revolutionizing education. Here are the first three reasons I don’t think I can be a great teacher without using mobile technology in my classroom.

Apex Learning Debuts New Tutorials for Blended Classrooms

Apex Learning, a provider of tools for virtual and blended learning, is expanding its line of math and English language arts tutorials for students in grades 6-8.

FileWave Releases Mobile Device Management Update

FileWave has introduced version 8.0 of its mobile device management software. New features include Android support, the addition of inventory-based smart groups, VPP managed distribution for Mac with multiple sToken support, parameterized profiles for Mac and advanced license management.

3 Cloud Storage Services You Should Be Using Right Now

Why not let someone else keep your files safe and shareable so you don’t have to take up your hard drive space?

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.

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.

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.

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