In the third installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker address BYOD and other mobile device strategies for blended learning.
- By Michael Horn, Heather Staker
Lodi Unified School District will use the Rosetta Stone TOTALe Course HD application for iPad devices to help individual learners grasp the English language at their own pace.
A rural South Dakota school district has implemented a teacher observation app after deciding to ramp up professional development for teachers.
Democrasoft has released the Collaborize Classroom Pro iPad app, a tool that's designed to complement instruction and facilitate conversations and collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
A company that addresses mobile security has released a free security app and location tool that lets the user track down the whereabouts of his or her smartphone and wipe data remotely from its memory.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Technology furniture maker Anthro has launched two new charging systems designed for iPads, e-readers, and other tablet devices used in schools.
Before choosing to restrict the use of social and mobile tools in schools, policymakers and education leaders have to consider the negative impact such restrictions will have on learning. That's the premise of a new policy report released jointly this week by more than a dozen prominent education associations and advocacy groups.
One high school is using text messaging and free cell phones to keep students and teachers in constant contact with each other, and seeing dramatic results.
- By Stephen Noonoo
To help parents and educators contend with a profusion of digital media marketed as educational, nonprofit Common Sense Media has begun a new ratings initiative to evaluate the learning potential of websites, video games, and mobile apps.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Intel is launching a new tablet reference design geared specifically for K-12 education. The "studybook," as it's called, is capable of running both Google's Android (Honeycomb) operating system and Microsoft Windows 7.