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
A stable of affordable netbooks are winning over educators even in the age of tablet computing. After all, they can address basic computing needs and provide access to the web at a price that's hard to beat.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
HP has debuted the Slate 2, a replacement for the Slate 500 Windows-based tablet introduced last year.
Turn around and you'll run into a professional development offering that claims to help you integrate the Apple iPad into classroom instruction. But that can only go so far, said Susan Brooks-Young, who works with educators on the effective use of technology for both adults and kids. What's often missing, she said, is the role that the school or district administrator plays in an iPad deployment.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
While data consumption continues to rise--owing to the growing number of consumers purchasing smart phones and tablets--mobile device users are still wary about the security of their data, according to a new report released Monday by Oracle.
ParentLink has released a free Android version of its ParentLink Admin app for use with its notification system.
A new free service is turning students' mobile phones into interactive study tools using text and instant messaging. Since it's not a downloadable app, nearly every mobile phone can take advantage.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Oracle is launching an enterprise collaboration and social networking tool, Oracle Social Network, which will be offered as part of the new Oracle Public Cloud services.
This is the first in a three-part series focused on the changing role of the K-12 library. Each article in the series will look at a how schools are reinterpreting the role of the library and what's being done to reposition it to remain relevant and fresh in the digital age.
- By Bridget McCrea