Educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has unveiled a free iPad app designed to help children in grades K-6 to improve their reading skills.
Teachers are conflicted about the effect of the Internet and digital search tools on their students' research and writing habits, according to a new study. While they seem to agree that mobile devices and Internet-based resources have had an overwhelmingly positive impact on students' research habits, they also question students' abilities to use them properly.
A software development company has updated a service that allows schools to create a customized Google Android app to connect to the school community and keep it informed about activities and resources.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Google will release the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and an updated version of the Nexus 7 November 13. All three devices will run on Android 4.2, the release of which was also announced today.
By 2015 more end users will access the Internet through a mobile device than a PC, according to a new report from the International Data Corporation.
Kno has brought its interactive textbook reader to the latest Android operating systems. Kno Textbooks supports devices running Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 4.1.x/4.2 (Jelly Bean), including the Samsung Galaxy Note II; the newly expanded Google Nexus family (Nexus 4, 7, and 10); and other tablets and smart phones.
Project RED has chosen five new "signature" districts to participate in its 1-to-1 technology implementation program, bringing the total number of participating districts to 15.
Apple today unveiled the iPad mini, a 7.9-inch tablet built around a dual-core A5 chip and offering dual-band 802.11n wireless networking. The company also launched the fourth-generation iPad, as well as new models in its MacBook and iMac product lines.
Apple has released a new version of its 13.3-inch MacBook Pro notebook, offering a high-resolution Retina display with a pixel density of 227 pixels per inch (for about 4.1 million total pixels).
Technology in education is one of the "prominent technology trends expected to influence the consumer electronics industry in the years ahead," according to the 2013 edition of "Five Technology Trends to Watch," a report released by the Consumer Electronics Association.