Mobile Computing


Harvard Reports Examine K-12 Student Privacy

A Harvard University research center that studies the impact of cyberspace on life has turned its attention to student privacy, in both K-12 and higher ed. As a product of a student privacy initiative, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society has released three reports that touch on aspects of cloud computing and mobile device usage in the K-12 environment.

YesWeKhan: Learning Alone is History!

The data are clear: when using online resources such as the Khan Academy videos, videos from flipped classrooms, and in higher ed -- MOOCs, learners sitting at the kitchen table or in their room or on the family couch will at some point hit an "I'm stuck" bump. Instead of quitting, which is what usually happens, use YesWeKhan, an Android app, to collaborate with a buddy and work through the confusion. Currently, YesWeKhan VERYbeta supports watching Khan Academy videos -- collaboratively.

New Hampshire School District Deploys Unified Network for BYOD

Oyster River Cooperative School District in New Hampshire has implemented a unified wired and wireless access network to support its bring-your-own-device initiative together with district-owned devices.

Using Mobile Games in the Classroom and Living Room

Games can help keep students engaged in learning, whether in school or at home.

Survey: Developing for Android Is Faster

If you're wondering what platform to start out on for that educational mobile app, you may want to begin with Android since that development process appears to go faster than developing apps for iOS or Windows Phone.

Making BYOT Work

Tim Clark, the coordinator of instructional technology for Forsyth County Schools (GA), is our Innovator of the month. Here, he explains how his district makes BYOT work for students, teachers, and the community.

Report: Android To Top 1 Billion Shipments This Year

Shipments of devices powered by the Android operating system will top 1 billion units in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Maine School District Implements New WiFi Network To Support 1-to-1

Maine School Administrative District 49 has deployed a new WiFi network to support its 1-to-1 initiative and encourage a paperless learning environment.

Students Owning Their Learning: A Tale of 2 Schools

From Dewey in 1916 to PISA findings from 2012, with scientific research and personal experiences in between, we know that student ownership of their learning is absolutely key. In this week’s blog post, we explore how student ownership is facilitated in a direct-instruction school (Carpe Diem schools) and a project-based school (New Tech Network schools).

Aleratec Introduces Tablet Charging Stations

Coming soon from Aleratec, a manufacturer of high-performance digital media duplicators and portable device management products: the Charge and Guard Secure Charge/Sync Cabinet 16, a lockable metal cabinet for charging, syncing and storing tablets and other devices.

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