Panasonic has debuted an upcoming line of ruggedized tablets built on the Android platform. Dubbed "Toughpad," the devices will begin shipping in 2012, with the first model, the A1, starting at $1,299.
As schools start to place mobile technologies in the hands of every student, the traditional use of the classroom PC is waning. Education technology consultant and FETC 2012 speaker Brent Williams talks about the challenges ahead and why going mobile is in everyone's best interest.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Idolian.com has unveiled its new 7-inch Android tablet PC, the MiniTurbo T8. The Newport Beach, CA.-based tablet manufacturer is debuting the Mini Turbo T8 for $149.
Jefferson Parish School District in New Orleans, LA has purchased 750 tablets to help students master Louisiana Content Standards.
With schools and districts beginning to delve into mobile apps, one school is taking the concept beyond lunch menus and news briefs.
- By Stephen Noonoo
ELL instructors, like those in other disciplines, are discovering the benefits of iPads in the classroom. With some advance planning and appropriate training for teachers, schools can avoid an awkward or stressful deployment.
Samsung moved to the top position among smart phone manufacturers worldwide in the third quarter, bumping Apple, Nokia, and Research in Motion out of the way in the process.
Ask district IT leaders which mobile apps they rely on and they’ll tell you--and tell you, and tell you. Here, they share their favorites.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
If you're an educator, mobile devices are in your future—if they're not already a big part of your life. This month we've curated stories to reflect the great potential of this growing trend.
Speak Up—Project Tomorrow’s annual survey of educators, parents, and kids—asked students from kindergarten through 12th grade one simple question: “If you could create the ideal mobile app for learning, what would it look like?”
- By THE Journal Staff