Mobile Computing


Internet Access as Vital as Devices to Boosting the Learning Experience

Access to both a tablet computer and Internet access at school and home makes learning "more fun and interesting" to most fifth graders, engages them more in their learning, and encourages them to read and write more and look up information online more frequently.

Mobile Game Uses Gestures To Teach Language

Two doctoral students in linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a gesture-based language learning game for the iPad and iPhone.

Lenovo To Add Student Collaboration Tools to Updated ThinkPad 11e Education Devices

Lenovo is upgrading its education-oriented ThinkPad 11e series. The company reported its ThinkPad Yoga 11e and more traditional laptop-style ThinkPad 11e models would now include software intended to improve student collaboration and productivity.

Acer Rolling Out 15.6-Inch Chromebooks

Device company Acer is releasing what could be the largest Chromebook. The C910 has a whopping 15.6-inch display, "ideal," the company said, for environments where the computer needs to be viewed by multiple users, such as in a classroom or lab.

Tablets Tank for the First Time Ever

The tablet market experienced its first setback ever in the most recent quarter, falling year over year by more than 3 percent, according to preliminary data.

Curriculum Associates Debuts Free iPad Math Game App

Curriculum Associates has launched a free new educational math game app for the iPad, Door 24 Plus.

Tabtor Launches Android App for Personalized Math

Tabtor has released an Android version of its personalized math learning app.

Quick Key Adds Unlimited Scanning for Pro Version of Digital Grading App

Quick Key has released a pro version of its digital grading app for mobile devices.

Should We Use Digital Technology To 'Drill' Children?

While computer technology can be used to drill information into students’ heads, we have to ask whether that is indeed an appropriate pedagogical strategy for the 21st century. We present an argument against drilling; join into the conversation, please!

Dale: Smart Phones Belong in Schools

"This is where our schools are. This is where our world is going," according to Warren Dale, technology facilitator for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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