Miami's Palmer Trinity School has adopted a new mobile safety platform that provides step-by-step instructions for 18 emergency response plans.
Alabama's Shelby County Schools are adopting Chromebooks and iPads in an effort to beef up technology options after upgrading its computer labs last year.
Northside Intermediate School in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital books and iPads in an effort to improve learning outcomes and provide instant feedback.
This week’s blog post provides educators and researchers with information on how to set up classroom-based educational technology research. It’s not for the faint of heart, but progress won’t happen without it!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Winners of the award for creating the best apps will receive tablets, grants for their schools, advanced training and a trip to the Technology Student Association conference.
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best arts apps for students.
- By Graphite by Common Sense Media
Manteca Unified School District in California is in the next phase of its $30 million project to outfit its 23,000 students with computers. In response to earlier parental concerns regarding the program, the district has held two seminars specifically to educate families about software usage and posted information on its site addressing the most common concerns.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Apple is making something of a comeback in the smart phone market. While Google's Android OS continues to be — by far — the most widespread handset operating system overall, among individual vendors, Apple has pushed itself into a dead heat with No. 1 manufacturer Samsung.
Cloud-based features on the ASUS tablet include remote, silent app distribution, the ability for teachers to monitor or freeze student screens and the ability to restrict students to a single app.
- By Christopher Piehler
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser