Google is adding new features that allow multiple students to share a single Android-based education tablet.
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 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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.
Synchronous collaboration is a key 21st century skill that needs to be included in the curriculum. Easier said than done! But, WeMap, a collabrified concept mapping app for iPads (and Android tablets), scaffolds students working together simultaneously. And, as we describe in today’s blog post, even first-graders can work collaboratively in producing curricularly appropriate concept maps!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
The updated system will provide enrollment workflows as well as remote and automated security protocols, allowing IT administrators to remotely engage with all devices, regardless of form factor.
- By Christopher Piehler
Eighty-two percent of districts are "highly interested" in launching or expanding a 1:1 technology initiative within the next two years, according to a new report from Amplify and IESD.
Earthquakes, pandemics, wild fires, severe weather, terrorism, utility outages and floods appear at the top of the list for Los Angeles Unified School District's emergency management response concerns. To provide guidance to people facing those emergencies and others, the district is adopting an emergency preparedness mobile app.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Three schools tell how they're combining tablets and clickers with interactive whiteboards to engage students on multiple levels.
Brigham Young University researchers have developed a system to project sign language interpreters onto Google Glass and other similar types of glasses.