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Mobile Computing


Twitter Chats to the Rescue: Mitigating the Challenges of Teacher-Centric Tech Adoptions

In classrooms in the United States the responsibility for making technology work is placed squarely on the classroom teacher's back. Quite a load to carry by one's self! But in this week's blog post we describe a collaboration strategy — Twitter chats — that some educators are using to help each other in figuring out effective and productive ways to use technology in their classrooms. Maybe you and your colleagues should organize a Twitter chat!

Rave Panic Button App Intended To Speed Emergency Response Time

A company that provides safety and security systems in K-12 and other segments is adding a "panic button" option to its product line.

Barracuda Launches Free Cloud-Based MDM for K-12

Barracuda Networks has launched Barracuda Mobile Device Manager, a free cloud-based iOS device and application management service for Barracuda customers.

Mobile Devices: 70 Percent of School Districts Have Substantial Deployments

Mobile may once have been proscribed tech on American K-12 campuses, but it now enjoys a "substantial presence in most school districts." According to a new report, more than two-thirds of school districts in the United States have mobile technologies deployed in a significant number of their classrooms.

FarFaria and Education.com Offer Free Storytime Apps to 10,000 Southern California Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the giveaway will provide teachers and their students access to FarFaria’s library of more than 700 children’s books for kids ages 2 through 9.

MimioStudio Software Now Available With Epson BrightLink Projectors

MimioStudio software is designed for use with interactive projectors, and supports pens, single-touch, multi-touch and gestures.

Android Education Tablets Get Multiple Account Support

Google is adding new features that allow multiple students to share a single Android-based education tablet.

Report: Most Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To Launch E-Textbook Reader App for Windows 8, 8.1

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is working with Microsoft to make more of its K-12 education content available to users of devices running the Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

Report: Principal Support for BYOD Initiatives Nearly Doubled Since 2010

The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

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