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Mobile Computing


3 Lessons American Districts Can Learn From Foreign Schools

Countries around the world are embracing innovative approaches to technology. Here are some best practices that U.S. educators can adopt from Singapore, Mexico and Japan.

PALS Marketplace Intros Assessment Tool for iPads

PALS Marketplace has launched a new tool that uploads phonological awareness literacy screening data to the company's Online Score Entry and Reporting System while students take assessments on iPads.

iPad Declines as Samsung, Lenovo Tablets Push Forward

Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.

Penn State Researchers Develop Computer Game To Help Autistic Teens Read Body Language

A team of researchers at Penn State will soon pilot a computer game they designed to help adolescents on the autism spectrum improve their ability to understand body language.

Splashtop Collaboration Software Expands Chromebook Support

Mirroring360 now allows individual students to mirror their Chromebook screen to a main display, and Splashtop Classroom broadcasts the teacher’s screen to all student devices.

Balefire Labs Adds Android App Reviews

Balefire Labs has added Android apps to its app review service, bringing the total number of reviewed apps to more than 3,000, in an effort to better serve classrooms with bring-your-own-device programs. Previously, the company only included reviews for apps for iOS devices.

LocknCharge Debuts 2 Modular Carts for iPads

LocknCharge has launched a pair of syncing and charging carts designed for iPads, iPad Airs and iPad Minis.

iBoss MobileEther Now Supports Apple's Device Enrollment Program

Apple DEP streamlines MDM for institutionally owned devices, and integration with MobileEther adds an additional layer of security by transparently binding each device with user-specific Web and application security policies.

Next XPrize Aims for Worldwide Student Literacy

The Newest XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.

A Parent's Simple Questions about Educational Technology: Let's Provide the Answers!

A parent whose children's school is using computing technology sent us a letter asking some ostensibly simple questions about the value of educational technology. But, while providing answers to those questions is actually not simple, we must, as a community, work to provide clear, readily accessible answers.

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