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Mobile Computing


FarFaria and Education.com Offer Free Storytime Apps to 10,000 Southern California Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the giveaway will provide teachers and their students access to FarFaria’s library of more than 700 children’s books for kids ages 2 through 9.

MimioStudio Software Now Available With Epson BrightLink Projectors

MimioStudio software is designed for use with interactive projectors, and supports pens, single-touch, multi-touch and gestures.

Android Education Tablets Get Multiple Account Support

Google is adding new features that allow multiple students to share a single Android-based education tablet.

Report: Most Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To Launch E-Textbook Reader App for Windows 8, 8.1

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is working with Microsoft to make more of its K-12 education content available to users of devices running the Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

Report: Principal Support for BYOD Initiatives Nearly Doubled Since 2010

The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

Using iPads To Support Synchronous Collaboration: Examples from 1st Grade

Synchronous collaboration is a key 21st century skill that needs to be included in the curriculum. Easier said than done! But, WeMap, a collabrified concept mapping app for iPads (and Android tablets), scaffolds students working together simultaneously. And, as we describe in today’s blog post, even first-graders can work collaboratively in producing curricularly appropriate concept maps!

Absolute Manage 6.5 Will Automate BYOD Management

The updated system will provide enrollment workflows as well as remote and automated security protocols, allowing IT administrators to remotely engage with all devices, regardless of form factor.

Report: Most Districts Have Deployed Mobile Tech, Want More

Eighty-two percent of districts are "highly interested" in launching or expanding a 1:1 technology initiative within the next two years, according to a new report from Amplify and IESD.

LA Unified To Offer Emergency Response Apps

Earthquakes, pandemics, wild fires, severe weather, terrorism, utility outages and floods appear at the top of the list for Los Angeles Unified School District's emergency management response concerns. To provide guidance to people facing those emergencies and others, the district is adopting an emergency preparedness mobile app.

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