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Mobile Computing


New Software Allows Teachers To Control Smart Boards From iPads

A new version of Smart's Notebook software will let teachers move about the classroom as they change and manipulate images on whiteboards.

How to Know What Students Think: Surveys and Conversations

Students have definite opinions about what they want from education and from technology in education. In this week's blog post we review two recent surveys of students and discuss their "requests" to include more mobile technology and more coding instruction in their lessons.

Georgia District Outsources Device Repair To Improve Turnaround

Georgia's Rockdale County Public Schools has entered into a contract for tablet, laptop and desktop repairs in an effort to reduce costs and improve turnaround times.

Survey: Teachers Don't Think Parents Understand the Common Core

More than 95 percent of teachers believe the parents of their students do not understand what the Common Core State Standards are, according to a recent poll of veteran high school teachers in the northeastern United States. No teachers told the surveyors they believed their students' parents knew what the standards were and 4.4 percent said they weren't sure.

8 Billion Mobile Devices by 2019, but Can Batteries and Chargers Keep Pace?

The installed base of mobile devices is expected to hit 8 billion worldwide by 2019, according to a new forecast. But can the technologies that power these devices keep pace with this growth?

Gartner Trends: Tech Realigning Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.

Pictures of Blended Learning: This is Progress?

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Okay, instead of writing a diatribe on blended learning, in this week’s blog we will let four pictures from blended learning classrooms "speak for themselves."

SchoolDude's CrisisManager Puts Safety Plans on User Devices

Education technology company SchoolDude has entered the school security segment with the introduction of CrisisManager, an application that allows administrators to make emergency plans available on users' iOS and Android mobile devices.

Verizon Expands Innovative Learning Schools Program

Verizon has expanded its Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program to eight more middle schools in four states, bringing the total number of schools in the program to 32.

Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 for Schools

Microsoft has launched a new education program for its Surface Pro 3 tablets, offering discounts on bundles that include the Type Cover keypad.

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