Mobile Computing


Gartner: Worldwide Market for Refurbished Smartphones to Be Worth $14 Billion by 2017

In North America and Western Europe, the market for refurbished phones is forecast to be worth around $3 billion in 2015, growing to $5 billion in 2017.

Catapult Game Teaches Standards-Based Engineering Basics

A new game from Filament Games promises to teach students engineering concepts and problem-solving skills by allowing them to design (and redesign) a catapult for pitching water balloons.

The 11 Barriers to Technology Adoption

Based on more than 30 years of working with schools in the U.S. and our recent 7 years working with schools in Singapore, we have come up with a list of 11 barriers that need to be addressed if technology is going to have an impact beyond the isolated classroom.

LED-Lit Robotic Garden Encourages Kids To Code

The creators of a robotic garden from MIT are hoping it becomes a tool to encourage students — especially girls — to understand more about algorithms and programming.

Los Angeles Unified Reverses 1-to-1 Direction

Los Angeles Unified School District is backing away from its much-publicized 1-to-1 program.

Absolute Software Intros Automatic Freeze for Offline Devices

Absolute Software has introduced the Device Freeze Offline Policy, a new security feature for its Absolute Computrace tracking product for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Classroom Management App Now Available in Multiple Languages

An updated version of Netop’s Vision ME iPad workflow app can be used in five different languages, virtually interchangeably.

The Web's About To Get Faster

Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 2 is, at long last, a done deal.

U Utah Launches Microsoft Mobile App and Analytics Challenge

Students at the University of Utah, along with local high school students, will have the opportunity to participate in a Microsoft Mobile Application & Analytics Challenge beginning this March.

A Class Full of Geniuses

For many districts, having students do tech support as part of their classwork has helped create a culture of trust and innovation.

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