Mobile Computing


Report: Android To Top 1 Billion Shipments This Year

Shipments of devices powered by the Android operating system will top 1 billion units in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Maine School District Implements New WiFi Network To Support 1-to-1

Maine School Administrative District 49 has deployed a new WiFi network to support its 1-to-1 initiative and encourage a paperless learning environment.

Students Owning Their Learning: A Tale of 2 Schools

From Dewey in 1916 to PISA findings from 2012, with scientific research and personal experiences in between, we know that student ownership of their learning is absolutely key. In this week’s blog post, we explore how student ownership is facilitated in a direct-instruction school (Carpe Diem schools) and a project-based school (New Tech Network schools).

Aleratec Introduces Tablet Charging Stations

Coming soon from Aleratec, a manufacturer of high-performance digital media duplicators and portable device management products: the Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16, a lockable metal cabinet for charging, syncing and storing tablets and other devices.

BenQ Intros Displays for Mobile and Cloud Content

BenQ's new EW series displays, with mobile high-definition link technology and flicker-free backlight, are designed to deliver output from tablets, smartphones, notebooks and gaming consoles.

Korean Startup Intros Mobile Social Network for Classrooms

A classroom social network service developed by a former teacher is trying to break into the American education market after a successful run in South Korea.

Dell Rolling Out Chromebooks for Education

Dell is expanding into the Chromebook business. The company today formally unveiled its own line of Chromebooks designed specifically for K-12 education.

A Classroom Teacher Talks About Technology: Maybe We All Should Listen?

A classroom teacher speaks up about the difficulties of finding good iPad apps for her students' to use. Frankly, "we" could make it easier; "we" could address the difficulties she cites. So, why don't "we?"

Report: Nearly 1 in 10 K-12 Teachers and Students Worldwide Will Own a Mobile Device by 2017

Nearly 10 percent of all K-12 teachers and students will have a mobile device by 2017, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting. In 2012, just three percent of K-12 teachers and students owned mobile devices, according to the company.

UTeach Launches Initiative To Improve STEM Ed with Mobile Technology

The UTeach Institute, a teacher preparation organization launched by the University of Texas at Austin, has partnered with Verizon to launch a program designed to help aspiring teachers use mobile devices to encourage student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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