Mobile Computing


Florida School Moves to Digital Crisis Management for Real Time Updates

Miami's Palmer Trinity School has adopted a new mobile safety platform that provides step-by-step instructions for 18 emergency response plans.

Alabama District Beefs up Tech with Chromebooks, iPad Minis

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.

Texas District Adopts iPads, Digital Texts To Improve Outcomes, Feedback

Northside Intermediate School in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital books and iPads in an effort to improve learning outcomes and provide instant feedback.

A Checklist for Doing Classroom-Based Ed Tech Research (Part 1)

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!

8 Schools Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge

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.

4 Awesome Arts Apps for Students of All Ages

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.

California District Deploys 23,000 1-to-1 Devices, Works To Quell Parental Concerns

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.

Apple Pushes Back Against Android as Smart Phone Market Surges

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.

TabPilot Creates ASUS-Enhanced Version of Tablet Manager

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.

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.

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